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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’s Deputy Director Featured on WABE

Our Deputy Director, Dr. Leslie Hazle Bussey, recently spoke with WABE’s Martha Dalton about the impact of Georgia schools receiving millions of dollars in SIG grants. Check out what she had to say about it!

Congratulations to our 2016 EPFP Graduate!

Congratulations to our Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, James Osanyinbi, for graduating as a member of the 2016 class of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education‘s Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).

GLISI Receives Over $15,000 in Support

Sincerest thank yous to Invesco Ltd. and Georgia School Boards Association for your generous support! During our most recent board meeting, GLISI Board Chair and Invesco Ltd.’s Senior Managing Director/CFO Loren Starr presented us with a check for $15,000, and GLISI read more...


Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement added 16 new photos — with Patty Heitmuller and 10 others.

What a tremendous honor it was last night celebrating 50 cohorts of Base Camp and Leadership Summit with GLISI friends and family! Special thank you to each of our guests and to PricewaterhouseCoopers for being such a gracious host!
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What a tremendous honor it was last night celebrating 50 cohorts of Base Camp and Leadership Summit with GLISI friends and family! Special thank you to each of our guests and to PricewaterhouseCoopers for being such a gracious host!

Whew! Day 2 of Base Camp 50 was LIVE! Pyramids of SOLO cups, piles of Pick-Up-Sticks, and waves of laughter marked the day and set the stage for districts to learn strategies for how to work more effectively in teams and analyze and leverage data. Can't wait for tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

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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


Leadership Summit 49

Welcome back to the Mountain Cohort 49!

Stone Mountain, GA

2016 UCEA Annual Convention

The GLISI team will present new research on their leadership dispositions work.

Detroit, MI

Leadership Summit 50

Welcome back Cohort 50!

Stone Mountain, GA

Base Camp 51

GLISI welcomes its 51st Cohort to the Mountain!

Stone Mountain, GA

Leadership Summit 51

Welcome back Cohort 51!