Governor's Commonwealth Institute

for Parent Leadership

Apply Now! Application deadline: June 1, 2013

What is the Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership?

  • The Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, based on a sixteen-year program of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, helps Kentucky parents become more involved in improving public schools to enhance academic achievement for all students.

Who will participate?

  • The institute is open to all parents and caregivers of public school students and those who work with students. Participants must have an interest in the improvement of Kentucky public schools. Participation in GCIPL is by application. Each institute accepts 30 participants.

How much does this training cost?

  • The institute is FREE to all participants; all expenses including meals, rooms and materials will be provided.

Northern Kentucky GCIPL


  • Florence, KY


  • August 23-24, 2013
  • September 27-28, 2013
  • October 18-19, 2013

Attendance at all six days is required

Note: Due to requirements in obtained funding, only applications from the following 11 counties will be accepted for the Northern KY Institute:

Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Robertson, and Pendleton

Here is how we are making a difference in schools:

Training is guaranteed to be engaging, interactive and informative

Participants will:

  • Enhance their leadership and communications skills
  • Learn about the public education system in Kentucky
  • Receive and learn how to read and understand the test data from their school and district
  • Learn about achievement gaps in our schools
  • Partner with their school administrators, teachers and other parents to improve student achievement
  • Connect to an existing network of committed parents and community leaders
  • Commit to leading at least one project in a school or community
  • Receive support and coaching as they plan and implement their project
  • Maintain an ongoing connection with the Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL)

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