“I saw the<br />angel in<br /> the<br />stone ~<br /> and<br />carved to<br />set it<br /> free.”<br />Michelangelo<br />
WELCOME<br />“AWAKENING THE GIFTS WITHIN”<br />An  Introduction to The Virtues Project<br />
WATER<br /> DEMO<br />
“Idealists dare to have big dreams<br />and then act as if they are possible...<br />Idealism does not mean that you are<b...
WHO ARE THE PRESENTERS?<br />Terry Rahn <br />& <br />Valerie Hess<br />	Master Facilitators of The Virtues Project<br />
What is The Virtues Project?<br />A global grassroots initiative <br />		that is transforming the cultures in homes, 	scho...
4 Key Principles<br /><ul><li>The parent is the primary educator of the child.
 Children are born in potential. </li></ul>Their natural qualities can develop into positive or negative traits depending ...
 Self-esteem is a natural outcome of living by virtues.</li></li></ul><li>What are virtues?<br />What’s good in us<br />		...
Virtues: The Gifts of Character<br />Reliability<br />Respect<br />Responsibility<br />Self-discipline<br />Service<br />T...
Every Child Is Born In Potential<br />
Is it ever too late?<br />NO!!<br />			It is never to late to begin 	applying these strategies and 	achieving amazing resu...
Is this an add on curriculum?<br />NO!  This is not one more thing to add 	to your day. You infuse the strategies into wha...
Will my kids  or co-workers think this is dorky?<br />Maybe<br />Humor is one way that adults and kids 	become comfortable...
What are the goals for this workshop?<br />TO AWAKEN YOUR VIRTUES<br />	 TO INSPIRE YOU  TO SEE VIRTUES IN OTHERS<br /> TO...
What are our expectations?<br />Follow the directions for each exercise<br />	 Finish activities within allotted time fram...
The A.R.T. Of Boundaries<br />Assertiveness<br />Do what is right for you<br />Respect<br />Be deeply present without<br /...
INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION<br />1.  Pick one partner.<br />		2.  Choose who will be partner 1.<br />		3.  Partner 1 ask part...
Did  you remember to write the virtues you saw on each other’s gem tags?<br />
What did you<br />appreciate about <br /> this activity?<br />
What do<br /> you hope <br />to gain from <br />this workshop?<br />
THE HISTORY<br />1991 <br />Three people<br />Response to school shooting and youth violence in the US<br />Began as a par...
Dr. Dan PopovLinda Kavelin-PopovJohn Kavelin<br />
THE FIVE STRATEGIES<br />
<ul><li> Speak the Language
 Recognize Teachable Moments
 Set Clear Boundaries
 Honor the Spirit
 Offer CompanioningTM</li></li></ul><li>CONGRATULATIONS!!<br />You have already<br />practiced all five strategies!!<br />
<ul><li> Speak the Language
 Recognize Teachable Moments
 Set Clear Boundaries
 Honor the Spirit
 Offer CompanioningTM</li></li></ul><li>SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF VIRTUES<br />
Encourage Mastery<br />Encourage Meaning<br />Name a Virtue<br />
A Rainbow of Respect<br />Create Visual Symbols<br />
When to Speak theLanguage of the Virtues<br />
ACTIVITIES<br />Speaking The Language <br />		of Virtues (handout)<br />	Acknowledgement Card<br />
ACT With TactTM<br />Make a virtues “positivity sandwich”<br />
RECOGNIZE<br />TEACHABLE<br />MOMENTS<br />
TEACHABLE MOMENTS ARE…<br />The opportunities to shine light on virtues being practiced (acknowledge)<br />The opportuniti...
In Teachable Moments<br />Stop Shaming<br />Start Naming Virtues<br />
What Destroys Conscience?<br /><ul><li> Shaming
 Name-calling
 Beating or hitting
 Over-protecting
 Over-punishing
 Ignoring effort
 Lack of clear boundaries</li></li></ul><li>What Builds Conscience?<br /><ul><li> Naming virtues
 Clear boundaries
 The opportunity for</li></ul>reparation<br /><ul><li> Acknowledging effort</li></li></ul><li>DARKEST MOMENT/SHINING HOUR<...
Describe one of your shining  hours at work.  What virtues were involved?
Give your partner a virtues  acknowledgement.</li></li></ul><li>ACTIVITY<br />RENAME <br /> AND REFRAME<br />ht side)<br />
SET CLEAR<br />BOUNDARIES<br />
Boundaries Keep Us Safe<br />
Clear Boundaries are needed to stay on course.  <br />
Clear boundaries are  needed when we have a problem.<br />
	Clear Boundaries are needed to create a safe and peaceful learning environment.<br />
	Our boundaries are what we need to examine first, when we have a problem.<br />
	Do our boundaries address the problem?  If the answer is “no”<br />
SET A CLEAR BOUNDARY<br />   What virtues are needed?<br />    How do they need to be practiced?  Be specific.<br />
Boundaries are found in …<br />Vision statements<br />		Mission statements<br />			Staff policies<br />				Discipline poli...
Guidelines for Establishing Clear Boundaries<br />1. Be Moderate<br />2. Be Specific<br />3. Be Positive - Virtues Based<b...
Boundaries<br />Courtesy<br />Follow directions and treat each other as you would want to be treated.<br />Respect<br />Li...
WRITING A BOUNDARY<br />		Write a personal boundary for work <br />   and for home<br />		Remember, first identify the vir...
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  1. 1. “I saw the<br />angel in<br /> the<br />stone ~<br /> and<br />carved to<br />set it<br /> free.”<br />Michelangelo<br />
  2. 2. WELCOME<br />“AWAKENING THE GIFTS WITHIN”<br />An Introduction to The Virtues Project<br />
  3. 3. WATER<br /> DEMO<br />
  4. 4. “Idealists dare to have big dreams<br />and then act as if they are possible...<br />Idealism does not mean that you are<br />an idle dreamer. Idle dreamers just<br />WISH that things were better.<br />Idealists do something to<br />MAKE things better.“<br />From the Family Virtues Guide<br />
  5. 5. WHO ARE THE PRESENTERS?<br />Terry Rahn <br />& <br />Valerie Hess<br /> Master Facilitators of The Virtues Project<br />
  6. 6. What is The Virtues Project?<br />A global grassroots initiative <br /> that is transforming the cultures in homes, schools, organizations and communities, through awakening virtues, the gifts of character.<br />
  7. 7. 4 Key Principles<br /><ul><li>The parent is the primary educator of the child.
  8. 8. Children are born in potential. </li></ul>Their natural qualities can develop into positive or negative traits depending on how they are educated in the early years.<br /><ul><li> Character develops as children learn to make responsible, moral choices.
  9. 9. Self-esteem is a natural outcome of living by virtues.</li></li></ul><li>What are virtues?<br />What’s good in us<br /> The gifts of our character<br /> The qualities of our spirit<br /> Our inner strengths<br />
  10. 10. Virtues: The Gifts of Character<br />Reliability<br />Respect<br />Responsibility<br />Self-discipline<br />Service<br />Tact<br />Thankfulness<br />Tolerance<br />Trust<br />Trustworthiness<br />Truthfulness<br />Understanding<br />Unity<br />Integrity<br />Joyfulness<br />Justice<br />Kindness<br />Love<br />Loyalty<br />Moderation<br />Modesty<br />Orderliness<br />Patience<br />Peacefulness<br />Perseverance<br />Purposefulness<br />Assertiveness<br />Caring<br />Cleanliness<br />Commitment<br />Compassion<br />Confidence<br />Consideration<br />Cooperation<br />Courage<br />Courtesy<br />Creativity<br />Detachment<br />Determination<br />Diligence<br />Enthusiasm<br />Excellence<br />Flexibility<br />Forgiveness<br />Friendliness<br />Generosity<br />Gentleness<br />Helpfulness<br />Honesty<br />Honor<br />Humility<br />Idealism<br />
  11. 11. Every Child Is Born In Potential<br />
  12. 12. Is it ever too late?<br />NO!!<br /> It is never to late to begin applying these strategies and achieving amazing results! <br /> Nor is it every too early…<br />
  13. 13. Is this an add on curriculum?<br />NO! This is not one more thing to add to your day. You infuse the strategies into what you are already doing. <br />
  14. 14. Will my kids or co-workers think this is dorky?<br />Maybe<br />Humor is one way that adults and kids become comfortable with the language.<br /> Hang in there!<br />
  15. 15. What are the goals for this workshop?<br />TO AWAKEN YOUR VIRTUES<br /> TO INSPIRE YOU TO SEE VIRTUES IN OTHERS<br /> TO HAVE YOU PERSONALLY EXPERIENCE THE FIVE STRATEGIES OF THE VIRTUES PROJECT<br />
  16. 16. What are our expectations?<br />Follow the directions for each exercise<br /> Finish activities within allotted time frame <br /> Follow the boundaries that we establish<br />
  17. 17. The A.R.T. Of Boundaries<br />Assertiveness<br />Do what is right for you<br />Respect<br />Be deeply present without<br />advising<br /> interrupting<br /> rescuing<br /> criticizing<br /> teasing<br />Trust<br />Be worthy of trust. What we say here stays here.<br />
  18. 18. INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION<br />1. Pick one partner.<br /> 2. Choose who will be partner 1.<br /> 3. Partner 1 ask partner 2 all the questions, listening for their virtues.<br /> 4. Partner 1 acknowledge partner 2 for virtues you saw and heard. <br />VIRTUE + EXAMPLE = VIRTUES ACKNOWLEDGMENT<br />
  19. 19. Did you remember to write the virtues you saw on each other’s gem tags?<br />
  20. 20. What did you<br />appreciate about <br /> this activity?<br />
  21. 21. What do<br /> you hope <br />to gain from <br />this workshop?<br />
  22. 22. THE HISTORY<br />1991 <br />Three people<br />Response to school shooting and youth violence in the US<br />Began as a parenting program<br />Virtues the common thread<br />Soon discovered universal application<br />
  23. 23. Dr. Dan PopovLinda Kavelin-PopovJohn Kavelin<br />
  24. 24. THE FIVE STRATEGIES<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li> Speak the Language
  26. 26. Recognize Teachable Moments
  27. 27. Set Clear Boundaries
  28. 28. Honor the Spirit
  29. 29. Offer CompanioningTM</li></li></ul><li>CONGRATULATIONS!!<br />You have already<br />practiced all five strategies!!<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li> Speak the Language
  31. 31. Recognize Teachable Moments
  32. 32. Set Clear Boundaries
  33. 33. Honor the Spirit
  34. 34. Offer CompanioningTM</li></li></ul><li>SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF VIRTUES<br />
  35. 35. Encourage Mastery<br />Encourage Meaning<br />Name a Virtue<br />
  36. 36. A Rainbow of Respect<br />Create Visual Symbols<br />
  37. 37. When to Speak theLanguage of the Virtues<br />
  38. 38. ACTIVITIES<br />Speaking The Language <br /> of Virtues (handout)<br /> Acknowledgement Card<br />
  39. 39. ACT With TactTM<br />Make a virtues “positivity sandwich”<br />
  40. 40. RECOGNIZE<br />TEACHABLE<br />MOMENTS<br />
  41. 41. TEACHABLE MOMENTS ARE…<br />The opportunities to shine light on virtues being practiced (acknowledge)<br />The opportunities to bring attention to virtues needed in a given situation (guide)<br />The opportunities to call one another back to our virtues when we fail to practice (correct)<br />
  42. 42. In Teachable Moments<br />Stop Shaming<br />Start Naming Virtues<br />
  43. 43. What Destroys Conscience?<br /><ul><li> Shaming
  44. 44. Name-calling
  45. 45. Beating or hitting
  46. 46. Over-protecting
  47. 47. Over-punishing
  48. 48. Ignoring effort
  49. 49. Lack of clear boundaries</li></li></ul><li>What Builds Conscience?<br /><ul><li> Naming virtues
  50. 50. Clear boundaries
  51. 51. The opportunity for</li></ul>reparation<br /><ul><li> Acknowledging effort</li></li></ul><li>DARKEST MOMENT/SHINING HOUR<br /><ul><li>Describe one of your darkest moments at work. What virtues were needed?
  52. 52. Describe one of your shining hours at work. What virtues were involved?
  53. 53. Give your partner a virtues acknowledgement.</li></li></ul><li>ACTIVITY<br />RENAME <br /> AND REFRAME<br />ht side)<br />
  54. 54. SET CLEAR<br />BOUNDARIES<br />
  55. 55. Boundaries Keep Us Safe<br />
  56. 56. Clear Boundaries are needed to stay on course. <br />
  57. 57. Clear boundaries are needed when we have a problem.<br />
  58. 58. Clear Boundaries are needed to create a safe and peaceful learning environment.<br />
  59. 59. Our boundaries are what we need to examine first, when we have a problem.<br />
  60. 60. Do our boundaries address the problem? If the answer is “no”<br />
  61. 61. SET A CLEAR BOUNDARY<br /> What virtues are needed?<br /> How do they need to be practiced? Be specific.<br />
  62. 62. Boundaries are found in …<br />Vision statements<br /> Mission statements<br /> Staff policies<br /> Discipline policies<br /> Progress Reports<br /> Performance Evals<br /> Program rules<br /> Family rules <br />
  63. 63. Guidelines for Establishing Clear Boundaries<br />1. Be Moderate<br />2. Be Specific<br />3. Be Positive - Virtues Based<br />4. Have Specific, Relevant Consequences<br />5. Make Consequences Educative<br />6. Be Consistent<br />7. Communicate Rules Clearly<br />8. Be Sure Consequences are Understood<br />9. Make Bottom Line Rules Non-Negotiable<br />10. Make Expectations Clear<br />
  64. 64. Boundaries<br />Courtesy<br />Follow directions and treat each other as you would want to be treated.<br />Respect<br />Listen to each other, fully present, without interrupting, rescuing, advising, comparing or teasing.<br />Trust<br />Hold all personal information shared among us as private during and after this workshop.<br />Assertiveness<br />Participate in a way which is right for you. Share what you are comfortable sharing.<br />
  65. 65. WRITING A BOUNDARY<br /> Write a personal boundary for work <br /> and for home<br /> Remember, first identify the virtue that <br /> is needed<br /> Next, write down a specific example of how to practice it<br />
  66. 66. BOUNDARY QUESTIONS ACTIVITY<br /> In groups of three, take turns asking, one person at a time, all of the questions <br /> When each person has finished answering the questions, both listeners acknowledge virtues you see in the person who shared<br />
  67. 67. HONOR <br />THE SPIRIT<br />
  68. 68. WHAT HONORS YOUR SPIRIT<br />What brings you joy?<br /> What inspires you?<br /> Whatrenews your spirit?<br /> What gives you energy?<br />
  69. 69. What Re-creates You?<br />
  70. 70. Honor the Spirit<br />Mastery<br />Meaning<br />Mystery<br />
  71. 71. Explore MysteryHonor Meaning<br />
  72. 72. The Virtues Pick<br />1. Pick a partner. Decide who will share first.<br />2. Share something about what’s up in your life at this time (good or bad).<br />3. Read your virtue card aloud and share how it <br /> is speaking to you.<br />4. Partner, companion in SILENCE with no<br /> cross talk.<br />5. When first person finishes sharing, partner give VIRTUES ACKNOWLEGEMENT and write the virtues on their gem tag. <br />
  73. 73. Simple Steps for Spiritual Health<br />Create a Routine of Reverence<br />Take time every day for reflection.<br />Enjoy Yourself<br />Spend non-compulsory time alone<br />and with people you enjoy.<br />Make Time for Friendship<br />For listening and companioning, for being together.<br />Lead your life with Integrity<br />Tell the truth. Do it now.<br />Expose yourself to Beauty<br />Be in nature.<br />Spend time with the Arts.<br />
  74. 74. ACTIVITY<br />WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY?<br />
  75. 75. Q & A<br />Evaluations<br />
  76. 76. Strategic Planning With the Five Virtues Strategies<br />1. Naming Virtues<br />What are our core virtues, our strengths? What VIRTUES do we need to cultivate to move forward?<br />2. What is the Teachable Moment<br />For our organization?<br />3. How clear are our Boundaries?<br />What boundaries do we need to establish?<br />4. How shall we honor the Spiritual Dimension?<br />What rituals, rites of passage, ceremonies are needed?<br />5. What are our true issues?<br />What needs to be heard? How well do we companion one another?<br />
  77. 77. Personal Virtues Shield<br />
  78. 78. See Me Beautifulby Red Grammer<br />
  79. 79. VIRTUES VILLAGE<br />Inspiring virtues in the home, <br />school, workplace and community!<br />For more information on products and services : <br />www.virtuesvillagellc.com<br />

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