Executive Leadership Training & Certification

Growing Leaders for a Growing Movement

6 Areas of Executive Leadership Training


Presidential Executive Training & Certification

What do effective presidents need to know and what practices must be consistently performed for an enduring and distinguished legacy? This training will focus on executive skills, institutional oversight practices, board governance, and excellence in professional and personal development.


  • October 29-30 – Fall 2024 Conference
  • February 19-21 – Annual Meeting 2025

Academic Leaders Executive Training & Certification

The chief academic officer (CAO) bears an unsurpassed responsibility for the flourishing and mission fulfillment of the institution.  Clarify your roles and responsibilities and sharpen the edge of your leadership through the engagement with distinguished academic leaders.


  • October 31 – November 1 – Fall 2024 Chief Academic Leaders Conference
  • February 19-21 – Annual Meeting 2025
  • April 22-23 – Spring 2025 Online Education Conference

Advancement Leaders Executive Training & Certification

Can anything match the challenge, the pressure, and the potential of resource development for institutions of biblical higher education? The greater the vision, the greater the need, and courageous fundraisers step into the gap to see dreams come true.


  • October 1-2   – Fall 2024 Conference
  • February 19-21 – Annual Meeting 2025

Enrollment Leaders Executive Training & Certification

Without an effective strategy for growing enrollment, an institution’s future is threatened, viability is questioned & mission fulfillment is fading. Learn how to develop an effective plan and execute the block and tackle functions that growing institutions consistently make happen.


  • October 8-9 – Fall 2024 Enrollment Leaders Conference
  • October 10-11 – Fall 2024 Enrollment Marketing Leaders Conference
  • February 19-21 – Annual Meeting 2025

Student Development Leaders Executive Training & Certification

What are the gifts and graces, skills and competencies that mark a distinguished student development officer? Explore the diverse range of responsibilities and learn from veteran campus leaders how to create and nurture a thriving campus culture.


  • November 12-13 – Fall 2024 Student Development Leaders Conference
  • November 14-15 – Fall Sexual Harassment/Title IX Conference
  • February 19-21 – Annual Meeting 2025

Financial Leaders Executive Training & Certification

Strong institutions are served by astute financial leaders who both accurately manage the financial operations of the organization and provide keen foresight for the financial planning of institutional leaders.


  • February 19-21 – Annual Meeting 2025
  • March 25-26  – Spring 2025 Financial Leaders Conference

Certification Enrollment

  • $100

Executive Training and Certification Program


  • Program to be delivered over two years
  • May be entered into at any time
  • Total of 4 events to include 8 presentations during each 2-Day Conference/Annual Meeting
  • Total of 32 presentations plus other electives during Annual Meeting
  • 1 1/2 Day Training Conference – Onsite – 15 points | Virtual 10 points*
  • 2-Day Training Conference – Onsite – 20 points | Virtual 15 points *
  • 2-Day Training [Thursday & Friday] During Annual Meeting – 20 points 
  • 1-Day Training During Annual Meeting Wednesday Forum – 10 points 
  • Personal Assessment and Development Plan – 10 points 
  • Personal Engagement in Position for 3 years and supervisor evaluation – 10 points
* Virtual engagement must certify recordings are watched within 3 months of conference closing
** Engagement in all training events must be confirmed within 3 months of registered event in order to receive credit
*** Registration for a certification program may include credits for events attended within that same academic year

Program Coordinators

David MeddersDavid Medders
Executive Vice President