Co-Serve International
Co-Serve International


Co-Serve staff currently work to develop cultures of servant leadership at the following locations around the globe:

KAZAKHSTAN: The Kazakh-American Free University
UKRAINE: Borys Grinchenko Kiev University and Wisconsin International University Ukraine
PHILIPPINES: Center for Servant Leadership Philippines
AFGHANISTAN: Institute for Leadership Development and Afghans for Progressive Thinking
THAILAND: Karen Leadership Development Program
BRAZIL: Instituto Teológico Boa Terra
USA: Deschutes Economic Alliance (Bend, Oregon)

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Co-Serve is grateful for its partnership with the following organizations:

Center for Sharing
Warner Pacific College
Northwest University

November, 2014 - Thailand Seminar.   Dan Ballast visited the Karen Leadership Development Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand and held a servant leadership seminar for their students, mentors and board members.

October, 2014 - Programs in Ukraine.  Marshall Christensen led two ISLP groups at our partner universities in Ukraine and also met with many program directors and alumni.  See photos on our Facebook page.

September, 2014 - Programs and Conference in Kazakhstan.  Many Co-Serve staff, board members and teachers were involved in programs at the Kazakh-American Free University in September, including attending the university's 20th anniversary event.  See photos from the anniversary and from the latest ISLP group.

August, 2014 - EBI Program Gives Amazing Experiences.   Co-Serve held its Education through Business Immersion (EBI) program July 25 - August 18 for eight students from Kazakhstan in Portland, Oregon, giving students an in-depth exposure to the values, culture and life of American companies that demonstrate servant leadership.  See more on our Facebook Page.

July, 2014 - Servant Leadership Academy Impacts 14 Students.   The 8th annual Servant Leadership Academy provided 14 students from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Thailand and Afghanistan with an intensive opportunity to experience a series of servant leadership communities over a 17 day period. Learn more on our 2014 Academy Page.

February-April, 2014 - Programs in Kazakhstan.   From February to April, a number of Co-Serve staff and volunteer teachers taught and held seminars at the Kazakh-American Free University in Kazakhstan.  See photos on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

April, 2014 - Programs in Ukraine.   In April, Marshall Christensen visited Ukraine where he continued work with Co-Serve's partner universities there.  See photos of his visit on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

November, 2013 - Teachers from Kazakhstan attend VIP Academy.  In partnership with Warner Pacific College, Co-Serve invited three teachers from Kazakhstan to the Visiting International Professor (VIP) Academy, where they had an intensive 2-week experience learning about servant leadership in the classroom and in education.  See photos on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

October-November, 2013 - Programs held in Afghanistan.  In October, Gary Williams and Dean Messing taught a servant leadership course at the Institute for Leadership Development and in November, Dan Ballast joined them for a training of trainers for Afghans for Progressive Thinking.  See photos on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

A YEAR-END GIVING OPPORTUNITY.   During this year, a time when we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kazakh-American Free University, we want to rekindle our efforts to impact the lives of young people in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.  Please visit our Building on our Partnerships in Kazakhstan and Ukraine page to see how you can help.

ALL ISLP ALUMNI!   Please visit our new ALUMNI PAGE where you can see a list of all of our alumni and update your information.  You can also read our latest alumni newsletter HERE.

December, 2014 - Mentor Program Begins.   Co-Serve's Mentor Program will begin with about 24 students from Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

December, 2014 - Deeper Life Retreat in the Philippines.   Co-Serve staff, Lu Hawley, will hold a deeper life retreat for students and staff of the Center for Servant Leadership Philippines (CSLP).  Leaders of the Karen Leadership Development Program will also visit CSLP to share ideas on building servant leadership communities.

KAFU 20th ANNIVERSARY IN PORTLAND!   Please mark your calendars.  The Kazakh-American Free University will celebrate their 20th anniversary in the United States on March 11, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at McGuire Auditorium at Warner Pacific College.  Stay posted for more information about how you can RSVP and be involved in this event.

Creating University Cultures of Leadership.  In this book by Marshall Christensen, Marshall shares about the need and strategy for changing the leadership cultures at universities in order to prepare graduates who can confront our world's leadership crisis.  Learn more and order paper or Kindle versions on our Resources Page.

Breaking the King Saul Syndrome. This book by Jonathan Martin explores the great temptation of leadership - to build your own kingdom, and its cure - to give the kingdom away to others.  Learn more and order paper or Kindle versions on our Resources Page.

Building Servant Leadership Communities.  Using this discussion guide, you can help your group grow as a community while you learn together about servant leadership.  Learn more and order copies on our Resources Page.

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Co-Serve International is a 501(c)(3) public charity.