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Values are the path to the flourishing of humanity.

Each of us is currently facing an existential crisis from the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Therefore each week I am highlighting a value that you can think about and practise. You can find them in the posts section of this website. I hope this will help to keep your inner world safe during the Carona virus pandemic.


I have recently written a message of hope for our future.

This is the latest in my value-of-the-week series.

Why I started VbE

I started VbE as a direct result of successfully implementing it over seven years as Headteacher of a school in Oxfordshire, UK. The impact of VbE was that it significantly improved the quality of education, profoundly empowering both pupils and staff to have a powerful ethical compass for their lives based on positive values (virtues),

As a consequence, I founded the charity called the International Values-based Education Trust (IVET), now called IVET Foundation and its educational dimension Values-based Education (VbE), a movement for educational, corporate and social transformation.

To gain an insight into my thinking I suggest you have a look at my TEDx talk.

Presenting my TedX talk

I pioneered in the UK a successful transformational vision of how an organisation can be successful, humane and sustainable.

Workshop in Australia 2020.
“What qualities do I see in you?”

My work is demonstrating to schools, families businesses worldwide the rich benefits of Values-based Living. The result is the growth of what I describe as ethical intelligence, which creates a new powerful narrative so that society can flourish.

Our world desperately needs ethical leadership, which embraces integrity and honesty,

I recently visited Latvia and Romania which gave me the opportunity to work with young people who are passionate to see positive changes in their countries and the world.

With Asnate in Latvia
With Andrei in Romania

If my vision aligns with yours then please contact me: Neil.Hawkes@valuesbasededucation.com