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

With expectations on school leaders being at an all-time high, it is essential that leadership becomes a shared effort throughout the school house. As a school leader, Darrin Peppard’s passion for empowering adults and students alike will energize culture, learning, and connection in your school, classroom, or district. The leadership journey is a road complete with twists and turns, bumps and straightaways, and times when it diverges in two. When the road diverges on your journey, take the Road to Awesome...and don’t look back. Hear from our Opening Keynote Darrin Peppard on Sunday afternoon. 

Winter Institute registration opens in November! Watch for listserv messages and Councilgram articles for more information coming soon. 

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 Winter Institute 

Road To Awesome:  Empower, Lead, Change the Game
Albany Capital Center 
Albany, NY 

March 5-7, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Winter Institute will open in November. 
Watch for updates here.  

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