New Superintendents Seminar Series (NSSS)

ACSA’s New Superintendents Seminar Series (NSSS) is the only professional development series that is specifically designed for the first- and second-year superintendent. The program provides participants with a cohort of “new superintendent” colleagues in a year-long program of five two-day workshops.

NSSS brings new superintendents together to tackle current issues in a confidential and supportive setting. Through a seminar format, practical topics specific to the role of superintendent are explored, examined and discussed. Experienced superintendents provide wisdom, expertise, experience and guidance to new superintendents.

If you are a new superintendent, NSSS is the cohort and professional development for you.


This professional learning series is designed for first- and second-year superintendents.


  • Goal Setting: Working in partnership with the Governing Board to establish annual goals.
  • Culture Building: Establishing a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all.
  • Leadership: Leadership Matters and it starts with the Superintendent.
  • Evaluation: Creating systems of improvement.
  • Negotiations: Setting the stage for success and a collaborative process.
  • Governance: Appreciating, respecting and partnering with the Governing Board.
  • Human Resources: Navigating complex personnel issues.
  • Taking Stock: Appreciating what has gone well and future planning.

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Dates & Locations

Session 1: Sept. 22-23 | ACSA Sacramento
Session 2: Nov. 17-18 | ACSA Sacramento
Session 3: Jan. 23-24 | Indian Wells
Session 4: March 8-9 | ACSA Sacramento
Session 5: April 26-27 | ACSA Sacramento

2023-2024 NSSS Program Flier

Comparison; NSSS & Superintendents Academy

Registration Fees

Year 1:
ACSA Member: $2,900
Non Member: $3,900

Year 2:
Returning: $1,899

For more information, contact Joanne Flowers.

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Not an ACSA member yet? Complete the online membership application form and under the recruiter by or promo code field enter code NSSS23 ($2/day) promotional rate* (*based upon eligibility)!

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New Superintendents Seminar Series