LEAF, Inc. strives to find new ways to support today's education leaders and tomorrow's future superintendents. This work is led by the Cabinet Planning committee to gauge the current needs of the field. Cabinet-level programs provide assistant superintendents, principals and directors with a supportive learning community to network and participate in customized opportunities for professional growth. We offer the following programs throughout the year:
- Aspiring Superintendents Workshops: The Aspiring Superintendents Workshop is a one-day program for school leaders with an interest in learning more about the superintendency. Topics include an overview of the superintendency as a career; instructional and financial leadership; superintendent/school board relations; resume, credentials, and hiring process; and the rewards and challenges of the superintendency.
- Pathways to the Superintendency Workshops: This one-day workshop provides a deeper dive into the critical topics faced by superintendents on a daily basis: board relations, financial leadership/budgeting, communications, human resources/personnel, and district culture.
- Future Superintendents Academy (FSA): A comprehensive and competitive program to prepare high level administrators aspiring to become superintendents within the next few years. This program requires a year-long commitment, as participants are required to attend a summer institute and eight weekend sessions throughout the year. FSA focuses on communications; change, systems and planning; governance; financial leadership; human resources; instructional leadership; and the search process. 2021-2022 Future Superintendents Academy Brochure .
- Cabinet Institutes: Pre-conference sessions offered prior to the opening of the Fall Leadership Summit and the Winter Institute, they provide an opportunity for cabinet-level administrators to convene, share best practices and learn more about topics of interest.
- Cabinet Leadership Summit: Our annual summit designed to bring assistant and deputy superintendents, directors and principals together to promote community and share knowledge with colleagues from across New York State.