Voice To Values curriculum/approach to preparing
future values-driven managers is being used in many ways at schools around the
- Sometimes the foundational exercises and readings are
used in Orientation programs, to set the tone and approach for the rest of
the curriculum and its emphasis upon practicing ethics.
- Sometimes the approach is integrated across the whole
curriculum in various core courses; GVV lends itself to this approach
because the emphasis upon scripting and action planning requires students
to use the language of the function under discussion–accounting,
marketing, finance, or organizational management, for example–to make
their values-based case for a particular decision, instead of using the
language of philosophy or ethics.
- Some schools have used the GVV material as the basis
for extra-curricular workshops, or dedicated electives, or executive
- GVV also lends itself to peer coaching programs and to
partnerships with faculty and/or students who would like to develop GVV
style materials for use in their own programs and/or for global
materials are added to the collection on an ongoing basis at www.GIvingVoiceToValues.org,
so visit regularly. They are all FREE to educators and more information can be
found on the website or by contacting me, Mary C. Gentile PhD, Director, Giving
Voice To Values, Babson College at: Mgentile3@babson.edu.
Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., is Director
of Giving Voice To Values, an innovative global curriculum for
values-driven leadership development. She is also Senior Research Scholar at Babson College and Senior Advisor at The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program.