Call for Proposals
Final sessions will be selected and published February 2024 for the Winter Institute.
2024 Winter Institute
Cultivating a Culture of Excellence for ALL Students
March 3 - 5, 2024
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY  
We invite you to engage attendees in conversations by delivering a one-hour session to help education leaders build a school culture that supports learning, collaboration, and innovation. 
Proposals require learning objectives for attendees. There are a limited number of sessions available at each event, and proposals will be vetted by The Council's Conference Committee members. Proposal submissions were due by Monday, December 4, 2023 by 4 p.m.
Priority selection is given to members and partners of NYSCOSS.

  • If you are not a member, please contact Melanie Seiden, Associate Director for Membership, at or by calling 518.694.4877 to join NYSCOSS.

  • Strategic Partners (companies, businesses, and organizations) may also participate and must have selected this option as part of their 2023-24 contracted benefits. If your company/organization did not choose this option initially and your proposal is selected for inclusion, your contract will be amended.

If you have questions regarding your partner contract, please contact Deidre Hungerford, Associate Director for Business Development, by calling 518.694.4885 or
If you have questions about the proposal process, site access, or your submission, please contact Kessa Cooper, at or by calling 518.449.1063 or Theresa W. Moore, Institute Director at or 518.694.4884.

All presenters must be registered as an Institute attendee.
 Please submit a proposal focused on one of these six content areas:
  • Strand 1 - Leadership and Learning for ALL
  • Strand 2 - Effective Strategic Change: Re-designing Learning
  • Strand 3 - Building School Environments for ALL that Support Your District's Culture
  • Strand 4 - Creating Systems for Safe, Financially Stable, and Operationally Successful Schools 
  • Strand 5 - Incorporating Wellness for Students, Staff, Self and Families
  • Strand 6 - Effective Advocacy at the Regional, State and National Level