Welcome to the Van Lunen Center
The online application for the 2016-2017 Van Lunen Fellows program is now active. Please click on "Apply" on the navigation bar to the left. Applications are due February 15, 2016; however, applications received on or before January 9, 2016, are eligible for a reduced participant fee. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Van Lunen Center exists to provide world-class executive management education essential to the future of schools based on the historic Christian faith.
The Van Lunen Fellows Program: Each year more than twenty heads of Christian schools from the United States, Canada, and throughout the world participate in a year-long program that includes a week-long session at Calvin College in July; five days at a Franciscan retreat center in Arizona in January; and four days at the college the following July.
The faculty are experienced heads of Christian schools that have proven executive management skills, and represent the diversity of schools within the Christian school movement. The sessions are presented in a dynamic and rigorous format that includes case studies, interactive workshops, and expert training led by the faculty and consultants in areas such as financial management, marketing, student recruitment and retention, social media, strategic planning, fund raising campaigns, facilities, sustainability and other topics relevant to executive management skills. A year-long school-related project is part of the application process, and consultants provide the fellows support in the implementation.
You can support the Van Lunen Center by giving a gift online.