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Leadership Development Institute



To encourage and equip people with the character, skills and knowledge to start new enterprises that create wealth and new jobs for communities around the world.

Core Values

  • Conversational learning
  • Community based wealth creation via local assets
  • Wealth creation through new businesses
  • The worth of each person
  • Helping each person discover their design

Core Curriculum-Each class is 15 hours long-90 hours’ total-Curriculum available but needs to be contextualized to host culture. Three separate trips and two classes each trip.

  • Session #1-Discover Your Design-All day Monday & Tuesday, 1/2 day on Wednesday
  • Session #2-Thinking Like an Entrepreneur-1/2 day on Wednesday, all day Thursday & Friday
  • Session #3-Starting & Sustaining a Business-same as Session #1
  • Session #4-Doing Business in the Host Country-Same as Session #2
  • Session #5-Social Entrepreneurship & Servant Leadership-Same as Session #1
  • Session #6-Ethical Leadership & Character-Same as Session #2
  • Final event a half day conference on Entrepreneurship-students present plans for new business
  • Could be taught 3 consecutive weeks or other formats


  • Conversational teaching style
  • Case Studies
  • Some lecture on best practices
  • Use of multi-media
  • Student presentations

Intended Outcomes

  • Students will complete and present an Executive Summary to start a business. Done in a team presentation at the end of the program
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to think like an entrepreneur
  • Students will develop core character qualities for entrepreneurship
  • Students will adopt a servant leadership approach to leading
  • Students will develop the skills to start a business


  • Dr. & Mrs. Dick & Leona Bergstrom-Non-Profit Directors
  • Mr. Paul Kearney-Business & Technology
  • Ms. Patti Shigahara-Industrial Engineer, Amazon
  • Mr. Jack Hoover-CEO of a Business
  • Mr. Don Reynoldson-Former Business Owner & Educator
  • Mr. Ryan Brotherton-Former Business Owner, Pastor
  • Mr. Sean Crane-Boeing-Sales
  • Dr. Tom Doerge-Agronomist, John Deere
  • Mr. Don Peter-Professor, Seattle Pacific University
  • Dr. John Geigert-Business Owner
  • Dr. Cliff Moon-Construction Business Owner
  • Mr. Jon Sween-Director, Marketplace Connections-Leadership Development
  • Mrs. Danialle An-Business Owner
  • Mr. Jay Shulka-Business Consultant

Grading-Decided by host country and university. Texts are available for all courses.

Costs-Instructors pay their own airfare and no honorariums. Host organization pays for hotel and food


  • Host organization may choose to use their own instructors. A one day training seminar is offered to train the teachers.
  • Material can be taught from a Christian World View perspective

Recommended Reading

  • Lean Start up by Eric Reis
  • The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  • Heart, Smarts, Guts & Luck by Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J Harrington, and Tsun-Yan Hsieh
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Take Me Home by Rashmi Bansal-several books on stories of Indian entrepreneurs
  • My Business, My Mission by Doug Seebeck, Timothy J. Stoner


  • This material can also be taught locally in the U.S. and will be adapted to the audience.