Leading Your Team Through a Strategic Organizational Structure: Principles and Guidelines for All Sizes of Schools

by Rod Gilbert July 22, 2017

Leading a team of visionary adults through changes and organizational patterns can be daunting. Everyone has opinions. all opinions need to be heard. And then somebody has to make a decision to “go” or “no-go” on a change or advancement. Come to this workshop, and I will share the ways that I have done this […]

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Harpooner’s Calm

by Robert Ingram June 16, 2016

Herman Melville describes in Moby Dick the frenzied mad dash across the wine dark sea as whalers strained with every muscle fiber to chase a whale to its death. During what could be hours long chases the oarsmen labored while the harpooner calmly reserved his strength for the moment he would unleash his deadly dart. […]

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Cultivating Well-Educated Resident Aliens

by George Sanker June 28, 2015

Over the past year the church has come under increasing attack by a culture that is aggressively rejecting God’s order to reality. These social challenges are clear indications that some of the basic Judeo-Christian beliefs that have guided our culture for centuries have almost completely been eroded. In this context, a classical liberal arts education […]

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Why a School without Scholé (Leisure) is No School at All

by Christopher Perrin June 28, 2015

Our word “school” comes from the Greek word scholé which means leisure, refreshing conversation and activity–or restful learning. Ironically modern, American education is virtually anything but restful and so in a profound sense many American schools have ceased to be schools at all. In this seminar, we will trace the tradition of scholé and explore […]

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90 Days, 90 Dads: Finding Meaningful Connection and Insights from Parents in a Growing School

by Davies Owens June 28, 2015

As any school grows in age and numbers there is an increasing risk of parents having less understanding and appreciation for classical Christian education. Parents with a weak understanding of what differentiates a classical Christian school from other choices are more vulnerable to the larger culture and less prepared to create home environments that are […]

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The Essential Head of School Toolbox

by Keith Nix June 28, 2015

A seminar for heads, and potential heads, that will explore best practices and tools of the trade that will help you shine as you wear your various “hats” as the head of school. There will be plenty of Q & A so don’t hesitate to bring your questions.

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Rejecting the Magician’s Bargain: Lewis’ Charge to Science

by Ken Myers June 28, 2015

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis argued that the project of modern science “was born in an unhealthy neighbourhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” While there have been some scientists, philosophers, […]

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Increasing the Effectiveness of Your School’s Small Development Shop

by Jason Lewis June 28, 2015

Schools with fewer than 500 students often have a difficult time identifying and cultivating donors who can make transformative gifts. Conventional approaches to high capacity fundraising often assume large development budgets and layers of fundraising activities that smaller schools simply can’t sustain. In this workshop, participants will discover how community alignment, hiring decisions, shared leadership […]

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10 in 10: Top ten lessons learned as a ten year old school

by Jean Kim June 28, 2015

Is your school less than 10 years old? Are you thinking of starting a school? Are you involved in setting your slightly older school on a new trajectory for the future? If so, administrators and board members will want to hear the top ten lessons learned in the trenches over the first decade from Jean […]

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Encouraging Unity in the Body of Christ: Framing Science Discussions While Seeing Through a Glass, Darkly

by Allison Jackson June 28, 2015

Christians may disagree about the details of ‘how’ and ‘when,’ but for our discussions we agree on this foundational doctrine: 1) Encourage a respectful discussion within the body of Christ and with those outside Christianity 2) Recognize that both strict naturalists who dismiss supernaturalism and strict adherents to certain secondary doctrines within Christianity can squelch […]

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Why Before How: Making A Math Transition (Chris Hall, Dr. Mo Gaffney)

by Chris Hall June 28, 2015

Whether you are implementing Singapore Math or are simply looking to rev up the math culture in your school, this session is for you. Changing the way math is taught requires more than a change of textbooks. A successful transition requires thoughtful navigation through a constellation of considerations, from the scripts that guide your teachers’ […]

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Who’s Missing From Your School

by Russ Gregg June 28, 2015

We know that our schools spread a daily feast of classical, God glorifying education. Are there any people in your city missing from the table? Come and hear how an emerging movement of schools are welcoming the children of urban poor families to “taste and see”. How could your school get in on the surprising […]

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Fundamental Framework of Fundraising

by Steve Godfrey June 28, 2015

Are you consistently meeting your annual fund goal, or do you find yourself falling short or just getting by? In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of fundraising: articulating the case for giving, developing leadership, clarifying and growing a prospect list, developing strategies, and building a plan.

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Considering a Capital Campaign?

by Steve Godfrey June 28, 2015

Are you looking to grow or strengthen the impact of your mission with a capital campaign? This session serves as an introduction to the essentials of planning and implementing a feasiility study and capital campaign. Participants will learn the foundational principles of a capital campaign and the fundamental marks of a successful campaign.

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Developing a Dynamic Leadership Team

by Eric Cook June 28, 2015

Growing schools are complex institutions that require strong leadership in order to thrive. Often school growth, even under the best of circumstances, creates stress and tension for every constituent within the community. This session will explore how the Head of School can develop a leadership team that is able to communicate effectively, adapt to their […]

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