Emerging Leaders Academy

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.  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.

Applicant Profile

●      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

●      Completes full application process

Application Process

Application Period

Online Application

Supporting Materials

3-2-2020 to



❏    Superintendent Certification

❏    Letter of Interest

❏    Resume

❏    Letter of support from sponsoring superintendent

❏    Participation Agreement

Acceptance notification by May 1, 2020.


Session Agenda

Session Dates

Topic Area


June 2-4, 2020

Welcome Class of 2021 

Embassy Suites, Norman

October 27-28, 2020



December 8-9, 2020



February 23-24, 2021


OKC Area

April 20-21, 2021


OKC Area

June 8-10, 2021

Celebrate Class of 2021

Embassy Suites, Norman

August 26-29, 2021

OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference

Omni Hotel and Convention Center, OKC

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


Program Fees

Participant Financial Obligation

Registration Fee

Sleeping Room Expense            

Travel Expenses

CCOSA Leadership Conf/Law Day 



Actual Expense

Actual Expense            


Registration Fee Includes

50+ Professional Development hours

Team Building/Networking Activities

Meals and Refreshments



OSSBA/COSSA Education Leadership Conference