The Herzog Foundation hosted a new training opportunity for Christian school leaders on November 17 – 18, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Succession Planning Bootcamp was developed to help schools create a leadership transition process.
“For the mission of the Christian school to be lived out in the long term, schools must consider the effects of inevitable leadership transitions,” said Herzog Foundation President Darrell Jones. “Using Christ’s example of teaching the disciples, schools can identify and train individuals who will carry on the good work of Christian education for the furtherance of the Kingdom.”
One of the most important positions to fill at any Christian school is the Head of School role. The average tenure for Heads of School is between three and five years.
“This person must be a people manager, conflict resolver, spiritual mentor, businessperson, strategic thinker, marketer and development officer,” said Training Director Sadie Elliott. “In order to increase longevity in this demanding role, schools must provide professional and spiritual support, accountability and developmental resources.”
Throughout the Succession Planning Bootcamp, attendees learned best practices to create a plan for their school and received one-on-one coaching from best-in-class leadership development experts. The Succession 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.
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