The Distinctive Leadership Course is a dynamic one-week training experience designed to invest in the development and impact of leaders around the world. Gathering leaders of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience, the course is aimed at those with a desire to grow in their leadership capacity, competency and influence, and connect with other exceptional leaders from around the globe. 


Understanding the importance of raising up distinctively Christian leaders around the world, the course delivers an intensive week of focused training to equip and develop leaders who will impact society through their sphere and context. Designed for a global audience, all teaching is informed by our five Cs: Calling, Character, Charismata, Chemistry and Competence and comprises a unique fusion of leadership, psychology and theology.


The course offers the opportunity to hear from and connect with our in-house and guest speakers who represent a range of spheres and have extensive leadership knowledge, experience and expertise. Delegates will not only benefit from dynamic front-led teaching, but also take part in a shared learning experience through group exercises and discussions. Attracting leaders from all over the world, this environment will be extremely valuable and mutually enriching as they learn from the complexities of their different contexts and build lasting connections. 

You will discover how to:

  • Understand the Psychology of the Leader’s Personality
  • Define Calling
  • Multiply Leaders
  • Grow Humility and Courageous Leadership
  • Explore Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence
  • Manage Soft Skills and Communication
  • Establish the Virtues of Character


The course was better than I expected. It wasn’t just about what we learnt from the tutors, but also what we learnt from each other.
— Mary, Business Sector
I signed up to the DLC expecting it to be a week of helpful talks and 'top tips' of how to be a good leader but it was far far more than that.
— Lizzie, Charity Sector
I am so grateful for the DLC and the courage it has given me to grow as a leader.
— Caroline, Public Services
There’s a great need not just in Christian circles, but in the world, for good leaders. We need leaders full of character, which the course promotes.
— Michel, Church Sector

Applications are currently closed.