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The Values Challenge for Organisations



The Values Challenge

One Hour, One Value, One Change
Why are values so important to organisations?

The evidence is that when organisations have strong values embedded in their culture they perform better and have higher levels of stakeholder engagement and satisfaction.

Most organisations have a clear statement of values. But the reality for many of these is that great sounding values can get trampled on in everyday life. It happens. There is a gap that grows between how we could live those values and how we actually behave. Download the Values Guide for Organisations to find out more about what values are, why they are important to organisations and how to choose them if you haven’t already.

What is the Values Challenge? To mark World Values Day on 19th October 2017 the UK Values Alliance, in collaboration with the Forward Institute and the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts) will be inviting organisations of all kinds to take part in a simple session designed to help them focus on their organisation’s values for just one hour.

How far are we really living the values of our organisation every day?

In every organisation gaps appear between the values we aspire to and what actually happens in practice.

What practical change – small or large – can we make that would help bring just one of those values to life in a more meaningful way?

Then everyone will commit to one action (at least!) that will help close the values gap and bring that value to life in the organisation.

The Values Challenge is designed to be easy to set up, highly motivating and effective.

If your organisation would like to join the Values Challenge please sign up here and receive a free pack of resources and instructions.

Additional Support

We believe that the Values Challenge pack of resources which you will be sent when you register for the Values Challenge should be enough to enable most organisations to hold the Values Challenge without needing outside help.

However, if your organisation would like additional support to help prepare for and facilitate the Values Challenge session, please contact any of the external facilitators listed below, who are offering to provide that support. The commercial terms would need to be agreed with the facilitator and neither World Values Day nor its organisers can accept any responsibility or liability in relation to or resulting from any such arrangement.  With that caveat, the following have offered their services to anyone looking for external facilitation:

UK Facilitators:

Lindsay West         [email protected]        www.valuescoach.co.uk

Vishal Handa         [email protected]  www.sbicoaching.com

Kathleen Sullivan   [email protected]               www.kscoaching.co.uk

Maggie Strudwick  [email protected]      www.twentytwentyhr.com

Joy Rees               [email protected]

International Facilitators:

Marta Chicano      [email protected]    Spain

Natalia Blagoeva  [email protected]    www.eudaimonia.solutions  Switzerland and Bulgaria

Webex Facilitator:

Jude Tavanyar      [email protected]


Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to offer your services as a facilitator of Values Challenge sessions, particularly if you are based outside of London, thank you.

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