Welcome to the new home of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum! Created by Mary Gentile, GVV was originally launched by the Aspen Institute with the Yale School of Management. It was housed at Babson College from 2009-2016 and is now hosted by the UVA Darden School of Business.
GVV student curriculum materials are listed below on this page, and can be downloaded by clicking on the title. Verified faculty members can access the B cases and teaching notes by emailing email@example.com.
The Giving Voice to Values Curriculum
Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to values-driven leadership development in business education and the workplace. Piloted in nearly 1,000 schools, companies and other organizations on all seven continents, the Giving Voice to Values curriculum offers practical exercises, cases, modules, scripts and teaching plans for handling a wide range of ethical conflicts in the workplace.
A Unique Approach to Values-Driven Leadership Development
GVV is not about persuading people to be more ethical. Rather GVV starts from the premise that most of us already want to act on our values, but that we also want to feel that we have a reasonable chance of doing so effectively and successfully. This pedagogy and curriculum are about raising those odds. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”
Drawing on the actual experience of business practitioners as well as social science and management research, GVV helps students, business leaders, employees, and other practitioners identify the many ways that individuals can and do voice their values in the workplace, and provides the opportunity to script and practice this voice in front of their peers. To learn more about GVV, please visit http://www.darden.virginia.edu/ibis/initiatives/giving-voice-to-values/.
Currently available materials are listed below. You can download a zip file of all the student materials or simply download one piece at a time. Additional materials are always in development, so please check back periodically.
Teaching notes, B cases, and a sample modular workshop are available to verified faculty members by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the GVV collection is undergoing an extensive rebranding process.
Also available is a series of six new interactive, online, social-cohort–based modules that introduce the core GVV concepts and methodologies and provide opportunities to practice with these approaches as a foundation for subsequent in-person exchanges. These modules are short, customizable, and creatively designed to incorporate brief cases; clear and compelling presentation of core concepts; engaging animations and powerful video segments; and opportunities to engage in face-to-face and virtual peer exchanges. Please take a look at http://nomadic.fm/ProgDetailGivingVoiceToValues.html. Email Mary Gentile (email@example.com) for the demo.
Foundational Readings and Exercises
University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business “Ethics Unwrapped” offers the Giving Voice To Values Video Series, a series of short videos, including student comments and animation, to introduce the GVV Seven Pillars (PRIMARILY for Introductory Undergraduate use).
Scripts and Skills Module
Self-Knowledge and Self-Assessment
Individual Cases and Modules
Ashesi University Faculty in Ghana have adapted the Giving Voice to Values curriculum to meet the needs of young undergraduate students there with little work experience. They are sharing their 5 week Ashesi University Leadership Module for Freshman, including custom cases, adapted GVV materials and teaching plans. A zip file of these materials is available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Drinan: Giving Voice to Her Values (Case and GVV Teaching note available from HBS Publishing)
Social Responsibility or Insanity: The Entrepreneurial Struggle to Build Utah’s First Wind Project – VIDEO CASES (Video case Teaching Note and Written case available from Mary C Gentile PhD)
The Midnight Journal Entry (Case and GVV Teaching Note available from HBS Publishing)
Too Much Information (Case available from Ivey Publishing)
“Voicing Our Values: Lockheed Martin Ethics Training Videos” (inspired by GVV)