Professional Development


Be Brave: A Professional Learning & Networking Opportunity
Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter
October 23, 2019 / 5 - 8 PM / Burgundy Basin, Pittsford
During this session, participants will explore the concept of bravery and what that looks like in the educational arena. We will examine how our values and the concept of vulnerability are deeply connected to bravery and how we can create the best conditions for change and progress. Furthermore, we will spend time focusing on how we set personal and professional priorities and make decisions that are clearly aligned with who we are. Featured speaker: Kathleen Graupman, Superintendent, Greece CSD.
Cost: $60 NYSAWA Members; $80 Non-Member. Registration includes admission & dinner.


Fiscal Navigation for Superintendents
September - December 2019
Three full days – Mix & Match locations 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (lunch at 12:00 Noon) 15 CTLE Hours
This foundation workshop is geared for superintendents, business administrators and school administrators seeking to strengthen their fiscal understanding and skills. The workshop will focus on the strategies needed to build and maintain fiscal health and stability in your local school district. Time is spent on fund balance strategies and taxation strategies.
Western New York Mondays – September 30, November 4, December 2, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area)
Central New York / Tuesdays – October 1, November 5, December 3, 2019
O-C-M BOCES, Henry Campus, Syracuse
Eastern New York / Tuesdays – October 8, November 12, December 10, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham (Albany area)

Claims Auditor and Deputy Claims Auditor Training
Fall 2019 - Various Dates and Locations

Half-day training – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
This foundation workshop covers the basic knowledge, skills, techniques, and strategies required of the Claims Auditor: training in applicable NYS Law, Board of Education policies, internal control components, implementation strategies, and reporting.
3 CPEs for CPAs – – 3 CTLE Hours
Western New York Monday,September 30, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area)
Mid-Western New York 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Rush-Henrietta CSD, Henrietta (Rochester area)
Central New York 
/ Wednesday, October 2, 2019
O-C-M BOCES, Henry Campus, Syracuse
Eastern New York 
/ Monday, October 7, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham (Albany area)
Mid-Hudson New York
 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton, Newburgh
Long Island New York
 – Pending


Introduction to Student Extraclassroom Activity Funds

Fall 2019 / Half-day training – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
3 CPEs for CPAs – – 3 CTLE Hours
This is the foundation workshop, with an emphasis on the legal foundation and personnel, for those with responsibilities for the administration of Student Extraclassroom Activity Funds.
Western New York / Monday – October 21, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area)
Mid-Western New York / Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Monroe 1 BOCES, Linden Park, Rochester
Mid-Hudson New York /  Monday, October 28, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton, Newburgh
Eastern New York / Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham (Albany area)
Central New York / Wednesday, October 30, 2019
O-C-M BOCES, Henry Campus, Syracuse
Long Island New York – Pending


Advanced Issues for Student Extraclassroom Activity Funds
Fall 2019 / Half-day training – 12:00 Noon to 2:30 PM

3 CPEs for CPAs – – 3 CTLE Hours
This is an advanced topics workshop with an emphasis on the solving common legal and personnel issues encountered in the administration of Student Extraclassroom Activity Funds.
Western New York / Monday, October 21, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area)
Mid-Western New York / Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Monroe 1 BOCES, Linden Park, Rochester
Mid-Hudson New York / Monday, October 28, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton, Newburgh
Eastern New York
 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham (Albany area)
Central New York
 / Wednesday, October 30, 2019
O-C-M BOCES, Henry Campus, Syracuse
Long Island New York – Pending


Advanced Claims Auditing - Workshop C (3 of 3) - New 2019
Fall 2019 / Half-day training –  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
4 CPEs for CPAs – – 4 CTLE Hours
The third of three advanced claims auditing workshops- A, B, C, advanced training on school district claims auditing. These half-day (four hour) workshops meet all board policy training requirements. Topics include most of the complex areas of claims auditing needed to meet NYS accountability legislation and sound fiscal practice.
Western New York / Monday, November 4, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area)
Mid-Western New York / Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsford (Rochester area)
Central New York / Wednesday, November 6, 2019
O-C-M BOCES, Henry Campus, Syracuse
Eastern New York / Monday, November 18, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham (Albany area)
Mid-Hudson New York / Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton, Newburgh
Long Island New York – Pending

Successful Administration of School Construction Projects 
February 2020 /  Full-day training – 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (lunch at 12:00 Noon)

5 CTLE Hours
A powerful, professional workshop and unique learning opportunity that guides participants through the knowledge, strategies, and attitude needed for successful school construction projects.
Western New York / Thursday, February 6, 2020
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area)
Central New York / Monday, February 10, 2020
O-C-M BOCES, Henry Campus, Syracuse
Eastern New York / Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham (Albany area)