CSM LEARN Mission
To train, mentor, and inspire a generation of Christian school leaders
who will transform their schools with and for the next generation of children
to powerfully impact the world for Jesus.
Transformation Leadership Academy Online is designed by Christian School industry leaders, steeped in research and practice, founded on Scriptural insights and understandings. It provides critical professional skills needed by you to succeed in today’s competitive and spiritually challenging marketplace.
Don’t pay for hotel, for travel, and stay safe. Tuck your children into bed every night and gather around the dinner table for fellowship and good eating. Spend the day immersed in a community of skilled professionals who want only Godly success for you.
Read below and make up your mind today to join us!
Transformation Leadership Academy is designed for:
"Christian school leadership is more complex, more demanding, and more needed than ever. Traditional graduate programs fail to prepare Christian school leaders and provide ongoing support to address this reality. Transformation Academy provides the framework, content, and mentorship to prepare future and current leaders to thrive in leading Christian Schools. It is one of the only programs to comprehensively tackle critical leadership roles in the areas of finance, fundraising, board governance, spiritual leadership, and data-driven organizational benchmarking. If I were replacing myself in the role of HOS at my school, Transformation Academy would be mandatory for my successor."
Content video teaching will be available two weeks before the Academy for you to review. This is not mandatory but is provided as a service to help the effectiveness of the instruction that will try to be as practical as possible. Each of the 12 sessions will be represented by a 30 minute teaching content video.
At the Academy itself, Bill and Simon will interact personally with you in twelve 90 minute sessions that go in depth for each of the topics. They are eager to spend personal time with individuals or groups outside of the teaching time.
2020: Sophia (Wisdom)
2021: Poimen (Shepherd)
Completing both leadership levels will result in the granting of a CSM Principal Leadership Certificate.
|Session||Year One (2020)||Year Two Example|
|Tuesday 8.00-9.30||Mission, Students, and your School||Philanthropy – the Mary Principle and Annual Giving|
|Tuesday 10.00-11.30||Income and Expenses||Philanthropy – Leadership Giving and Solicitation|
|Tuesday 1.00-2.30||Key Performance Indicators||Your Family Relationship Plan #2|
|Wednesday 8.00-9.30||Strategic Financial Management||Human Resources #1|
|Wednesday 10.00-11.30||Strategic Plan||Human Resources #2|
|Wed 1.00-2.30||The CSM Enrollment Model #1||Faculty Culture|
|Thursday 8.00-9.30||The CSM Enrollment Model #2||Faculty Evaluation|
|Thursday 10.00-11.30||The CSM Enrollment Model #3||Strategic Academic Plan|
|Thursday 1.00-2.30||Family Relationship Plan #1||Board Recruitment and Evaluation|
|Friday 8.00-9.30||Board Governance||Scheduling and Sacred Time|
|Friday 10.00-11.30||Board Committees||Schedule and the Student Experience|
|Friday 1.00-2.30||Sharing Your Plan||Sharing Your Plan|
As you prepare for the Academy and as you work through the week, you are preparing a plan for implementing what you are learning. Reflecting on your current knowledge and experience, and in conversation with your teachers and your fellow administrators, you will develop a plan for execution in the coming year.
Each afternoon between 2.30 and 5.00, Bill and Simon will focus open dialogue between participants about the implications and practical realities of implementing best practices in a COVID environment. Talk with a colleague - help a colleague. Drop in and out as your time allows. This is your opportunity to network and personalize even more what you are learning.
Bill and Simon are interested and intent on one on one sessions with you so that you can make your time totally practical. You will learn a lot of theory and research and application; you will benefit the most as you use that information to make it practical for you and for your school. The intent is to make this the most practical leadership training you have ever had.
For any questions about speakers or session content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the syllabus of instruction here.
The Academy opens on Tuesday July 7th with the upload of the twelve 30 minute content videos for participants to review if they wish.
Tuesday to Friday, July 21-24, 2020
You can download the entire schedule and syllabus here.
|Sophia (2020)||CSM Member School||Non-Member School|
|Sophia plus Executive Coaching||$1998||$2598|
For your CSM coupon code to obtain the member pricing, please contact Janice Deprez at: email@example.com
Following the Academy, participants can access Executive Coaching at a steeply discounted rate. The Coaching includes eight 90 minute monthly sessions where the leader can discuss issues, gain advice and counsel around daily or strategic challenges, and reflect on the intersect of personal and professional roles. The combined price for this is:
$1998 CSM Member
This is only available at this price as a combined cost and only available with Academy registration.
Note: the a la carte cost for six Coaching Sessions is a .25 tuition for Members and .35 tuition for non-Members.
Your registration fee includes:
If you are coming with a leader who wants to come with a mentee, please email Simon Jeynes at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the special 50% rate for the leader.
Craft a proposal using these key points.
Simon Jeynes, Executive Director of CSM, and Bill Simmer, Senior Consultant, are leading the Retreat. Simon has been in Christian education since 1977 and personally consulted intensely with over 170 schools. Bill has been in both post-secondary and secondary Christian education going back to his student years. Bill and Simon are two of the founders of CSM and committed to extending God’s Kingdom, “letting the little children come to me” (Matthew 19: 14). You can get in touch with Bill at email@example.com; Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to email@example.com 45 days prior to the event will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available, but replacement registrants are welcomed. The deposit is non-refundable in any circumstances.
For most of us who get involved in Christian schooling, it doesn’t take long to realize that it’s unlike any other type of organization. Training in the non-profit and for-profit world both fall short of addressing the unique circumstances of the business/ministry paradox in private Christian education. In my first year as a head of school, I felt like an astronaut without a tether – very aware of all the vast things I didn’t know and not sure which way was ‘up.’ Transformation Academy served as my “ground control” experience. Addressing both the strategic and the spiritual, I returned to my school with a framework for progress and a variety of effective tools for helping my board understand our specific opportunities for improvement. Implementation of those improvements are on-going, but my school has gone from ‘swirling the drain’ to a financially-sound, mission-focused educational ministry. Prayer, hard-work and great intentions can take you far – but it matters to first know that you’re going in the right direction. Transformation Academy was paramount in determining our focus for change.
The value in Transformation Academy is greater than the investment to attend. I arrived at Transformation Academy with 10 years of experience as head of school and felt like I left with the most valuable leadership training I had ever received for Christian education. Those two years changed my life and my trajectory as a head of school. I left that experience feeling equipped to make decisions that would radically change the effectiveness and sustainability of our school. Transformation Academy truly is transformational. That was five years ago. Since then, our school has grown, added a campus, built a strategic reserve, added highly qualified staff in administrative positions, and made changes to curriculum and programs to better meet the needs of our students. Everyone in Christian school leadership should participate in Transformation Academy to change the course of Christian education for the Kingdom!
Christian school leadership is more complex, more demanding, and more needed than ever. Traditional graduate programs fail to prepare Christian school leaders and provide ongoing support to address this reality. Transformation Academy provides the framework, content, and mentorship to prepare future and current leaders to thrive in leading Christian Schools. It is one of the only programs to comprehensively tackle critical leadership roles in the areas of finance, fundraising, board governance, spiritual leadership, and data-driven organizational benchmarking. If I were replacing myself in the role of HOS at my school, Transformation Academy would be mandatory for my successor.