What has the biggest influence on a student's success? In the 21st century, schools now dissect, disaggregate, and use data to improve instruction for all groups of students—and high-quality teaching has emerged as the overwhelming answer. But quality teaching demands effective school leadership, especially because the competition in Christian education has increased and the pool of potential school leaders has decreased.

Building Professional Capacity and Excellence through a Commitment to Leadership Growth and Development

CSI's is fully committed to developing strong Christian leadership at all school sites and at all levels. From teacher leaders to Board members, relevant and experiential programs are available. Determine your needs according to this progression of leadership development programs.

Christian Schools International's Leadership Development programs focus on the following:

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Facilitating learning that guides Christian school leaders to craft climate, culture, and community in ways that advance student learning, promote faculty flourishing, and serve as powerful acts of worship

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Helping you continue to make a meaningful contribution to your team, which means you become more effective in the workplace. This development assists you in advancing in your career and moving into new positions where you can lead, manage, influence, coach, and mentor others.

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Ensuring that you, in your leadership position, stay relevant, informed, and up to date. You are more aware of the changing trends and directions in your profession. The pace of change is probably faster than it's ever been - and this truth is the new culture that we live and work in.

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The Emerging Leaders Development Institute (ELDI) is designed for emerging leaders. This weeklong summer boot camp explores today's leadership challenges.

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The Principal Development Institute (PDI) is a three-day program where cohort groups of 16 work together and focus on critical issues facing Christian schools.

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Board Governance Workshops are critical to the long-term health of our schools, designed to make board members more effective in their roles.

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At the CEO Roundtable, CEOs engage in a day and a half of discussion, identifying issues found in the business world and larger schools.

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Upcoming Events

Principal Development Institute (PDI)

February 19–22, 2023 | Scottsdale, Arizona

The next Principal Development Institute will be held on February 19–22, 2023 at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. PDI offers principals the opportunity to build a network of professional peers who stand ready to support them in carrying out their increasingly complex calling. Stay tuned for more information about applying.

Christian Deeper Learning Conference

March 8–10, 2023 | Vancouver, British Columbia

The sixth annual Christian Deeper Learning conference (CDL6) will be held at Surrey Christian School in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 8–10, 2023. Site visits will take place at Christian Deeper Learning Schools on March 8, as well as two days of workshops for teachers and school leadership on March 9–10. At CDL6, you will hear from Christian educators using different models of Deeper Learning in the Christian school context at the beginning and advanced implementation stages, and more. Stay tuned for more details.

Emerging Leaders Development Institute

June 25–28, 2023

Participants in the Emerging Leaders Development Institute (ELDI) form a network of future leaders in Christian education while learning about relational servant leadership and effective management and governance. Designed for teachers, ELDI is a hybrid program, both in person and virtual, that will allow you to focus on developing an understanding of school leadership and the role that God may be planning for you. Stay tuned for more information about applying to the summer 2023 institute. 

Recent Leadership Development Articles

The Colossian Forum Zoom Town Hall Meeting

Watch a Zoom recording with CSI member school administrators, who were invited to participate in a town hall meeting with The Colossian Forum.

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The Colossian Forum Zoom Town Hall Meeting

Board Governance Training Zoom Town Hall Meeting

Watch a Zoom recording with CSI member school administrators on board governance training. Leadership Consultant Joel Westa facilitated this training.

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Board Governance Training Zoom Town Hall Meeting

School Culture 360 Zoom Town Hall Meeting

Watch a Zoom recording with CSI member school administrators about School Culture 360™. Featured speaker is Dr. Ashley Berner, deputy director from Johns Hopkins University.

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School Culture 360 Zoom Town Hall Meeting
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“I have attended both ELDI and PDI and have been encouraged and affirmed by both conferences. The instruction and interaction with instructors and other attendees was very deep and meaningful. The teaching and learning both in class and outside of class was excellent.”

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Kalamazoo Christian School
Kalamazoo, MI