2022 GSBA Board Chair Workshop (Virtual Only)
Start Date 03/08/2022 08:30 AM
End Date 03/08/2022 04:00 PM




2022 Board Chair Workshop

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


Virtual only


Join GSBA for the second Board Chair workshop of 2022! This training will take place virtually only.


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. 




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 virtually via Zoom.


Registrants will receive a Zoom registration email the week prior to the event that will include the meeting link. The Zoom registration will go to the email address used in the original event registration. Additional Zoom reminders will also be sent the day before and the morning of the workshop and will include the link for accessing the event.



Board Chair Workshop Agenda

Agenda is subject to change



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