How DAI is Changing Lives and Leadership

DAI, Development Associates International, focuses on developing a leader’s spiritual growth and effectiveness at managing people, money and organizations, with servant leadership as the core principle. DAI offers eighteen biblically-based courses to address the specific needs and issues facing Christian leaders living and working in majority world countries. The courses are offered through multi-session workshops, a Master's degree program and free online learning in over 80 countries. Those who participate experience a transformation that impacts how they lead at home, at work and in their community.

Christian Leaders Served
in 2017


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Why We Need Servant Leaders

In the developing world, culture often dictates that leaders should be strong, powerful and controlling to be successful. We call it "big-boss" leadership. These leaders are taught to be more concerned about protecting their position than the people they lead and serve, whether in government, business, ministry or the church, which can lead to bigger issues of corruption, poverty and war.

When leaders learn the leadership style modeled after Jesus Christ, they choose to serve others from a place of spiritual connection and integrity, rather than power. The result is leaders who use their new knowledge and skills to improve the lives of those around them, multiplying the impact greatly.

Free Online Learning
Transform how you lead your organization
with free online courses that integrate faith,
leadership and management.

Where We Work

DAI works with leaders in over 70 countries, focusing on those places with the least access to the services DAI provides. We have divided these countries into nine regions to better address and support their unique needs.

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