Daniel Initiative


The Daniel Initiative aims to intentionally raise up Global South leaders across OM, recognising that, historically, the OM leadership culture has been typically Western.

The initiative is aimed at leaders who find themselves coming into a leadership context where the ethos and culture is different to their own, whether at an international or global level, or at a regional level.

Project Overview

OM believes in intentionally developing leaders who will be more representative of the current global mission scene and change the international culture of our organisation from traditionally western to more globalised. OM believes it is possible for leaders to be trained and coached for a place at the global table.

Elements of the program include:

  • A six-day interactive training event
  • Assignments; global leadership books and course material
  • Virtual interaction
  • Experiential learning
  • Coaching; participants are paired with a current or former global leader to mentor them
  • Committing to one another to follow through on the learning
  • Conclude with a one-day gathering at the ILM

At A Glance

An eight month process, key elements include:

  • Awareness of self and others
  • Cultural and emotional intelligence
  • Effective networking and relationship building skills
  • Having a global mindset
  • Managing complexity
  • Managing change


The Daniel Initiative has contributed to participants' leadership path to:
  • Area leadership
  • Regional leadership
  • Serving on the Global Planning Team
  • Field leadership

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