Design-thinking for social change
Mission Possible is a workshop-in-a-box that challenges multiple participant groups to take a set of “dealt” resources” and create a team project for the most transformative or creative solution to a complex social problem.
It calls them to apply principles and practices related to:
* Design thinking.
* Idea generation and evaluation.
* Impact measurement.
* Presenting skills.
Mission Possible has group game-board, cards, instructions — everything needed to run a workshop with 1 to 10 groups with 3 to 6 people per group. And there are enough elements in it to run the game multiple times.
The Mission Possible tool has been used to date by a range of different kinds of ministries, non-profits, and educational programs:
- Duke University
- Princeton University
- UT Dallas – Entrepreneurship program
- United Methodists
- Schriener University – Citizenship program
- CMS Missional Entrepreneurship Course
- The Grove Co-working space, Dallas
- Baptist General Association of Virginia – University Student program
- Leadership Network
Groups will play against each other to come up with the most transformative or creative solution to their given problem. Learning objectives include design thinking principles, idea generation and impact measurement.
“The Mission Possible game was absolutely amazing. Being able to articulate the resources I had, the people I was going to work with and my next steps, impressed a funding panel to award me a grant for my educational non-profit.”
– Jaleesa, Washington D.C
My Mission Possible
My Mission Possible is our tool that helps take the learning from Mission Possible and apply it to a real problem or project your participants may want to work on.
Just like Mission Possible, we recommend it is completed with others. Unlike the Mission Possible game, this tool allows you to take your time gathering quality information at each step. The extra time allotted allows you to get specific about a real problem, evaluate your resources, tackle individual aspects of the problem, collaborate with others, and refine the solutions.