LDI is a rigorous, hands-on, 6-month learning lab that aims to strategically develop leaders who are agents of transformation for the mission of God in the world. In the words of LDI mentor Marshall Ganz, a leader is someone who takes responsibility for enabling others to achieve purpose amidst uncertainty.
LDI was founded in 2008 by a small team of collaborators working in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. This team included clergy, trained lay-leaders & community organizers. They saw an urgent need to develop leaders that could enable others to achieve purpose; leaders who could work in teams to achieve measurable, high-impact outcomes in their communities. So, they formed a team, and offered tools and training to others – and LDI was born.
Constituency and Supporters
LDI works with any and all Christian ecumenical-teams including: Episcopal churches; other mainstream denomination or non-denominational Christian churches; schools and non-profits. LDI is funded by private individuals, congregational and organizational participants, and by generous grants from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal City Mission.