Emerging Leaders Academy

The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and Oklahoma State School Boards Association are proud to offer the Emerging Leaders Academy! This year-long program will help prepare a select group of Oklahoma education leaders for the superintendency.

Eligibility criteria:

  • PRACTICING Oklahoma public school administrator with valid superintendent certificate who ASPIRES to be a superintendent.

Application timeline:

Participant commitment requirements:

  • Signed participation agreement (download here)
  • Complete online application (including upload of signed participation agreement)
  • Attendance is required at all sessions. (See schedule below)
  • Fees and associated expenses to be covered by participant
    • *Registration Fee: $600
    • Sleeping Room Expense: $500 (estimated)
    • Associated Travel Expenses: As Incurred

*Registration fee includes 52 hours of professional development, team building/networking activities, meals and refreshments, materials and supplies.

Tentative Schedule

June 6-7, 2018

  • Location: CCOSA Conference, Embassy Suites, Norman
  • Topic: Welcome Class of 2019/Breakout session 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Oct. 24-25, 2018 

(Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening and all day Thursday)

  • Location: K20 Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Topic: Superintendent as CEO

Dec. 12-13, 2018

(Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening and all day Thursday)

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Finance

Feb. 19-20, 2019

(all day Tuesday, Tuesday evening and Wednesday)

  • Location: CCOSA and OSSBA
  • Topic: Advocacy

April 24-25, 2019

(Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening and all day Thursday)

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Communication

June 5-6, 2019

  • Location: CCOSA Conference

Aug. 23-24, 2019

  • Location: OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference


Contact Stephanie Hyder or Pam Deering.