Standards Introductory Workshop | February 2023 (@Short-Term Mission Connexion)
The Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) is an 8-10 hour seminar designed to help practitioners understand how they can incorporate and achieve competence in all Seven Standards. The workshops are taught by experienced MissionExcellence trainers, are interactive, and use case studies and small group discussions. It allows organizations to discover the implications of the standards and proactively strive for excellence in their ministries.
Offered as a pre-con to the Short-Term Mission Connexion Conference. Registration is now open! You can register at the link and select the ‘Additional Items’ option to register for the workshop.
We encourage you to stay for the conference February 24-25. Church and organizational staff members, mission committee members, and team leaders will want to attend this workshop which takes a comprehensive look at excellent short-term mission trips. If you’re planning or leading an STM trip, maximize your conference experience by attending this workshop!
What is an SIW?
The SIW is an 8-10 hour seminar designed to help adoptive members understand how they can incorporate and achieve competence in all Seven Standards. It also provides a review of how to form and manage a Peer Review process, should a member organization desire to pursue full accreditation. The workshops are taught by experienced MissionExcellence trainers (usually two). They are interactive, use case studies and small group discussions. MISTM-grid theory and the supporting principles behind the standards are reviewed. Most of the SIWs will be piggy-backed as a pre-conference onto ongoing MissionExcellence Approved Training Conferences. This helps reduce time and travel expense.
The SIW is a one-time required workshop for MissionExcellence member organizations. We ask members to maintain at least one staff member who has attended an SIW, but time is allowed following initial adoption and during staff transition.
What is an approved conference?
The MissionExcellence approves certain national conferences that help you fulfill the MissionExcellence training requirement (sponsored by different hosting groups). These approved conferences will provide STM electives as one part of their overall conference theme or will be entirely devoted to training in STM. Some of these conferences will also host the required Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) as a pre- or post-conference event.
We ask that you send at least one of your key staff (preferably most) to an MissionExcellence-approved training conference at least once every three years for continuing education and to maintain good standing.
Experienced STM speakers with diverse backgrounds from churches, agencies, schools, and other organizations provide the training, according to the design of the given host conference.
Each host conference determines its own registration fees, room, board and other costs. Some conferences provide early registration discounts. Click on the links below for more information.