Emerging Leaders Development Institute
July 6–8, 2023 | Wheaton, Illinois
In partnership with Christian School Canada, Emerging Leaders Development Institute (ELDI) offers participants the opportunity to form a network of future leaders in Christian education while learning about relational servant leadership and effective management and governance.
The deadline to apply to the summer institute has passed.
The goal of ELDI is to encourage and guide participants in discerning their calling to Christian school leadership.
Have you wondered if school leadership is for you? Have you been encouraged to pursue leadership by your school leaders or others? Participating in ELDI is a great step to take to find some of those answers! 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. Through the program, you will have a chance to develop relationships with school leaders with many years of combined experience. But more than that, you will join a cohort of teachers just like you. Participants in the Emerging Leaders Development Institute form a strong bond with a network of future leaders in Christian education while learning about relational servant leadership and effective school management and governance and visionary planning. Join this year’s cohort!
Part 1: Setting the foundation: in-person at Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
- July 6–8, 2023
Part 2: Diving Deeper into the Key Roles of School Leaders
- Meet five times virtually (two hours) throughout the school year
Part 3: Glimpses into the Work and Life of Leaders
- Participants will meet one-on-one or in small groups with two current school leaders
Part 4: Celebration
- A virtual half day to wrap up the experience—date to be determined
- $500/participant (USD for Americans, CAD for Canadians)
- $1,500/participant from non-member schools (non-CSI, non-Christian Schools Canada)
- Schools will be responsible for travel costs as well as costs associated with releasing their staff member to attend sessions (e.g. substitute teacher costs).
- March 15: Deadline for applications
- April 1: Applicants will be notified of their status
- May 1: Registration payment due for selected applicants
- June 30: Programming begins
"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!"
San Jose Christian School
San Jose, CA
A Biblical Vision of Leadership
Administrators as Spiritual Leaders
Developing a Personal Mission Statement
“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