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

February 22-23, 2018 in Clackamas, Oregon
An SIW will be offered as a pre-con to the STM ConneXion this next February 2018. We encourage you to stay for the conference, February 23-24, 2018. We want to help prepare churches and organizations to send teams that will be remembered for assisting long-term missions, equipping local churches, and expanding the kingdom of God through strategic planning, preparation, and implementation. To register, click here

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
Save the date for Missio Nexus and an SIW offered Sept 19-20, 2018. Check back Spring 2018 for more details.


November 14-15, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH
Save the date for ICOM and an SIW offered Nov 14-15, 2018. Check back Spring 2018 for more details.