Welcome to our March News Update!
This year DAI celebrates 20 years of ministry ‘COMMITTED TO SERVANT LEADERSHIP’ and this is our new tagline which sits very comfortably with a new, more contemporary version of our logo (above top left).
But a new tagline and logo are cosmetic changes (no disrespect to their designers!); far more important is the impact of what we do. So please read on for stories of the impact of DAI’s work on the lives of individuals and organizations, statistics reflecting DAI’s ‘reach’ in 2015 and updates about brand new, recently-piloted courses.
Colin Rye & John Rogers
This month John was back in Uganda, to facilitate another Partnerships Course Residency - something he hadn’t done for five years.
Most Masters In Organizational Leadership Facilitators work with a group of students for just a single course. But, unusually, this was the third time that John had worked with this particular group of MA students. Initially he had facilitated the Teaching and Learning for Impact Course at their first Residency in August 2013 when they were new to the programme. Subsequently, John returned to work with this group on the Fundraising Course in August 2015 and was back again two weeks ago to facilitate the Partnerships Course with them.
Commenting on coming back to work with the same group of students, John observed:
“I’ve occasionally had the privilege of returning and working with a cohort for a second time but this was the first time I’ve been able to work with the same group on three occasions. Being with a group at their first Residency and then at their final Residency is something very special because you get to see how they have developed, matured and grown in their leadership understanding and capabilities during the time they’ve been on the course. As I reflect on the development of Jane, one of the students in this group, it was remarkable the change I noted between my experience of her at the first Residency and the final one. At the first she was quiet, reserved and very anxious about submitting her assignments. At this most recent Residency she was demonstrating great maturity of thought, was contributing significantly to the discussions and was demonstrating her ability to cogently argue her point of view. From a shrinking violet she had become a fragrant and vibrant rose!”
And how did the Partnerships Residency impact this blossoming rose?
Click here to find out, and to learn what happens next for these 23 leaders...
Please don't misunderstand us, it's not that the numbers aren't important, it's just that we'd prefer you to think in terms of the impact behind them, that is, how much better equipped are the leaders we reached in 2015 to serve their churches, ministries and organizations!
- Education: 23,407 leaders participated in 451 (non-formal) Workshops in 65 countries
- MAOL: 1,025 students in 19 countries participated in our 3-year Masters in Organizational Leadership degree programme; 195 students graduated
- Mentoring: 739 individuals were engaged in mentoring relationships where clearly measurable growth occurred
- Consulting: 293 organizational-consulting projects were completed
- Connecting: 276 ministries were connected to much-needed resources
That's a total of 25,740 leaders (a 12% increase from 2014) better able to lead and manage their ministries at the end of 2015 than at the beginning!
Praise God for allowing DAI to play a part in this Kingdom-extending work!