Values are the principles that are important to us. They are the foundation of our lives and guide our choices, behaviours and influence our emotions. Values are the core of who we are. They are our motivators, our drivers, the passion in our hearts and the reason why we do the things we do.
World Values Day is an opportunity for us to think about our most deeply held values and to act on them.
To view how people live theri values, check out these videos:
Board, staff and volunteers - COVID can change how you think about your organization.
Know what you stand for… Use your values to make a difference in your work as a board member, staff person and in your community... Take your life and philanthropy in your organization to the next level and be ready now and post-Covid by discovering and leading with your values.
On World Values Day, October 19, 2017, the Winnipeg Hub of the Canadian Values Alliance will host the first of several Values Cafés across the country.
Lead by trained Barrett Values Centre consultants and other trained facilitators, the Values Cafés will provide opportunities for diverse groups of individuals to explore, in conversation, how personal core values are reflected in daily living decisions and behaviours.
The Values Café, will link to the Canadian Values Alliance National Values Assessment and contribute to World Values Day data. For the initial Winnipeg Hub Values Café, a diverse group of 50 self-selected participants will participate in an evening round-table discussion session.
Giving Voice to Values
We give credit to the phrase, “Giving voice to values" to Mary C. Gentile.Ph.D. who consults on management education and values-driven leadership. We love the phrase, too because it says what our work reflects in Canada. Her book, Giving Voice to Values is seminal and remains an important resource to us and those that believe values dialogue is critical and acting on them essential.
Interested in applying to be part of a Values Café or learning how your organization can conduct one?