Fall Leadership Summit

The Council through our foundation LEAF, Inc. supports members by providing exceptional opportunities to expand and enrich their expertise and knowledge in the area of educational administration through statewide annual events. The Fall Leadership Summit offers keynote addresses by national experts in the fields of leadership, education and related areas; opportunities for members to share best practices with colleagues through smaller sessions; an interactive discussion with the Commissioner of Education about New York State issues and initiatives; and networking for support and collegiality among members through social interaction, group discussions, meetings and workshops. The event also hosts an exhibit hall where companies, associations, organizations and foundations can connect with school leaders from across New York State. If you are planning your calendars, make sure to add these important dates:

2021 Fall Leadership Summit: The Ride of a Lifetime
September 26 - 28, 2021 
Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Review the app for education session materials. See recording links below from keynotes, award presentations, and special events!

Sunday Opening Keynote

Signature Partner SEI Design

Student Performance – Niskayuna Central School District Department of Music

2021-2022 Presidential Remarks - Phyllis Harrington, Oceanside 

2021 Distinguished Service Award - Dr. William H. Johnson  

Retired Life Members

Keynote Speaker -  Keith L. Brown - "Mr. I'M Possible"

Monday Morning Keynote

Silver Partner Elevate K-12 

Jay Worona, Esq., General Counsel Provides Welcome 

LEAF, Inc. Board of Directors and Executive Committee Introduction  

Past Presidents’ Recognition

2021-2022 New York State Superintendent of the Year Announcement  

Keynote - Three Council Ignite Sessions

Tuesday Morning Keynote

Signature Partner Imagine Learning  

2021 Raymond R. Delaney Scholarship Presentation 

Immediate Past President Recognition – Dr. Bob Ike, Palmyra-Macedon 

Keynote - Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty Rosa and Deputy Commissioner Dr. James Baldwin

Special thanks to Title Sponsor Mosaic Associates Architects! 

  • 2022 Fall Leadership Summit
    September 18 - 20, 2022
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2023 Fall Leadership Summit
    October 1 - 3, 2023 
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2024 Fall Leadership Summit
    September 22 - 24, 2024 
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2025 Fall Leadership Summit
    September 28 - 30, 2025 
    Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
    Saratoga Springs, NY
The Council is committed to providing experiences and environments that are welcoming, inviting and user-friendly for all attendees. We recognize that some individuals may required specific accommodations to ensure their full and equal participation in our Fall Leadership Summits. Please contact us at 518.449.1063 should you need assistance. 



2022 Winter Institute:
  Creating A Culture of Innovation and Imagination

Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY 

March 6-8, 2022

Keynote Speaker Dan Cockerell, a 26-Year Disney Veteran, who was Vice President of Magic Kingdom,
will share his insights on exceptional leadership and how to build a strong culture for your school teams. 

Access Call for Proposal here. Deadline for submission is December 13, 2021. Registration and housing details coming soon!

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners

K12 Insight