This exercise is a way for facilitators to make in-the-moment adaptations to existing scripting exercises, in order to address questions and scenarios that arise during Giving Voice to Values (GVV) sessions. In a GVV program, participants are invited to practice scripting responses to and creating action plans for a values-challenging scenario. Sometimes, a participant’s values challenge starts to dominate the conversations in the room, or participants find themselves doubting whether the GVV approach will work in their own circumstances. The Barry case in this exercise outlines how to adopt (with permission and care) the new, authentic values challenge brought up by the participant.
This exercise adaptation is designed to occur after the GVV approach has been introduced and participants have worked through the role of purpose and the reasons and rationalizations we all face in voicing our values. It can be run at any point between the introduction of these elements and the final scripting and action-planning stage and will naturally adapt itself based on how much GVV content the participants have already covered.
The exercise aims to demonstrate to GVV participants that the toolkit they have begun to develop is adaptable and personalized, and that the GVV approach is fit for use in “real” settings.