Past Event

World Values Virtual Knowledge Café


Event Type

Virtual Knowledge Café


Gurteen Knowledge & World Values Day


Tue 09 Oct 2018


17.00 - 19.00 GMT





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Knowledge Cafe



Date Tuesday 9 October 2018, 18:00 – 20:00 BST (17:00 - 19:00 UTC/GMT) (other time zones).

This is a free online, virtual Knowledge Café run on the Zoom Video Conferencing platform. Full details about how to download, install and configure Zoom will be sent to you after you register.

World Values Day

This virtual Knowledge Café is being held as part of the run up to World Values Day (which is on 18th October 2018). The objective of World Values Day is to raise and deepen the awareness and practice of values all around the world.

World Values Day will provide an opportunity to think about our most deeply held values and to act on them. If we are aware to our values and put them into action each and every day, we can change our lives and change the world we live in.

See the World Values Day website www.worldvaluesday.com for information on events and activities taking place around the world as well as many useful tools and resources that can help in exploring our own values and those of our organisations and communities.

The Theme

The theme of this year's café will be to do with how we put our values into action in the community.

Do we do this successfully? What about the evidence that says we don't, such as the rise of online bullying, fake news, crime and other internet abuse? The whole tenor of social and political debate seems to be becoming polarised with intolerance and acrimony now the norm.

Levels of trust in Western countries appear to have been in a worrying decline for many years as evidenced by the much-followed annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Is this something to do with the gap between the values people say they have and the values they actually practise?

What's going on? Are values-based social norms breaking down?

This World Values Café will explore these and other issues relating to values in the community

The Speaker: Charles Fowler

Charles spent a few years practising as a Barrister before spending over 30 years in asset management, investment banking and private equity. He had a ring-side seat to watch the enormous cultural (and values) transformation of the City of London that followed the “Big Bang” globalisation of the financial sector in the 1980s, first as co- Chair of one of one of the City's oldest investment houses, John Govett & Co., and then heading up a small investment boutique. He currently chairs the Human Values Foundation, is a member of the Steering Group of the UK Values Alliance, and has been one of the main organisers behind World Values Day.

Zoom Video Conferencing

This Knowledge Café will be run on the Zoom Video Conferencing platform Zoom is a powerful new video conferencing platform that makes the highly interactive style of the Knowledge Café possible on-line. It brings participants together via video as if they were in a single large room. Participants can see everyone else and can hear each other. It also allows people to move to break-out rooms for small group discussion. Zoom video and audio are high quality, and the platform is stable.

The software is free and runs not only on Windows and Mac but also on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. You can learn more about Zoom and virtual Knowledge Café here

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If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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