Leading the Team

by Andrew Smalley November 9, 2018

How can you help raise teacher and student engagement? How must your approach differ between creative types and educators? Come explore the challenges many schools face and find some answers. We’ll discuss how to harness the creative spirit in your school and examine strategies for follow-through.

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Fostering Cultural Harmony Among the Student Body

by Brandon Shuman November 9, 2018

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus told his disciples, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant” (Mark 10:42-43). In […]

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Recruiting and Retaining Talented Teachers (w/Bob Ingram)

by Jim Reynolds November 9, 2018

Recruiting and retaining talented teachers is a challenge for school leadership. This workshop focuses on the systems in place at The Geneva School to understand staffing needs, recruit talented teacher, and interview and vet prospective teachers. We will focus on the evaluation and retention of talented teachers, including strategies for monitoring and improving the teaching […]

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The Head and the Board: Making it Work

by Keith Nix November 9, 2018

Perhaps the most important relationship in the school, the Head of School’s relationship with the board can be a tricky one. In this workshop, we will discuss principles and practices that can build trust, confidence and effective leadership.

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Generative Governance and Effective School Leadership

by Emory Latta November 9, 2018

Most schools have made the transition to governance in providing leadership and direction. Yet, even in schools that have made this transition, many continue to struggle to become strategically oriented and almost none advance to the level of vision-casting and mission-driven decision-making that Chait, Thomas and Taylor call Generative Governance. The purpose of this presentation […]

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Calling Our Students to Lead: A Leadership Class for High School Students

by Sara Kennedy November 9, 2018

Classical schools beautifully prepare students for a lifetime of learning. Classical Christian schools interweave that scholarship with discipleship. Such graduates are well-prepared to continue their studies at the university level and to flourish as life-long learners, employees, parishioners, artisans and more. But are we doing enough to explicitly call and equip our students to lead? […]

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Enrollment Management: A Case Study in Attrition and Retention (PART 1)

by John Heaton November 9, 2018

What Matters Most at School: Data can show us precisely the driving factors that sustain academic excellence over time. How is this to be accomplished with GenX’ers and Millenials? This session will explore those drivers using New Covenant as a case study. The practical takeaways will include what school boards, administrations and faculties must do […]

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Christian Classical Education as a Mission Strategy in Africa

by Karen Elliott November 9, 2018

Africa may be reached by the gospel, but Africans say that Christianity “is 2000 miles wide and a centimeter deep.” In the next 30 years, one out of every two human beings will be born in Africa. Should we not be concerned? That explosive growth – combined with extensive poverty and great educational challenges – […]

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Enrollment Data Analysis, Forecasting and Reporting

by Tammy Barron November 8, 2018

Enrollment data is extremely valuable for the achievement of school growth. You can use it to uncover trends and truths about your target market of families, and to more accurately forecast enrollment and tuition. Learn how to collect and use data to produce more useful reports and brand stories that will advance your leadership capacity. […]

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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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