WHAT I STAND FOR – A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT WORKSHOP
Concept and tools byJeanne Pfeffer, @Pfeffworks
Facilitated by: Jeanne Pfeffer, @Pfeffworks, Charles Slender, FACT/SF & Ramekon O’Arwisters, Photography Curator, San Francisco Airport Museum
What I Stand For was a two-hour workshop for artists and arts workers to provide space and tools to help define or refine their personal mission statement. Too often identity becomes wrapped up in work or relationships, and we loose sight of who we are and the goals that are unique to us as individuals. It becomes easy to forget basic things like why we do what we do, or what we want out of our lifes. In times like these, a personal mission statement can be your guide back to your true self and help to align your personal goals with your professional life.
Hosted by EAP, Pfeffworks, and CounterPULSE, What I Stand For offered the time and space for art and cultural workers to think, write, and talk about thenselves, in order to begin crafting a personal mission statement. This were two hours to focus back to the personal. While participants did not write a perfect mission statement in this workshop, they came away with a renewed sense of who they were, and what they stood for.