Building a peaceful future by using Strategic Management

Judith Amodoi, a student in the Uganda 2016 Masters Degree in Organisational Leadership (MAOL) cohort, is the first child in her family to pursue a Master’s degree. She used leadership tools from the Strategic Management course to bring her clan together and to develop a peaceful plan for the clan’s future. Judith shares: "Before starting this course, we (my father’s family) never had any family and clan meetings to discuss and resolve...

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Aruna’s reflections on the DAI Spiritual Formation Course

As reported to her UK-recruited, DAI Masters Degree Associate Facilitator, here are some lovely reflections written by an MAOL student in South India who has really captured DAI's vision for spiritual formation in her 5th Assignment summary of what she learned through the course. Aruna, pictured right with husband and fellow MAOL student Rajendra, writes: "There is always a goal for the Christian life. But many times, it is not specified exactly....

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Looking forwards whilst looking back…

Preparing to retire from his role as DAI UK's CEO & Senior Consultant for Curriculum Development at the end of March, Colin Rye writes: “As I wonder what retirement will look like when I get there after Easter, I give thanks for more than 8 years of involvement with DAI in the UK and internationally. I shall leave with a sense of satisfaction that I have played a part in coordinating the...

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Managing Conflict in Uganda

At the beginning of March, John Rogers was back in Uganda for another week-long Residency and with another group of students studying for the MA in Christian Organisational Leadership that DAI runs in partnership with Uganda Christian University. This time, John was facilitating the “Conflict” course – not one in how to create conflict – our leaders taking the course rarely have the need for any training in that! This course is...

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Launching leadership training in Tanzania

Jairus Mutebe, DAI’s Ministry Centre Director in Uganda, crossed the border into Tanzania on 11th March to facilitate the first ever DAI Servant Leadership Workshop in Tanzania. A small group of 10 leaders took the Workshop, with participants coming from churches, business, the medical profession and the legal world. Commenting on their experience of the workshop, participants said: “Thank you for such an impactful week”; “I was personally challenged and built”; and...

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What’s in a Wordle?

If you've ever wondered what DAI is all about then you'll perhaps find this Wordle graphic interesting and revealing... Wordle* is a 'toy' for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide and the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text. For our DAI Wordle, we submitted the text from some of our website blogs and here's the result! * www.wordle.net

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A transformed leader transforms the lives of others

Agnes, from Uganda, who has benefitted from DAI's Servant Leadership course, shared this story with researchers during the 2017 Impact Study: "While teaching at my school, there was a dull, quiet, withdrawn and disinterested pupil. One outgoing teacher told me not to bother with this pupil because all his efforts to help this pupil were in vain. Many had concluded that nothing good could come out of this boy. Before studying servant...

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What impact does the Servant Leadership Course have?

The Study: In 2017, DAI partnered with Concentric Development, Inc. to evaluate the effectiveness of DAI's Non-Formal Programme. Researchers compiled information from 250 Servant Leadership workshop participants from Togo, Uganda and India, using interviews, focus groups, story collection and online surveys. Participants from India took the course more than five years ago while participants from Uganda and Togo took the course within the last five years. The Result: “From Servant Leadership course...

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8 new countries, 5 new Ministry Centres in 2017

DAI's reach extended in 2017 with 8 new countries added to the previous 74 in which we have been operating served by a total of 31 Ministry Centres - 5 of which were new in 2017. New countries in 2017: Australia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos, Malaysia, Tanzania and two countries in the Middle East (names withheld for security reasons). New Ministry Centres in 2017: Burkina Faso, Canada, Ecuador, Philippines, Senegal.  

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2017 Year In Review

DAI President, Jane Overstreet, writes in DAI’s 2017 Annual Report: "Because of your prayers and support, DAI served more than 33,000 leaders in 82 countries. This represents 17% growth over 2016. Our most significant growth was in the Middle East and French-speaking Africa. However, growth in quantity is only meaningful if the quality is excellent. Because of this, we are also excited to share the findings from an external Impact Study in...

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