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What you will learn

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    The skills and confidence to act on your values

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    A toolkit for voicing and enacting your values and principles

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    Leadership skills in responding to values conflicts

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    The ability to voice your values effectively

Skills you will gain

LeadershipBusiness EthicsEthical Leadership
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

No prior experience needed to participate in and benefit from this course.

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

What is Giving Voice to Values? Why and How it Works

Welcome to week one of the course! What kinds of values conflicts have you experienced in your life? Has there been a time in your life where you have been faced with a values conflict and didn't know how to speak up, or what to say? During this week, you'll first be introduced to a story called The Client That Fell Through the Cracks. This story provides an example of the kind of values conflict that we all can encounter in the workplace, and how to address it by effectively acting on your values. Next, you'll explore what Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is and who uses it. You'll hear from practitioners in business, higher education, and the military in regards to why and how they used GVV to address their workplace challenges. We'll discover how research informs GVV in developing a moral muscle memory, and how this innovative approach is different from traditional approaches to ethics. Then you'll be briefly introduced to the seven pillars that form the foundation of GVV. Finally, we'll spend some time examining in more depth the first two pillars, Values and Purpose. By the end of this module, you'll realize in the face of values conflicts there is power and impact in asking yourself a new question, "What if I was going to act on my values--what would I say and do?"...
Reading
17 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video17 videos
The Client Who Fell Through the Cracks3m
The Client Who Fell Through the Cracks: What Happened?4m
Why Take this Course?7m
What is Giving Voice to Values (GVV)?6m
GVV in the Workplace: The Challenge1m
Interview With Royanne, Chief Ethics Officer for a Fortune 100 Company1m
Interview With Chris, Professor at Notre Dame2m
Interview with John, President and COO2m
Interview with Kevin, President of Basik Insight, LLC and Retired Lieutenant Colonel US Air Force1m
What the Research Tells Us6m
The Three A's8m
The Three GVV "Flips"6m
The Seven GVV Pillars4m
GVV Pillar One: VALUES4m
GVV Pillar Two: PURPOSE4m
Key Takeaways From Week 12m
Reading2 readings
Course Requirements & Resources10m
Invitation to Participate in GVV Research10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
GVV Survey18m
Week One20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Recognizing and Learning From Your Success and Failures

What are some of your own individual successes and failures at effectively voicing and acting on your values? What conditions made it easier for you to speak and act, and which conditions made it more difficult? We will spend week two of the course recognizing and reflecting on your responses to these questions so that you can gain some insights into your own strengths, abilities, and personal styles that empower you to act on your values. You'll do so by continuing to explore the pillars of GVV by taking an in depth look at Choice, Normalization, and Self-Knowledge and Alignment. Often people do not act on their values because they felt as though they had no choice. We learn that we often have more options than we believe we do. The Normalization pillar helps us perceive values conflicts as a normal everyday part of our lives. The Self-Knowledge and Alignment pillar helps us understand how to identify and use our strengths and abilities to effectively act on our values. Finally, we will hear a story about Ceilia and how she framed a challenge that played to her strengths to address a values conflict in her work. By the end of this module, you'll be able to identify and consider your own strengths and preferences for values expression in your career and your broader life. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 49 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
A Tale of Two Stories4m
Debriefing a Tale of Two Stories and GVV Pillar Three: CHOICE4m
Obedience to Authority and Choice7m
GVV Pillar Four: NORMALIZATION5m
Enablers and Disablers & GVV Pillar Five: SELF-KNOWLEDGE & ALIGNMENT6m
The Diversity Consultant5m
The Diversity Consultant: What Happened?3m
Reconsidering Your Starting Assumptions5m
Key Takeaways from Week 22m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Exercise: A Tale of Two Stories22m
GVV Personal-Professional Profile56m
Week Two20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Developing Scripts and Action Plans

Welcome to Week 3! During this week you'll start to build a "tool-kit" for ways to feel more confident and comfortable in voicing your values. You'll discover how to develop scripts and action plans. First, you'll explore the GVV pillar, Voice. This pillar helps you understand how you can examine the different ways to build your capacity for voice and the variety of forms it can take. Next, you'll be introduced to the final pillar, Reasons and Rationalizations. This pillar helps you understand how to anticipate the objections that you might face when trying to voice your values. By doing so, you can prepare and practice effective responses to these objections. Then you'll discover some of the challenges and opportunities you may face in voicing your values based on your level and position within an organization. Recognizing these challenges and opportunities can help you identify which levers you can use to address them. Two cases are provided to illustrate the point that you can find effective strategies for acting on your values at all levels of experience and authority. By the end of the module you will have identified tools that you can use to help you voice your values effectively. You'll use these newly acquired tools to revisit your Tale of Two Stories and craft a new ending....
Reading
10 videos (Total 46 min), 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Introduction to GVV Scripting and Action Planning1m
GVV Pillars: Voice6m
GVV Pillars: Reasons & Rationalizations8m
Levers for Influence/Impact: It Depends Where You Sit8m
GVV Case Study: Jeff Salett From the Top (A)3m
GVV Case Study: Jeff Salett From the Top (B)4m
GVV Case Study: Is This My Place? Speaking Up (A)3m
GVV Case Study: Is This My Place? Speaking Up (B)4m
Key Takeaways from Week 31m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

ADDRESSING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE GVV APPROACH

What are some challenges and opportunities you might face in developing values-driven leadership? How might GVV address these challenges and opportunities? This final module addresses some of these challenges and opportunities of values driven leadership development within business and education contexts for managers, corporate users, faculty, and senior leaders. You'll then review some of the core lessons of GVV to apply to work and your individual lives. Finally, you'll hear again from the practitioners from week one in business, higher education, and the military in regards to their implementation process, impacts, and insights gained from using GVV in their workplaces. By the end of this module, you'll be able to create an individualized GVV Implementation Plan....
Reading
12 videos (Total 53 min), 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
The Challenges and Opportunities of Values-Driven Leadership1m
The Challenges and Opportunities of Values-Driven Leadership: For Managers and Corporate Users7m
The Challenges and Opportunities of Values-Driven Leadership: For Faculty5m
Lessons of GVV4m
GVV for Senior Leaders6m
GVV In the Workplace: The Solution1m
Interview With Royanne, Chief Ethics Officer for a Fortune 100 Company4m
Interview with Chris, Professor at Notre Dame4m
Interview with John, President and COO8m
Interview with Kevin, President of Basik Insight, LLC and Retired Lieutenant Colonel US Air Force2m
Course Key Takeaways2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m

Instructor

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Mary Gentile

Creator/Director, Giving Voice To Values and Professor of Practice
Darden School of Business

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