2021 GSBA Summer Conference (HYBRID - In-Person & Virtual)
Start Date 06/11/2021 08:30 AM
End Date 06/12/2021 11:00 AM
Address Hyatt Regency/Savannah. Two West Bay Street. Savannah, GA 31401

 

 

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) will be hosting our our annual Summer Conference at the Hyatt Regency/Savannah - 912.238.1234.  This year's conference will by a hybrid event with limited capacity In-Person.

Click on the "Register Now" button above to register for the Summer Conference as well as the Workshop of your choice.  PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ADDITIONAL MEAL TICKETS TO ANY MEAL.
 

GSBA affords local school board members a great opportunity to fulfill their annual training requirements for the fiscal year in conjunction with the GSBA Summer Conference held in Savannah. This is a convenient way to obtain the necessary credit for annual training (see O.C.G.A 20-2-230)Three excellent programs are available for board members, superintendents and other educational professionals who represent local boards of education. Below is a brief description of each workshop with pricing. 


Pre-Conference Workshops - Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE UNABLE TO CHANGE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AFTER MAY 21.  CHANGES MAY NOT BE MADE ON SITE.

 

 Equity & Social Emotional Wellbeing for Students and Staff:  The Governance Team's Lens Workshop

(June 10, 2021) $230.00 IN-PERSON, $175.00 VIRTUAL  Speakers include:  Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Esq., Chief Transformation Officer, NSBA; Adam Lustig, Director, NSBA Center for Safe Schools; Mary Fertakis, M.Ed., CEO, M. Fertakis Consulting, LLC. Dr. Samuel T. King will serve as the Facilitator in this workshop.

Participants will receive 6 credit hours.  Lunch is included in the registration fee for in-person attendees. 


Policy Workshop (June 10, 2021) - $175.00 VIRTUAL-ONLY Remaining
Angela Palm, Director of Policy & Legislative Services and attorney Phil Hartley will provide the latest information on the happenings under the Gold Dome.  Speakers include:  Phil Hartley, Esq. and Angela Palm, GSBA

Angela will serve as the facilitator of this workshop.

Participants will receive 6 credit hoursLunch is included in the registration fee for in-person attendees. 

 

Best Practices & Governance Team Accountability for Excellence (June 10, 2021) - $175.00 VIRTUAL-ONLY Remaining   Speakers include: Stephanie Johnson, Chief Turnaround Officer, GA DOE; Dr. Steve Barker, Director of Strategic Planning, GSBA; Josh Ingle, Superintendent, Dade County Schools; Dr. Jason Branch, Superintendent, Oconee County Schools; Dr. Jonathan Patterson, Superintendent, Fayette County Schools and board members from each district will lead this session.  Dr. Donna Hinton serves as the facilitator of this session.

Participants will earn 6 credit hours.  Lunch is included in the registration fee for face-to-face attendees.. 

 

 GSBA Summer Conference - (June 11-12, 2021) - $230- VIRTUAL-ONLY 

 

Register to attend Georgia's premier professional development opportunity for educational leaders. Use this registration link if you are a school board member, superintendent or other school officials. The conference begins at 8:30 AM on Friday, June 5.

 

THERE ARE NO ON SITE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED THIS YEAR.  NO CANCELLATIONS ARE ALLOWED THIS YEAR FOR THE IN-PERSON PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND THE CONFERENCE DUE TO COVID ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS.  Virtual attendees of the Pre-Conference Workshops and the Conference who cancel will be assessed a $70 cancellation fee.  Substitutions are available at any time.

 

GSBA Delegate Assembly - WILL NOT BE HELD DURING SUMMER CONFERENCE THIS YEAR!
It will be held virtually on June 23 with a separate registration from the conference.

 

2021 GSBA Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly

Hyatt Regency Savannah

DRAFT AGENDA - subject to change

 

Friday, June 11

               

7:00 AM Conference Registration                                       Registration Booth, level 2

     

7:30 AM    Voluntary Time of Inspiration   

 

  8:30 AM    First General Session                                          Pat Hugley Green, GSBA President, Presiding

 

  Governor's Address Governor Brian Kemp

 

Entertainment 

  Washington County High School  

          

                 Student Speaker #1

 

                Governance Team Panel 

                                                                

10:15 AM Break & Virtual Tour of Exhibits

 

 

  10:30 AM Second General Session

 

  Youth Advisory Council - YAC

  

  Brandon Fleming

  Harvard University Diversity Project

 

  

  12:00 PM Luncheon                                      Pat Hugley Green, Presiding

    

Invocation 

 

                 

                             

  1:15 PM Third General Session                                    Brian Preston, Jr., GSBA President-Elect Presiding

 

  Student Speaker #2

                                                                                                         

                        State of the Association Address Valarie Wilson, Executive Director, GSBA

 

 

  State School Superintendent Richard WoodsState School Superintendent

   

2:15- 2:45 PM Break & Virtual Exhibit Tour

 

2:45 PM Mini-sessions

  

  Roundtable Discussion Dr. Bill Daggett & Valarie Wilson

  (By invitation only) 

 

4:00 PM Adjourn for day

 

 

Saturday, June 12

 

8:00 AM Breakfast General Session Pat Hugley Green, GSBA President, Presiding

   

                        Invocation Ron Hopkins, Treasurer 

 

Breakfast

 

  Student Speaker #3

                                    

Keynote Dr. Willard "Bill" Daggett

  CEO, International Center for Leadership in Education

  Rexford, NY

 

  Remarks Pat Hugley Green, 2020-2021 GSBA President

 

New President's Message Bryan Preston, Jr.,  2021-2022 GSBA President

 

10:45 AM Closing Remarks and Adjourn