2020 CSM Transformation Academy: July 20 – 24 at Wesleyan Christian Academy, NC

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.

Principal / Head of School Professional Learning and Certification

Learn a lot. Learn intensely. Practice what you learn. Learn with a professional mentor. This is the learning and certification that will empower you to fill your school, excite your faculty, inspire your Board, and most importantly serve your children. CSM comes alongside you, partners with you, and supports you through this leadership program leading to expertise and certification. 

The syllabus is in a two-year rotation. In the first year of your attendance, you achieve the Sophia (Wisdom) qualification. In the second year of your attendance, you achieve the Poimen (Shepherd) qualification. The two years can be taken in any order. You can also come for one year only.

Each year comprises a summer leadership retreat (Transformation Academy) and an academic year of subsequent action and reflection. 

Year One: Sophia (Wisdom)

Year Two: Poimen (Shepherd)

During the academic year following each Retreat, there are two opportunities to meet together in a video conversation with each other and the Retreat Leaders to discuss and ask questions. In addition, every participant will have access to two one on one 60 minute coaching / mentoring sessions with a CSM Retreat Leader. Each of the Leaders is accessible by email throughout the year. Your CSM membership gives you access to over 100 articles (freely) that will inform many details of Christian school leadership and management. Each participant will both work/use their own data as well as document a project at their own school that relates directly to their own leadership.

For any questions about speakers or session content, please contact  christianschoolmanagement@gmail.org  

You can download the syllabus of instruction here

Monday to Friday, July 20-24, 2020 and

Monday to Friday, July 19-23, 2021

  • First session at 3PM on Monday followed by a Welcome Dinner
  • Final session concludes at 12.30PM on Friday followed by Lunch

You can download the entire schedule and syllabus here.

Wesleyan Christian Academy, 1917 North Centennial Street, High Point, NC27262

https://www.wesed.org 

CSM is grateful to WCA for partnering in this important way. We will be using the brand new conference center on campus with a variety of breakout options for our group.

Wesleyan Christian Academy is a private, Christian-based college preparatory school located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Founded in 1971, it's a place where students engage daily in an academic curriculum in which God's Word is woven into each subject, activity and experience. It's also a place where teachers work to develop the very best in each student. We are family at Wesleyan, and it shows.

Note: there is at least a $1300 savings by registering for the 2 year program. Don't forget to request your CSM Membership coupon to save at least $150.00.

Sophia (one year) CSM Member School    Non-Member School  
Before April 30, 2020 $2300 $2450
After April 30, 2020 $2400 $2600
Sophia and Poimen 

(two years)

CSM Member School    Non-Member School  
Before April 30, 2020 $3600 $3750
After April 30, 2020 $3800 $3900

For your CSM coupon code to obtain the member pricing, please contact Janice Deprez.

Your registration fee includes:

      • 24 hours of intensive professional study
      • Time for mentoring and coaching by the Academy leaders
      • 2 dinners (Monday and Thursday)
      • 4 breakfasts (Tuesday through Friday)
      • 4 lunches (Tuesday through Friday)
      • Break snacks / drinks

     

For a two year registration, you can pay in two installments. The first 50% is on registration. The second 50% would be on the day of the Academy. To do that, send a check by mail identifying yourself as a registrant and bring a check in July. That would then be in two fiscal years.
The mail should be sent to:
CSM CFO
Transformation Academy
1901 Lenawee SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49506
If you are coming with a leader who wants to come with a mentee, please email Simon Jeynes at christianschoolmanagement@gmail.com to find out incredible and special rates for you.

Craft a proposal using  these key points.

  • Direct impact on enrollment i.e. knowing and reflecting on that knowledge will lead to strategies and practices that will enhance both retention and new enrollment. We will boldly say that your fees will be easily paid back through tuition income. We are not saying this casually – it’s why CSM exists. If your enrollment is not impacted, CSM is not fulfilling its vision.
  • Direct impact on philanthropy i.e. the communications skills and campaign layouts will further inspire your donors to give optimally and widen the circle of donors. This will be an added bonus to your enrollment increases.
  • Direct impact on you. Of course, you will know more. More importantly, the knowledge and skills that you will take with you on your vocational journey will help you achieve better balance in your personal / professional life, and give you better confidence to both lead your team and serve your Board.
  • Direct impact on your Board. You will be able to provide the Board with clarity as to their role and help them enact it with energy and focus. They will themselves see themselves as stronger leaders of the school and enjoy the increased success that, as partners, Principal and Board can achieve.
  • Direct impact on your family. As you hone and improve your leadership and the leadership of those around you, and as your enrollment and philanthropy provide better resources to operate the school, so you will be able to spend more time with your family and enjoy a better balance of life. 
  • Direct impact on your faith. We believe we are called to our work and we believe that God is faithful in our work. As we carry our loaves and fish to Jesus, we are confident that He will bless them and feed the 5,000. We will say with the Psalmist, all your works praise you O God (Ps. 145). And God’s grace, which is all sufficient, will be with us and help us extend His kingdom here on earth as in heaven. 

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 wanderinggnomb@gmail.com; Simon at  christianschoolmanagement@gmail.com.

Lodging is not included in the fee. Here is a partial list of accommodations in the area representing various price points. 

Seven Oaks Bed and Breakfast  http://www.7oaksbedandbreakfast.com/ 

Wingate by Wyndham High Point  https://www.wyndhamhotels.com  

Marriott Courtyard High Point  https://www.marriott.com 

JH Adams Inn  https://jhadamsinn.com/

Hampton Inn Hilton High Point  https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/hptnchx-hampton-high-point/ 

Red Roof Inn High Point-University (pet friendly if you’re bringing your family)  https://www.redroof.com/property/nc/High-Point/RRI275 

Motel 6 High Point  https://www.motel6.com

Closest airport: Piedmont Triad International Airport (17 miles)

https://flyfrompti.com/

Direct flights from (among others): Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington

International airports near High Point, NC

81 miles: Raleigh, NC (RDU / KRDU)  Raleigh-Durham International Airport

83 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT)  Charlotte Douglas International Airport

195 miles: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR / KMYR)  Myrtle Beach International Airport

217 miles: Richmond, VA (RIC / KRIC)  Richmond International Airport

Domestic airports near High Point, NC

17 miles: Greensboro, NC (GSO / KGSO) Piedmont Triad International Airport

81 miles: Raleigh, NC (RDU / KRDU)  Raleigh-Durham International Airport

83 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT)  Charlotte Douglas International Airport

From Charlotte and points South
From I-85 North take Exit 87 toward Lexington/Winston-Salem/Business 85. Follow Business 85 to High Point. Take 311 North toward Winston-Salem (Do NOT take Business 311 - Main Street). Exit at Eastchester Drive, Exit 67; turn left onto Eastchester. Go approximately one mile to Wesleyan Christian Academy; the school is on the left across the street from Oak Hollow Mall. 

From Winston-Salem and points West
Take I-40 East toward Greensboro. Take Exit 196 to 311 South toward High Point. Take Exit 67 to Eastchester Drive; turn right onto Eastchester. Go approximately one mile to Wesleyan Christian Academy; the school is on the left across the street from Oak Hollow Mall. 

From points North
Take I-85 South to Greensboro. Take Business 85 South toward High Point. Exit on 311 North toward Winston-Salem (Do NOT take Business 311 - Main Street). Exit at Eastchester Drive, Exit 67. Turn left on Eastchester. Go approximately one mile to Wesleyan Christian Academy. The school is on the left across from Oak Hollow Mall. 


Alternate Route From I-40 (between Winston-Salem and Greensboro), take Exit 210 to Highway 68 South toward High Point. Go approximately eight miles on 68 South, which becomes Eastchester Drive as you get into High Point. The school is on the left across from Oak Hollow Mall.

Your registration fee includes:

  • Monday: dinner
  • Tuesday: breakfast, lunch
  • Wednesday: breakfast, lunch
  • Thursday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Friday: breakfast, lunch

Break snacks will also be provided.

Food provider is Flik http://www.flik-usa.com/ 

Your spouse is welcome to join you for meals if you book and pay for those meals ahead of time:

Breakfast $15.00; Lunch $20.00; Dinner $50.00

Business casual (erring on the side of casual) is always safe with us. We want you to be comfortable. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater in case you find the meeting room chilly. There can be significant temperature changes inside to outside. 

Historical average temperatures are 88 during the day and 69 at night.

For your CSM coupon code to obtain the member pricing, please contact Janice Deprez.

For any other questions with regard to the Academy, please contact Simon Jeynes at: christianschoolmanagement@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to Janice Deprez 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.

Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio: Registration, attendance at, or participation in CSM meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CSM’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

Please register here.

Note: there is at least a $1300 savings by registering for the 2 year program. Don't forget to request your CSM Membership coupon to save at least $150.00.

Note: There are two levels of certification. A one year and a two. There are coupon codes available for CSM Members. Please contact Janice Deprez.

Looking for things to do while in North Carolina. https://www.visitnc.com/things-to-do

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