Common Cause: Understanding values to change the world

Date: 10 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00

Venue: University of Edinburgh

This is  a full day of training helping you to identify and tap into a common set of values, we all share, which are called compassionate values.  These underpin much social and environmental concern. Strengthening and giving voice to these values will help to create responses to a wide range of social and environmental challenges.  

Values represent our guiding principles: our broadest motivations, influencing the attitudes we hold and how we act. Our values have a powerful influence over our choices and this workshop helps you use values to inform effective action.

Who Should Attend?

This Common Cause workshop is relevant for those working with communities on behaviour change related to tackle climate change.  It will:
  • Introduce participants, briefly, to research on values
  • Introduce participants to how values can affect the meaning and influence of our communications
  • Offer participants the opportunity to work through the implications of actively including their values in funding proposals, messaging and projects

Course Day Outline

  • Introductions,
  • Discussion: What do I value most in life; what aspects of my work reflect this
  • Summary of the research on values
  • What are the values we want to use for our organisation/our project?

  • A worked example of designing and delivering with values at the core
  • Work to create projects and/or messaging based on the values selected
  • Feedback

Member Price: £180.00

Non-Member Price: £250.00

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Event Terms

Member rates are available for EAUC Members and representatives from non-member colleges and universities in Scotland. If you are from a non-Member Scottish college or university please contact to book your place.

EAUC reserve the right to cancel this event if there are insufficient bookings up to one week in advance of the event, and take no responsibility for travel and subsistence expenses incurred by delegates. 

EAUC-Scotland work to minimise the sustainability impacts of catering at our events by using vegetarian, locally sourced and Fairtrade refreshments when available. If you require meat as part of your lunch please request this as a dietary requirement when booking your place.  

Your contact details may be passed onto any Company Members or third parties related to this event (as relevant). If you do not wish us to do so, please confirm in writing to us prior to the event date.