The Council of School Superintendents

Topic Search

Membership Benefits

Join Now! Sign-In

Membership Benefits

Join Now! Sign-In

Topic Search


Winter Institute and Lobby Day

The Council and LEAF, Inc. support its 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 and Lobby Day offer keynote addresses by national experts in the fields of leadership, education and related areas; opportunities for members to share best practices with colleagues; 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. It closes with Lobby Day in downtown Albany.  

2019 Winter Institute and Lobby Day

What leadership skills do K12 educational leaders need to provide learning opportunities for student futures?

  • Listen to Adam Bellow, educator, speaker, and author on infusing educational technology to reform schools Sunday afternoon.

  • Hear Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist from Google on using the power of the web and technology to create powerful learning models on Monday morning.

  • Update from Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on Tuesday.

  • Educational Sessions organized by content strands!

  • New this year! Enjoy an early registration discount through January 5, 2019. Register early online here! This means more time to register at the lower rate, ultimately avoiding unnecessary cancellation fees.  

  • Additional information available shortly. Housing information  available December 2018!

Share Your Knowledge and Your Experience - Call for Proposals!

Deliver a one-hour educational session to enhance the skills of educational leaders. These sessions require learning objectives and key takeaways for attendees. There are a limited number of sessions available.

If you are interested in presenting a session at either the Fall Leadership Summit or Winter Institute, please contact Heather Petramale, Adminstrative Assistant, at or (518) 694-4872 with questions.

  • Our Call for Proposals' website is now open for the 2019 Winter Institute & Lobby Day. Proposals are due by Thursday, November 1, 2018. 

  • A Call for Proposal for the 2019 Fall Leadership Summit will open Spring 2019. 

Strategic Partners (companies) may also participate but must select this option as part of contracted benefits.There are a limited number of presentation opportunities available to Strategic Partners. Strategic Partners interested in the opportunity, please contact Deidre Hungerford, Associate Director for Business Development, at

Future Winter Institute & Lobby Day Dates 

If you are planning your calendars, make sure to add these important dates:

2020 Winter Institute & Lobby Day

March 1 - 3, 2020
Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY

2021 Winter Institute & Lobby Day 

March 7 - 9, 2021
Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY