Global Change Seminar "It's Your Move!"

Group Meeting Agenda
Segment #4 - Human Values

          Here is the suggested Agenda for the fourth meeting of the Seminar Discussion Group.

  1. Meeting Readiness : Confirm that the assignments from the last meeting have been completed and the preparations for this one have been done.
  2. General Check In: For this Segment, the following are Check In statements:
    • What I most enjoyed about the articles and homework for this Segment was......
    • A significant thing that I've done, or has occurred for me (or in my life) since we last met was....
    • The ideas that I have found most interesting so far from reading the book I selected to read while we're doing the Seminar is....
    • At this point, what I've found most helpful from doing the Journal work is....
  3. Journal Reflection: In Round Robin fashion, give each person the opportunity to share from this Segment's Meeting Preparation and Journal work. Suggested unfinished statements to facilitate this are given below. The recorder might note the responses on newsprint, so that the overall group response to the statements can be viewed.
    • What struck me most from reading the Value Logic article and Addenda was....
    • I found the exercise to apply Value Logic to a few problems I encountered throughout a day to be....
    • Where I had most difficulty with the Value Logic material was....

  4. Segment #4 development (i): Each person takes turns sharing their responses to each of the 9 questions in the Rank Order Values Questionnaire. Do this by having each group member share their responses to Question #1. When all the #1 rankings have been given, then do the responses to Question #2, and then the #3's, etc., until responses to all nine questions have been shared. After this, then each person responds with, for example:
    • What most surprised me from hearing these responses was...
    • I'd like to hear (name's) rationale for his/her response to Question #.......
  5. Segment #4 development (ii): Now share responses to the Character Quality Ranking exercise. Each person, in turn, gives their ranking for the qualities listed in the left hand column. Then, after everyone has responded, do the same for the ranking of qualities in the middle column, and finally for the qualities in the right-hand column. After this, provide time to discuss the results. Did people rank similarly or differently? How did the rankings in the columns compare? Did there seem to be any consensus on anything? What struck people after hearing other people's responses?
  6. Segment #4 development (iii): Give time for each person to reflect on how the Forced Choice Ladder exercise worked out for them, and what they learned about values conflicts while doing it.
  7. Segment #4 development (iv): Make sure everyone has a copy of the Belief Exploration exercise, and has read it through. Decide how much time should be allocated to the exercise, and then do it as a group. Follow up with some discussion, perhaps using the questions suggested at the end of the exercise.
  8. Additional Reflection (optional): Go round the group and have each person respond with:

             “Based on the materials we've gone through for this Segment, I'd like us to spend some more time considering......”

              Choose a focus to which there’s some general agreement and then spend as much time discussing it as is needed. See that everyone has a chance to provide input and be heard. Record points to remember on the flip chart as appropriate.

  9. Logistics and Housekeeping :
  10. Other Business: At this point, if the group has any additional matters that it feels should to be addressed then address them now.

  11. Closing (Check Out): Request a round robin response from each person to these suggested (example) statements:

Next: Feedback Form - Segment #4


Start Over | Curriculum | FAQ | Contact | Exit Seminar
Page last modified on July 9, 2008