Winter Institute

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 Winter Institute offers keynote addresses by national experts in the fields of leadership, education, advocacy 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.

2023 Winter Institute
Road to Awesome:  Empower, Lead, Change the Game 
March 5-7, 2023
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY

Thank you for joining us for at the 2023 Winter Institute. We hope your journey on the Road to Awesome  . . . well, was AWESOME! Enjoy this wrap-up image gallery from the event.

Watch for articles from sessions in our Councilgram newsletters. Special thanks once again to our 2023 Winter Institute Title Sponsor Utica National Insurance Group.  

Fall and Winter Call for Proposal

Our Education Session Call for Proposal is now closed for both the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit and the 2024 Winter Institute! Sessions will be focused on one these six content areas:

  • Leadership and Learning for All
  • Effective Strategic Change:  Re-designing Learning
  • Building School Environments for All that Support Your District's Culture
  • Creating Systems for Safe, financially Stable, and Operationally Successful Schools
  • Incorporating Wellness for Students, Staff, Self and Families
  • Effective Advocacy at the Regional, State, and National Level

Save the Date for Future Events 

  • 2024 Winter Institute  
    March 3 - 5, 2024
    Albany Capital Center
    Albany, NY
  • 2025 Winter Institute
    March 2 - 4, 2025
    Albany Capital Center
    Albany, 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 Winter Institute. Please contact us at 518.449.1063 should you need assistance. 

2023 Fall Leadership Summit 

The Audacity to Lead for ALL!

Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center 
Saratoga Springs, NY 

October 1-3, 2023

Education Session Call for Proposal portal is now closed.
Registration now open for the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners