Values Based Approaches for Sustainable Action

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 10am - 4pm

Location: Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh

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Developing the Common Cause themes for Values-Based Approaches to Planning, Communications & Engagement for Sustainability in Universities & Colleges

How to get to the Playfair Library

Values represent our guiding principles: our broadest motivations, influencing the attitudes we hold and how we act. Our values have a powerful influence over our choices and Common Cause explores the influence of values on pro-sustainability action.

As well as influencing our behaviours & attitudes, values are connected to the way we understand the world. One way this connection manifests itself is through frames - mental structures that order our ideas and communicative tools that shape our perceptions and interpretations.

This Common Cause workshop is relevant for those in the Tertiary Education sector involved in Governance, Leadership, Teaching, Research, Engagement, Estates and Operations (although anybody with an interest in the Common Cause workshop is welcome). It will:

  • Introduce participants to research on values and their impact on behaviour
  • Introduce participants to research on frames and how they affect the meaning and influence of our communications
  • Illustrate the implications of values and frames with practical examples
  • Offer participants an opportunity to discuss the implications of this new understanding of values and frames for their work.

This workshop is led by Common Cause Fellows, Pam McLean and Osbert Lancaster, is hosted by Edinburgh University and supported by EAUC and the SDE Network.

For more info on the Common Cause workshops click here: Common Cause: The Case for Working with Values and Frames

Event Costs

Member of EAUC & SDEN: £39
Non-Member: £49
Full-Time Student: £29
Students are welcome pay as an individual or ask their institution to sponsor them, the event is reccomended for MSc/PhD students who are either doing, or planning to do research in this areas.

Costs include lunch and a copy of the Common Cause handbook

Event Terms

Reservation and attendance on this course is subject to full payment up front. Refunds are only made if cancellation is received up to 14 days prior to the event and will be subject to a £20 admin fee. Places can be transferred to someone else free of charge. Confirmations will be sent once payment has been received. EAUC reserve the right to cancel the course if there are insufficient paid bookings up to one week in advance of the course and we take no responsibility for travel and subsistence expenses incurred by delegates. In this instance, event fees will be refunded in full.

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