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Sustainable Missions

Missions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large, involve many people, and take on the shape of a formal organization. Other missions are personal, and give passionate charge to an individual wanting to make a difference in the world. Whether organizational or personal, the decision to pursue a mission is often born of compassion and heart.

But sentiment and goodwill alone cannot carry a truly impactful mission. To stand the test of time and leave an indelible mark on the world, your mission must be sustainable. Will it last? Will it fulfill its original purpose? Will it carry all of those involved to the finish line well?

In this course, learn the skills, perspectives and foundational principles required to turn a heart-felt dream of social change into a sustainable mission that makes a lasting difference.

Note: Please read through the course materials tab and purchase the required reading before beginning the course. When you are ready, click on the first lesson to get started!

Course Materials

 

Required Reading

Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind by Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede and Michail Minkov
ISBN 978-0071664189
You can purchase this book here.

Optional Reading

Sojourner's Workbook: A Guide to Thriving Cross-Culturally by Connie Befus, PH.D.

Course Syllabus

You can download the course syllabus by clicking here.

Course Content

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Unit 1: Personal Sustainability
Unit 2: Missional Sustainability
Unit 3: Financial Sustainability
Unit 4: Relational Sustainability

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