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Board of education members can enhance their leadership abilities and strengthen their knowledge about effective board governance through an in-depth training program that our experts provide around the state.


The special curriculum meets the annual training requirements set by the Georgia Department of Education and provides expert instruction in these topics and more:

  • personnel management

  • board meetings

  • strategic planning

  • economic and workforce development

  • board and community relations

  • ethics

  • policy development


Boards and board members may enroll in these six course modules:

  1. Leading High-Performing Boards

  2. Visioning, Planning, and Engaging Your Community

  3. School Personnel Management

  4. Policy Leadership and Governance

  5. Moral and Ethical Leadership

  6. Economic and Workforce Development


View more information about these modules.


Pre-K-12 Public Service and Outreach

Our faculty can help Georgia school districts become high functioning school systems through a variety of services, including:

  • strategic planning

  • local government and school system collaboration

  • planning retreats

  • customized research studies

  • stakeholder, program participant and general public surveys

  • team building through Emergenetics to leverage individual and team strengths


To schedule a consultation to design customized services for your school system or to schedule training, contact Russell W. Cook.


Chris McMichael