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2017 Leadership Summits



Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit /  Cabinet Leadership Summit

May 18 & 19, 2017 / Saratoga Springs Embassy Suites

Thank you to all who made these two days a success!



The Women’s Initiative Summit focused on supporting women educational leaders to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. The program featurde Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia; parallels from the business world to the education world; and compensation negotiation for women.   

Download Women's Initiative equal pay FINAL.pdf

Download 05.18.17 Phenomenal Woman Final.pdf


The Women's Initiative is sponsored by Signature Partner New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR).


The annual Cabinet Leadership Summit is designed to bring assistant and deputy superintendents, directors and principals together as well as other school leaders from across New York State. Our goal is to cultivate an annual event which promotes community and the opportunity to share knowledge and develop stronger connections with statewide colleagues. This year's event featured Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell, Harvard Graduate School of Education on organizational leadership. Council Executive Director Charles Dedrick discussed The Council's vision for cabinet leadership. Other topics included ESSA updates and instructional leadership.  

Download Bridwell-Mitchell_MastersTools_post1.pdf

Download ESSA Cabinet Conference -- May 2017-DRAFT (002).pdf

Download Cultural Proficiency Spring 2017 v2.pdf 


The Cabinet Leadership Summit is sponsored by Gold Partner AXA Advisors.

Who Should Attend: Assistant & Deputy Superintendents, Superintendents, Directors, Principals, Male and Female school leaders, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Questions?: Contact Vren Banks, Assistant Director, at 518/694-4875 or 

If registering for both, Capital Region BOCES will process dual registration at $350. PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT OUT TO Capital Region BOCES.


Strategic Partners
  • New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR)