Professional Development


Finding Your Voice: Developing the Confidence to Lead! - CANCELLED
Capital Region Affiliate
March 31, 2020 / 4:15 - 7:15 PM / Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park
What is holding you back from being the fearless, confident and effective educational leader you aspire to be? Join guest speaker, Dr. Constance D. Evelyn, Superintendent, Valley Stream UFSD 13, at the next Capital Region NYSAWA event to identify the personal roadblocks keeping you from your leadership goals. Learn strategies to eliminate innate barriers to success. An opportunity to work with leaders and teachers from the region and join an interactive panel discussion.
Cost: $38 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

The Power of Self-Efficacy
Western NY Affiliate
May 14, 2020 / 4:30 - 7:30 PM / The Irishman, Williamsville 
This event will feature Casandra Wright who will speak on the power of self-efficacy. What does self-efficacy mean? How can self-efficacy impact women as educational leaders? Casandra is an experienced leadership coach with over 30 years of experience in teaching and leading. She supports executive-level educational leaders in developing the complex complement of skills needed to successfully manage the massive responsibilities, high level of accountability and growing level of diversity within urban school districts.
Cost: $40 NYSAWA Member; $60 Non-Member


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