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Principal Development Institute (PDI)

Building a Christian network

A conference for aspiring to mid-level Christian school leaders.

Illustration: Leadership PDI

Principal Development Institute

January 16–19, 2022  |  Scottsdale, Arizona

Available for lead principals with fewer than ten years of experience, PDI is a cohort model event that brings together a network of likeminded school leaders. In addition to training, there are small group discussions and opportunities to share specific challenges you are facing.

Register now by emailing . Limited space is still available.

Thank you for this incredibly valuable opportunity. I learned a great deal about my profession, not only from the facilitators, who clearly had expertise and wisdom, but I learned the most from passionate colleagues who do this difficult but important work with such faithfulness. I grew Spiritually, professionally and personally through this experience. It was a gift. I went back to my school feeling more prepared for what lies ahead.


Calvin Christian High School,
Grandville MI

PDI topics

Each PDI conference includes a series of small group discussions focused on areas where Christian school leaders experience challenges or growth opportunities.

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Reflections On Thriving School Leaders

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Creating a Vision for Success

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Step Back Consulting

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Thinking Systemically/Working Strategically

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Necessary Endings

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Governance & Sustainability

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Who Are We Serving: Missional vs. Covenantal

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Issues Facing Christian Schools

Cost to attend

The cost of the program has been partially funded by a generous grant from the CSI Foundation and has been set at $500 for all meals, private room, and instructional materials. 

"The PDI conference was a time of significant learning and networking for me. In my first year of full-time administration, the opportunity to gain from the advice and wisdom of trusted leaders in the field of education was invaluable. The opportunity to participate in an off-campus setting was also valuable since I could concentrate on learning and assimilating rather than on the daily concerns that are part of administration. I am deeply grateful for your investment in us as Christian school leaders, and ultimately, in the students who will benefit from a God-centered education."


Pella Christian High School
Pella, IA