Northeast Region Leadership Conference: Lancaster, PA

January 24, 2019 8:00am–January 25, 2019 3:45pm
Location: DoubleTree Resort, Lancaster, PA

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January 24–25, 2019

Lancaster, PA DoubleTree Resort

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 NE Leadership Conference!

Speaker Handouts Are Available in the ACSI PD App, or email us for the Dropbox Link.

Welcome to the 2019 ACSI Northeast Regional Leadership Conference! This year’s theme was Unlocking the Door to Sustainability. Schools are grappling with many financial tensions and decisions. These critical decisions can move a school from merely surviving, to thriving with a healthy culture. This leadership conference is designed to address the aspects of various school operations, as well as their essential connection to the mission and culture of the school. Tracks offered at the 2019 Leadership Conference are listed below!

1 2 3 4 5
Financial Management Facilities Planning Legal/Legislative Strategic Planning Technology Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Campus Master Plan
  • Employment Law Issues for Today
  • The Strategic Plan
  • Developing Collaborative Learning
  • Financial Aid
  • The Building and Grounds Committee
  • Liability: Surviving in a Litigious Environment
  • Where are you Going?
  • Technology and the Young Child
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Planning Space for Student Success
  • Living in New Cultural Times
  • Measuring Progress
  • Using Design Thinking in Tech Apps
  • The Finance Committee
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Change Management and the Faulty
  • Makerspace and Engineering






Attendees will earn 1.6 CEU's for attending both days of the conference.


$99 per registrant

Meal tickets (Available for purchase on site at event):
Breakfast- $14.00
Lunch- $14.50


Thursday, January 24  
8:00–9:00 AM Registration
8:30–8:40 AM Preconference Prayer Meeting
8:40–9:20 AM


9:30–10:45 AM

10:45 AM–11:15 AM Break/Reflection
11:15–12:30 PM TRACKS
12:30–2:00 PM Lunch/Visit Exhibits
2:00–3:15 PM TRACKS
3:15–3:45 PM Break/Reflection
3:45-5:00 PM TRACKS
6:30-8:00 PM  Strategic Marketing Workshop
Friday, January 25  
7:30–8:15 AM Registration
7:45–7:55 AM Preconference Prayer Meeting
7:55–8:35 AM


8:45–10:00 AM TRACKS
10:00–10:30 AM Break/Reflection
10:30–11:45 AM TRACKS
11:45 –1:00 PM Lunch/Visit Exhibits
1:00–2:15 PM TRACKS
2:15–2:30 PM Short Break
2:30 - 3:45 PM TRACKS



Wednesday, January 23
1:00 - 4:00 PM REACH Protocol Training
6:00 - 8:30 PM ASP Protocol Training
Thursday, January 24
6:00 - 8:30 PM ASP Learning Community


Hotel Registration

One Night Two Night
Single: $103/person Single: $206/person
Double: $51.50/person Double: $103/person
Triple: $34.33/person Triple: $68.66/person
Quad: $25.75/person Quad: $51.50/person



Financial Management Track

Strategic Planning Tracks

Simon Jeynes Bill Simmer
Executive Director Senior Consultant
Christian School Management Christian School Management

Technology Track

Facilities Planning Track

Lauren Marold Jim Primus
Lausanne Learning Consultant Senior Consultant
Tech Coordinator - Greenhill School, TX Christian School Management
CFO Grand Rapids Christian School

Legal-Legislative Track

Tom Cathey
Director - Legal-Legislative Issues
Association of Christian Schools International, CO

Speaker Handouts Available in the ACSI PD App or email us for the Dropbox Link.

If you have questions, please contact the Northeast Regional Office by phone at 717.285.3022 or by e-mail

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Professional development (PD) opportunities are nearly universal in the experiences of U.S. educators, both in public school settings and in Christian schools. The question of which PD strategies are most effective has become more critical in recent years, as schools face increasing internal and external pressures to improve student outcomes and optimize instructional expenditures. As a result, many school leaders are seeking to identify PD opportunities with high return on investment (ROI) in terms of student learning and achievement.

In an effort to address this issue systematically, a comprehensive literature synthesis was commissioned by ACSI (Swaner 2016). The synthesis, which surveyed over 500 scholarly articles and resources over the past 20 years, asked the question, “What are best practices in PD for Christian school teachers and leaders?” While little research was found specific to Christian education, what was available corroborated much of the broader literature on PD in K–12 schools. A set of characteristics of effective PD were identified in the literature, as well as a range of practices for which there exists research on their effectiveness. The synthesis also reviewed the evidence for the importance of cultures of continuous improvement to the effectiveness of any PD efforts.

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