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The Values in Action workshop is a three hour, interactive workshop designed to encourage participants to explore their personal values, act with integrity, and practice ethical decision-making. In addition, students are challenged to set personal goals for increased positive community engagement. This program is sanctioned through the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices and the Honor Council at James Madison University.

Program Goals:

  1. Students will become more aware of their personal values.

  2. Students will reflect on their personal values and the role these values play in decision-making.

  3. Students will identify themselves as a member of a community, understand how their actions affect their community, and identify ways to positively contribute to their community.

  4. Students will demonstrate an increased motivation to change behavior patterns that could lead to a judicial violation.

Values in Action Homework

Write a two-page, double-spaced paper detailing the decision and the action you are planning to take. To fulfill this requirement, include the following:

  1. What is the decision?

  2. What possible actions could you take?

  3. How would your top three values impact your decision making?

  4. How would any three of the eight key questions impact your decision making

  5. Which values (your own or the 8KQs) were most helpful in making decision? Why?

  6. How did you decide to act? Please explain your rationale.

Hint: If you need a refresher on any of the values coverd in class, refer back to earlier pages of your activity book!


For more information about the Values in Action workshop, contact the Assistant Director of Educational Programs at

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