Centre for Leadership

  • Overview

    According to John Maxwell, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” History, however, is replete with instances of “fall.” The Centre for Leadership (CFL) aims to lift the leadership of Christian individuals and organizations by providing education and training, and helping individuals and organizations to understand and practice better leadership based on biblical foundations.

    Dr Madana Kumar, who is an experienced professional with more than 33 years in various industries at the senior level, heads CFL as the director. Thomas Chacko, a graduate of SAIACS with 24 years of ministry experience in different leadership roles, is the coordinator of the centre. P.S. Godfrey, another graduate of SAIACS with pastoral ministry experience, is the program coordinator.

  • What We Do

    Online Leadership Courses

    The online leadership courses prepare leaders for success in their current or future roles as leaders. The various spheres of focus are the church, para-church, corporate, marketplace, NGOs, non-profit organizations, etc. The courses provide significant online learning environments, processes, and practices. They aim at the formation of identity, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavioral patterns required for Christ-centred and Christlike leadership in an increasingly complex and changing global context. The available programmes include MA Leadership, P.G. Diploma in Leadership, P.G. Diploma in Management, Certificate in Leadership, and Certificate in Management.

    Teaching Leadership for Regular Courses

    CFL facilitates leadership and management courses that include MA in Missional Leadership for the regular students at SAIACS. The courses are taught with the expertise of Dr Madana Kumar along with other experts in the field.


    Short-term residential and non-residential programs on leadership and management-related topics are conducted in different places. CFL provides faculty expertise to organizations and institutions on the relevant subjects based on the need.


    CFL provides end-to-end consultancy programs to Christian organizations in improving their organizational performance. It journeys along with the organizations in providing expertise towards their relevant needs.


    CFL provides research opportunities leading to formal degrees like PhD and D.Min. It also promotes publication and discussion of authentic research papers.

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