Dr. Josh Bowar, head of school at Sioux Center Christian School and CSI accreditation regional coordinator, is this month’s Lead Well guest author. Learn his ten keys to unlock thriving in Christian school leadership.
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 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:
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
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.
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.
The Emerging Leaders Development Institute (ELDI) is designed for emerging leaders. This weeklong summer boot camp explores today's leadership challenges.
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.
Board Governance Workshops are critical to the long-term health of our schools, designed to make board members more effective in their roles.
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.
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.
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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.”
Kalamazoo Christian School