Developing Leaders for the Church and World
Just the FACT Sir or Madam
Mission: The mission of the Future Administrator Candidate Training Program (FACT) is to identify, encourage, and prepare participants to be the next generation of Lutheran high school administrators.
Vision: As there is an immediate shortage and long-term crisis in finding competent, Christ-centered administrators for Lutheran high schools, the Association for Lutheran Secondary Schools (ALSS) has developed an accelerated leadership training initiative to bolster the ranks of Lutheran high school administrators.
This one-year cohort program will provide you a well-rounded learning journey—from traditional modes of learning to the very latest in Lutheran school administrator know-how and practitioner experiences. You will spend time and learn with other cohort members, ALSS members, Concordia University partners, and other experts in the field of leadership and school administration. Special emphasis will be placed on “keeping it real” and exposing participants to the “way things really are” as an administrator in the field.
This program is designed to help you discover your leadership strengths and grow in confidence as you begin to use them in new and different ways. By the time you finish the program, you will have enhanced your knowledge, skills, and dispositions as you prepare for a new leadership challenge as a Lutheran administrator.
Unique Aspects of the FACT Program: There are many unique learning experiences participants will partake of in the FACT program. Here are some:
Participation in two Summer Institutes (three or four-day residencies)
Training and mentoring by current ALSS members/practitioners in the field
Constant interaction with guest speakers and presenters, leadership experts, CU education professors, current/past Lutheran administrators
Opportunity to participate in annual ALSS Conference at a reduced rate
Opportunity for Concordia University credit to begin your journey on a potential Master’s Degree
Future Administrator Candidate Training (FACT) Application
Your application will be processed after completing these questions and when we receive your two reference endorsements.
The Application due date is April 15, 2019. You will be informed of your enrollment status by April 30, 2019.
The total estimated cost of the one-year FACT program is $3,500 per participant. The cost to you, the applicant, or the school, will be just $1,000. ALSS will be subsidizing the other $2,500 per participant. This includes:
Three travel vouchers (up to $400 for each trip) for the two summer Leadership Institutes and ALSS Conference
Food & lodging for the two Leadership Institutes and one day at the ALSS Conference
Books, other leadership materials & experiences
ALSS prefers a one-time payment of $1,000 before the first summer Leadership Institute, but is open to a bi-annual payment plan (the first $500 payment would be due before the first Leadership Institute and the second payment will be due before the ALSS Conference). Please make your check payable to ALSS and send to Dr. David Hahn at 15 Sicada St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Ministry Technology Mentors
MTM partners with CUW to provide dual-credit courses and reduced tuition rates for members.
Would you like to share additional resources that have been a benefit to you our your school? Please let us know!
Van Lunen Fellows
Individuals serving as the head of a school (have the role of being the direct report to the board), with at least 2 years of experience in this role but not more than 10 years, may apply for a space in the next cohort for executive management training through the Van Lunen Fellows program. Each year ALSS encourages eligible heads of school to apply for the Van Lunen Fellows program.
evaluation and development TOOL
Personal evaluation is an important part of growing as a leader. We offer three unique tools to guide our members as they seek ways to better their own abilities as they serve our schools. Click the links below to take a closer look at your current skill sets, and decide how to be serve, grow and lead in your ministry.
THIS FORM IS TO BE USED FOR COLLECTING RESULTS FOR THOSE WHO ARE EMERGING LEADERS. You do not have any (or limited) school administrative experience.
THIS FORM IS TO BE USED FOR COLLECTING RESULTS FOR THOSE WHO ARE PRINCIPAL OR PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES. You have full time or significant school administrative experience in the roll as a Principal, Dean, Assistant Principal, Staff Leader, etc. Note: An individual who is currently the Principal and reports to the Board of Directors should complete the Executive Director form.
THIS FORM IS TO BE USED FOR COLLECTING RESULTS FOR THOSE WHO ARE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CANDIDATES. You are currently in a role reporting directly to the Board of Directors or are in a Principal role contemplating an Executive Director role.