International Operations: There Are Many Ways to Do It (FM)

International Operations: There Are Many Ways to Do It (FM)

Friday 1:30pm

There are many ways that organizations carry out operations around the world. Some use partnerships, affiliations, joint ministry agreements, and formal networks. Various issues affect choices including international grant making guidelines and a potential need for formal memorandums of understanding. Ray Sanford of OC International and Andy Keener of Wycliffe Bible Translators will share the real world issues, challenges and best practices they have seen.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the many ways that organizations carry out international operations
  • Assess the key elements involved in the various methods and the pros and cons of the various practices used
  • Identify improvements that could be made to the methods used by each organization represented

[CPE 100 MIN – Business Management & Organization]

Andy Keener

Senior Strategist for Field Programs, Senior Director of Global Partnerships
Wycliffe USA

Andy and his wife, Lori, have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1992. For 12 years, they facilitated a Bible translation project among the Teribe people, an Indigenous group living in the jungles in the northwest part of Panama. After that, Andy served on the leadership team of SIL’s Americas Area and later formed and led SIL’s Global Sign Languages Team. For the past two years, he has served as Senior Strategist for Field Programs for Wycliffe USA, as well as Senior Director of Global Partnerships. Andy and Lori have 4 children between the ages of 16 and 23.

Ray Sanford

Vice President, Organizational Development
One Challenge

Donnell “Ray” Sanford Jr currently serves as the Vice President, Organizational Development of One Challenge. Ray served in management with AT&T Corporation in the 70’s and 80’s and then moved into missions in 1986. He and his family served in France for 12 years before returning to the headquarters of OC to minister through mission leadership. He has formal education as an electrical engineer, in business administration and in missions. He and Diane have four grown children, three married with four grandchildren.


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