Winter Institute & Lobby Day

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.

2024 Winter Institute & Lobby Day
Cultivating a Culture of Excellence for ALL Students 
March 3-5, 2024
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY

Thanks to Title Sponsor Utica National Insurance Group!

It's time to transform your school culture.

Our Winter Institute is the place where you can learn how to cultivate leadership for student excellence. You'll hear from experts on everything from new discoveries to new technologies—and you'll leave feeling inspired to make a difference in your school. Join us in March 2024 and learn how to create a culture of excellence, where every student is supported in their journey toward life-long learning.

Hear Opening Keynote Dr. Anthony S. Muhammad, CEO of New Frontier Consulting and International Thought Leader and his presentation The Way Forward:  PLC at Work and the Bright Future of Education:

The impact of COVID-19 will have a long lasting effect on every facet of our society.  Very few institutions were more disrupted than schools. The pandemic affected staffing, funding, morale, and the continuity of student learning. We will explore the history of the field of education and examine why the tenants of the PLC at Work process were important before the global pandemic and why they are even more important after the pandemic. This is not the time to back away from PLC, this is the time to reinforce the foundation of the PLC at Work process.

Registration is available online online here or review our event website for more informationOur Education Session Call for Proposal opens in April 2024 for our 2024 Fall Leadership Summit. 

Education Sessions
Breakout education sessions at our Winter Institute will be focused on these six content strands:

  • 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  

  • 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. 


2024 Winter Institute & Lobby Day

Cultivating a Culture of Excellence for All Students

Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY 

March 3-5, 2024

Register for the 2024 Winter Institute & Lobby Day!
For more information including an agenda, review our event website here.

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