Superintendent Executive Leadership Program The challenge of retaining a superintendency for long periods of time is evident in our state’s average superintendent tenure of 2.8 years. Those who succeed for extended periods of time must be able to lead change, foster relationships, and continually readjust to the evolving internal and external dynamics. The four one […]
One of the most challenging roles in our current education system is that of local school superintendent. The Superintendent Professional Development Program (SPDP) prepares aspiring superintendents for bold, versatile and visionary leadership. A two-year program of study, SPDP emphasizes executive skills and knowledge a successful superintendent must possess in order to lead a district. Learning experiences are designed to foster competency in strategic leadership, school governance, community relations, and organizational leadership.
Georgia educators with three or more years’ experience as a school or system leader are encouraged to apply for the Superintendent Professional Development Program. A committee selected by GSSA will oversee the selection of twenty-five participants.
District Office leadership matters! Studies indicate that superior leadership within a school district’s office has a direct correlation to increased student achievement. GSSA’s District Office Professional Development Program is a one-year course of study designed to enhance the individual and collective leadership capacity of the district office, while supporting the superintendent’s ability to accomplish system-wide goals. Program strands include strategic leadership, change leadership, interpersonal leadership and organizational leadership.
The District Office Professional Development Program is designed for members of the superintendent’s central office staff and principals. Interested Georgia leaders are encouraged to apply for the District Office Professional Development Program. A committee selected by GSSA will oversee the selection of twenty-five participants.
The New Superintendent Orientation provides first-year superintendents with a concise overview of several critical responsibilities of the Georgia school superintendent position.
This highly-interactive orientation is facilitated by educators and others who are well-respected subject matter experts.
The successful operation of any school system depends upon effective organization, recruitment, and management of human resources. This institute provides a comprehensive reference manual. Instruction emphasizes how to organize and operate a successful public school personnel office on a day-to-day basis.
The appropriate housing of Georgia’s increasing student population depends upon effective funding, planning and construction of school facilities. The Facilities and Capital Outlay Management Institute provides each participant with two comprehensive reference manuals. The instructor guides participants through an intensive study of the processes and procedures used in planning and implementing a capital building project.
The successful operation of a local school system is largely dependent upon effective planning and preparation of the system budget; successful administration of the budget; and understanding and optimizing the funding mechanism of education in Georgia. This institute focuses on the practical aspects of developing and administering a Georgia school system budget.