Standards Introductory Workshop (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 SOE 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 SOE Approved Training Conferences. This helps reduce time and travel expense.

The SIW is a one-time required workshop for SOE 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.

Upcoming SIWs

April 30-May 1, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ
Offered as a pre-con to the International Wholistic Mission Conference, the SIW will be held April 30-May 1, 2018. We recommend you stay for the conference, May 1-3, 2018 to connect with other like-minded individuals. To register click here


September 19-20, 2018 in Orlando, FL
Offered as a pre-con to the Partnerships Mission Leader’s Conference, we recommend you stay for the conference and join other mission leaders along with Leith Anderson, Thabiti Anyabwile, Karin Butler Primuth, Dick Brogden, David Pierce and more, September 20-22, 2018. SOE members receive a conference discount. Email for information. Early Bird registration for the conference ends March 30th. Register here!


November 14-15, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH
Offered as a pre-con to the International Conference on Missions (ICOM). Registration is now open! We encourage you to stay for the conference November 15-18. For more details click here.