About Leadership U
Next Cohort begins October 2024
At ACSI, we believe the best way to strengthen schools and equip educators is by developing leadership capacity in our Christian schools. Research indicates that “great schools do not exist apart from great leaders.”
ACSI Leadership U is a comprehensive program for potential, new and emerging school leaders among all grade levels in your school. In addition, the program provides support and learning experiences for Early Education leaders, principals, and new heads of school. With 14 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. We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 cohort. If you would like to speak with a staff member about Leadership U, please contact the Professional Development Department at Leadership_University@acsi.org.
“ACSI’s Leadership U was an incredible growth experience for me as a new head of school. The large group sessions provided relevant topics from leading educational professionals, and the peer collaboration allowed me to engage with others in my field. However, the most meaningful aspect of the program was the mentorship experience. My mentor provided a wealth of professional knowledge as well as Godly leadership, wisdom, prayer, and friendship along this journey. I am better equipped for the ministry of Christian school leadership as a result of Leadership U.”
"Leadership U is the best professional development program I've participated in. I am already seeing the impact at my school. It's amazing!"
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."
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."
Johnstown Christian School
2023 - 2024 Program Details
The program spans 14 months and is currently in progress. The 2023 - 2024 Leadership U program is set at $8,850 USA Member, to be paid in three $2,950 installments. 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 Flourishing School Institute. A new, private group in ACSI’s online Community will host dialogue between program participants and mentors throughout the 14-month program.
Future Onsite Details: Dates and Locations
- LU/FSi Kansas City, MO - March 13-16, 2023 | The Westin Crown Center at Kansas City
- LU Graduation Plano, TX - March 18-21, 2024 | Drury Plaza Dallas Richardson
- Cost: USA Member Schools $8,850 (paid in 3 installments)
- Cost: USA Non-Member Schools $9,450 (paid in 3 installments)
- Cost: International Member Schools $10,850 (paid in 3 installments)
- Cost: International Non-Member Schools $11,850 (paid in 3 installments)
- Travel Costs to Sessions 1 and 3 paid by participant
- Lodging and Meals at Sessions 1 and 3 included in the Program
- Mentor onsite visit covered with tuition
Title II-A Funding may cover program costs. For details, please refer to Funding Your Professional Development.