Professional Development

Women's Initiative & Cabinet Summit 

Presented by New York State Council of School Superintendents and LEAF, Inc.

The Women's Initiative Summit will focus on supporting women educational leaders to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. 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.
To register for this event please use My Learning Plan or follow the links below: 
Supporting Women In Educational Leadership Summit Registration

Cabinet Leadership Summit Registration


SAVE THE DATE! August 15-16, 2018 NYSAWA / The Council's Women's Initiative

Save the date for this joint event in Lake Placid with NYSAWA and The Council! More info available in May 2018.


Transition to Superintendency Program (TSP)

Dates, Times, and Location
Four full days (8 half day sessions)
Summer 2018 – COHORT 13 (Two Wednesdays and two Thursdays)
July 18 and 19, 2018 – Wednesday and Thursday – Sessions 1 – 4
August 8 and 9, 2018 – Wednesday and Thursday – Sessions 5 – 8
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day
O-M-C BOCES, Syracuse, New York
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 eight half day 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 preparing to transition to the superintendency and for newly appointed Superintendents of Schools.

  • For experienced school administrators interested in transitioning to Superintendent of Schools
  • New Superintendent Orientation (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
Program Information [Detailed HERE]
  • Orientation to the Superintendency
  • The Self Environment in Superintendency
  • The Community Environment in Superintendency
  • The District Environment in Superintendency
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations in the Superintendency
  • The Superintendency and The Board Of Education
  • The Superintendency and School Finance
  • Transition to the Superintendency

Sponsored and administered by
Educational Leadership Institute

New York State Association for Women in Administration
James M. Merrins, Ed.D., Executive Program Administrator 


Applying for the Superintendency in New York State - ONLINE WORKSHOP

For experienced school administrators applying or preparing to apply for the superintendency Online coaching - 4:00 to 5:30 PM (or by appointment)

Check the schedule at superintendentofschools.com


Readiness for the Superintendency in New York State - ONLINE WORKSHOP

For new or experienced school administrators interested in an understanding of how to prepare for the superintendency
Online coaching - 4:00 to 5:30 PM (or by appointment)

Check the schedule at superintendentofschools.com


Readiness for the Superintendency in New York State - ONLINE WORKSHOP

For new or experienced school administrators interested in an understanding of how to prepare for the superintendency
Online coaching - 4:00 to 5:30 PM (or by appointment)

Check the schedule at superintendentofschools.com