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. Other dates based on the Moments of Impact on the Leadership Journey include March 18, 2020 & May 6, 2020. 
Cost: $60 NYSAWA Member; $80 Non-Member. Registration includes admission & dinner.


Becoming Empowered and Paying It Forward
Long Island Chapter
November 7, 2019 / 4 - 7 PM / Western Suffolk BOCES, 31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights
This session will unpack how sponsors/mentors help to move us forward and also how we can 'pay it forward' to others. We will explore how what we 'put out into the world' tells others what we will accept and how that translates into how we treat others in return.
Cost: $40 NYSAWA Member; $50 Non-Member.

Through the Looking Glass: Hiring Practices and Biases
Western NY Chapter
November 13, 2019 / 4:30 - 7:30 PM / The Irishman Pub & Eatery, Williamsville
This event will feature a discussion panel of current retired male and female leaders from across the region who will share their experiences in human resources. Statistical trends, hiring practices, barriers, and biases will be highlighted. Open to women who are interested in pursuing educational leadership, new to the position, or who have years of expereince. 
Cost: $40 NYSAWA Member; $60 Non-Member

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

Leading and Communicating Through Conflict
Long Island Chapter
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
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 Chapter
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 Chapter
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