In today's educational environment, the expectations placed upon the head of a Christian school exceed the executive management skills most have developed prior to the start of their professional roles. School heads contend with the complex challenges of culture among students and families, rising expectations among parents in a highly competitive educational and co-curricular landscape, and decreasing value placed upon the traditional values of Christian education.
There are demands for professional expertise in marketing, communications, organizational development, strategy, revenue growth, and financial management. Too many school heads are crushed by the weight, and the Christian school movement suffers.
What began as a vision and resolve of the Van Lunen Foundation has grown into a clear goal for dynamic heads of school. That goal sees men and women providing effective executive management, even in the most challenging of times and circumstances. That goal is being achieved through the yearlong transformational learning experience of the Van Lunen Center.