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World Values Day 2019 Virtual Knowledge Café


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Virtual Knowledge Café


Gurteen Knowledge & World Values Day


Tue 15 Oct 2019


17.00 - 19.00 GMT





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Knowledge Cafe



The World Values Day Café is TODAY Tuesday October 15th 2019 at 18:00 – 20:00 London time (17:00 - 19:00 UTC/GMT)

See your time zone here: https://everytimezone.com/?t=5da50c00,3fc

I will open the Café meeting room 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

To join click here: https://zoom.us/j/112901175

Date Tuesday 15 October 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 London time - 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 on 15th October as part of the run up to World Values Day (which this year is on 17th October 2019). The objective of World Values Day is to raise and deepen the awareness and practice of values all around the world. The particular theme this year Values and Wellbeing.

Our values guide and shape our lives. When we live in alignment with them, we feel good about ourselves and we are happier, more purposeful, more fulfilled. If we override them, we get stressed and unhappy. In other words, they are the drivers of our wellbeing – our mental and emotional wellbeing, and to an extent even our physical wellbeing.

See the World Values Day website 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
Wellbeing seems to be on everybody's agenda these days. Yet in all the intense discussion about wellbeing that we see across the media, the role of values is all too often underrated or ignored. Why is this?

Research in the field of positive psychology over the past thirty years has highlighted our deep need for values-based meaning and purpose in our lives rather than mere transitory enjoyment. This is called “eudaimonic” wellbeing, from the word used by Aristotle who taught his followers to live a virtuous life doing what is worth doing.

According to this view, our wellbeing derives from aligning our lives with the values that that will guide us through that meaningful life, rather than a life spent chasing short-lived pleasures. After all, bringing up children is, for most of us, fundamentally rewarding and meaningful, but can be intensely difficult at times. The hospital doctors that toil around the clock caring for their patients suffer regularly from stress and often feel less than “happy”, yet in the long term most can feel that they are living meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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 currently chairs the Human Values Foundation, is a member of the Steering Group of the UK Values Alliance, and is 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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