Professional Development


Growing Your Career: Preparation, Strength-Based Interviewing, and Finding Your Professional Match
Capital Region Affiliate
January 8, 2020 / 4 - 7:30 pm / Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park
The presentation will focus on providing participants with practical advice for professional growth and when planning a career move followed by a panel discussion. Panelists will share their experiences in making career decisions and lessons learned. Each session will provide participants the opportunity to establish and build relationships with strong leaders from the Capital Region. The programs are developed to provide a space for leaders to build upon their skills to reach professional goals.
Cost: $38 NYSAWA Member; $50 Non-Member


Leading and Communicating Through Conflict
Long Island Affiliate
January 8, 2020 / 4 - 7 PM / Western Suffolk BOCES, 31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights
Communicating through conflict is fundamental to a healthy school culture and at the heart of every high performing team. This session will unpack skills and strategies that give us the ability to lead to the value of thoughtful disagreement, stay centered, and deal with conflict directly, routinely and well. 
Cost: $40 NYSAWA Member; $50 Non-Member
Sip & Sample: A Book Tasting Event - Members Only
Rochester / Finger Lakes Affiliate
February 29, 2020 / 11 AM - 1 PM / Ox & Stone, Rochester
We ask that you bring a title of a book, article or podcast that you can share with others at the event. We will be "speed" sharing so members can walk away with a list of recommended learning opportunities. Coffee and sweets will be provided. This event is open to NYSAWA Members Only. If you are not a member and wish to join, please complete and submit the membership form which can be found at
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)

Resume Review and Interview Preparation
Long Island Affiliate
March 4, 2020 / 4 - 7 PM / Western Suffolk BOCES, 31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights
Bring your current resume with you for a 'live' review! A variety of experienced, successful Long Island Central Office and Building Administrators will share their knowledge. Sessions will be differentiated for participants interested in positions at the building, central office and superintendent levels. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a personal resume review.
Cost: $40 NYSAWA Member; $50 Non-Member

Long Island NYSAWA EdCamp-Style 'Unconference"
Long Island Affiliate
April 23, 2020 / 4 -7 PM / Western Suffolk BOCES, 31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights
Join us for the first LI NYSAWA Edcamp-style Unconference for collaborative discussions on best practices in education, equity, and leadership. Make connections with like-minded and diverse professionals who are passionate about learning and leadership!
Cost: $40 NYSAWA Member; $50 Non-Member