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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.


June 8

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

The aspiring superintendents workshop is offered through a partnership with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. School leaders with an interest in the superintendency are encouraged to participate.
July 23 - 25, 2023

Summer Institute At Harvard

The Institute is targeted to school leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents and directors) and provides rich opportunities for personal reflection and intellectual conversations with colleagues and experts in the forefront of their fields. You will have an opportunity to hear from four Harvard faculty on issues such as leadership development, developing high quality school systems, diversity and inclusion, and student achievement. Please note that registration is limited to 35 participants.
July 31 - August 1 , 2023

New Superintendents Orientation

During this two-day orientation, meet with other new superintendents from around the state and learn about how NYSCOSS can support you through advocacy, legal services, and LEAF programs. We will discuss why leadership matters and your first year as superintendent; year-long timelines, the benefits of leadership coaching; superintendent evaluations and conflict resolution. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with the Commissioner and her team at the New York State Education Department and take a tour of the historic building. Experienced superintendents will lead roundtable discussions.
August 10 - 11, 2023

Supporting Women in Leadership Summit

Join us for an event to bring together school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. The program will include discussions on developing leadership, admiring your strength, cultivating confidence, strategies for cultivating a support network, the science of compassion, and setting compassionate but healthy boundaries. Participants will also have an opportunity to network and discuss additional topics for women in educational leadership.

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 closes June 16, 2023.
Registration now open for the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit