We're Developing Leaders

Strong leaders are the best lever to make the greatest impact on the most students.

What People Are Saying


GLISI brings leadership development expertise and a deep knowledge of the Georgia context to the table, but what we value most is the time they invest in personalizing learning for our people.

- Jeff Bearden, Superintendent , Forsyth County

If you looked at our calendars before our partnership with GLISI, you’d see the same number of meetings you see now. What’s changed is what is happening in those meetings.

- Gina Williams, Superintendent , Tattnall County Schools

GLISI's Base Camp and Leadership Summit is an experience that I would encourage districts to think about as a multi-year experience. Calhoun City has truly benefited from sending multiple teams over a two year period, which has allowed us to build greater support, secure greater buy-in, and ensure sustained focus on our goal.

- Peter Coombe, Director of Communications , Calhoun City Schools

I knew I was a good teacher, but attending Base Camp and Leadership Summit and having the opportunity to work side-by-side with key leaders (in breakout sessions) was critical in transforming my perspective on the change process and its possibilities. I understand now that the process is bigger than me and my classroom and that being a part of it is key to ensuring that my school and my community are places of excellence.

- Carrie Staines, Teacher, Druid Hills High School , DeKalb County School District


GLISI Deputy Director Shares Insights on Effective Turnaround Leaders

GLISI’s Deputy Director, Dr. Leslie Hazle Bussey, recently had an opportunity to speak with WABE’s Martha Dalton about what it takes to successfully turn around struggling schools. Check out her insights: http://news.wabe.org/post/how-one-atlanta-principal-trying-turn-school-around

GLISI’s Latest Teacher Leadership Research Featured on WABE

GLISI’s VP of Operations and Talent, Dr. Meca Mohammed, recently chatted with WABE’s Martha Dalton about our latest research on identifying and leveraging teacher leaders to support principals in the school improvement process. Check out the full interview!

GLISI Celebrates 50th Cohort of Base Camp and Leadership Training

On October 26, 2016 GLISI staff, family, and friends convened at PricewaterhouseCoopers to celebrate 50 cohorts of our flagship training, Base Camp and Leadership Summit. Special guest speakers included Former Governor of Georgia, Roy Barnes; President of Chattahoochee Technical College, read more...


Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement with Jennie Welch and 4 others at Anderson Conference Center.

FY18 Executive Preview
The GLISI team is so stoked to have officially kicked off the 2017-2018 Base Camp & Leadership Summit cohort season this morning alongside district leaders from across Georgia. We convened in Macon for a day of enriching learning and pre-planning to ensure that each of our participating districts is primed and ready for success at the Mountain this season. We're excited to see you all there!
... See MoreSee Less

Sarah Eaddy Burbach, Courtney Sunseri-Rogers and 16 others like this

Nanci Visnich FosterWhat a fantastic day with so many fantastic people!

2 days ago   ·  1

Renee Rochelle RobinsonLove Base Camp!

2 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Need a boost to carry you through the last leg of summer planning? No worries! We got you covered: bit.ly/GLISIMixtape2017 … #HumpDayMotivation ... See MoreSee Less

Need a boost to carry you through the last leg of summer planning? No worries! We got you covered: http://bit.ly/GLISIMixtape2017 … #HumpDayMotivation

Become A Better Leader Now

Performance-Based Modules

Performance Based Modules (PBMs) are leadership curriculum designed with pre and post performance assessments which provide the learner real-time leadership instruction. GLISI’s PBMs specifically divide large performance tasks into segmented training sessions. They include excellent tools that are available as e-forms, which may be used to complete the module or independently as separate leadership templates.

Conducting Effective Meetings to Improve Student Achievement & Organizational Effectiveness (PBM)

Conducting Effective Meetings is a Performance-based Module containing specific strategies and tools for improving...

Give Effective Performance Feedback (PBM)

Feedback is a response to a particular process or activity and is intended to...

Lead a Team to Analyze Root Causes Using Quality Tools (PBM)

To find the right solutions for deficiencies in students’ achievement, those who are working...

Team With Your Community (PBM)

Every school is part of a community. The official attendance area obviously includes the...

Featured Resources

Starting with Why: How District Leaders Drive Change

How did leaders in a rural school district in middle Georgia consistently improve math outcomes for traditionally underperforming students? That is the

Cultivating Teacher Leadership: GLISI Research Brief

Education journals, conferences, and new books everywhere emphasize how important teacher leaders are to effective teaching and learning in schools. With


Base Camp 52

Welcome to the Mountain Cohort 52!

Stone Mountain, GA