The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


GSBA Virtual Training Options


During these unprecedented times of COVID-19, GSBA has the safety of its membership, families and the community in the forefront. Addressing COVID-19 is causing schools and districts to work through issues that challenge governance, leadership, and management. GSBA remains committed to addressing these needs and assisting Georgia’s school boards to effectively communicate, collaborate and make decisions that best serve students and staff.

GSBA’s Board Leadership Development team stands ready to support you through this crisis, whether it is just answering questions or by facilitating customized virtual whole-board governance team training.  We are also committed to making sure you have the training resources you need as you continue to hone your leadership skills and network with other school leaders to learn what best practices are being implemented throughout our state.  Remember that GSBA can support your needs, whether that is through customized virtual whole-board governance team training, our new School Board U online training platform filled with new courses, or through new virtual workshops that bring together school leaders to address relevant topics that you are facing.

GSBA will kick off the virtual training options with a free 1 hour credit webinar on Thursday, April 30th. We will cover challenges of COVID-19 as it relates to budget and finance, teaching and learning and staffing and personnel. More information will be sent in a separate email to register.


3 Virtual Training Options to Meet your State Requirements:


FREE Customized Virtual Whole-Board Governance Team Training Until Sept 30, 2020

In times like this, it is more important than ever for your governance team to come together and talk through the standards for effective governance and assess how you are doing your work.  GSBA’s training team will not only work with you to customize your board training agenda specifically to your needs but will also manage all technical aspects of setting up, managing, and facilitating the virtual meeting process. To schedule whole board training contact Dr. Sam King, GSBA Director for Superintendent Searches & Board Development Manager, 770-962-2985


School Board U: Online Training Courses

With a statewide shelter-in-place order, GSBA is pleased to offer our new School Board U online learning platform that is not only easier to use but also includes some new courses that can help you in these times of physical distancing.  GSBA’s online courses are available 24/7 and can be started and completed at your convenience.  Check out our course catalog at, register for an account and get started, or download the talentlms app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.


Virtual Board Training Workshops

At a time when face-to-face workshops are not possible, GSBA is prepared to virtually convene board members and superintendents to talk about the current issues and the best practices that are surfacing all over our great state.  Be on the lookout for these virtual offerings in the coming weeks and months as we work to make sure you are equipped with the best information to lead your district.