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At Greater Capacity Consortium, we offer a variety of services tailored to K-12 and higher education.



We take care to get to know the players on your school’s team and customize our playbook to your state’s law and your authorizer’s rules of the game. We drill you on the basics, target points of weakness to get your organization in shape, and promote the kind of team play that will score you winning results.  


We model a facilitative and adaptive style to fully engage participants in the experience and tailor the learning to the specific needs of the group. Our methods involve:


  • effective use of multi-media, including streaming video segments, presentation slides, guided discussions, handouts and other printed resources to reinforce the learning in several modes;
  • conducting research in advance about the charter school and authorizer, including a review of state law, the charter, bylaws, board minutes, newsletters, online news searches and other sources;
  • interviews with the board chair and school leader, minimally, and other board members as desired;
  • understanding our audience to the fullest extent so our training time together can be more engaging from start to finish on the day of the in-person workshop or webinar; and
  • assessing the work that we do together and following up with your board to reinforce best practices.


Board Training.

A practical, motivational, and research-based approach to schooling your board in the elements of good governance. Our workshops, delivered in a 4 to 6 hour format, cover

the following:

  • Nonprofit Board Service in a Chartering Context
  • Governance vs. Management
  • Board Structure, Fiduciary Roles & Ethics
  • (incl. Conflict of Interest)
  • Open Meetings Law, Public Recordkeeping & Related Transparency Issues
  • Efficient Meeting Management Tips
  • Financial & Program Oversight & Sponsor Accountability
  • Priority-Setting, Planning & Evaluation

Education Reform

Our team has special expertise honed over a dozen years in coaching boards on effective charter, cyber or conversion school governance.


For General Use Nationwide

Click here for a general overview and client list. 


For Florida Charter School Boards

We offer FL-DoE certified training both online and in person. Our training fulfills requirements for training in ethics, conflicts of interest, government in the sunshine, financial responsibility and much more comprehensive four-hour and refresher two-hour formats.


Click for details on our Florida training, including rates and options. 


Email us to schedule either an online or in=person workshop for your board.


Click to view FL Rule 6A-6.0784 on Approved Governance Training. 


Web-Based Options.

We also offer web-based training that is either self-paced (asynchronous) or in real-time (synchronous), which board members can access from the convenience of home, office or school.


Launch Virtual Module Teaser.

“Greater Capacity gets high marks for incorporating online learning techniques to best engage busy volunteers on the go, but without compromising board interaction. Very professional facilitation! 

  — Judith Stein, Executive Director, National Institute for Educational Options

“Greater Capacity led our K-8 school on a multi-phase charter renewal process that managed to unite disparate interests around a new clarity of vision with sensible goals and targeted dashboards. We just re-hired the team this cycle to guide us in devising an appropriate growth strategy for our second decade.”

   Ed Rutkowski, Executive Director, Patterson Park Public Charter School