Training Calendar

Upcoming training opportunities and events for schools and petitioners.

2023-2024 Calendar

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Annual Governance Training

Please refer to the Governance Training Guide for information about FY24 SCSC Governance Training, or you can contact Kristen Easterbrook at [email protected].

Governance Training Presentations

Governance Training Guidance

Past Trainings

Past Trainings

Information and materials from past training opportunities can be helpful as well to see what was taught and to view presentations from past courses.

Previous Training Presentations and Materials

GCSA Financial Management Certification Program

Course Schedule

Each course will be offered twice per year.

  • Governmental Accounting 101: Monday 7/22 & Tuesday 7/23 @ 9AM
  • QBE & Budget Development: Monday, 9/16 & Wednesday 9/18 @ 9AM
  • Policy Development, Implementation & Evaluation: Monday 9/30 & Wednesday 10/2 @ 9AM
  • Procurement, Payroll & Compensation: Monday 10/21 & Wednesday 10/23 @ 9AM
  • Internal Controls & Effective Financial Oversight: Monday 11/18 & Wednesday 11/20 @ 9AM
  • Audit Preparation & Best Practices: Tuesday 12/3 & Wednesday 12/4 @ 9AM

If you have any additional questions about the course, email Leslie Gabbianelli, GCSA's Chief Financial Officer. 

GCSA Financial Management Certification Program

**Scholarships are available for state charter school participants.**


ENROLL NOW in GCSA’s Financial Management Courses! 

GCSA’s Financial Management Courses are tailored to address the unique financial issues facing charter schools. GCSA’s Financial Management Certification Program is offered virtually, consisting of six courses, each divided into two four-hour sessions within the same week. Participants can register for individual courses or the entire program. 

Registration is open to all interested charter school employees and their board members. This training is specifically designed to build the expertise and knowledge of charter school leaders and board members who oversee or work directly in school financial operations.

If you have any additional questions about the course, email Leslie Gabbianelli, GCSA's Chief Financial Officer. 


Each individual course costs $300 per person and you or your school will be billed upon registration. Scholarships are available for SCSC schools.


If an attendee misses a course, they will have the opportunity to complete it again in the next semester. Following each of the six required courses, attendees must take and pass an exam (with a score of 75% or higher) to earn their certification. Participants have up to three years to take and pass all exams to earn certification.

Georgia Charter Schools Association website

Staffing Toolkit for State Charter Schools


Kristen Easterbrook

Director of Charter Development


Naquita Smith

Charter Development Coordinator