All Events 

The Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. (LEAF, Inc.) provides high quality professional learning to support superintendent development (pre-service and in-service) and the development of school district leadership team members. In partnership with The Council, LEAF’s programs are research-based, aligned to the needs of the field, responsive to changing expectations for school leaders, and cost effective.

Learn more about LEAF, Inc. and the impact it has on education.


April 22 - September 16 , 2022

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors
May 24

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

This virtual workshop, facilitated by regional superintendents, is designed to provide educational leaders who are considering a future Superintendency with an overview of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding necessary to be successful in these key leadership positions.
May 24

Pathways To the Superintendency

This virtual workshop, facilitated by regional superintendents, is designed to further prepare educational leaders to apply, interview and secure a Superintendent position.
May 25 - 26, 2022

Cabinet Leadership Summit & Women's Initiative

In partnership with WSWHE BOCES, we are pleased to offer the Cabinet & Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. Join us for a combined event to bring together cabinet level school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to discuss critical topics and share best practices.
June 8

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

Interested in learning more about the superintendency? Join us for this one-day workshop to discuss leadership and if the superintendency is right for you; the interview and search process; leadership skills for success; superintendent/school board communications; and demystifying school district finances. Hear from experienced superintendents in this interactive session hosted by Young & Wright.
June 29 - July 1 , 2022

2022 Summer Retreat

The Council's 2022 Summer Retreat. The Executive Committee, Committee Chairs, Active Past Presidents and LEAF, Inc. Board of Directors, are invited to participate. If you are not a member of the listed leadership groups, your registration will not be accepted.
July 18 - 19, 2022

Summer Diversity Symposium

Join us in Ithaca, NY for our annual Diversity Symposium of Thought Leaders: Cultivating Excellence and Equity to discuss diversity and inclusion and connect in thoughtful dialogue with school districts from across New York. The summer symposium will have keynote sessions with high-caliber speakers and breakout sessions on topics of equity and inclusion throughout the two days. Networking time is built in through receptions and ample group time during the program.
July 24 - 26, 2022

Summer Institute at Harvard

The Institute is targeted to school leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents and directors) and provides rich opportunities for personal reflection and intellectual conversations with colleagues and experts in the forefront of their fields. You will have an opportunity to hear from four Harvard faculty on issues such as leadership development, developing high quality school systems, diversity and inclusion, and student achievement. Please note that registration is limited to 35 participants.

2022 Fall Leadership Summit

Together We Rise:  Shaping Education for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center 
Saratoga Springs, NY 

September 18-20, 2022

Our Fall Leadership Summit Call for Education Proposals portal opens May 2, 2022.
Registration and housing options available first with your membership renewal after May 15, 2022. Open registration begins in June.