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The Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. (LEAF, Inc.) provides high quality professional learning to support superintendent development (pre-service and in-service) and the development of school district leadership team members. In partnership with The Council, LEAF’s programs are research-based, aligned to the needs of the field, responsive to changing expectations for school leaders, and cost effective.

Learn more about LEAF, Inc. and the impact it has on education.

Events

Events
February 9 - May 10 , 2024

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors. The superintendent position requires you to juggle many different things all at once. Unfortunately, taking care of everyone else can come at a price, as many superintendents neglect their own personal well-being.
March 3 - 5, 2024

2024 Winter Institute

Cultivating a Culture for Excellence for ALL Students
March 3

New Superintendents Institute Winter Session

All new superintendents or superintendents new to New York State are invited to join their colleagues for an informative session on the superintendent's role in culturally inclusive and proficient leadership and how to deal with the media effectively.
March 3

Early Career Superintendents Institute Winter Session

Superintendents in their first 2-5 years of their leadership roles are invited to join their colleagues for this in-depth session legal hot topics featuring Kris Lanchantin, Partner, Girvin and Ferlazzo and to discuss the use of analytics and data in effective and information school district leadership.
March 11

Transforming the Interview Process

Transforming the Interview Process with the Power of Thinking Maps.
April 11

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief check in with new superintendents from around the state to discuss issues on your mind or share ideas with colleagues and NYSCOSS. Veteran superintendents will be on hand to share guidance and experiences.
April 19

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a casual group discussion to share common issues and best practices. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee members around topics chosen by participants and will be an opportunity to check in with colleagues from around the state.
April 29

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

This workshop, facilitated by regional superintendents, is designed to provide educational leaders who are considering a future Superintendency with an overview of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understandings necessary to be successful in these key leadership positions.
May 1 - 2, 2024

Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits

Through a partnership with NYSCOSS, LEAF, Inc., and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. Join us for a combined event to bring together cabinet level school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to discuss critical topics and share best practices. The Cabinet Leadership Summit will highlight the importance of Leveraging the Strengths of Effective Superintendent/Cabinet Teams.
May 7

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

In partnership with Erie 2 BOCES, this one-day workshop will discuss the hiring process, leading with authenticity and intentionality, the superintendent and school board relationship, roundtables with experienced superintendents and what to consider when pursuing a superintendency.
May 16

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief check in with new superintendents from around the state to discuss issues on your mind or share ideas with colleagues and NYSCOSS. Veteran superintendents will be on hand to share guidance and experiences.
June 3

Aspiring Superintendent Pathways Program

This workshop, facilitated by regional superintendents, is designed to provide educational leaders who are considering a future Superintendency with an overview of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understandings necessary to be successful in these key leadership positions.
July 25 - 26, 2024

Women's Initiative: Buffalo

In collaboration with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, the New York State Council of School Superintendents and the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, we are delighted to present The Council's Women's Initiative in Buffalo, NY.

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.