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Emerging Leaders Development Institute (ELDI)

Readying educators for an administrative role

ELDI is geared toward classroom educators considering administrative roles. 

Illustration: Leadership ELDI

Emerging Leaders Development Institute

Discerning Your Call to Leadership

Stay tuned for updates about applying to the summer 2022 session.  

About ELDI

During the weeklong program, participants receive management and governance training as well as assessment from current administrators. In the process, participants form a close network of peers they can turn to for years to come.

Participants in the Emerging Leaders 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.

"This program is so amazing! This has truly opened my eyes on the ins and outs of educational leadership and the sessions allow you to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and how to better yourself. The facilitators are so welcoming and make you feel a part of the program. The morning devotionals definitely help set the tone and get you mentally prepared for the day ahead. The offsite events also make team building that much more fun! I have learned so much and all this information and hands-on learning activities and simulations made it real and applicable which I enjoyed!"

ELDI Participant

San Jose Christian School
San Jose, CA

Leadership ELDI 10

ELDI topics

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A Biblical Vision of Leadership

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Administrators as Spiritual Leaders

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Curriculum Design

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Professional Development

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Resource Development

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Board-Administrator Relationships

ELDI 2018 group photo

“This week has been both enlightening and encouraging.  I have felt encouraged to continue pursuing the avenue of leadership within Christian education, whatever that may look like over the next number of years.  The experiences shared by the facilitators were interesting and pertinent, definitely helpful as I try to imagine what the role of principal would be like.  I have appreciated the openness and honesty of the facilitators throughout the week.  What a fantastic week with an incredible group of people!  God is good!  Thank you for all your work putting this week together!”


Chatham Christian School
Chatham, ON