Professional Development

Successful Administration of School Construction Projects
February 6, 2020 / Western NY, Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo Area)
February 10, 2020 / Central NY, OCM BOCES, Henry Campus (Syracuse Area)
February 11, 2020 / Eastern NY, Holiday Inn Express, Latham (Albany Area)
The school capital construction experience is a major but often infrequent event in the life cycle of a school district (and community). This workshop will give practical advice and suggestions for planning, developing, and successfully implementing multi-year capital construction projects. Participants will learn the life cycle of construction projects (Pre-Project Considerations, Design, Bidding, Construction Administration, Occupancy), the roles and responsibilities of each of the professional parties, and special issues involved in the process (i.e. contracts, financing, capital project budget, insurance). Materials will be practical and useful. We will discuss the communication strategies used to involve and inform students, staff, and the community. Time will be given throughout the presentation to ask questions and discuss potential challenges that may arise at any stage of the process.

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

Social Networking Event
Western NY Affiliate
March 5, 2020 / 4:30 - 6:30 PM / Jack Astor's, Cheektowaga
To increase local support to women in leadership through collegiality, advocacy and networking. RSVP by emailing

Book Club - Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Western NY Affiliate
March 19, 2020 / 7 - 8 PM / via Zoom
If you are interested in participating in the book club to discuss Radical Candor by Kim Scott, email Details on accessing the video conference will be provided after the registration.
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

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