ACSI Leadership U

Leadership U ACSI Leadership U is a comprehensive program for new and emerging heads of school. With 16 months of mentoring, and two on-site sessions as bookends, this program equips the next generation of Christian school leaders for the challenges and blessings of leading a flourishing Christian school.ACSI will begin accepting applications for selection to the 2021 Leadership U cohort in the Spring of 2020.If you would like to speak with a staff member about Leadership U, please contact Cindy Dodds at

Receive Top-Notch Training

Your experience begins and ends with weeklong residencies. Study administration, governance, research, advancement, and best practices and emerge with a plan you can start implementing right away.

Grow with Veteran Mentors

Get step-by-step guidance in implementing your plan from an experienced school leader, who will check in on your progress regularly throughout the year.

Thrive in Community

You'll grow alongside fellow students who share your passion to lead with skill and integrity, building relationships that will remain important long after classes are over.

2019 - 2020 Program Details (Currently In Progress)

  • The expanded program will span 16 months, from Jan 2019 to Jun 2020.
  • Tuition for the 2019 - 2020 Leadership U program is set at $6,900, to be paid in three $2,300 installments due Jan 2019, Sep 2019 and Jun 2020. Lodging is included, but travel costs to and from sessions are not included in the tuition rate.
  • The first week of the program is scheduled with the Global Christian School Leadership Summit.
  • A new, private group in ACSI’s online Community will host dialogue between program participants and mentors throughout the 16-month program.
  • Graduate Credits available from Cairn University
Onsite Details: Dates and Locations
  • January 29 - February 1, 2019 at The Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX
  • June 23 - 26, 2020 at The Drury Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

Leadership U is the best professional development program I've participated in. I am already seeing the impact at my school. It's amazing!

Matt Gaines
South Maryland Christian Academy

I found the entire week to be extremely beneficial. I learned so much from all the interactions with the mentors and other participants. It was truly one of the best weeks.

Dora Miller
Principal/Lead Administrator
Western Oklahoma Christian School

[Leadership U is] perfect for anyone in a leadership role at a Christian school, regardless of your professional background. It will prepare you for opportunities and challenges that are unique to a Christian school setting. [It gave] me completely new perspectives on leadership."

Celeste Sprankle
Johnstown Christian School
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