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: $400
    • Sleeping Room Expense: $445
    • 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

Aug. 25-26, 2017

  • Location: OSSBA/CCOSA Conference Breakout Session
  • Topic: Welcome to the 2017-2017 ELA Cohort

Oct. 25-26, 2017 

(Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and all day Thursday)

  • Location: K20 Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Topic: Leadership, Learning Organizations and Work/Life Balance, Mentors
  • Hotel: Marriott @NCED, 2801 E State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73071. Registration deadline: Oct 4. Room rate includes breakfast. Click here to make reservations.

Dec. 6-7, 2017 

(Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and all day Thursday)

  • Location: Edmond Public Schools, Administration Building
  • Topic: Team Building, Strategic Communication, Professional Networking
  • Hotel: Hampton Inn, 300 Meline Drive, Edmond OK 73034. Registration deadline: Nov 24. Room rate includes breakfast. Click here to make reservations.

Feb. 7-8, 2018

(Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and all day Thursday)

  • Location: OSU Stillwater, Willard Hall
  • Topic: Finance, Ethics, Legal
  • Hotel: Atherton Hotel, H103 OSU Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74078. Registration deadline: Jan. 5. Contact hotel directly at 405.744.6835 and mention ELA or OSSBA to take advantage of the group rate of $101. Room rate includes breakfast and valet parking.

April 24-25, 2018

(all day Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and all day Wednesday)

  • Location: CCOSA, Capitol, and OSSBA
  • Topic: Advocacy, Resume Development, Interview Techniques
  • Hote: 21C Museum and Hotel, 900 W Main, OKC, OK. Contact hotel at 405.982.6900 for reservations. Ask for the OSSBA group rate of $97. Registration deadline: March 23.

Aug. 24-26, 2018

  • Location: OSSBA/CCOSA Conference
  • Topic: Celebration and Recognition of the 2017-2018 ELA Cohort!


Contact Stephanie Hyder or Pam Deering.