Educators Leadership Development Institute

About Educators Leadership Development Institute (ELDI)

Christian Schools International provides an exciting opportunity for classroom teachers to consider God’s call to administration. During the weeklong ELDI program, participants will learn from practicing administrators and explore their abilities through administration assessment exercises. Session topics include:

  • Administrator tasks and expectations
  • A biblical vision of leadership
  • Curriculum design
  • Professional development
  • Resource development
  • Board-administrator relationships
  • Administrators as spiritual leaders

Participants in the Educational Leadership Development Institute form a network of future leaders in Christian education while learning about relational servant leadership and effective management and governance. During the week, time is spent in the traditional classroom and in the natural classroom of our Creator who is to be glorified in all that we do.

 

Save the Date for 2017 ELDI

July 10–14, 2017
Sumas, Washington

ELDI will return to Sumas in 2017. Applications will be available in early 2017.

 

2016 ELDI

July 25–29, 2016
Orillia, Ontario

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2016 ELDI group ELDI participants, Orillia, Ontario, July 2016

 

2015 ELDI

July 6–10, 2015
Cedar Springs Conference Center
Sumas, Washington

ELDI 2015 ELDI participants, Sumas, Washington, July 2015

July 20–24, 2015
Haworth Conference Center, Hope College
Holland, Michigan

The 2015 ELDI Holland, MI group ELDI participants, Holland, Michigan, July 2015

 

Testimonials from recent ELDI participants

“ELDI was an amazing week. Trusting relationships were built and there was tons of professional growth as we discussed everything we learned about.”

“An awesome spirit of honesty, openness and genuine caring [was demonstrated] from course leaders towards all of us.”

“Thank you so much! It was so well organized and thorough, there was nothing that was not beneficial or applicable.”

“I learned more in this week about myself, leadership, Christian education and following God’s calling than I think I could have learned in any other situation. Thank you.”

“Thank you for this amazing opportunity. It has both affirmed me and challenged me.”

“ELDI shaped my vision for Christian education leadership in a way I never expected.”

 

ELDI Graduates

2016 Alumni | Lonneke Brown | Jake Busby | Angela Castano | Christian Cobos | Ben Dykhouse | Peter Himanen | Rob MacDonald | Sheila May | Deb Miller | Susan Noordermeer | Josh Patience | Sally Schooten | David Sneller | Lynette Van de Hoef | Tim Van Doesburg | Tyler Van Schepen | Carol Verbeek

2015 Alumni | Amanda Albright | René Angermeier | Rachel Arnold | Cam Befus | Jonathan Boone | Derek Brower | Aaron Cole-Rouser | Mike DeJong | April Deur | Daniel Frlan | Lisa Garrido | Abby Hall Choi | Matthew Hilbelink | Klaas Hoekstra | Pete Hoekstra | Maureen Jarvis | Brandy Ketterman | Andrea Kidd | Andrew Kleyn | Tammie Lenz | Paul Modahl | Tom Molenkamp | Becky Paynter | Clint Schenk | Janelle Sievert | Shawn Taal | Ronald Vanden Pol | Mark VanderWerf | Daniel Verbeek | James Walraven | Stuart Welsh | Laura Witten | Roberta Wong | Krista Wright

2014 Alumni | Bradley Armishaw | Todd Bakker | Veronica Barrios Orozco | Matthew Bekkering | Tim Cavey | Chuck Commeret | Jessica Concannon | Dawnyshia Dykshoorn | Regina Faber | Bethany Gerber | Carlos Gutierrez | Lisa Hamming | Brenda Harms | Jean Hino | Greg Hollett | Kathleen Huizing | Trevor Lampen | Jon Kroeze | Eric Lammers | Henry Lammers | Cynthia McCarthy | Audrey McGregor | Susan Newman | Brian Oger | Jelko Oosterhof | Kayla Ratcliffe | Michael Riezebos | Tracy Rosenberg | Diana Schmidt

2013 Alumni | Aaron Trimble | Brad Klok | Bradley Mockabee | Chris Verveda | David Mosterd | Donna Yanew | Judy DeWaal | Julia Haazen | Julie Schaffner | Kathleen Andringa | Kenda Matte | Leonardo Castaneda | Lisa Leep | Marcia Cummings | Maria Klompmaker | Mark Huberts | Matthew Wiers | Sandra Veenstra | Sherie Abbey | Tamara Doig

2012 Alumni | Brian Kemper| Christopher Pluister | Dawn Pinson | Heather VanOoyen | Ingrid Roeper | Jody Scheerer | Matthew Heinbuch | Michael Vander Kooi | Nicholas Groen | Paul Voskamp | Rachel De Haan | Ron Vandenburg | Sherry Bokma | Stephan Hoogendijk | Tina Covert | Barbara Wall | Joel Alberts | Matthew Van Muyen | Megan Donovan | Michael Wiersma | Michelle Contant | Myles Fenske | Owen Webb | Paul Turkin | Ronald Masengi | Sean Alaric | Shannon Gillespie | Sigfried Ong | Timothy Vander Hooft

2011 Alumni | Amanda Brouwer | Anita Haddock | Brandon Helder | David Brouwer | Evelyn Bouwman | Heidi VanSledright | James Peterson | Jodi Wildschut | Joshua Bowar | Karin Loubser | Lisa Sjaarda | Paul  Struwe | Philip Bonk | Sheila Tietgen | Tanya Pennings | Vicki White | Betty Boomsma | Bryan Young | Cheryl Barnard | David Bevaart | David Bevaart | David Moon | Donna Veenstra | Edward Tennant | Ginette Mack | Heather Healey | Kelsey Horlings | Kimberly Schellenberg | Lisa Verveda | Pieter Katerberg | Ron Neels | Shelley Smith

2010 Alumni | Arlet Veurink | Brad Martens | Cynthia Vellekoop | Danny Nagtegaal | Jason Visser | Jennifer Winslow | Joel Netz | Matthew Klassen | Matthew Schuring | Michael Van Someren | Sophie Nagtegaal | Steven Van Dyk | Wendy Enns

2009 Alumni | Aaron de Jager | Adam Sterenberg | Evert TenBruggencate | Jacqueline Gerrits | Jason Heemskerk | Jonathan DeVries | Joseph Smits | Karen VanWyk | Kevin Smith | Michael VanderBoor | Moses Myung | Sharon Mulder | Timothy Bentum | Will Lammers | Adam Reid | Amy Zwiep | Daniel Olydam | David Westra | David Wlasitz | Denise Padgett | Edith Dening | Edith van der Boom | Heidi Flikkema | James Costley | Karin Vredeveld | Kent Ezell | Kevin Vos | Mary Joan Visscher | Melissa Moore | Patty Schuurman | Rozlyn Kerr

2008 Alumni | Anita Prange | Catharina Lubbers | Charles Schoenmaker | Fred Breukelman | Jessica Bandstra | John Andringa | Judith Vargas | Justin Cook | Kimberly Karhoff | Krista Hoogeveen | Mark Allen | Natalie VanAndel | Priscila Echegollen | Randy Zondag | Rita Bergsma | Shannon Marcus | Anda Foxwell | Daniel Bierema | Darren Spyksma | Gaylene Cardow | Glenda Jullion | Jacob Rodgers | Jeremy Tinsley | Joy Tansky | Lisa Conlin | Lois Ann Brewer | Maureen Vaags-Nyhof | Noreen Hoffmann | Peggy Hawks | Vicki deHaan | Wendy Hofman | Marianne Luteyn | Jason Paul | Karin van Wijk | Myra Yen

2007 Alumni | Daniel VanKooten | Debra Flores | Jennifer Moore | Kevin Bouwers | Kevin Langmaack | Nathan Siebenga | Robbert Bakker | Stephanie Miedema | Timothy Paauw | Dawn Kroontje |Gabe Kremler | George Graffunder | Heather Hart | Jacque Burkhalter | Jodie Bomhof | Matthew Driediger | Matthew Kamps | Mel Brandsma | Michelle Nederlof | Pamela Marissen | Seth Bakker | Tammie Flanders | Sue Alberts | Sylvia DeWeerd | Sean Engbers | Sylvia Tymos | Adrian Vandenberg

2006 Alumni | Andrea Wiebe | Deborah Abbey | Jodi Jordan | Kari Bonnema | Karla Falk | Lowell Graham | Marty Baas | Mary DeBoer | Matthew Mann | Simone Scholing | Sonya Vander Velde | Valerie Con | Verlan Nikkel | Giani Kantor | Valerie Wong

2005 Alumni | Christina Bucci | Corey Navis | Corrie Leenstra | Dianne Hornor | James Onderlinde | Jason Kupery | Jennifer Ritzema | Justin DeMoor | Katherine Barr | Leonard Fakkema | Michael Meinema | Murray Long | Nathan Stob | Rodney Brandsen | Shannon Foster | Jessica Logan

2004 Alumni | Barbara Schipper | Donna Bouvette | Gregory Hiemstra | Jonathan Van Der Laan | Margareth Lise | Mark Witvliet | Mary Guthrie | Michael Folkema | Randy Moes | Robert Koning | Sean Rathburn | Thomas Postema | Timothy Blamer | Barb McKenzie | Stephanie Wagner