Common Cause: Understanding values to change the world

Date 8 October 2019 10:00 - 17:00
Venue University of Edinburgh

This full day of training will help you understand values, and how you can tap into them in how you communicate with others to create different responses to sustainability 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.
There are a common set of values we all share, called compassionate values, which underpin much social and environmental concern. Strengthening and giving voice to these values will help to create the responses we need to a wide range of social and environmental challenges.  
This workshop will help you learn to use values to inform effective action.

What you will learn?

  • 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

This Common Cause workshop is relevant for those working with communities on behaviour change related to tackle climate change.

Common Cause Training in Scotland

Event Terms

Reservation and attendance on this course is subject to full payment up front. Refunds are only made if cancellation is received up to 14 days prior to the event and will be subject to a £50 admin fee. Places can be transferred to someone else free of charge. Confirmations will be sent once payment has been received.
EAUC reserve the right to cancel the course if there are insufficient paid bookings up to one week in advance of the course, and we take no responsibility for travel and subsistence expenses incurred by delegates. In this instance, event fees will be refunded in full.
Your contact details will 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.
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. 

Delivered by EAUC