Executive Leadership Institute


ELI Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops!

ELI is an Approved CTLE Sponsor.

Each session is 3 hours in length.

All sessions are from 8:30am-11:30am (unless otherwise indicated with an *)

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

This 6 hour workshop is open to all CSA members and meets the requirements of the harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification/licensing under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).

The workshop addresses the patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalizing of students as well as other required topics. It delves into the strategies for addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in schools. The day incorporates whole group, small group and individual activities. Upon completion of the 6 hour workshop, participants meet the requirements of chapter 102 of the 2012 Law. Instructional material will be provided to all participants. The cost of the 6 hour workshop is $50.00 for CSA Members, the cost for Non CSA participants is $75 payable by check on the day of the workshop.  (morning coffee/tea provided, lunch on your own)

Saturday, April 29, 2017*                                CSA Headquarters 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017*                                  Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2017*                            Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Positive Conflict Resolution
Positive restorative disciplinary approaches create a safe school environment that fosters resilient student social/emotional behaviors, builds productive relationships among staff & students, and facilitates the school community as well as academic tenacity & achievement.

This workshop addresses the causes and responses to conflict, restorative practices to augment a school's disciplinary toolbox, and highlights the talking circle process as a strategy to improve student self-regulation & responsible citizenry.

Tuesday, May 9            Brooklyn ELC
Friday, May 12             Queens ELC

Exploring Effective Digital Leadership – Part I

This workshop enables school leaders to understand their changing role today's digital world. The eight Pillars of Digital Leadership are a framework for change.

Friday, May 19, 2017 * (9AM)                    iZone Office
                                                                   82-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Room 307, Ozone Park, Queens 11416

Exploring Effective Digital Leadership - Part II
This workshop explores how School Leaders become the "story teller in chief" by developing a strategic mindset to meet stakeholders where they are. School Leaders muth understand and embrace the 21st century shift in education by strategically utilizing social media tools to communicate essential/important information to key stakeholders.

Friday, May 19, 2017* (12:30 PM)               iZone Office
                                                                    82-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Room 307, Ozone Park, Queens 11416

 Music in Times of Conflict

This workshop highlights how artists and composers respond to the events of their times, and never more so than in times of crisis and conflict. At the New York Philharmonic and school leaders discover how the Czech composer Leos Janacek forged a new musical language in his orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba as a response to World War I. A Philharmonic teaching artist leads this workshop that models how musical learning makes connections between social studies and literature. Participants hear Taras Bulba live in a dress rehearsal of the New York Philharmonic.

Thursday, May 25*                            David Geffen Hall   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                                           Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Assessing English Language Learners

This workshop provides practical guidance for school leaders who are interested in digging deeper into improving the assessment of English Language Learners. Based on the latest research work of Margo Gottlieb, participants walk away with strategies for the instructional learning conditions they can create, with their teachers, for the academic success of ELLs.

Thursday, June 1                Queens ELC


School Climate - Part 1 - Nuts & Bolts

This workshop provides school leaders with a menu of strategies to provide for a safe and secure school environment conducive to teaching and learning and creating a climate that significantly reduces the frequency and severity of behavioral issues. This workshop lays the foundation for parts 2 and 3. School leaders are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions.

Wednesday May 10, 2017 Bronx ELC


School Law Part 1: Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders

This presentation introduces all school leaders to an exploration of the major topics of law as they relate to public schools and public education in a "nuts and bolts" format. School leaders examine the sources of the law and the scope of the law. Practical issues, problems and challenges faced by school-based leaders are discussed and analyzed through group activities and case studies.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017                             CSA Headquarters

Looking at Student Work (6–12)

This workshop enables educators to develop strategies to effectively evaluate student work and to use the data/information pulled from student work to collaboratively promote student/class/school-wide achievement aligned with Common Core Learning Standards.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Bronx ELC

Moving Your Instructional Agenda Using Effective Communication

This workshop provides participants with the tools to examine their school vision for the upcoming school year and to develop a communication plan to move the work of the school forward.

Wednesday May 3, 2017 Bronx ELC

Strategic Planning for School Leaders, Part 2: Personal Strategic Planning
This workshop focuses on Institutional Planning vis-à-vis personal strategic planning and how the latter impacts positively or negatively on the former and on the culture of the school. Practical implications for leadership styles are explained and explored. This workshop is more meaningful for participants who have taken Strategic Planning For School Leaders Part 1.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017                    CSA Headquarters

Supporting Educators of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
This workshop is designed to provide building leaders with a deeper understanding of autism. Building leaders will be provided with opportunities to assess the instructional programs and strategies that support autistic students’ academic goals within their school communities. In addition, building leaders will discuss, resources, budgets and services that effectively support the learning goals of autistic students, as well as the programs mentioned above.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017                              Queens ELC

Tuesday, June 6, 2017                              Queens ELC

Supporting Effective Instructional Practices for School Leaders

This workshop presents the research based, foundational understandings needed by school leaders to advance their overall pedagogical knowledge and professional practice to ensure positive student performance. A practical and conversational approach enables workshop participants to advance their understanding of effective as well as reflective teaching practices.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017                           Queens ELC

How A School Brand Communicates the Vision

In this workshop participants refine their school's vision.  Using this vision, they develop a unique brand for their school and develop an action plan to get the message out, including the use of social media.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017                         CSA Headquarters


Using Budget Allocation to Support School Vision and Goals

Participants in this workshop apply the principles for creating a viable budget and use the budget allocation to support a school's vision and goals. Unforeseen consequences of changes to the schools budget allocation are identified and addressed.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017                      Brooklyn ELC

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for ELL's
This workshop explores how school leaders can help support teachers to improve ELL's academic outcomes by using digital tools. Facilitators provide an overview of the current digital age learning experiences and trends. Using a step-by-step guide, school leaders explore how to implement technology-infused lessons that are specifically aligned with English learners' needs. This workshop also cultivates digital citizenship.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Queens ELC

Bridg-it:  The Revolutionary School Safety Platform

This interactive workshop introduces the Bridg-it program to school leaders and their teams. The program provides MS/IS/HS with a data-driven risk management system which efficiently identifies student social issues/problems as well as highlighting accomplishments. Workshop participants learn how to analyzes school's social/emotional characteristics and supply suggested restorative solutions. Schools are encouraged to send a team of 2 participants to this session, one participant must be a CSA member. Teams can include Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, Guidance Counselor.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017        CSA Headquarters

Creating and Implementing a High School Grading Policy

This workshop offers an in depth look at updated Academic Policy for High School Administrators. Through hands on activities and readings, workshop participants gain an understanding of High School policies and procedures.

Thursday, April 27, 2017      CSA Headquarters

School Law - Part II: Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders
This presentation is a follow up to School Law – Part I. The presentation continues to focus on the role of the school administrator in addressing litigious issues that can have serious consequences. The conversations will be on such topics as sexual harassment, bullying and social media issues. In addition, the presenters will also focus on the legal issues surrounding the internet, how to testify at a deposition and the processes, policies and procedures every school leader needs to put into place in order to be in compliance with City, State and Federal laws. School leaders will explore these major topics in a “nuts and bolts” format. As in School Law I, practical issues and problems and challenges faced by school-based leaders will be discussed and analyzed through group activities and case studies.

Friday, April 21, 2017                          iZone/iLearnNYC
                                                            45-18 Court Square, Room 252, Long Island City, Queens 11101

How a School Brand Communicates the Vision
In this workshop participants refine their school's vision. Using this vision, they develop a unique brand for their school and develop an action plan to get the message out, including the use of social media.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017                    John Dewey High School
                                                           50 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223

Uplifting All School Leaders in the 21st Century

Good schools are inspired by great leaders. This workshop explores qualities, skills, and the practices of Pre-K to 12th grade supervisory leadership as well as ways to reduce school leader burnout and to create systems that support positive school climate, academic and social emotional success as well as highlighting effective 21st Century managerial abilities.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017                     John Dewey High School
                                                           50 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY  11223