The Herzog Foundation hosted a new training opportunity for Christian education leaders on October 3 – 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Strategic Planning Bootcamp was developed to help leaders build a long-term strategy for success whether they’re at the beginning of their leadership career or a seasoned Christian education leader.
“The Strategic Planning Bootcamp comes at a critical time for the advancement of Christian education across the nation,” said Herzog Foundation President Darrell Jones. “We are entering a time where Christian organizations are pressed. Pressed for growth, pressed to defend their values, and pressed to disciple students in a competitive culture. This is no small task, and the success or failure of Christian education will rely heavily on preparedness.”
In attendance at the Herzog Foundation’s Strategic Planning Bootcamp were 40 Christian education leaders from 21 different organizations. The leaders traveled to Missouri from 11 states spanning from rural Arkansas to Queens, New York. Throughout the three-day event, attendees developed practices that lead to long-term, sustainable health within Christian school settings and explored prudent questions in order to identify:
- Who they are
- Where they are
- Where they want to go
- What data to look for along the way
- What milestones indicate success
The Strategic Planning Bootcamp is one part of the Herzog Foundation’s six-part Leadership Development Series. Each bootcamp in the series is offered to Christian school leaders several times per year at critical locations around the country. Christian education leaders across all states and denominations are invited to participate in the bootcamps. Each leader receives a $2,000 scholarship from the Herzog Foundation, which covers all costs incurred during the bootcamp including hotels, meals, and transportation.
“These bootcamps are well worth the sacrifice of time and travel,” said Marian Hope Chief Strategy Officer Trish Teilborg. “Navigating the pressures and challenges of Christian education can be very overwhelming, but coming together with a community of like-mission colleagues to learn and develop together is powerful.”
About the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation
The Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to catalyzing and accelerating the development of quality Christ-centered K-12 education so that families and culture flourish.
Learn more at HerzogFoundation.com