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


You may enroll in these six course modules:

  1. Board Leadership, Governance, and Development

  2. Visioning, Strategic Planning, and Board and Community Relations

  3. Policy Development

  4. Effective Board Meetings: Public Records, Public Information, Public Participation
    View more information and register for Online Open Meetings course

  5. Personnel Management

  6. Financial Management and Governance
    We have also developed a financial management certification program for charter schools, which is available to charter schools independently or as part of this charter school board governance training program.
    Find out more information on this certification.

    View more information and register for Online Essentials of Financial Management

  7. Moral and Ethical Leadership


View more information about these modules.


Pre-K-12 Public Service and Outreach

Our faculty can help Georgia charter schools become high functioning educational organizations through a variety of services, including

  • strategic planning

  • local government and charter school 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.


James Barlament


Lauren Holcomb