Emerging Leaders Initiative

Our vision.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative is aimed at raising up and investing in the current and future generation of School leaders. We aim to facilitate leadership learning and development to support, strengthen and encourage our new and emerging leaders in the ACSI family of schools.

Investing in the next generation of leaders is a principle we see frequently throughout the pages of scripture. Leaders spent time raising up the next generation of younger leaders to build and advance God’s Kingdom. This took time and effort as they were deliberately and intentionally nurtured and developed to prepare them to serve. There are many examples of leaders investing into the lives of their successors through time spent, teaching and coaching, doing life together, prayer, discipling, imparting faith, encouragement and the delegation of responsibility. Moses invested in Joshua, Samuel in David, Elijah in Elisha, Jesus in His disciples, Paul in Timothy… the list is comprehensive. We have little doubt in the value of leadership development, especially in the context of Christian Education.
This initiative is aimed at two groups of leaders in our schools:

1. Current, inexperienced School Principals. Many new leaders have been appointed into the position of Principal over the past few years without sufficient training or adequate time in a leadership “incubator” to develop their leadership skills. They are forced to learn as they go, sometimes under significant pressure because they lack exposure/experience in the challenges they face. ACSI have a large group of inexperienced Principals who are very eager and have great hearts to serve their schools but are simply overwhelmed by the task at hand.

2. Emerging leaders. As some current Principals get closer to retirement, or as School leaders resign and move, there is seldom sufficient succession planning in place within the school that deliberately focuses on grooming and training the next potential Principal. Christian Schools need to be intentional in growing our future Christian School leaders by investing in those younger men and women with the potential to lead and carry the vision.
Action Required:
Current, inexperienced Principals are urged to take this opportunity to grow and develop. Leadership development is an ongoing journey – we never stop learning. ACSI School Principals are challenged to identify and invest in potential leaders within your school. Schools that can afford to, please consider sowing into Christian Education by sponsoring a leader from another school that cannot afford it.

The Course Structure.

We plan to address various topics relevant to Christian school leaders (see breakdown below) over a period of 12 months. There will be 11 x 3 hour online sessions, scheduled to take place on a Friday afternoon, once a month, over ZOOM. The training will culminate with a 2-day in-person gathering in Johannesburg in October 2022. Experienced School leaders and professionals will present each of the 12 sessions.

In addition to the 12 sessions, participants will be tasked to work through John Maxwell’s book ‘The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership’. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from the ACSI family of experienced leaders to facilitate school visits and fellowship times. Every effort will be made to make the content practical and relevant to both personal development and School Leadership.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative will be restricted to 22 participants per course. The first online session to launch this initiative will be held on Friday 6th August 2021. The course will be submitted to SACE for accreditation so that CPTD points can be allocated. Every effort will also be made to secure SETA funding to enable access to the initiative.
The cost of R4000 / per person will include all course facilitation and material, the prescribed book, accommodation and meals for the 2-day in-person “graduation”. (Excluding – Travel costs to the Gauteng area)
Please contact Philip Theron for more information or questions regarding the application process
Email: philip_theron@acsi.org
Cell: 068 184 3578.
Registrations close on the 23rd July 2021. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first- serve basis. Further administrative details will be completed after registration.

The 3 main areas and 12 sessions will be:

Christian Education
Philosophy of Christian Education – Content: Christian Philosophy, Worldview, Christian Education Purposes and Goals, and the role of Christian Education in a secular space.
Foundations of Christian Education – Content: Discipline, Spiritual Formation, Biblical Integration, How we view the child, The Role of the Teacher & Biblical Worldview
Vission & Mission – Content: the Vision & Mission of Christian Education & the School, Mission “drift”, Expected Student Outcomes, Collaboration.
Personal Development
The Leader – Content: Spiritual Wellbeing, Character, Lifelong Learning, Relationships.
Leadership Styles – Content: Self-awareness & assessment, Love languages, Values-based leadership, Leadership styles in different circumstance.
Leadership Skills – Content: Purpose, Resilience, Influence, Trust, Presence, conflict management
Communication – Content: Public speaking, Stakeholders, Appropriate communication methods, Language.
The Role of the Principal
School Governance – Content: Board structure, Church relationships, SACE, Umalusi, DBE, IEB, Management structure
Financial Management – Content: Budgeting, School fee collection and management, Fundraising, Salaries.
Staff – Content: HR management, Leave, Disciplinary & Retrenchment processes, Motivation, Hiring & Interview process
Teaching & Learning – Content: Curriculum management, Benchmarking, School improvement, Assessment.
School Stakeholders – Content: DBE, Church, Parents, Service providers

Our vision.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative is aimed at raising up and investing in the current and future generation of School leaders. We aim to facilitate leadership learning and development to support, strengthen and encourage our new and emerging leaders in the ACSI family of schools.

Investing in the next generation of leaders is a principle we see frequently throughout the pages of scripture. Leaders spent time raising up the next generation of younger leaders to build and advance God’s Kingdom. This took time and effort as they were deliberately and intentionally nurtured and developed to prepare them to serve. There are many examples of leaders investing into the lives of their successors through time spent, teaching and coaching, doing life together, prayer, discipling, imparting faith, encouragement and the delegation of responsibility. Moses invested in Joshua, Samuel in David, Elijah in Elisha, Jesus in His disciples, Paul in Timothy… the list is comprehensive. We have little doubt in the value of leadership development, especially in the context of Christian Education.
This initiative is aimed at two groups of leaders in our schools:

1. Current, inexperienced School Principals. Many new leaders have been appointed into the position of Principal over the past few years without sufficient training or adequate time in a leadership “incubator” to develop their leadership skills. They are forced to learn as they go, sometimes under significant pressure because they lack exposure/experience in the challenges they face. ACSI have a large group of inexperienced Principals who are very eager and have great hearts to serve their schools but are simply overwhelmed by the task at hand.

2. Emerging leaders. As some current Principals get closer to retirement, or as School leaders resign and move, there is seldom sufficient succession planning in place within the school that deliberately focuses on grooming and training the next potential Principal. Christian Schools need to be intentional in growing our future Christian School leaders by investing in those younger men and women with the potential to lead and carry the vision.
Action Required:
Current, inexperienced Principals are urged to take this opportunity to grow and develop. Leadership development is an ongoing journey – we never stop learning. ACSI School Principals are challenged to identify and invest in potential leaders within your school. Schools that can afford to, please consider sowing into Christian Education by sponsoring a leader from another school that cannot afford it.

The Course Structure.

We plan to address various topics relevant to Christian school leaders (see breakdown below) over a period of 12 months. There will be 11 x 3 hour online sessions, scheduled to take place on a Friday afternoon, once a month, over ZOOM. The training will culminate with a 2-day in-person gathering in Johannesburg in October 2022. Experienced School leaders and professionals will present each of the 12 sessions.

In addition to the 12 sessions, participants will be tasked to work through John Maxwell’s book ‘The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership’. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from the ACSI family of experienced leaders to facilitate school visits and fellowship times. Every effort will be made to make the content practical and relevant to both personal development and School Leadership.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative will be restricted to 22 participants per course. The first online session to launch this initiative will be held on Friday 6th August 2021. The course will be submitted to SACE for accreditation so that CPTD points can be allocated. Every effort will also be made to secure SETA funding to enable access to the initiative.
The cost of R4000 / per person will include all course facilitation and material, the prescribed book, accommodation and meals for the 2-day in-person “graduation”. (Excluding – Travel costs to the Gauteng area)
Please contact Philip Theron for more information or questions regarding the application process
Email: philip_theron@acsi.org
Cell: 068 184 3578.
Registrations close on the 23rd July 2021. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first- serve basis. Further administrative details will be completed after registration.

The 3 main areas and 12 sessions will be:

Christian Education
Philosophy of Christian Education – Content: Christian Philosophy, Worldview, Christian Education Purposes and Goals, and the role of Christian Education in a secular space.
Foundations of Christian Education – Content: Discipline, Spiritual Formation, Biblical Integration, How we view the child, The Role of the Teacher & Biblical Worldview
Vission & Mission – Content: the Vision & Mission of Christian Education & the School, Mission “drift”, Expected Student Outcomes, Collaboration.
Personal Development
The Leader – Content: Spiritual Wellbeing, Character, Lifelong Learning, Relationships.
Leadership Styles – Content: Self-awareness & assessment, Love languages, Values-based leadership, Leadership styles in different circumstance.
Leadership Skills – Content: Purpose, Resilience, Influence, Trust, Presence, conflict management
Communication – Content: Public speaking, Stakeholders, Appropriate communication methods, Language.
The Role of the Principal
School Governance – Content: Board structure, Church relationships, SACE, Umalusi, DBE, IEB, Management structure
Financial Management – Content: Budgeting, School fee collection and management, Fundraising, Salaries.
Staff – Content: HR management, Leave, Disciplinary & Retrenchment processes, Motivation, Hiring & Interview process
Teaching & Learning – Content: Curriculum management, Benchmarking, School improvement, Assessment.
School Stakeholders – Content: DBE, Church, Parents, Service providers

Our vision.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative is aimed at raising up and investing in the current and future generation of School leaders. We aim to facilitate leadership learning and development to support, strengthen and encourage our new and emerging leaders in the ACSI family of schools.

Investing in the next generation of leaders is a principle we see frequently throughout the pages of scripture. Leaders spent time raising up the next generation of younger leaders to build and advance God’s Kingdom. This took time and effort as they were deliberately and intentionally nurtured and developed to prepare them to serve. There are many examples of leaders investing into the lives of their successors through time spent, teaching and coaching, doing life together, prayer, discipling, imparting faith, encouragement and the delegation of responsibility. Moses invested in Joshua, Samuel in David, Elijah in Elisha, Jesus in His disciples, Paul in Timothy… the list is comprehensive. We have little doubt in the value of leadership development, especially in the context of Christian Education.
This initiative is aimed at two groups of leaders in our schools:

1. Current, inexperienced School Principals. Many new leaders have been appointed into the position of Principal over the past few years without sufficient training or adequate time in a leadership “incubator” to develop their leadership skills. They are forced to learn as they go, sometimes under significant pressure because they lack exposure/experience in the challenges they face. ACSI have a large group of inexperienced Principals who are very eager and have great hearts to serve their schools but are simply overwhelmed by the task at hand.

2. Emerging leaders. As some current Principals get closer to retirement, or as School leaders resign and move, there is seldom sufficient succession planning in place within the school that deliberately focuses on grooming and training the next potential Principal. Christian Schools need to be intentional in growing our future Christian School leaders by investing in those younger men and women with the potential to lead and carry the vision.
Action Required:
Current, inexperienced Principals are urged to take this opportunity to grow and develop. Leadership development is an ongoing journey – we never stop learning. ACSI School Principals are challenged to identify and invest in potential leaders within your school. Schools that can afford to, please consider sowing into Christian Education by sponsoring a leader from another school that cannot afford it.

The Course Structure.

We plan to address various topics relevant to Christian school leaders (see breakdown below) over a period of 12 months. There will be 11 x 3 hour online sessions, scheduled to take place on a Friday afternoon, once a month, over ZOOM. The training will culminate with a 2-day in-person gathering in Johannesburg in October 2022. Experienced School leaders and professionals will present each of the 12 sessions.

In addition to the 12 sessions, participants will be tasked to work through John Maxwell’s book ‘The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership’. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from the ACSI family of experienced leaders to facilitate school visits and fellowship times. Every effort will be made to make the content practical and relevant to both personal development and School Leadership.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative will be restricted to 22 participants per course. The first online session to launch this initiative will be held on Friday 6th August 2021. The course will be submitted to SACE for accreditation so that CPTD points can be allocated. Every effort will also be made to secure SETA funding to enable access to the initiative.
The cost of R4000 / per person will include all course facilitation and material, the prescribed book, accommodation and meals for the 2-day in-person “graduation”. (Excluding – Travel costs to the Gauteng area)
Please contact Philip Theron for more information or questions regarding the application process
Email: philip_theron@acsi.org
Cell: 068 184 3578.
Registrations close on the 23rd July 2021. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first- serve basis. Further administrative details will be completed after registration.

The 3 main areas and 12 sessions will be:

Christian Education
Philosophy of Christian Education – Content: Christian Philosophy, Worldview, Christian Education Purposes and Goals, and the role of Christian Education in a secular space.
Foundations of Christian Education – Content: Discipline, Spiritual Formation, Biblical Integration, How we view the child, The Role of the Teacher & Biblical Worldview
Vission & Mission – Content: the Vision & Mission of Christian Education & the School, Mission “drift”, Expected Student Outcomes, Collaboration.
Personal Development
The Leader – Content: Spiritual Wellbeing, Character, Lifelong Learning, Relationships.
Leadership Styles – Content: Self-awareness & assessment, Love languages, Values-based leadership, Leadership styles in different circumstance.
Leadership Skills – Content: Purpose, Resilience, Influence, Trust, Presence, conflict management
Communication – Content: Public speaking, Stakeholders, Appropriate communication methods, Language.
The Role of the Principal
School Governance – Content: Board structure, Church relationships, SACE, Umalusi, DBE, IEB, Management structure
Financial Management – Content: Budgeting, School fee collection and management, Fundraising, Salaries.
Staff – Content: HR management, Leave, Disciplinary & Retrenchment processes, Motivation, Hiring & Interview process
Teaching & Learning – Content: Curriculum management, Benchmarking, School improvement, Assessment.
School Stakeholders – Content: DBE, Church, Parents, Service providers