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.


November 18 - May 12 , 2023

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors
March 30 - 31, 2023

Women's Initiative: Skaneateles

Through a partnership with Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, we are pleased to offer The Council's Women's Initiative in Skaneateles Falls, NY. Join us for an event to bring together school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. This program will include discussions on developing leadership, wellness and self-care, cultivating confidence, and female perspectives on leadership pathways.
April 14

Women's Initiative Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief virtual check-in and discussions focused on women in leadership and supporting women educational leaders. No cost to attend but registration is required.
April 19

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief check in with new superintendents from around the state to discuss issues on your mind or share ideas with colleagues and NYSCOSS. Veteran superintendents will be on hand to share guidance and experences.
April 21

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a conversation on common issues and best practices. During busy and challenging times, these brief, virtual check-ins are a great way to stay connected with colleagues. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee Members around topics pre-identified by cabinet-level leaders and will be an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues around the state.
May 4 - 5, 2023

Thought Leadership Summit - Saratoga Springs

The Thought Leadership Summit is designed to bring a small group of school leaders together to engage in meaningful discussion on critical topics and connect with colleagues and experts in the field.
May 22 - 23, 2023

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.
July 23 - 25, 2023

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.

2023 Fall Leadership Summit 

Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center 
Saratoga Springs, NY 

October 1-3, 2023

Registration coming in June for the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit!