GVI Programs and Services

GVI’s paid programs and services take participants deeper into values metrics for transforming organizations.

The expected outcome or ‘theory of change’ is that when individual and organizational values are aligned and exhibited on a daily basis, this will result in more motivated, dedicated and productive personnel, and achievement of organizational goals and objectives. This includes stronger cohesion among team members; a values driven programming strategy consistent with the UN; greater satisfaction; and new behaviours, processes and policies in keeping with the reinvigorated culture targets and objectives.



The values assessment and follow-up coaching may accommodate a group of up to forty (40) participants. The exercise may be conducted as a stand alone activity, but may yield heightened results if conducted in the framework of an annual strategic planning or team building retreat; e-Performance review cycle; or other similar event in the life of the organization.


Evidence base:

There are extensive well-documented case studies on the impact of values orientation on the functioning of organizations.

At Global Vision Institute, in a project in India funded by the World Bank, the work of GVI team member Leonard Joy in February 2012 entailed evaluating success in shifting values and behavior. The programme was effective in addressing desired shifts by bringing individuals from all departments together to come to a shared view and concern for what needed to change and to what. Individuals reported deep impact on their personal and family lives and sustained personal values awareness and desire for further personal and bureaucratic values development. Projected impact further included enhanced collaboration and coherence to enable effective service delivery responsive to communities’ needs.

The Barrett Values Centre, whose personal values assessments participants will be encouraged to take, has links to case studies of private sector companies, non-profits, and even whole countries, that show how measuring values translates into improved cultures and achievement of objectives. See case studies here.

The University of Brighton’s “We Value” Project used indicators to demonstrate the impact of values-related changes such as greater communication, increased involvement of participants in decision-making, and organizational values alignment on project success among civil society organizations in Mexico. See here.

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