Third-Party Study Shows That Workshops Work
What impact does the Servant Leadership course have on the participants?
DAI partnered with Concentric Development, Inc. to evaluate the effectiveness of DAI's Non-Formal Program.
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.
“From Servant Leadership course participants, as well as those who have observed their lives, there is extensive evidence to conclude that within DAI’s Non-Formal program, the course has had extraordinary impact in the lives and communities of those who have taken the course.”
Excerpt from Concentric Development, Inc. final report
6 KEY AREAS OF IMPACT
Increased self-awareness of the participant’s leadership style and the styles of others; adopted servant-like qualities
Changed participant’s cultural definitions of leadership in ministry, work and home
Improved spousal and family relationships
Enabled learning that led to transformation, as a result of DAI’s multiple methodologies of interaction, participation, case studies, games, etc.
Successfully facilitated the training of other leaders
Increased commitment to Bible-centeredness
Significant Changes Participants Experienced
41% Greater Humility & Self Control
“When he started supervising me he was so arrogant. After the course there was clear evidence of humility.” Ismael - speaking of supervisor, Uganda
“Since he took the course he is no longer imposing. He has become a listener and is no longer authoritative.” Florent - speaking of manager, Togo
31% Better Able to Delegate & Work with a Team
“I learned how to delegate and give an opportunity to other people to be able to serve according to the strength they have.” Bella, Uganda
“One thing I learned, and want to implement immediately, is to delegate responsibility to my teachers and make them feel trusted.” Tracy, India
29% Better Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation
“I took courage after the course and I stood with boldness; called all my siblings and parents to a meeting to bring reconciliation where we all reached consensus and now we are together as one loving family and they love and value me as a good leader.” Chris, Uganda
27% Increased Respect & Passion for Others
“I have never appreciated my wife as I do now.” Sem, India
“The course opened our eyes to be more inclusive of others and now our doors are open to the community.” Sylvia, Uganda
26% Greater Understanding of Self
“Understanding my own personality and temperament has allowed me to work better with others.” Andrew, Uganda
“Knowing my personality, the flaws that come with it and adjusting accordingly has been the most significant change in my life.” Miria, Uganda