Edvance Spring Leadership Conference 2023

Leadership in a Changing World

Friday, May 5, 2023

Join your fellow school leaders for the Edvance Spring Leadership Conference 2023, "Leadership in a Changing World" featuring Tod Bolsinger.

Tod is an executive coach, consultant, and the author of several leadership books including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership In Uncharted Territory (2015) and Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change (2020). As a prominent Christian voice on organizational change and leadership during uncertain times, Tod will be guiding us through a series of interactive sessions throughout the day which will equip your team to reflect on and practically plan for how you can collectively lead more effectively in our changing world.

Sessions will include:

  • How Not to Waste: Leadership for the Long Haul.
  • Leadership in a Changing World: A Deep Dive into Adaptive Leadership
  • The Most Important Aspect of Leadership: Surviving the Sabotage

Plan to bring your whole leadership team for this day of leadership development and fellowship!

Keynote Speaker

Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger is executive director of the Church Leadership Institute at Fuller Seminary, an associate professor of leadership formation and, along with his wife Beth, a co-owner and principal of AE Sloan Leadership, Inc, an executive coaching and consulting company in change leadership for churches and faith-based nonprofits. He is the author of Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Resilience


Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, 2700 Audley Road North, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 1T7


Agenda for Friday, May 5, 2023

8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:45 am - Opening Session, Worship, and Devotions

9:45 - 11:00 am - Keynote Session #1

11:00 - 11:15 am - Break

11:15 - 12:30 pm - Keynote Session #2

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 pm - Keynote Session #3

2:45 - 3:00 pm - Closing

Bonus Event: Thursday, May 4, 2023

Cardus warmly invites you to an event celebrating the book launch of Future Ready: Innovative Missions and Models in Christian Education, authored by Lynn Swaner, Jon Eckert, Erik Ellefsen, and Matthew H. Lee.

This event will be held the evening of Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the same location as the Edvance Spring Leadership Conference. Plan to arrive a day early so you can attend! Light refreshments will be served, and all four authors of Future Ready will be there to discuss the book.


Early Bird Rate (until Thursday, April 6, 2023)

Edvance affiliate school registrants = $175 per person, plus HST

Other registrants = $350 per person, plus HST

Regular Rate

Edvance affiliate school registrants = $225 per person, plus HST

Other registrants = $450 per person, plus HST


Registration includes continental breakfast, morning refreshments, lunch, and a copy of Tod's recent book Tempered Resilience.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that there will be no refunds for cancellations received after April 6, 2023. Substitutions will be allowed.


Need a place to stay nearby?

Here are a few hotels in the area:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Ajax (500 Beck Crescent, Ajax, ON L1Z 1C9) - Book online
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Ajax (600 Beck Crescent, Ajax, ON L1Z 1C9) - Book online