Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to values-driven leadership development in business education and the workplace. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum focuses on ethical implementation and asks the questions: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?"Piloted in over 1,055 schools, companies and other organizations on all seven continents, the Giving Voice to Values curriculum offers practical exercises, cases, modules, scripts and teaching plans for handling a wide range of ethical conflicts in the workplace. SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWSLETTER Menu What is GVV? Who Uses GVV? Books Curriculum Media & Publications GVV Around the World What is Giving Voice to Values (GVV)? Whether you are a business leader, employee or a practitioner in another field, how can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, colleagues, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Despite all the internal and external pressures surrounding ethical decision making, some people do voice and act on their values, and do so effectively. So what makes them effective? What do they do differently? They strategize and prepare. And then, they practice. Much like athletes practice their sport, strengthening their muscles, improving their abilities and bolstering their chances of success, those who are effective voicing their values in the workplace often rehearse different scenarios and script their conversation in advance. Like runners or weight lifters, they practice what they would say — out loud — building a sort of “ethical muscle memory,” ready to face future ethical dilemmas. What is GVV? Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values (GVV) Explains What might our businesses — and our world — look like if more of us felt empowered and were skillful and practiced enough to voice and act on our values effectively? What if we could learn the skills and tools needed to act on our values in an authentic and results-oriented way? This is exactly the kind of thinking that inspired Darden Professor Mary Gentile to create Giving Voice to Values (GVV), originally launched by the Aspen Institute with the Yale School of Management, housed at Babson College from 2009-2016 and now hosted by the UVA Darden School of Business. Drawing on the actual experience of business practitioners as well as social science and management research, GVV helps students, business leaders, employees, and other practitioners identify the many ways that individuals can and do voice their values in the workplace, and provides the opportunity to script and practice this voice in front of their peers. GVV is not about persuading people to be more ethical. Rather, GVV starts from the premise that most of us already want to act on our values, but that we also want to feel that we have a reasonable chance of doing so effectively and successfully. This pedagogy and curriculum are about raising those odds. “Giving Voice to Values heralds a revolution in ethics education. Gentile isn’t interested in abstract (and often fruitless) debates about ethical principles — rather, she wants to help you practice what to do when you know something is unethical. It’s like a self-defense class for your soul.” —Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Switch and Made to Stick “Giving Voice to Values is exactly what we need to help our students take action. Most ethics courses focus on hypothetical decision–making and determining what is the right thing to do. We know that ‘knowing’ does not lead to ‘doing.’ This initiative empowers students to speak through their actions.” —Carolyn Woo, DeanNotre Dame MendozaCollege of Business "Mary Gentile has responded to the cries of business and business school critics by shifting our attention from debating right vs. wrong and right vs. right to acting on the questions these dilemmas raise. The most significant contribution to business ethics I have experienced in my professional career, Giving Voice to Values is destined to shape the behavior of future generations.” —Leonard A. Schlesinger, PresidentBabson College Who Can Use Giving Voice to Values (GVV)? Whether you are a professor, student, corporate leader or practitioner in business, government, medicine or another field, Giving Voice to Values (GVV) provides the practical tools and skills needed to effectively voice and act on your values in the workplace. Who Can Use GVV? Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values (GVV) ExplainsEducatorsTo date, GVV has been piloted in hundreds of schools, companies, professional associations and other organizations on all seven continents and has an extensive network of thousands of contacts across the globe. Originally designed for use in graduate business school curricula, GVV has now moved well beyond that. Within the field of education, GVV has been used in undergraduate, MBA and executive education programs in business schools around the world. Other potential educational applications for GVV include elementary and secondary educators and students, as well as parents and the general public.GVV has been a featured part of the United Nations Global Compact PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) programming and PRME has become a partner supporting GVV curriculum development on Anti-Corruption, with a 2015 initiative in India that resulted in ten new GVV-India case studies. A similar region-specific curriculum development initiative in Egypt was sponsored by the ILO and the German University in Cairo. Increasingly, GVV is also being adapted for educational purposes beyond business (in fields such as medicine, nursing, engineering, law, accounting, and liberal arts). The 2013 book, Educating for Values-Driven Leadership: Giving Voice To Values Across the Curriculum , features chapters by a dozen faculty from different disciplines (such as economics, accounting, negotiations, and human resources management) sharing how they use GVV. There are also numerous titles in the Giving Voice To Values Book Collection from Business Expert Press and the forthcoming Giving Voice To Values Book Series from Greenleaf Publishing. Unilever Interviews Professor Mary Gentile About Its Use of GVV Corporate Leaders and PractitionersGVV has been utilized by many corporate audiences as a stand-alone program and as an integrated part of leadership development or ethics programs. Companies can utilize materials from the extensive GVV curriculum collection, or receive assistance in crafting customized GVV materials for their particular organization (including cases, exercises, slide decks, videos, and online programs). Presentations, consultation, executive education programming and train-the-trainer sessions are available.“Mary Gentile’s Giving Voice to Values is a clarion call to the new generation of leaders to put their values in practice in the workplace. Its timely and thoughtful message is precisely what the corporate world needs now." —Bill George, Professor of Management Practice Harvard Business School Former CEO, Medtronic "Corporate tragedies are usually the result of dozens of people who sit silently on the sidelines afraid or uncertain of what to do about a transgression. Giving Voice to Values aims to raise corporate behavior to a dramatically higher standard by ensuring that everyone not only can tell right from wrong, but knows what to do in the face of corporate misconduct." —Jeffrey Hollender, author of The Responsibility Revolution and Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Seventh Generation, author of the leading blog on corporate responsibility Books Inspired by the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum, Professor Gentile’s book, Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right , is another useful tool for exploring these concepts of values-based leadership. Within the book, educator Mary Gentile empowers working professionals with the skills to voice and act on their values and align their professional path with their principles.Challenging the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools, Professor Gentile argues that often the issue isn’t distinguishing what is right or wrong, but knowing how to act on your values despite opposing pressure. Drawing on actual business experiences as well as social science research, Gentile offers advice, practical exercises, and scripts for handling a wide range of ethical dilemmas. Published by Yale University Press - with translations in Chinese and Korean - Giving Voice to Values is an engaging, innovative, and useful guide that is essential reading for anyone in business.Another recent book, Educating for Values-Driven Leadership: Giving Voice To Values Across the Curriculum, features chapters by a dozen faculty from different disciplines such as economics, accounting, negotiations, and human resources sharing how they use GVV. The book is a useful guide for faculty from any business discipline on HOW to use the GVV approach in his or her teaching. Similarly, Professor Gentile's newest book, Giving Voice to Values in the Legal Profession, is the first title in the Giving Voice to Values book series from Routledge/Greenleaf Publishing. By providing twelve accessible scenarios drawn from real-life examples, this book walks readers though some of the most common ethical issues they will face in the workplace and how to address them in a manner that is realistic and effective. Proposals are invited. There are also a number of published books in the previous Giving Voice To Valuesbook series from Business Expert Press."Mary Gentile documents a fascinating tool to help us to be as ethical as we strive to be. She highlights that rehearsing for ethically challenging situations may allow us to develop a response more in line with our ethical preferences than the knee jerk responses that have led so many to make the wrong choice in important situations. The ideas in the book are clever, original, thoughtful and important." —Max H. BazermanStraus ProfessorHarvard Business School"In business and in life, we often know what is the right thing to do, but we have trouble implementing it. This book shows how we can all make the right things happen. It is a wonderful guide to help us enter an era of responsibility and of leadership based on values." —Walter Isaacson,CEOThe Aspen Institute SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWSLETTER CurriculumGiving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to values-driven leadership development in business education and the workplace, pioneered by Professor Mary Gentile. GVV is not about persuading people to be more ethical. Rather, GVV starts from the premise that most of us already want to act on our values, but that we also want to feel that we have a reasonable chance of doing so effectively and successfully. This pedagogy and curriculum are about raising those odds. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”The Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum, cases, modules, scripts and teaching plans are available on the Darden Business Publishing website.MOOC - Ethical Leadership through Giving Voice To ValuesSince September 25, 2017, the Darden School of Business, in partnership with Coursera, has offered a four-week online course, Ethical Leadership through Giving Voice To Values. This course offers an introduction to the GVV approach to Values-Driven Leadership Development as well as the opportunity to engage in self-assessment, to rehearse GVV scripting and action-planning exercises and to create a personalized implementation plan. The course includes short videos introducing key GVV topics and approaches, as well as video presentations by GVV users from business, the military and academia.Audiences for this course include: business practitioners, corporate trainers and leadership/ethics professionals, faculty who wish to find ways to integrate values-related topics into their core curriculum, as well as students and individual learners. Faculty may wish to assign the entire course and/or selected videos and assignments to students in their own classes, as a way to introduce them to the GVV approach before asking them to apply the methodology to cases and topics in their existing syllabi. Registration for the course is FREE. However, if learners wish to earn an optional certificate from Coursera, they can do so for $79. Registration is available through Coursera. For more information, please feel free to contact GentileM@darden.virginia.edu.According to one course review, "This course should be part of the academic curriculum, client on-boarding and employee orientation...I often found myself in situations where I know what is wrong and right but never had right kind of tools or methodology to approach the situation. This course has unlocked those skills and enabled me to take systematic approach in dealing with ethical challenges at the workplace." Nomadic - Overview of GVV Giving Voice to Values also offers a series of six interactive online cohort-based modules that introduce the core GVV concepts and methodologies and provide opportunities to practice with these approaches. These modules are short, customizable and creatively designed to incorporate: brief cases, clear and compelling presentation of core concepts, engaging animations and powerful video segments with opportunities to practice application of the GVV methodologies, as well as opportunities to engage in peer exchanges."The GVV curriculum promises to be a major step forward in enabling people to deal effectively with the inevitable challenges to their integrity and ethical values – challenges they will face in both their working and personal lives. I am excited by GVV's emphasis on shifting the focus from discussions and debates about what is the 'right' answer to a challenge to one's integrity or one's ethical values to a focus on 'how to act' on one's values in a particular situation. This approach promises major breakthroughs in giving people effective choice in acting on those values. It does so by providing the opportunity to practice handling the discomfort, threats, isolation and embarrassment each person faces in dealing with such situations. I expect this approach to have major impact on individuals' willingness and ability to act effectively in such difficult situations." —Michael C. JensenJesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business EmeritusHarvard Business School SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWSLETTER Giving Voice to Values (GVV) News and publications View a full list of MEDIA AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS on the Giving Voice to Values book website.2018 Media and Other PublicationsUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DELOITTE CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (VIDEO) | 12 OCTOBER 2018Teaching Future Business Leaders (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, discusses ways we can shift our language and perspective to improve business ethics education.UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DELOITTE CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (VIDEO) | 12 OCTOBER 2018How to Respond to an Ethics Issue (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, explains explains how to respond when one of your subordinates raises a concern about an ethics issue.UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DELOITTE CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (VIDEO) | 12 OCTOBER 2018Can We Find Common Ground? (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, explains explains how to find common ground and shared values.UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DELOITTE CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (VIDEO) | 12 OCTOBER 2018Building an Ethical Culture (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, explains explains why it takes more than "speaking up" to build a truly ethical organizational culture.university of notre dame deloitte center for ethical leadership (video) | 5 october 2018Why does ethics education often fail? What can we do to fix it? (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, discusses why many some approaches to ethics education backfire.UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DELOITTE CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (VIDEO) | 5 october 2018How Self-Understanding Can Help You Act on Your Values (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, explains moral courage and its importance when it comes to speaking up effectively about what matters most to an individual.UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DELOITTE CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (VIDEO) | 29 septemBER 2018The Power of Moral Muscle Memory (VIDEO)Mary Gentile, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, discusses the power of "moral muscle memory" and how it can help individuals give voice to their values. DARDEN IDEAS TO ACTION | 26 JUNE 20185 Tips for Voicing Values in the #MeToo Era by Lisa CannellFeatured in the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership e-newsletter, Lisa Cannell references Giving Voice to Values as she advises on how to address the transgressions of colleagues in the #MeToo era.big ideas, ABC Radio national (australian Broadcasting corporation) | 21 JUNE 2018Mary Gentile: Putting Your Values to the TestBig Ideas of ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) covers Mary Gentile's recent keynote address at the 2018 Communities in Control conference in Melbourne, Australia.FORBES | 14 JUNE 2018And Now Ethics 2.0: An Argument for More Self-GovernanceAuthor Carsten Tams cites the the Giving Voice to Values approach as a way for an organization to reorient its Ethics & Compliance engagement strategies away from one of coercive repression of malfeasance toward positive support for employees' moral agency.The HENNESSY REPORT | 14 JUNE 2018The Hennessy Report: Episode 17 with Mary GentileDave Hennessy talks with Mary Gentile about Giving Voice to Values.conference live interview at the 71st CFA INSTITUTe annual conference | 14 MAY 2018Conference Live InterviewMary Gentile discusses the Giving Voice to Values pedagogy with Lauren Foster at the CFA Institute's 71st Annual Conference in Hong Kong.panel discussion AT THE 71ST CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE | 13 MAY 2018Creating a Culture of Compliance and Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls Panel DiscussionMary Gentile participates in a panel discussion at the CFA Institute's 71st Annual Conference in Hong Kong. Bloomberg Businessweek | 1 MAY 2018How to Break an NDA, See If Your Pay Is Fair, Confront a Colleague, and MoreMary Gentile offers advice on how to confront a colleague who has offended you, based on concepts from Giving Voice to Values.Dong-a Ilbo | 4 April 2018Ho Kim's Survival Kit for Business People by Ho KimMary Gentile's Giving Voice To Values Initiative is featured in an article providing evidence on the importance of thought experiment and simulation.CFA Institute | 13 March 2018Introducing: Giving Voice to Values (Copyright 2018, CFA Institute. Distributed with permission from CFA Institute. All rights reserved.)Mary Gentile is featured in a video interview where she discusses how the CFA Institute plans to use Giving Voice to Values. SpringerLink | 10 FEBRUARY 2018Fighting Against Corruption: Does Anti-corruption Training Make Any Difference? by Christian HauserMary Gentile's Giving Voice To Values Initiative is featured in an article providing evidence that training is positively linked to the likelihood of rejecting justifications of corruption. ROUTLEDGE | 7 FEBRUARY 2018Values-Driven Leadership: How to deal with ethical issues in the workplace, by Mary Gentile and Carolyn PlumpMary Gentile discusses the exciting new series, Giving Voice to Values, and its first title Giving Voice to Values in the Legal Profession. DARDEN IDEAS TO ACTION | 19 JANUARY 2018How to Act on Your Ethics, by Mary Gentile and Mary Summers WhittleMary Gentile discusses her practical Giving Voice to Values framework and how it’s applicable across cultures and around the world. GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY NETWORK | 10 JANUARY 2018"Where do moral beliefs come from and how do we act on them?" with Ira Bedzow and Mary GentileThe Good Life! with Ira Bedzo speaks with Mary Gentile about where we get our moral beliefs and how we can act on them. 2017 Media and Other PublicationsDarden Report | 7 DECEMBER 2017UVA Darden Professor Wins Reimagine Education Award for Ethical Leadership PedagogyProfessor Mary Gentile was recognized by Reimagine Education as a 2018 Ethical Leadership Award winner for her innovative Giving Voice to Values pedagogy.REIMAGINE EDUCATION | 5 DECEMBER 2017Reimagine Education Ethical Leadership Award 2018: WinnersProfessor Mary Gentile was recognized by Reimagine Education as a 2018 Ethical Leadership Award winner for her innovative Giving Voice to Values pedagogy.Darden Report | 17 NOVEMBER 2017UVA Darden Professors Recognized at Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement AwardsProfessor Mary Gentile was recognized at Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards being the creator and director of Giving Voice to Values. Wall Street Journal | 14 NOVEMBER 2017When Your Company Makes You Feel QueasyProfessor Mary Gentile is featured in an article on ways employees can keep up morale when working for an company dealing with a public scandal.Graduate School Site | 9 November 2017Top MBA Student Mistakes and Professors' Advice for How to Avoid ThemProfessor Mary Gentile discusses how she advises MBA students to engage in their programs to best develop their values-driven leadership skills.Entrepreneur MAGAZINE | 26 OCTOBER 2017A Step-by-Step Guide to Responding to Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceProfessor Mary Gentile discusses how to best form an effective response when an employee raises an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace.Darden Ideas to Action | 10 OCTOBER 2017Giving Voice to Values: How To Counter Rationalizations RationallyThis article by Mary Gentile discusses how people encounter values conflicts in the workplace, the categories of conflict, and common arguments for their "reasons and rationalizations". Routledge | October 2017Giving Voice to Values in the Legal Profession: Effective Advocacy with Integrity by Carolyn Plump This new book is one part in the Giving Voice to Values series about Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility that brings a practical approach to the salient questions of values-driven leadership.BUSINESS EXPERT PRESS | 30 SEPTEMBER 2017Responsible Management Education: Some Voices From Asia by Ranjini SwamyThis new book features a synopsis of Mary Gentile's presentation delivered at Goa Institute of Management discussing Giving Voice to Values (GVV). GRASSROOTS TV | 12 SEPTEMBER 2017The Good Life Episode One with Ira Bedzow and Mary Gentile Video Professor Mary Gentile is featured in a Q&A as she discusses two main questions: "where do moral beliefs come from?" and "how do people act on them?"CPA Journal | September 2017Reimagining Ethics EducationThis article discusses four arguments from the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) ethics education that can be used to practice how to voice one's values and find a way to change the accounting practice being questioned. Emerald Insight | August 2017Article, Linking the Ethics and Management Control Literatures, in Book Series: Advances in Management Accounting by Kenneth A. Merchant and Lourdes Ferreira White, 2017.This article reviews six topics in the ethics and management control literature, using Giving Voice to Values (GVV) to address how to get people to speak up when they see something wrong taking place.425Business | 3 August 2017A Moral Compass for BusinessWashington State University Carson College of Business Professor Jerry Goodstein discusses using Giving Voice to Values in his teaching and the importance of giving all employees the tools to speak up when they encounter something that conflicts with their values.theNativeSociety | 10 July 2017Profile of Mary Gentile, theNativeSocietytheNativeSociety, a publication with a mission of inspiring thought leadership, published a Q&A profile of Mary Gentile.Institute for Business in Society Blog | 28 June 2017Teaching Business Ethics Through the Lens of the Holocaust: Professor Mary Gentile Co-Leads Business School Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional EthicsProfessor Mary Gentile is featured in a Q&A on her experience teaching in the 2017 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) program in Germany and Poland.The International Journal of Management Education | 15 June 2017Giving Voice to Values: A global partnership with UNGC PRME to transform management educationProfessor Mary Gentile addresses Giving Voice to Values (GVV) and its partnership with the United Nations Global Compact's (UNGC) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).The Darden Report | 15 May 2017As Trust Falls, How Can Businesses Help Pick It Up?Professors Brian Moriarty and Mary Gentile address the recent drop in public trust, and the challenges and opportunities for business to address it.International Journal of Management Education | 2017Giving Voice To Values: A Global Partnership with UNGC PRME to Transform Management Education (forthcoming)Professor Mary Gentile authored an article on Giving Voice to Values (GVV) and a global partnership with UNGC PRME regarding the transformation of management education as it relates to business ethics.Faculty Focus | 5 May 2017Acting Out: Borrowing from Life and Art to Teach EthicsDiane Rubino lauds Professor Mary Gentile's Giving Voice to Values (GVV) pedagogy, which helps students rehearse and practice speaking up and enacting their values within practical, real-life scenarios.Compliance Week | April 2017The practical ethicist: Profile of Professor Mary Gentile (free sign up required)Institute-affiliated Professor Mary Gentile is profiled as one of Compliance Week's "Top Minds 2017." Gentile was recognized for her groundbreaking work in business ethics and her practical Giving Voice to Values (GVV) pedagogy, which helps individuals enact their values in the workplace.Compliance Week | April 2017Top Minds 2017 Award RecipientsProfessor Mary Gentile was named one of Compliance Week's "Top Minds 2017" for her groundbreaking work in business ethics and her practical Giving Voice to Values (GVV) pedagogy, which helps individuals enact their values in the workplace.Risk & Compliance | April-June 2017Employee Voice as a Key Compliance ToolProfessor Mary Gentile's Giving Voice to Values (GVV) pedagogy is explored, stating that "a cornerstone of any robust human system is employee voice – people must feel that they can, and should, voice and enact their values."The Darden Report | 25 April 2017UVA Darden Professor Mary Gentile Named 'Top Mind' of 2017Institute-affiliated Professor Mary Gentile was named a 'Top Mind" of 2017 by Compliance Week for her thought leadership in business ethics and the globally-recognized Giving Voice to Values curriculum, which helps individuals enact their values in the workplace. The Ethicist Blog, The Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee | 18 April 2017Giving Voice to Values in the ClassroomFour tips for discussing ethics and values in the classroom are provided, from Institute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile's Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum.The Darden Report | 28 March 2017Darden Second Year Chosen for Fellowships at Auschwitz Ethics ProgramProfessor Mary Gentile will lead the business program and Darden student Kyle Perez was selected as a fellow for the 2017 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) held in Germany and Poland.Journal of Management Education | 13 March 2017Giving Voice to Values: A Pedagogy for Behavioral EthicsProfessor Mary Gentile's essay presents some of the key challenges around pedagogy, curriculum design, as well as organizational and faculty concerns, with integrating ethics and value-driven leadership in management education.Meek Voices | 3 February 2017Darden Professor's Ethics Curriculum Creates 'Muscle Memory' for Morality - University of VirginiaInstitute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile's Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum is explained.UVA Today | 1 February 2017This Darden Professor's Ethics Curriculum Creates 'Muscle Memory' for MoralityInstitute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile and her Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum is featured in UVA Today. 2016 Media and Other Publications Harvard Business Review | 23 December 2016Talking About Ethics Across CulturesInstitute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile explores how culture can impact how one addresses values and ethics in the workplace.Ethical Systems.org | 28 November 2016Interview with Dennis Gentilin, Whistleblower, Author and Consultant on Corporate CitizenshipFeatured ethics scholar, whistleblower, author and consultant Dennis Gentilin mentions working with Mary Gentile, founder of Giving Voice to Values (GVV), and working with her to develop a workshop for the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) that borrows from the GVV curriculum.strategy + business | 9 November 2016Margaret Heffernan's Required ReadingInstitute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile's book, Giving Voice to Values (GVV), is among Margaret Heffernan's list of required reading for business leaders.The Darden Report | 17 October 2016From Doubts to Discovery: Mary Gentile's Journey to Build Giving Voice to ValuesInstitute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile and the origins of her pioneering business ethics curriculum, Giving Voice to Values (GVV), is discussed.The Catholic Weekly | 22 September 2016How to find your voice and lead with integrityInstitute-affiliated faculty and Creator/Director of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum, Mary Gentile, was a visiting scholar at Notre Dame University in Australia, where she shared her groundbreaking approach to preparing leaders and managers for values-driven decision making.Harvard Business Review - Change Management | Fall, 2016 (Re-Published From the March 2010 Issue) Managing Yourself: Keeping Your Colleagues Honest Institute-affiliated Professor of Practice and founder of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) program, Mary Gentile discusses ways to build a strong, honest organizational culture. Harvard Business Review - Marketing | 22 August 2016 A Refresher on Marketing Myopia Institute-affiliated Professor of Practice and founder of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) program, Mary Gentile posits that many marketers have demonstrated short-sightedness, marked by a single-minded focus on the customer, and fail to address the multiple stakeholders who have arisen out of the “changed societal context of business.” Yale School of Management MBA Blog | 19 July 2016 The Nazi-Corporate Connection: Facing the Ethical Challenges of Business Head-On A Yale MBA student recaps the role of business during Nazi Germany and how leaders today can tackle similar ethical issues using principles from Gentile’s work. Forli Today | 20 April 2016 Piada 52 supera i confini e diventa un caso di studio per le università americane The Australian Financial Review | 7 April 2016 A whistleblower shows how to stop a scandal before it starts. Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary | 1 March 2016 Giving Voice To Values Mary Gentile interviewed by Ken White in the Leadership & Business Podcast Series, Episode 29; discussing tactics and strategies to becoming an effective leader in today’s workplaces. Administration | 14 January 2016 Four Ways to Embed a Safety Mindset Within Your Company’s DNA Marc Sokol lists methods to implement a culture that encourages speaking out against wrongdoing by management that includes ideas from Gentile’s work. Ethisphere | January 2016 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics Mary Gentile selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. CPA Magazine | 1 January 2016 A shot at prevention Giving Voice To Values mentioned in “A shot at prevention” by Karen Wensley. 2015 Media and Other Publications Business Expert Press | December 2015 Video : Shaping the Future of Work, with Thomas Kochan, MIT. Kochan cites Gentile’s work in his latest book about the changing 21st century workplace and how to conduct practices that benefit all involved. Behavioral Legal Ethics | 14 December 2015 New Scholarship: Giving Voice To Values in Legal Education — blog post by Tigran Eldred. Tigran Eldred discusses Gentile's curriculum and why GVV is so valuable to students. Goa Institute of Management, India | November 2015 6th PRME Asia Forum Video Interview with Mary Gentile. Discussion regarding the profitability of focusing on sustainability and responsible leadership in business. Folha de S.Paulo | November 2015 E preciso criar uma musculatura moral contra desvios, diz pesquisadora Interview with Mary Gentile by Thais Bilenky. NET IMPACT | 24 September 2015 Issues In Depth: Giving Voice To Values — The “How” of Values-Driven Leadership Gentile defines the program and outlines sample case studies that prove the effectiveness of the program and how various businesses can implement it. IACA Alumnus Magazine (International Anti-Corruption Academy) | August 2015 Practice Makes Perfect–Empowering Ethics: Interview with Mary Gentile. Discussion of the history and inspiration behind the GVV project; notes that despite cultural and regional differences, there is a general perception of right and wrong in every type of workplace. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship | 1 July 2015 Book Review: Engaging Milennials for Ethical Leadership James L. Caldwell reviews Jessica McManus’ book on Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership. Harvard Business Review blog | June 2015 How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work Gentile and Cornell management professor James Detert outline some of the popular challenges and rationalizations that employees encounter when deciding whether to speak up about an ethical issue in their respective workplaces. Journal of Learning Design | 2015 Creating Practice-Ready, Well and Professional Law Graduates In this special issue on legal education, Anneka Ferguson of Australian National University discusses the application of GVV in legal education. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World | January 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Mary Gentile is named as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust Lifetime Achievement Award Winners. 2014 Media and Other Publications Russian International Affairs Council | 25 December 2014 Stakeholder Trust: A Proposal for a Global Business Ethics Principle. Patricia E. Dowden & Philip M. Nichols cite Gentile’s work in their conversation regarding how to establish and maintain stakeholder trust when managing a business and how these individuals can contribute to the growth of the organization. Canadian Business | 28 November 2014 Making Ethical Decisions at Work is Easy. Speaking Up Is Harder. Chris MacDonald talks of the difficulties of speaking “against the grain,” especially when a team’s mind is made up regarding the execution of a particular project or the fudging of financial statements. Bloomberg Businessweek | 6 August 2014 Business Schools Aren't Producing Ethical Graduates Deborrah Himsel discusses GVV and the importance of moving from theory to action. Risk and Compliance Magazine | July-September 2014 Giving Voice To Values in the Boardroom: Strategies to Enable Risky Conversations Discusses how the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) methodology for values-driven leadership development can be useful even at the highest echelons of an organization, and provide directors and boards with a toolkit to approach difficult and critical internal communications more successfully. Fortune | 30 May 2014 Why Freelancers Need a Code of Ethics A freelance software developer discusses the codes of ethics he applies as a contingency worker and how Gentile’s management research can help him and others conquer these type of issues. Finance Matters | May 2014 Finance Matters Inspiring Debate The Value-Add workshop, a project designed to help individuals achieve more positive impact within their jobs in the finance industry, used Gentile's Giving Voice to Values methodology during the Value-Add workshop run for Investment Bankers. The Week in Ethics | 15 August 2014 Avoiding Crises by Giving Voice to Values Gael O’Brien shares how ordinary citizens dealing with global crises are leading the fight against corruption and how Gentile’s work on Giving Voice to Values parallels some of these ideas. IMPACT Speaker Series, Georgia Institute of Technology | February 2014 Ethical Capitalism - Who Should Care? David Langstaff describes Giving Voice to Values as a tool for young people to find their voice amidst the pressure to just "go along." EFMD Global Focus | 2014 The Holy Grail: Educating for values-driven leadership across the curriculum and Giving Voice To Values Article by Gentile focuses on her pedagogical research and how it has acted as an advocate for other graduate business schools as their professors strive for their students to understand the importance of ethical leadership. Ethical Systems | January 2014 Research on the Giving Voice to Values curriculum Jonathan Haidt discusses research pertaining to the behavioral effects of GVV. 2013 Media and Other Publications United Nations Global Compact PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and CEEMAN | September 2013 Gentile Interview Gentile discusses how her work can help transform several workplace environments and allow employees at all levels to overcome ethical issues, creating a new brand of positive leadership. University of Richmond 2013 Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education | 4 November 2013 Giving Voice To Values: Educating Values-Driven Leaders Gentile discusses how her background in the humanities helped ground her research in instilling ethical practices in the workplace. Bloomberg BusinessWeek | 1 October 2013 Corruption 101: MBAs Get Schooled in Battling Bribery Utilization of Gentile’s work to understand and combat bribery in the workplace, including Babson College and Duke University. Ethics Unwrapped, University of Texas-Austin | September 2013 Giving Voice To Values Video Series Gentile breaks down the primary pillars of the GVV program in this informative and illustrative video series. BBC.Com | 9 September 2013 I Reported the Boss to HR — Now what? Reader write-in regarding the handling of a workplace conflict; Schoenberger quotes Gentile in his belief on dealing with the matter. MarketWatch | 13 August 2013 Summer Reading for Babson Students Challenges Assumptions about Business Ethics Discusses how GVV empowers students and aligns with the Babson University mission. Rochester Business Journal, Business Ethics column | 5 July 2013 When you know the right thing to do, how do you get it done? Jim Nortz speaks of specific cases in his organization in which he found Gentile’s work and knowledge of management particularly insightful. Giving Voice To Values and the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative | June 2013 Announcement of New Partnership Discusses how the partnership with PRME will enable GVV to address topics of particular concern to the global business community, such as anti-corruption; and to provide new methodologies and resources to business educators and trainers around the world. First IECO/RCC International Colloquium at Harvard University — Building Trust in Organizations: The Role of Ethics, Values and Dignity 2013 Building Trust: Giving Voice To Values Mary Gentile describes how can we promote trust in organizations, business and education through the idea of Giving Voice to Values. HR Horizons | May 2013 Give Voice to Your Values In this interview, Gentile explains how leaders can express their values and encourage others to do the same. Forbes | 15 May 2013 The Responsibility of Business Schools in Training Ethical Leaders Opinion piece on the roles MBA programs can and possibly should play in preparing students to deal with the ethical issues associated with financial downturns. 2012 Media and Other Publications Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs | March 2012 The “How” of Business Ethics in the Financial Sector Mary Gentile interviews with Julia Taylor Kennedy regarding the tendency to overlook and/or ignore ethical issues within the financial sector. El Pais | 26 November 2012 No hace falta ser un héroe, pero se puede ser ético Expansion.com | November 2012 Que hago ante un dilema etica Como hacer oír nuestros valores en la empresa sin renunciar al exito. Bloomberg BusinessWeek | October 2012 Q & A: Babson’s Mary Gentile on MBAs and Ethics Gentile discusses how GVV gives students the chance to practice moral behavior through framing ethics as an opportunity for creative thinking. The International Business Leaders Forum | September 2012 Management Ethics by GentileMary Gentile speaks at a number of business schools and business gatherings in Moscow, including the Higher School of Economics, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Moscow State University, MIRVIS, etc. about the launch of a new Business Ethics Curriculum, in Russian, that features the Giving Voice to Values book. Babson College | 2012 Babson's Mary Gentile Among Women Honored by Good Business New York Leading Women for 2012 The Globe and Mail | 19 June 2012 A Shout-Out for Ethical Behavior in the Workplace Harvey Schachter discusses Giving Voice to Values, calling it a "unique approach, with a helpful exploration of the challenges many people face in their work." Business Ethics | 3 May 2012 Workplace Bullying: More Common –and Damaging–Than You Think by Gael O’Brien. The prevalence of both legal and illegal, intentional and unintentional workplace bullying and how it affects the performance and mindset of employees. Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs | March 2012 Opportunists, Idealists, & Pragmatists Video: Mary Gentile. Policy Innovations, A Publication of the Carnegie Council | 30 March 2012 Are Values a Lost Cause? by Mary Gentile. “To the degree that one accepts that the financial sector has been trending toward a narrow emphasis upon short-term profits, neglect of client interests, and even exploitation of the information asymmetry that is the very reason investors turn to institutions such as Goldman Sachs in the first place, then one might legitimately ask: Do employees have any choice, even if they want to act? Are values a lost cause?” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs | 27 March 2012 The ‘How’ of Business Ethics in the Financial Sector — Business Ethics Workshop with Mary Gentile. As former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith laments the "decline in the firm's moral fiber," Carnegie Council's Workshops for Ethics in Business considers ways financial managers can strengthen the fiber of their organizations. BusinessNewsDaily | 7 March 2012 Peyton Manning Offers Lesson in Job Insecurity by David Mielach. Article quotes Mary Gentile, stating, "If it is clear that the organization does, indeed, have the right to take this action, then the question becomes: Do they act [to] satisfy their responsibilities to the organization as well as to the employee they are dismissing?" THESTREET.com | 18 January 2012 5 Small Businesses with Ethics by Laurie Kulikowski. Laurie Kulikowski quotes Gentile, “The term 'ethical company' can seem like an oxymoron since a financial crisis that revealed some of the dirtiest secrets in the mortgage and housing industries. But not every company has grown so large and so greedy that the only thing its executives can think of is how high and fast they can boost their share price. In fact, there are a host of companies that see it as their mission to be more than profit generators.” Corporate Compliance Insights | January 2012 CEO Morality? What’s The Answer? What’s The Question? Initial column in Mary Gentile’s new regular column, “ Voicing Values in The Workplace.” Gentile shares insight she gained when visiting an Air Force base and witnessing how GVV can be implemented across various sectors. 2011 Media and Other Publications Harvard Business Publishing | 2011 Managing Values Across Cultures: Insights from Values and Leadership Education: A Harvard Business School Symposium with Mary Gentile. Various professors and thinkers discuss how business leaders should approach exchanges across cultural boundaries. Harvard Business Publishing | 2011 The Most Overrated Value in Business: Insights from Values and Leadership Education: A Harvard Business School Symposium with Mary Gentile. Business Ethics | 28 December 2011 Freedom Riders’ Legacy: Creating a Culture of Common Purpose, by Gael O’Brien. “December 2011 brings to a close the official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. While tolerance, justice and equality in American life and globally continue to beg for champions, the culture the Freedom Riders created offers inspiration on ways people can work together to foster change in society as well as organizations - using mutual respect and support to create a spirit of community united by common purpose, ingredients also found in common purpose companies.” Academy of Management Learning & Education | December 2011 Radio Interview: Ethics in the Corner Office, Minnesota Public Radio, December 13, 2011. Business Ethics | 23 November 2011 Campus Crises Highlight Risk Management Weaknesses, Columnist Gael O’Brien on GVV. Applies ethics principles from GVV to campus administration when dealing with student protests, both peaceful and violent. Comprehensive Business Ethics Course Introduced in India, Celebrate Radio Interview | 20 November 2011 Dr. Mary Gentile Giving Voice To Values, interviewed by Don Fass. Huffington Post | 15 November 2011 Learning From Penn State to Speak Up, Not Cover Up by Judith Samuelson. Op-ed piece on how GVV can be applied in a way to prevent the failure of corporations by reminding students that “following through on professional responsibilities is business as usual.” CNET NEWS | 24 October 2011 Hard Times Bring Out The Ethics in Workers by Dennis O’Reilly. Maintaining morale in difficult times takes honesty and creativity. An organization's values start at the top, but must encompass all employees and contractors. The Chronicle of Higher Education | 7 July 2011 Response by Mary Gentile and President Len Schlesinger (Babson College) to “The Challenge of Putting a Grade on Ethical Learning,” by Peter Schmidt. Business Ethics: The Magazine of Corporate Responsibility | 28 June 2011 Think Like An Entrepreneur, Act Like a Leader by Gael O’Brien. GlobeAdvisor.com, Globe and Mail | 20 June 2011 Putting ethics programs in the spotlight by Harvey Schachter. “Rather than dictating rules for behaviour, help staff prepare for what to do when values are challenged.” Ethics Sage | 7 May 2011 Business Schools Failing to Teach Ethical Leadership by Steven Mintz states, “One of the best books I’ve read on values-driven leadership is Giving Voice to Values by noted scholar, Mary Gentile.” Axiom Business Book Awards | April 2011 Winner of the 2011 gold medal in the Business Ethics category. New York Post | 21 March 2011 Telling Tales: See wrongdoing on the job? Here’s what you need to know by Brian Moore. The pros and cons of 'whistleblowing' by employees of various levels and how one should go about seeking justice. ABC RadioNational, Australia | 24 February 2011 Giving Voice To Values Radio Interview on “Life Matters.” I’veBeenMugged.typepad.com | February 2011 What Are Your Personal Identity Information Values? by George Jenkins. Ethics Sage | 21 January 2011 Giving Voice To Values: Creating a Values-Driven Organization blog posted by Steven Mintz states, "The common theme that runs through these blogs is that in order to develop an ethical environment, an organization must adopt a values-driven approach to decision making. One of the best books I have read on the subject is Giving Voice to Values by Mary Gentile." 2010 Media and Other Publications New York Post | 19 December 2010 A Roundup of Some of 2010’s Notable Career Book by Virginia Backaitis. Series of book reviews that touch on the state of low employee morale following the Great Recession and the lack of work and engagement that many were still experiencing. Bhubaneswar, India | 15 December 2010 International Conference on Demography, Culture and Marketing Inaugurated at XIMB Business leaders discuss how speaking up about ethical issues can help bridge gaps of culture and demography within various workplaces. Huffington Post | 8 November 2010 The Silence of the Workforce by Margaret Heffernan. Heffernan speaks on how the GVV pedagogy can be applied beyond the workplaces in smaller scales such as schools and larger scales such as federal government. The New York Times | 23 October 2010 Does That Request Pass the Smell Test? by Eilene Zimmerman. Baseline | 14 October 2010 The Unethical Workplace by Dennis McCafferty. LeadershipNow | 6 October 2010 Book Review by Michael McKinney. "Giving Voice to Values by Mary Gentile encourages us to think through our values. Most often the kinds of conflicts we will encounter are predictable and are of the ‘right vs. right’ variety more often than the ‘right vs. wrong.’...Giving voice to values is on on-going, skill-building endeavor. It takes—above all—practice.” CIO Magazine| 29 October 2010 What We’re Reading article states, “'We usually know when something isn’t the right thing to do,' says Gentile; the tricky part is finding the courage to speak up about it. To help, she combines research and anecdotes to develop general tips—such as recruiting allies—and specific scripts that coach you through delicate situations.” CSRWire | 23 September 2010 Book Review by Elaine Cohern. Cohern states,”I therefore recommend this book to everyone who works in a business or leads people in business, or more simply put, I recommend it to everyone. Period.” Business Insider | 22 September 2010 Get Some Guts and Give Your Boss a Piece of Your Mind by Alyson Shontell. “Soften up your target audience by saying things like ‘I was inspired when you did this,’ and suggest what can be learned from previous good examples from that person. Engage them in the process.” Business Ethics | 15 September 2010 Book Review: Speaking Up For Values in Business by Michael Connor. “'Ethical theory and the study of high-level strategic dilemmas are important,' according to Gentile, but 'they don’t help future managers and leaders figure out what to do next – when a boss wants to alter the financial report, or their sales team applies pressure to misrepresent the capabilities of their product, or they witness discrimination against a peer.'" Fox Business Strategy Room | 14 September 2010 Speak Up Without Backlash Tracy Byrnes interviews Mary Gentile. Gentile explains the importance of a workplace that encourages employees to voice their concerns. Financial Times | 13 September 2010 Ethics Teaching Asks The Wrong Questions by Mary Gentile. “Students should think about how to do what is ethical and legal, rather than if it’s profitable.” Washington Post/On Leadership | 8 September 2010 The Antidote To Cynicism by Mary Gentile, Guest Insights. Gentile lays out an approach to dealing with government and workplace calamities that can often heavily disrupt the flow and function of an organization. ChangeThis.com, Issue 74 | 8 September 2010 Reinventing Ethics by Mary Gentile. “Instead of asking and answering the questions ‘what is ethical?’ or ‘whether it's possible to be ethical at work?,' what if we asked ‘how can we successfully voice and act on our own values?’” Real Simple | September 2010 5 Mistakes Everyone Should Make by Amanda Armstrong. Gentile is one of five guests interviewed and the mistakes they made on their road to success. McKinsey Quarterly | August 2010 Voicing Values in the Workplace: An Interview with Mary Gentile. Professor Mary Gentile explores ethical dilemmas at work and how to act on them. Forbes.com | 24 August 2010 Dealing With Offensive Remarks At Work by Susan Adams. The difficult and common questions that challenged Susan Adams are dealt with by Mary Gentile, in her new book, Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, who has spent a lot of time thinking about how workers should navigate such sticky situations. I’ve Been Mugged (blog) | 9 August 2010 A Conversation with Mary Gentile by George Jenkins. Business Ethics Magazine | 30 July 2010 Adding Value and Values to the MBA by Gael O’Brien. "The crisis simply made it more obvious that business as usual isn’t working, either in the classroom or boardroom." Huffington Post | 15 July 2010 Giving Voice to Values: A Response to B.P. by Mary Gentile. "Although Mary Gentile's book Giving Voice to Valueswas published years before the B.P. oil spill scandal, the book offers a roadmap for how the spill could have been avoided, if more people spoke up." MarketWatch | 12 June 2010 The Burden of Knowledge by Mary Gentile. Mary Gentile has performed extensive research with business practitioners, researchers and students, and found that there are a few useful lessons that help answer this question: “if we want to use our knowledge and our voice in the service of a fair, transparent and effective market, how would we do so?” GVV Around the WorldGVV is active internationally and growing, with over 1,055 pilots in education, business and fields such as nursing, medicine, law and engineering. In the past quarter, GVV has been featured in the following countries:United States:Education: GVV was featured and Mary Gentile was the keynote speaker at the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Annual Convening in partnership with the Better Business Bureau Foundation, Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming in Loveland, Colorado.GVV was featured in a program on diversity and inclusion at Pennsylvania State University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.GVV was featured at the University of Akron Business School in Akron, Ohio.GVV was featured at the Notre Dame University Mendoza School of Business in South Bend, Indiana.GVV was featured at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.GVV was featured at the American Accounting Association in Washington, D.C.Corporate:GVV was featured at the Aspen Program for Ethical Healthcare Leadership in Aspen, Colorado.GVV was featured at the CFA Institute's Financial Management Seminar in Chicago, Illinois.GVV was featured at The Hennessy Report's 1st Anniversary Celebration and with New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA) board members in Boston, Massachusetts.GVV was featured at a workshop at the International Leadership Association in West Palm Beach, Florida.GVV was featured at the Quorum Annual Convening on how women lead in New York, New York.GVV was featured at the Aspen First Movers Fellowship program in Wye, Maryland.A "Voicing Our Values" refresh training was provided to Lockheed Martin in Washington, D.C.An interactive training and MOOC for Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Members is currently in development.Singapore: GVV will be featured in professional training for the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore in 2019.United Arab Emirates: GVV will be featured at the Mubadala Group and Etihad Aviation in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in November, 2018.Arabic translations of selected GVV materials from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco will be available in 2019. Watch for more information soon.We are also in conversations with educators around the world to enable translations of some of the GVV curriculum into German and Spanish. Please contact Mary Gentile if you have ideas for other translations.