WHat we offer

>support for organisations to bring an equality and human rights lens to their work, using a values-led approach,

>support networks to more effectively collaborate on shared goals, using a values-led approach.

>deliver training on using a values-led approach to strategic communication for social change,

> support campaigns to use a values lens in developing and designing campaigns for social change, 

>run workshops on  values-led framing for social change.

Current areas of interest:

Value-led communication:

We have developed and tested tools and strategies to support civil society networks and organisations to take a values lens to the development and delivery of their strategic communications for social change. 

Public sector equality and human rights duty:

We have developed a values-led approach for public bodies to implement the new public sector equality and human rights duty.

Our values framework offers new potential to address equality and human rights concerns in an integrated way. This has potential for broader application in the work of NGOs and other stakeholders. 

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our work

We bring a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge to support a values-led focus by public sector bodies and not-for-profits in addressing equality, human rights concerns or in bringing an equality and human rights focus into their broader work. Here are some examples of our work to-date:

Strategic Communication

Framing the Right to Housing: qualitative research on a values-led campaign on the right to housing (for the Home for Good coalition).

Supporting the Community Platform to develop a values-led manifesto for the local and European elections 2019.

Values and Frames: Engaging Values to Drive Social Change (a one-day workshop for civil society activists).

Planning and Evaluation

Comhlamh: values-based review of the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies.

Galway City Community Network: Support for values-based strategic planning.

Galway City LCDC and Economic SPC: Support for values-based review of its Local Economic and Community Plan.

Galway Traveller Movement: Support for values-based strategic planning.

HSE, CHO 3 Traveller Health Unit: Support for values-based strategic planning.

Public Sector Duty

Wexford Children and Young People’s Services Committee: Support to develop an Equality and Human Rights Statement for its services plan.

Meath County Local Community Development Committee: Support to develop an Equality and Human Rights Statement for the Local Economic and Community Plan.

Galway City Local Community Development Committee: Support to develop an Equality and Human Rights Statement.

Longford County Local Community Development Committee: Support to develop an Equality and Human Rights Statement.


Organisational Development 

European Institute for Gender Equality

Inclusion Ireland

Age Action

Gaisce: The President's Award 

Tusla Child and Family Agency

Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board


Training

Wexford Children and Young People’s Services Committee: 9-day training course on a values-based approach to embedding equality and human rights in their organisations.

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Rights Centre: Training event on developing a values-based approach to their work.

Department of Justice and Equality: Training event for public sector officials on a values-based approach to implementing the public sector duty.

Longford County Local Community Development Committee Member Organisations: Tailored workshops on a values-based approach to embedding equality and human rights in their organisations.

Donegal County Public Participation Network: Training event on a values-based approach to implementing the public sector.

SOS Kilkenny:  2-day training course on developing a values-based approach to their work.


Testimonials 

"Working with Values Lab has provided  Inclusion Ireland with a structure, framework and belief system, through which we can monitor and evaluate our effectiveness through our core values. Values Lab supported staff to develop a shared understanding of our core organisational values and their application to our practice and processes."   Paddy Connolly, CEO, Inclusion Ireland.

"The work of Values Lab will really challenge the Community & Voluntary sector and progressive causes in Ireland. It would be great if it led to a change in the way we all communicate about our work. I believe it can." participant 1.

"I found it very useful to be introduced to a values framework that I can use in my advocacy work". participant 2.

"really interested in framing and how we can frame our campaigns and messages by appealing to the values that will motivate change" participant 3.

Participants feedback from Values Lab workshop: Values and Frames: Engaging Values to Drive Social Change.

"Values Lab supported Gaisce-The President's Award to bring the organisation's core values more explicitly and coherently into focus.The process worked really well for us, as it supported the team to develop a shared understanding of the organisation's core values and how they apply to our work. the values audit was particularly useful in signalling the way forward for Gaisce.  I am now an advocate for a values-based approach: I have a better sense of how values can be the pivot point for an organisation to enhance its effectiveness across all areas."  Yvonne McKenna, CEO, Gaisce The President's Award.   

Contact us: info@values-lab.ie