A bit about Common Cause Foundation
Common Cause is a non-profit that works to champion and reflect the human values that underpin our care for one another and our living planet in mainstream culture. We work with a broad range of cultural influencers to rebalance the values that we find reinforced in our day-to-day lives, opening up greater possibilities for imagining and nurturing new alternatives to living together on our one shared planet.
The Values 101 Workshop Series
Values 101 is our flagship introductory workshop series informed by a large body of social psychological research into cultural values. Over the course of five online sessions, we’ll explore together how we can help build the cultural conditions necessary to see environmental and social transformation at the scale required.
You’ll have the opportunity to:
Reflect on your own values and how they’ve influenced your behaviour and attitudes
Learn about how human values work and how they show up in the cultures we live in
Explore the reasons why working at the level of cultural change is so important to bringing about systemic and durable social and environmental transformation
Develop new ideas on how to work in recognition of our cultural footprint
Meet others in similar roles who are also grappling with big questions about the effectiveness of their work
Is this for me?
This course is for people who want to help bring about social and environmental change in meaningful and long lasting ways. We welcome participants from many different fields and backgrounds. Maybe you work for an NGO, but find yourself feeling frustrated by the slow, incremental nature of much campaigning practice. Maybe you specialise in communications and feel uncomfortable trying to convince people of the importance of regenerating the planet through reference to economic growth. Maybe you work for an organisation, such as a museum, library, gallery or community centre, where you engage the public on a wide range of issues. If you’re interested in exploring an alternative approach to creating change, Values 101 is a great place to start!
The workshop series will be made up of 5 separate online sessions. While we appreciate that unexpected things happen, we’d really like everyone to attend all 5 sessions as they are designed to follow on from one another.
The November workshops will be held on the following dates:
Session 1 - Tuesday 5 September, 9am - 11am (BST)
Session 2 - Tuesday 12 September, 9am - 11am (BST)
Session 3 - Tuesday 19 September, 9am - 11am (BST)
Session 4 - Tuesday 26 September, 9am - 11am (BST)
Session 5 - Tuesday 3 October, 9am - 11am (BST)
All times shown are UK times, but people from other parts of the world are very welcome to join. All sessions will be held on Zoom.
If you can’t make these dates, we’re running Values 101 throughout 2023 in March, April and November. Please sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.
We cap the numbers of our workshops at 20. Please do think carefully about whether you can commit to all 5 sessions before enrolling - our workshops are usually oversubscribed and we can’t offer your place to anyone else once the workshop series has started.
We don’t cover our costs in running these workshops. We’re happy about this, but it does limit the number of subsidised places that we can offer. If you work for a larger organisation and are enrolling as part of your work, we’d ask that you use the rates below, which help us to offer subsidised places to those who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate.
*One ticket will give you access to all 5 workshops*
Attending as an individual
People who are unemployed or studying - Free (capped at 3 tickets per workshop series)
People who have some income available to invest in their learning - £30 ticket (capped at 3 tickets per workshop series)
People who are working as freelancers or consultants - £50 ticket
Attending as part of a larger organisation
Unpaid activists and volunteers - Free (capped at 3 tickets per workshop series)
Organisations with an income of less than £100k - £50 ticket
Organisations with an income of £100k+ - £75 ticket
Organisations with an income of £250k+ - £125 ticket
Organisations with an income of £500k+ - £225 ticket
I have questions!
If you think you might be interested in attending but want to find out a little more before you sign up, we’d be really happy to have a chat. Please feel free to email Ruth on firstname.lastname@example.org.