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.
Most GVV materials are available free of charge to registered Darden Business Publishing (DBP) customers. (Register or log in here. After logging in, the browser will return you to the GVV curriculum page.) The links on this page take you each GVV case, where you can add the materials to your cart and proceed to checkout. If you have only GVV materials in your cart, you will not need to enter any payment information, but you will need to complete all the steps of the order process. Your order is complete when you see an order confirmation screen. Then, in 5 to 10 minutes, you will receive an email with a link to your files.
Teaching notes and B cases are available to verified, logged-in faculty members.
Faculty members: Follow the instructions above to access individual cases. Once you arrive on a case page, you can preview the watermarked case by clicking the Download Inspection Copy button. To preview a B case and/or teaching note, click the Download Teaching Materials button on the right. Alternately, if you put the case in your shopping cart and complete the checkout process, you will receive a non-watermarked case and the teaching materials with your order.
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.
What Is a Giving Voice to Values Case? (PDF download)
For an example of a potential GVV elective course, see Leadership When it Really Counts (PDF opens in a new window).
"Ethical Leadership Through Giving Voice To Values"—a 4-week online MOOC offered by University of Virginia Darden School of Business in partnership with Coursera—offers an introduction to the GVV approach for corporate users, educators, students, and individual learners. For information, see https://www.coursera.org/learn/uva-darden-giving-voice-to-values or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
You can download individual Foundational Readings and Exercises (below), or you can download all Foundational Readings and Exercises here.
Giving Voice to Values: Brief Introduction (PDF download)
Russian Translation GVV Intro Module – IBLF (PDF download)
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
You can download individual Scripts and Skills Module readings and exercises (below), or you can download all Scripts and Skills Module readings and exercises here.
Self-Knowledge and Self-Assessment
You can download individual Self-Knowledge and Self-Assessment readings and exercises (below), or you can download all Self-Knowledge and Self-Assessment readings and exercises here.
Individual Cases and Modules
A zip file of the complete student curriculum is available by request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Social Cooperative Needs Saving: When Sales are Based on Values Sharing (A) (This case is not included in the zip file.)
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 to verified faculty members. Email email@example.com for access.
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 (Videos available at Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University)
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” (Videos available from Lockheed Martin, inspired by GVV)
GVV works in close collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact that seeks to inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and thought leadership globally.
The Yale School of Management was the founding partner, along with the Aspen Institute, which also served as the incubator for GVV. From 2009 to 2015, GVV was hosted and supported by Babson College. Darden Business Publishing is pleased to present this material in its original form.