From Vision to Action

 

From Vision to Action: An intensive online training series on taking initiative

 

We all want to change the world, but how do we manifest our visions into reality? What is it that we want to achieve? How can we develop a vivid and creative imagination of how our initiatives would re-weave the world?Is there an unmet need that is wished to be served by these projects? How can we work together? What resources and capacities do we need? How will we handle the challenges that will come our way once we embark on realizing our initiatives?

Join us in a TEN-week action learning journey on birthing innovative ideas into tangible form. Together, we will create a collective intelligence and an empowering community across the country and in different subject areas that, among others, will energize us to competently serve the needs of people and nature.

This training is open to all MISSION members who are taking on initiatives, whether as individuals or as groups. Through weekly online videos and discussions featuring Nicanor Perlas and other guest speakers, learn and apply crucial process-capacities for rapid prototyping: from clarifying your inspiration, to building solid relationships with co-creators, supporters and related initiatives, to undertaking technological, organizational and financial feasibility studies. All participants will be required to craft and finalize their respective initiative/business plans by the end of the course.

Course Fee: PHP 500

Required text: SIAD Guidebook: A Framework for the Localization of Philippine Agenda 21, available for PHP 300

Please deposit payments at BDO S/A 661-243206, under Maria Carmen Fernandez. We are still processing certain legalities, so this is a temporary holding account.


COURSE OVERVIEW:

WEEK 1

(October 1 - October 8)   INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AND DECISION TO PARTICIPATE

WEEK 2

(October 9 - October 15)   TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT, SELF-ORGANIZING AROUND NATURAL & SYNERGISTIC INITIATIVES, AND ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

WEEK 3

(October 18 - October 24)  THE IMPORTANCE OF INITIATIVE AND RAPID PROTOTYPES OR STRATEGIC MICROCOSM. HARMONIZING THE PROPOSED INITIATIVE WITH THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD. CREATING A VIVID AND ALMOST SOCIAL-SENSE PERCEPTIBLE IMAGINATION OF THE INITIATIVE.

WEEK 4

(October 25 - October 31) THE MYSTERIES OF WORKING TOGETHER. THE SACREDNESS THAT EXISTS BETWEEN "I" AND "THOU". IDENTIFYING LEVELS AND DEGREES OF COMMITMENT. CLARIFYING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG INITIATIVE TAKERS AND THEIR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS.

WEEK 5

(November 1 - November 7) VISION, MISSION AND GOALS; SWOT ANALYSIS; FORMULATION OF STRATEGIES; SETTING OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES. DETAILED OPERATIONAL PLANNING.

WEEK 6

(November 8 - November 14) CONDUCTING AND ESTABLISHING THE "MARKET" FEASIBILITY OF THE BUSINESS/INITIATIVE

WEEK 7

(November 15 - November 21) ESTABLISHING THE PROCESS AND TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF THE INITIATIVE, INCLUDING ITS BENEFICIAL SOCIETAL AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACT

WEEK 8

(November 22 - November 28) ESTABLISHING A VIABLE, DYNAMIC, CREATIVE, NIMBLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFECTIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION

WEEK 9

(November 29 - December 5) REFRAMING MONEY AND FINANCE: A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE. DEMONSTRATING THE FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE INITIATIVE (CASHFLOW ANALYSIS, BREAKEVEN ANALYSIS, RETURN ON INVESTMENT, SOCIAL AND INTERNAL PROFIT SHARING, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, SOURCES OF INVESTMENT AND/OR DONATIONS)

WEEK 10

(December 6 - December 13) SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS. RECORDED COMMENTS OF PARTICIPANTS. A STRATEGIC AND SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INITIATIVE-TAKING, THE POTENTIAL SPIRITUAL TASK OF MONEY, AND OTHER CLOSING PERSPECTIVES.

This is the planned flow of the program. However, depending on the actual needs and ideas of participants, new aspects of initiative-taking can be undertaken.

If there are any questions, please check out Nick's introductory video <> ,or email at

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