Professional Development


NYSAWA is offering three sessions designed to be restorative to women leaders and to highlight the strengths women bring leading through uncertain times. We all need to feel psychologically safe and connected in order to do our best work and lean into our purpose as leaders. In these sessions, best practices will be shared and facilitators will guide discussions for personal reflection and application of these practices.
Response to Stress: Choose Love / Thursday, June 4, 2020 / 4 - 5 pm
Virtual Session via Zoom, moderated by NYSAWA Chair, Adele Bovard; and Board Members: Taweepon Farrar, Anita Murphy, Lori Caplan, Julie Lutz, Julie Marlette, Lauren French and Lynne Wells
Leading with Courage in Uncertainty / Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / 4 - 5 pm
Virtual Session via Zoom, moderated by NYSAWA Chair, Adele Bovard; and Board Members: Kristine Orr, Elizabeth Wood, Julie Lutz, Julie Marlette, Lauren French, Jazz Conboy and Janice White
Keeping a Culture of Innovation in a Pandemic / Tuesday, August 11 / 4 - 5 pm
Virtual Session via Zoom, moderated by NYSAWA Chair, Adele Bovard; and Board Members: Kristine Orr, Lynn Allen, Lauren Gemmill, Lisa Clar, Anita Murphy, Lori Caplan and Janice White

Leading and Learning When It's All Off Script
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 / 3:30 - 5 pm
Capital Region NYSAWA Affiliate
This interactive webinar will discuss leading from any position, learning along the way, and listening to each other's voices. The webinar will provide opportunities for participants to work in smaller groups to reflect on a series of leadership questions and then share out with the larger group. Participants will receive materials and meeting invite once registered through the MLP.


Transition to Superintendency Program (TSP)
July 14, 15 & 16, 2020 - OCM BOCES, Syracuse, NY
The Transition to Superintendency Program is an orientation to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful transition into the superintendency. The program has a comprehensive, integrated curriculum consisting of topic sessions. The sessions are coordinated to develop participant familiarity with and understanding of the superintendency. The Transition to Superintendency Program is practical. The sessions are a reasonable time commitment. Participants get practical advice from successful, experienced superintendent faculty.
The Transition to Superintendency Program is:
-For experienced school administrators interested in transitioning to Superintendent of Schools
-For new administrators seeking understanding of district level administration
-For the new and newly appointed Superintendent of Schools
-Explore the three environments of the superintendency – self, district, and community
-Understand the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and strategies critical to transition to the Superintendent of Schools