Clarifying Mission and Barriers to Attainment

After helping participants develop a stronger sense of their team connection, they employ action structures to measure how closely they are able to operate from the chosen Mission or Vision statement within their business/ organization. The group then explores the barriers that stand in the way of implementing this philosophy of operation. Participants then work on creative solutions. For businesses/ organizations in the start-up phase, a similar process can be used to generate and clarify Mission or Vision statements.

Format: This workshop consists of didactic presentations, experiential activities, and discussions/ processing. The specific structure of the workshop will reflect the particular goals, objectives, and Mission of the sponsoring group.

Participants: This workshop is applicable for a business/ organization just starting up and/ or for one of long-standing that is in need of clarifying and/ or strengthening its organizational mission/ goals/ vision. The workshop may be offered for staff, management, and/ or members of Boards of Directors.

Outcomes – Participants will be able to:

  • articulate a clear Mission or Vision Statement;
  • identify the part that each individual plays in achieving the Mission;
  • list obstacles that stand in the way of the Mission’s attainment; and
  • create strategies for overcoming the obstacles.

Logistics: This training can be offered as a half-day workshop (3-4 hours), or a full-day workshop with 6-7 hours of workshop time that includes a lunch break. Start and end times are negotiable. Space needs include a room that is large enough to accommodate the people involved that has movable chairs with tables off to the side. We also need a blackboard or whiteboard and appropriate chalk/ markers. Art materials may be incorporated into the activities (optional but not essential).