Last month, the More Than Sex-Ed team had a day long visioning workshop with Jena Hoffman, professional non-profit consultant, where we hammered out our company’s purpose, values, and 5-year plan. It was exhilarating and inspiring and we’re so excited to share it with you!
Our core purpose, in one sentence, is “to nourish healthy sexual development through honest conversations”.
Our company’s core values are:
Respect and curiosity for the complex and beautiful diversity of human sexuality;
a culture of inclusion;
and honesty and accuracy.
It took a lot of marker ink and flip chart paper to condense everything we believe in down to those four points, but once we’d agreed, it became so clear that Jill actually boiled it down to just six words: Respect, curiosity, inclusion, responsibility, accuracy, and honesty. They’re on the whiteboard in our office now.
We envisioned how we will grow over the next ten years—because yes, we’re in it for the long haul—and prioritized steps to help us grow the way we want to. Our envisioned future is one in which “More Than Sex-Ed is the GO-TO resource for parents, teachers, students, and community leaders for positive sexual health education” and “has all of the resources required (human and financial) to fulfill its mission”. We outlined components of each of those goals, we voted with sticky dots, and we came out of the workshop with a clear plan for our next steps. The whole experience was fun, fulfilling, and productive. We’re so thankful to Jena for her time and her believe in the work we do!