and work with others to evolve a more nurturing society
Values to Action is uniquely situated to advance a social movement toward a more nurturing society. It brings to bear everything that behavioral science has taught us about what human beings need to thrive at the same time that it increases effective collaboration among the many organizations working to reform society.
By joining Values to Action, you lend your support to an efficient effort to evolve more nurturing societies. And, you connect with many others who want to replace selfishness and conflict with caring, kindness, and respect for every person.
Values to Action Study Circles
A key component of the Values to Action strategy is the creation of Values to Action Study Circles. A study circle is a small group of people who come together to study a problem in an effort to devise a solution to that problem. Study circles have been a key component in the development of social democracy in Scandinavia.1 It continues to be a vital part of maintaining that nation’s commitment to egalitarian goals. There are about 300,000 study circles operating in Sweden.
This approach is ideal for efficiently activating both behavioral scientists and concerned citizens who have limited time, less knowledge than they would like about what is wrong and what is needed, and no clarity about what they can do to make a difference.
The details of how study circles will operate are not fully developed because one of the first tasks of the initial study circles will be study and articulate the principles for how the groups will operate.
The study circles will consist of 5 to 10 people who commit a limited amount of time over a limited period to study one aspect of a larger problem. They produce a product that contributes to the change that is needed. The actual topics for study circles will emerge out of a participatory process among those who Join Values to Action. Our experience with study circles grows out of the work of the climate change and strengthening families task forces that the Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations commissioned. They have taught us that there are many early career behavioral scientists who are eager to work on projects that address the major problems in our current society.
- Milner H. Sweden: Social Democracy in Practice. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press; 1990.
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