Principals & Leaders SALT Retreat

Principals & Leaders SALT Retreat

The 2024 CSA QLD Principals' and Leaders' Retreat has been planned as a transformative experience designed to strengthen your leadership within the context of Christian education. Led by esteemed leadership expert Matt Kutz, the 5 sessions will seek to integrate the principles of contextual intelligence with a Christian worldview to equip school Principals and leaders with the tools needed for effective and purpose-driven leadership.

In each specialised workshop, participants will embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, exploring the intersection of leadership excellence and Christian values. Matt Kutz will provide practical insights and strategies for navigating the unique challenges faced by Christian school leaders, fostering a leadership approach grounded in faith, compassion, and service. 

Through interactive sessions, case studies, and collaborative discussions, participants will delve into the application of contextual intelligence within the context of Christian education. The sessions will address key aspects such as decision-making, communication, and building a values-driven school culture. Matt Kutz will guide participants in further developing leadership skills that align with the mission and ethos of Christian schools, fostering an environment where both educators and students can thrive spiritually, academically, and socially.

Whether you are a seasoned Christian school Principal or a leader aspiring to take on greater responsibilities, the 2024 CSA QLD Principals' and Leaders' Retreat offers a unique blend of leadership expertise and Christian principles. Elevate your leadership impact within the realm of Christian education, and inspire positive change in your school community through purposeful and faith-driven leadership.

Event Information

This event is open to people from CSA member schools and is ideally suited to Principals, Deputy Principals and other School Leaders.

Registration costs have been kept to a minimum with the generous support of our event sponsor, Edstart. We have also provided a discount for second and subsequent registrations to the retreat so that you are able to bring your Deputy, Head of School/Campus or other Executive team along with you. Registration costs are as follows:

  • First registration from a school: $395 +GST
  • Second and subsequent registrations from the same school: $350 +GST
  • Spouses are welcome to come to the TopGolf activity at a cost of $88 +GST, which includes dinner, soft drinks and 3-hours of TopGolf play

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration costs. Seaworld have provided a conference discount code to stay at the resort and it is advised to book as early as possible as rooms do sell out. You are welcome to use the code CE15OFF on the Seaworld website for 15% off all accommodation rooms & packages. Please note that this is subject to availability at the time of booking

Additionally, Seaworld Resort have notified us that there is no accommodation availability on Wednesday, 1 May. For those who will be arriving to the Gold Coast on the Wednesday, you will need to source nearby accommodation. Below are the details for other accommodation provides close to Seaworld Resort.

There are also other accommodation options available in the Main Beach/Surfers paradise area.

How to Register

To register for this event, simply click on the Register Now button and follow the prompts. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration (please note this may also end up in your junk mailbox).

You will also have an option at registration to add a ticket for your spouse to join in at the Thursday evening activity at TopGolf at a cost of $88 +GST.

Registration for the event includes conference materials and catering on both days of the conference, as well as the dinner and activity at TopGolf.

Program Outline

An outline of the program is provided below:

  • Thursday, 2nd May is scheduled from 8:30am to 4pm, followed by the conference dinner/activity at TopGolf (including dinner, golf activity and soft drinks) from 6pm to 9pm
  • Friday, 3rd May will commence at 8:30am and conclude at 3pm

Please note a more detailed program will be available soon (the program is also subject to change).


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Matt Kutz

Dr. Matthew R. Kutz (Ph.D., ATC, CSCS, BCC) is married to his best friend and love of his life, Angie. Together they have two grown sons and live in Perrysburg, Ohio. In addition to his favourite roles as husband and father, he is currently, a Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Athletic Training Program at Florida International University where he focuses on teaching courses related to entrepreneurial and global leadership. Matt was a speaker at the CSA National Leaders’ Summit in 2022. Matt’s teaching and scholarship focuses on leadership development and contextual intelligence. Matt was a Fulbright Scholar in the Medical Sciences to Rwanda and a Visiting Research Fellow at Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia.

This event is hosted by Andrew Taylor, Executive Officer, QLD.

Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of professional learning, for self-accreditation, will be made available to participants, via your member dashboard. The event will address the following AITSL standards and Christian Distinctive Focus areas: 

AITSL Professional Teacher and Leadership Standards:
» Developing Self & Others
» Leading the Management of the School
» Vision & Values
» Personal Qualities
» Social and Interpersonal Skills

Christian Distinctive Focus Areas:
»  7B Contributes to the development of distinctive Christian practice in the school, profession and wider community

Want to learn more about the CSA Christian Distinctive Focus areas? Click here.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 7 days out from the event and a cancellation fee of $50 will apply. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

Please note that registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself. A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to any reasons out of the organisers control.

The event program is subject to change and we may not be able to provide prior notice.

Proudly sponsored by:

Thursday, 02 May 2024 to
Friday, 03 May 2024
$395 +GST with discount on subsequent registrations
Seaworld Resort
Seaworld Drive
Main Beach 4217
10 CPD Hours
Members only event
RSVP by 17-April-2024

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