A Values-Led Approach
Values, explicit and implicit, lie at the heart of every action, practice and decision of an organisation: they shape its culture. Not-for-profit and public sector organisations are values-driven and hold a set of values aligned with advancing the common good.
What are we doing to safeguard and give expression to these values? Is there sufficient focus on ensuring our values align with the change we seek to drive?
A values-led organisation lives its values explicitly, consistently and coherently.
A values-led approach to social change provides a framework to coherently support cross-sector collaboration for organisations working together on issues of mutual concern.
For more information, read our publication "Values-Led Organisations: Releasing the Potential of Values"
Read our Publications and Articles
"A Duty to Innovate: A Values-Led Approach to Implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty", Rachel Mullen, Values Lab, 2019.
"Communicating Values: A Values-Led Approach to Strategic Communication for Social Change", Rachel Mullen, Values Lab, 2018
"Values-Led Organisations: Releasing the Potential of Values", Rachel Mullen, Values Lab, 2018
"Gearing up for the Public Sector Duty - A Value-Based Model of Implementation" Niall Crowley, Extract from Module for Professional Diploma in Equality and Human Rights, run by Institute of Public Administration in association with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, 2016
"In Search of a Community & Voluntary Sector that Values Equality", Niall Crowley, Presentation to the Wheel AGM, May 2015
"Values: refreshing damaging public sector reform with renewal" , Rachel Mullen, Village Magazine, April 2015
"Ireland is Ready For A Conversation About Values", Rachel Mullen, guest blog: Common Cause UK, April 2015
"A Values-Based Approach to Incorporating an Equality & Human Rights Focus in Working With Children and Young People", Paper developed by Values-Lab for the Irish Association of Social Workers National Conference, 2015
Equality and Human Rights Statements developed by Values Lab:
Wexford Children’s and Young People’s Services Committee at: http://www.wexfordcypsc.ie/about-us
Meath County Local Community Development Committee at: http://www.meath.ie/Community/CommunityDevelopment/LocalCommunityDevelopmentCommittee/LocalEconomicandCommunityPlan/File,63724,en.pdf
Other Useful Resources
"A New Public Sector Equality & Human Rights Duty", Equality and Rights Alliance, 2015.
"Equality and Human Rights: an integrated approach", Equality and Rights Alliance, 2015.
"Valuing Equality How equality bodies can use values to create a more equal & accepting Europe" Report by Public Interest Research Centre for Equinet, 2014