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    GLISI helps improve Georgia districts/schools by developing leaders as part of highly effective teams.

We're Developing Leaders

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

What People Are Saying


GLISI helped our district to define competencies for principals and assistant principals. They helped us critique our own practice, improving the quality of feedback to teachers. It’s making a difference in the classroom.

- Dr. April Howard, Superintendent , Jackson County School System

GLISI conducted an audit of our principal hiring and placement then delivered an insightful report including recommendations for how we could improve.

- Dr. Glenn Pethel, Assistant Superintendent, Leadership Development , Gwinnett County Public Schools

We have had many strategic plans, but for the first time, our school plans are connected to the district plan and we have a process for monitoring implementation. GLISI was by our side every step of the way.

- Dr. Angela Pringle, Regional Superintendent , DeKalb County School District

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


A Transformative Year: GLISI's Inaugural Annual Report

The GLISI team is so excited to announce the release of our inaugural annual report and share the impact of our work during FY14. We invite you to hear the voices and stories of our district partners about GLISI’s Transformative Approach, Transformative Results, and Transformative Thought Leadership. Read the report!


Less than a year ago, 29 newly-minted Evaluation and Assessment Coordinators (EACs) from Paulding County School District began a journey as participants in GLISI’s Aspiring Leaders Program. Last week, after nine months of performance-based practice and 8 challenging learning modules, they completed the final leg of their journey. Now we look forward to seeing how their leadership will impact teaching and learning across Paulding County! (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The GLISI family's annual company outing last Friday was a blast! We spent the afternoon at TopGolf Alpharetta, eating, laughing, and swinging the afternoon away. (9 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Will attending Base Camp and Leadership Summit benefit school leaders too? Absolutely! Register now for the 2015-2016 season:http://bit.ly/BCLSRegistration. ... See MoreSee Less

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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

Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning (Executive Summary of Research Findings)

This seminal study sponsored by the Wallace Foundation builds on earlier research that explored the relationship between education leadership and student learning, reaffirming the claim that leadership’s impact is second only to classroom instruction as a school-related factor influencing student learning.


Base Camp and Leadership Summit 2015-2016 Registration Opens

Registration for the 2015-2016 Base Camp and Leadership Summit season opens.

Stone Mountain, GA

Base Camp 46

GLISI Welcomes its 46th cohort to the Mountain!

Stone Mountain, GA

Base Camp 47

Base Camp 47 Begins!

Stone Mountain, GA