The SGC Conference 2019

  • The School Governance Conference will equip, inspire, and empower council members to lead differently in local school decision-making. Packed with up-to-date information, our workshops will equip members to monitor their strategic plans, inspire members to share their story with community stakeholders, and empower members to leverage resources to support their school initiatives.  

SGC Conference


  • Registration is now open. Please make sure to register by Friday, September 6th by 4:00 PM. Keep in mind:

    • We encourage at least 3 members from each council to attend
    • Breakfast will be served
    • Workshops run concurrently during Session 1 and Session 2


    Click Here to Register

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00-9:00am    Breakfast

    9:00-9:30am    Opening Plenary

    9:40-10:30am   Session 1

    10:40-11:30am  Session 2

    11:40-12:15pm  Closing Plenary

    12:15-12:30pm  Networking Social

2019 Conference Workshops

  • Although these sessions are beneficial for everyone who attends, we have specified which stakeholder groups may benefit most in each one.


    A Road Map to 2022: Strategic Monitoring Tool-Session  (Principals, New and Veteran SGC members)

    A dissection of the strategic monitoring tool with a microscope on outcomes and ways to measure them. Find useful tips on how to fill out this tool along with ways to approach it throughout the year. See models & examples of best practices.

    Tying Knots with Community Partnerships: Leveraging Good Community Partners  (Principals, Community members)

    Learn how to engage/strengthen community connections and build impactful partnerships that bridge collaborations with SGC's to support schools' strategic plans.

    Navigating the Best Practices for Committees: Best Practices for Budget and Outreach & Communication Committees  (New and Veteran SGC members)

    Don't let your committees go to waste; use them to drive your work. A guide to the best practices for your committees. There will be examples and resources to help your committees produce effective results.

    Paving the Path for New Members: Essentials for Any New Members on SGC  (New members)

    A crash course in all things SGC. Hear from experienced SGC members about how you can dive into the work of shared governance feet first. Learn how to transfer the knowledge of last year's council to new council members.

    Finding the Right Route Using RFFs: RFF Ideas  (All SGC members)

    A showcase of innovative and successful RFFs from around Fulton County. Learn how schools have shown successes with their waivers through data collection and monitoring. Understand the thought process schools use to overcome challenges.

    Harness Good Relationships with Principals  (Principals, New and Veteran SGC members)

    An intimate chat with district leaders on building candid and open relationships between SGCs and principals. Learn how to focus the work of your council on big picture decision making and avoid the minutiae of day-to-day management.