Emerging Leaders Academy Class of 2024

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.


  • 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 period – May 15 through June 20, 2023
  • Supporting materials:
    • Superintendent Certification
    • Letter of Interest
    • Resume
    • Letter of support from sponsoring superintendent
    • Participation Agreement
  • In addition to completing the online application please complete and sign the participation agreement. The agreement must be uploaded with your application materials.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 1, 2023


  • 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: $800
    • Sleeping Room Expense: Actual Expense
    • Associated Travel Expenses: Actual Expense
    • CCOSA Leadership Conference and Law Day: Registration Fee
    • Other Expenses

Tentative Schedule

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

August 25-26, 2023

Welcome and Introduction

October 24-25, 2023


December 12-13, 2023


February 6-7, 2024


March 12-13, 2024


June 12-14, 2024

Celebrate Class of 2024

August 22-25, 2024

OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference


Ready to apply?