2023 GSBA Board Chair Workshop - Forsyth County
Start Date 03/07/2023 08:30 AM
End Date 03/07/2023 04:00 PM
Address Forsyth County Schools. 1120 Dahlonega Highway. Cumming, GA 30040
Registration is closed for the event.

2023 Board Chair Workshop - Forsyth County

Tuesday, March 7, 2023


In-Person only


Join GSBA for our second Board Chair workshop of 2023. This training will take place in-person only in Cumming, Georgia. 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, board chair best practices, a legislative update, and more. 


Board members who attend will receive 6 hours of training credit. While this training is focused on the Board Chair role, it is also designed to attract vice-chairs and other board members who are interested in serving in a leadership 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 $275. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Leigh Crow, lcrow@gsba.com no later than 5 business days (Tuesday, February 28) before the event and will assess a $70 fee per individual. No refunds will be provided after this date.




The Board Chair Workshop will be held in Cumming, Georgia at Forsyth County Schools, 1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040. Please enter through the main entrance and check in with the front desk. The meeting will be on the 3rd Floor in Room 380. Parking is available around the building.




Rooms are blocked at the following hotel. Please utilize the reservation link below or call the hotel direct and indicate you are part of the Georgia School Boards Association. 


Hotel Name: Fairfield Inn & Suites Cumming

Hotel Address: 3150 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041

Hotel Phone Number: 678.208.2626

Group Name: Georgia School Boards Association 

Check-in: Monday, March 6, 2023      

Check-out: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Reservation Link: https://tinyurl.com/mw7s9um7

Cutoff Date for Reservations: Tuesday, February 21, 2023




Board Chair Workshop Agenda


Agenda is subject to change.



8:30 AM


Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM


Welcome and Introductions

Valarie Wilson, Executive Director, GSBA

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

9:10 AM


Legal Issues and Governance Leadership

Phil Hartley, Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP

10:30 AM



10:45 AM


Effective Meetings and Role of Board Chair

Zenda Bowie, Consultant, GSBA

12:00 PM



1:00 PM


Board Chair as Leader of Leaders

Shakila Henderson-Baker, GSBA President & Chair, Newton County School Board

Amy Murphy, GSBA District 1 Director & Chair, Bryan County School Board

2:30 PM



2:45 PM


Legislative Update and Implications for Leaders of Leaders

Angela Palm, Director of Policy and Legislative Services, GSBA

3:50 PM