Artisan Leader Conference Series

An Ed Leadership Conference Series with Mike Rutherford

Registration is now open!

GOCSD is proud to announce that Mike Rutherford has agreed to host an Artisan Leadership Conference in the Ozarks during the 2018 - 2019 school year.


For greatest benefit and impact, plan to register a vertical team that can influence change. Your team might include central office leaders, principals, lead teachers, and school board members.


This conference series totals six days of learning consisting of three two-day workshops hosted in the fall, spring, and summer will be held at the Branson Public Schools Administration Building Board Room.

Artisan Leader Conference Series

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 9am to Friday, Oct. 5th, 3:30pm

1756 Bee Creek Road

Branson, MO

Save the dates!

Conference #1: October 4 - 5, 2018

Understanding Self and Others
Building Clear and Compelling Direction
Time and Life Management


Conference #2: February 7 - 8, 2019

Reading and Shaping Organizational Culture
Designing and Leading Change
Leadership Transitions & Succsession Planning


Conference #3: June 20 - 21, 2019

Communication, Pesuasion, and Influencing Skills
Leading High-Performing Teams
Ethics and Moral Decision Making

Conference Registration

Conference cost is $500 per person for each two-day conference or $1500 for all three.

Conference registration includes session(s), lunch, and materials.


Register here for any or all of the three two-day conferences.

Important Reminder!

Save the Date for the GOCSD INNOVATION SUMMIT May 28 - 29, 2019 in Branson, MO.

GOCSD Member Districts

Ash Grove, Aurora, Ava, Blue Eye, Bolivar, Branson, Cabool, Camdenton, Clever, Dadeville, Everton, Fair Grove, Fair Play, Fordland, Forsyth, Gainesville, Galena, Halfway, Hartville, Hermitage, Hickory Co. (Skyline), Hollister, Houston, Hurley, Kirbyville, Laclede Co. (Conway), Lebanon, Logan-Rogersville, Macks Creek, Mansfield, Marionville, Marion C. Early (Morrisville), Mark Twain, Marshfield, Mountain Grove, Mountain View-Birch Tree, Nixa, Oak Hill, Ozark, Plainview, Plato, Pleasant Hope, Redeemer Lutheran, Reeds Spring, Republic, Sparta, Springfield, Strafford, Summit Preparatory School, Taneyville, Thayer, Weaubleau, West Plains, Willard, Willow Springs

GOCSD University Partners

College of the Ozarks, Evangel University, Drury University, Lindenwood University, Missouri State University, Southwest Baptist University