Remember in January when I asked “Which of these have you experienced on the field?” Burnout, boredom, overwhelm, losing touch with yourself, not having skills equal to the task, being used up and spit out by the missionary machine, fearing you will be exposed as a fraud, feeling you are out of your depth, or stagnated.
I continued, “I know you see yourself somewhere on the list. Even if you are in your first year, and all is new and shiny, boredom has knocked on your door a time or two. I am dreaming another space for us, a space that doesn’t make you choose between tending your own soul (being) and building skills to help you do the work you are called to (doing).” With your help via a survey and the hard work of an amazing webdesigner, I am delighted to introduce you to Global Trellis. I was hoping it would be live by now, but you should be able to see it later this week yourself. You can sign up here to be notified when it is live.
Global Trellis will help cross-cultural workers flourish in three ways: blog posts (weekly Soul Tending Tuesdays and Skill Building Thursdays), monthly workshops, and quarterly challenges (the first is a Newsletter List Maintenance Challenge because your list could probably use some attention. I know mine needs some maintanence. Check it out in September).
I cannot wait for you to see what happens when you buy a workshop for only $10 (the price for the month they go live, afterwards, they will be available but the price goes up). Guess who presented the first workshop? Our very own Jonathan Trotter!
When you purchase a workshop, it will be added to your “My Trellis” and you will have access to it forever. You can watch it again (and again). One of my favorite features? The notebook! I don’t know about you, but I have notes written in this notebook, or on that piece of paper, or on a handout . . . that I either I can’t find, or forget about.
So, let’s say you participate in the three workshops, your “My Trellis” will look like this:
When you click on “Recalculating to Change” presented by Jonathan Trotter you will see the cover picture and a description of the workshop. Click under the course content and you will be able to watch the video and take notes.
You can see Jonathan presenting mid-way through his workshop. Do you see the “notes” at the bottom? You would actually open it at the beginning of the workshop (or whenever!), but I wanted you to see Jonathan in action:
You can take notes as you watch (and if you want, pause and type)
When you’re done, you click “save” and then your notes are saved on the home page of your “My Trellis.”
At any time you can open and read (or add to) your notes. You can print them off, download them as a word doc, or delete them. If you click “save as a word doc”, the document will download onto your computer and look like this. (This is how we have formatted your notes):
Finally, a way for you to attend workshops and keep growing without needing a plane ticket or jet lag!
But the workshops are only part of how you will tend your soul and grow professionally, I can’t wait for you to see the rest of Global Trellis.
Thank you so much for helping with your ideas, comments, and experiences. Global Trellis has your fingerprints!
What workshops would you like to see in the future? And, how excited are you to learn from Jonathan? Remember to sign up so you know when it’s live.
With blessing, Amy