2022 GSBA Board Chair Workshop (In-Person Only)
Start Date 02/03/2022 08:30 AM
End Date 02/03/2022 04:00 PM
Address Tift County Schools. 506 W. 12th Street. Tifton, GA 31794
Registration is closed for the event.


We invite you to register for the Virtual Board Chair Workshop on March 8th here.



2022 Board Chair Workshop

Thursday, February 3, 2022


In-Person only


Join GSBA for the first Board Chair workshop of 2022. This training will take place in-person only in Tifton, Georgia. Limited space is available. Don’t delay, sign up today!


This course will cover skills and knowledge required by board chairs in order to provide leadership to a local board of education. Training topics include school law, effective board meetings, governance team best practices, legislative update and leading during high stress times.


Board members who attend will receive 6 hours of training credit. While this training is focused on the Board Chair role, it is open to all school board members to attend. 


A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30am and the program begins at 9:00am. Lunch will also be provided. The training concludes at 4:00pm.




The cost to attend this workshop is $230. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Leigh Crow, lcrow@gsba.com no later than 5 business days before the event and will assess a $70 fee per individual. No refunds will be accepted after this date.




The Board Chair Workshop will be held in Tifton, Georgia at Tift County Schools 506 W. 12th Street, Tifton, GA 31794. Please enter through the main entrance and the meeting will be in the first room on the right. Parking is available on either side of the building.




Rooms are blocked at the Hilton Garden Inn in Tifton. Please call the hotel direct at the number shown below and indicate you are part of the Georgia School Boards Association meeting. 


Group Name: Georgia School Boards Association 

Check-in: Wednesday, February 2, 2022      

Check-out: Thursday, February 3, 2022

Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn Tifton   

Hotel Phone Number: 229.382.8484

Hotel Address: 201 Boo Drive, Tifton, GA 31792



Board Chair Workshop Agenda

Agenda is subject to change


8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00am Welcome & Introductions

  Valarie Wilson, Executive Director, GSBA

  Dr. Samuel King, Director of Board Development & Superintendent Search Services, GSBA


9:10am Legal Issues & Governance Leadership

  Phil Hartley, Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP


10:30am Break


10:45am Effective Meetings & Role of Board Chair

  Zenda Bowie, Consultant, GSBA


12:00pm Lunch


1:00pm Leading During High Stress Times

  Sheila Blanton, M.Ed., NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Georgia


2:30pm Break


2:45pm Legislative Update & Implications for Leaders of Leaders

  Angela Palm, Director of Policy & Legislative Services, GSBA


3:50pm Adjourn




2022 Board Chair Workshop Agenda (In-Person)