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April 10–11, 2024

2023-2024 New Superintendent Academy - Year 1

August 2, 2023
October 4, 2023
December 6, 2023
January 24, 2024
April 10-11, 2024

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Objective: To provide early career Oregon Superintendents with an opportunity to create a collaborative learning network focused on key leadership skills and practical strategies to help improve their individual school districts. The New Superintendent Academy combines monthly virtual sessions with additional face-to-face opportunities in conjunction with some of COSA's conferences (see dates below). A complimentary registration is provided to each Academy participant for both the Oregon Law Conference (Dec. 6-8, 2023) and the Winter COSA conference (Jan. 24-26, 2024).

Mentorship Support: Each Academy participant is paired with a skilled mentor. Every attempt is made to maximize the pairing of the new superintendent and the mentor. The facilitators of the Academy have decades of superintendent experience and are available for support throughout the year. In addition, every executive leader and expert that presents during the Academy sessions agrees to be called up as needed by the new superintendent participants.

** In order to participate, you must be a COSA “Active” member. **

Cost: $1,295 for the year-long Academy experience. Registration includes the Law Conference and Winter Conference at no additional fee.

Full scholarships are available for superintendents who are leaders of color, members of the LGBTQ community, or are bilingual leaders.


Monthly mentoring sessions will be hosted on Zoom, from 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. on Fridays: July 14, 2023; Sept. 8, 2023; Oct. 13, 2023; Nov. 10, 2023; Feb. 9, 2024, May 10, 2024; June 14, 2024.

Extended sessions are offered in conjunction with COSA conferences (see dates below):

  • Aug. 2, 2023 9 a.m.-noon Graduate Hotel, Eugene Summer Conference
  • Oct. 4, 2023 9 a.m.-noon Graduate Hotel, Eugene Special Education Conference
  • Dec. 6, 2023 9 a.m.-noon Graduate Hotel, Eugene Law Conference
  • Jan. 24, 2024 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Salishan, Gleneden Beach Winter Conference
  • April 10-11, 2024 To be determined in conjunction with PACE Day