Emerging Leaders Academy

Emerging Leaders Academy
Class of 2021

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.  This program is open to Oklahoma education professionals who hold a current superintendent’s certificate and aspire to be a superintendent. The collaborative, interactive academy will feature project and problem-based learning opportunities facilitated by practicing Oklahoma education experts.

Applicant Profile

  • Practicing Oklahoma administrators who aspire to be a superintendent
  • 3 years of experience as a principal, central office administrator, and/or assistant superintendent
  • Holds a current Oklahoma superintendent certificate
  • Demonstrates highly effective leadership skills in current role
  • Member of professional organization within CCOSA

Application Process

  • Application period – March 2 through April 3, 2020
  • Supporting materials:
    • Superintendent Certification
    • Letter of Interest
    • Resume
    • Letter of support from sponsoring superintendent
    • Participation Agreement
  • Complete the online application here
  • Complete and sign the participation agreement. The agreement must be uploaded with your application materials.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 1, 2020

Program Fees

  • Registration fee includes:
    • 50+ Professional Development Hours
    • Team Building/Networking Activities
    • Meals and Refreshments
    • Materials
    • Supplies
    • OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference
  • Participant Financial Obligation
    • Registration Fee: $600
    • Sleeping Room Expense: Actual Expense
    • Associated Travel Expenses: Actual Expense
    • CCOSA Leadership Conference and Law Day: $325

Tentative Schedule

*Attendance is required at all sessions, networking/team building functions and overnight stays.

June 2-4, 2020

  • Topic: Welcome Class of 2021

October 27-28, 2020 

  • Topic: Leadership

December 8-9, 2020

  • Topic: Finance

February 23-24, 2021

  • Topic: Advocacy

April 20-21, 2021

  • Topic: Communication

June 8-10, 2021

  • Celebrate Class of 2021

August 26-29, 2021

  • OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference


Contact Stephanie Hyder or Pam Deering.