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Cabinet Institutes

Cabinet Institutes 2016 - 2017

Cabinet Institutes are offered prior to the opening of the Fall Leadership Summit and the Winter Institute and Lobby Day and provide an opportunity for deputy and assistant superintendents, directors and principals to convene, share best practices and learn more about topics of interest.

Fall Cabinet Institute / Sunday, September 25, 2016
10 am - 12:30 pm
Hilton Saratoga Springs

Instructional Leadership vs. Management

Leadership vs. Management is not a new dilemma. It is just more pressing today! In this workshop, Dr. Hunter will share something a bit different with colleagues overtaken by management demands. Specifically, this workshop will focus on: How to make yourself an Instructional Coach. We will share ideas and strategies about:

  • Coaching
  • Building Capacity
  • Effective Feedback
  • Managing APPR


Winter Cabinet Institute / Sunday, March 5, 2017
9 am - 12:30 pm
Hilton Downtown Albany
P-12 Education Policy in the Age of President Trump: Legal Issues for the Cabinet-Level Administrator


This session will focus on legal hot topics and updates on education law, as they affect cabinet-level leaders, including: FERPA, registration of new students, CPS and transgender policies and procedures. Presented by John P. Lynch, Esq., Partner, Hogan, Sarzynski, Lynch, DeWind & Gregory, LLP.

  • LGBTQ Students and Employees / An overview of individual rights with particular focus on transgender individuals and the current law both State and Federal.
  • Religion in Public Schools / Current topics in religious expression and practice at school, including discussions of religious exemption from vaccination, religious garb, Bible clubs and accommodating the Ramadan fast.
  • Agency Shop Fee and the Unions / What happens when the Supreme Court declares agency shop fee unconstitutional?
  • A Roundtable / Questions, answers and comments on whatever is on your mind.

Cost: $90 per person (Winter Institute & Lobby Day tuition is a separate cost).

John P. Lynch, Partner, has been practicing in the field of Education and Labor Law since 1989; received his J.D. degree from Catholic University of America, and was admitted to the bar, 1990, New York; 1990, New York State and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Broome County Bar Association.  Member of New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA).  Member of NYS Council of School Attorneys, NYS School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys and National School Boards Association.

The 2016-17 Cabinet Institutes are sponsored by Premier Silver Partner



Strategic Partners
  • Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
  • New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR)