Values Sharing Circle

The intent of this values sharing circle activity is to develop community-of-interest consensus through storytelling and a “private voting technique” as described.

Values Sharing Circle Design
This is how the Values Sharing Circle is to be designed

This is the page with all information you need to conduct a values sharing circle in your own community-of-interest. As well as links to the two video’s explaining how the values sharing circle works and more importantly, how it can be used – how versatile it is.

The values sharing circle is based on psychology philosopher Abraham Maslow, William Glasser (Psychiatrist), John Burton (Philosopher and expert on Conflict Resolution), and others. It is part of a 3-pronged social science participatory action research (PAR) methodology called triangulation; the results of which are accepted in most scientific research projects.

I have also included a copy of a Consent Form previously used to make application for social science research in Canada’s Arctic when I completed my thesis “Bridging Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention through Social Development” in 2004 at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. The original values sharing circle idea was conceived by me for a social research assignment and I have ensured original copyright.

By making this idea shareable I hereby authorize you to develop your own sharing circle; use this format and adjust it to fit within the parameters of accepted use.

The intent of this values sharing circle activity is to develop values consensus through storytelling and a “private voting technic” so described in attached instructions and videos.

You will find attached the following:

Values Sharing Circle Forum Framework

Values Sharing Circle Voting Simulation & How it Works

Values Sharing Circle Youth & Minors as Participants

Values Sharing Circle Voting Forum Introduction using Seniors as an Example.

Description of Values Project.

Values to Use in Values Sharing Circle and Voting Simulation

Valuing Needs Detailed List.

Needs Identity Chart

Sample Forum Values Agenda.

Future Search Cafe Assumptions Guidelines.

Participant Story Release Consent Form.

Video Values Sharing Circle used in Participatory Action Research Triangulation & How it Works.

Video Explaining Sharing Circle Voting Simulation.

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