Principals and Superintendents Step Up to the Challenge to Advance Georgia Education

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The Georgia Center for Performance Excellence examines best practices on introducing change in the education sector at its Mindshift event on Sept 19th, 2008.

The Georgia Center for Performance Excellence (GCPE), a not-for-profit organization empowering Georgia organizations to achieve excellence, is challenging Georgia's educators to be part of "Georgia's Mindshift for Education" September 19th, 2008. The first 80 Principals and Superintendents who participate in the GCPE Challenge, an online assessment of their school, based on the GCPE Framework for Performance Excellence will receive free registration to the September event. The online assessment provides educators with an evaluation of their strengths and challenges and will help them develop action plans to address key improvements that will take them to the next level.

At its showcase event on Friday September 19th, the Georgia Center for Performance Excellence will bring educators in Georgia together to learn about the new and valuable opportunities available to improve our state's education performance. Participants at the September event titled "Solving Georgia's Educational Challenge, Leveraging Best Practices in Pursuit of Excellence," will gain insight from the keynote speaker as well as a panel discussion featuring questions from event participants. The keynote speaker, Dr. Winston A. Whyte recipient of the Florida 2007 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and principal of Howard D. McMillan Middle School, a Florida Governor's Award recipient school, will be presenting "Leading an Organization through Change - The Sterling Experience". Educators who complete this workshop will understand how adoption of the Framework for Excellence improves student achievement, empowers staff, improves morale, and creates equity in education. They will take away replicable practices and real world next steps to promote educational excellence in Georgia.

This event is sponsored in part by Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead Atlanta

Location: Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
Date: Friday September 19th from 8:30-11:30 am.
To take the challenge and for more information visit http://www.GCPE.org

About The Georgia Center for Performance Excellence
The Georgia Center for Performance Excellence is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2007. It is working to significantly improve the state of education, healthcare and overall livability in the state of Georgia. Georgia's education challenges include a high-school dropout rate with an overall annual economic impact of $18 billion; 123,275 students who entered ninth grade did not graduate from high school over the past four years. The GCPE Framework for Excellence is directly adopted from the national Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Educational Excellence, which has demonstrated extraordinary results for schools. GCPE is empowering organizations by providing them with proven tools, resources and standards of excellence that improve customer value and overall business performance.

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