Leading and Taking Action on Our Values at Difficult Times

Date & Time:
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There has never been a better time to let our values guide the way we lead ourselves and others. Please join us in a four-session reflective exploration centered on our signature Hall-Tonna Values Inventory, designed to make meaning of our values during these challenging times and inspire us to take action on what matters most.  Participation for the series is free of charge, and you may sign-up here.  We will also be offering an optional opportunity for interested folks to retake the values survey and receive coaching for a discounted rate of $195.

Four Thursday nights, 5:30 – 7:00 pm on Zoom

  • January 14, 2021
  • January 28, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • February 25, 2021

This program is open to SMC alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Leadership Center who have worked with the Hall-Tonna Values System in their course work.  Bring your passion, curiosity and values to this emergent series, where we might discuss, in large and small groups:

  • Living into your vision values
  • Exploring theory and reports
  • Phases, stages, and cycles of the values map
  • Values and current events--making meaning together
  • What values may be missing?
  • Making new sense of your foundation
  • Taking action on what matters to you


March 10, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Optional Showcase Event: Webinar and Values and Leadership. The plan is for this event to be hosted and delivered by the participants of this four-session values exploration, as a demonstration of our learning and application of bringing a leadership and values orientation to the world. 


Our Exploration Team:  Your organizing co-guides and co-learners for this conversation are Taj Johns, Ann Marie Foley, and Doug Paxton.


Taj Johns
I am a  believer in the concept of co-learning as well as the idea of transformative learning. Working with Values Technology gives me the opportunity to fulfill both of these passions.  My life work is understanding the effects of internalized oppression on human development.  My knowledge of values helps me appreciate ways our worldviews inhibit our growth.   I look forward to exploring these ideas and concepts more.




Ann Marie Foley
Learning and understanding are the cornerstone of what drives me.  I love to explore and know the essence of a thing.  Knowing our values is a way of understanding ourselves.  When I coach using Hall-Tonna values, I delight in my client’s aha moment of understanding themself. Occasionally, it’s one of their first times to make sense of their life choices, their story. I believe that knowing where we’ve come from makes it easier for us to lean into our vision, living in (greater) alignment with our highest values.





Doug Paxton
I am a learner, educator, writer, and artist who is passionate about what humanity has to learn from reconnecting to our values and the natural world.  My doctoral work explored how white people can work for social and racial justice.  In addition to my teaching, I do leadership coaching and consulting as Co-Director of the Saint Mary’s College Leadership Center.  At this time of great agitation, uncertainty, frustration and fear, I am enthusiastic about how our values can help us live better into this present moment.


Have questions? Contact us: The Leadership Center

Additional Dates & Times: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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