Living Values Education Distance - Online Courses Overview

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Widening the Reach: Reaching and Supporting the Whole Community

Living Values Education recognises that it is completely impractical for most of the world’s population to attend workshops and participate in organised Living Values Education activities due to cost, time, and travel requirements. Through this Distance opportunity, Living Values Education encourages and extends Living Values Education Distance Online Courses to individuals, families, and communities.

It is 22 years since Living Values Education birthed a new educational opportunity for people to change their lives. Now a new way of being part of that discovery is open to everyone ... allowing all of us to make a difference in our life and the life of all the people around us. Here is a short introduction about what we've been building over several years ....

  • Distance Online Courses are stand-alone Living Values Education Courses that can be engaged by anyone, anywhere.
  • Courses do not rely on trained facilitators or workshop attendance.
  • Courses are self-structured with no time conditions. (except when engaging the facilitator training)
  • All Level One Distance Online Course materials can be accessed online from this website, Level Two & Three Distance Facilitator Training  from [email protected]
  • Living Values Education provides the Distance Helpline  — Click here to email
  • All materials may be translated for local use.

Distance Facilitator Training Guide, Part 1 How to - Study Group For Hosts Distance activities for Groups and Individuals Distance Personal Journal Distance Self-Reflection


Living Values Education Distance has gone international with programmes now offering four aspects available to anyone, anywhere in the world:

  • LVE Self Reflection; an independent 12-week self-development course in personal values.
  • LVE Values Activities - an independent course for all ages.  Ideal for engaging in the home environment.
  • LVE Study Groups - an independent sharing of the above two courses in any group environment
  • LVE Training Guide - mentor supported for those wanting to join Living Values as a certificated Facilitator. 

Level One - No time commitment, although 12 weeks is the minimum, based on one value per week 

Part 1:  Living Values Education Distance Self-Reflection 12-week personal evaluation. The booklet in .Word.docx provides people everywhere with an interactive opportunity to explore and discover the truth about ourselves relative to our relationship with the Values, thus developing a better awareness of the impact of Values in our lives and the opportunity to change how we live our lives. The Course runs for 12 weeks with four to seven simple questions interacting with the dynamic of one Value per week and to contemplate and live in the essence of each value during the course of each week.

Components: Self Reflection Online Participation Course via 40 page Word.docx booklet.

Time required: 30 minutes each week.

Part 2:  Living Values Education Distance Values Activities for Adults, Families and Groups  "LVE Values Activities" is a colourful 50-page participation book of activities drawn from “Living Values Education for Young Adults” with accompanying audio files and a 90-page personal Journal.

Components: LVE Self Reflection booklet, LVE Values Activity Book, Personal Journal, audio contemplation files. 

Time required: 60 minutes each week (engaging two activities)

With the intention to join the certificated Distance Facilitator Training (DFT) you are required to engage your choice of ONLY two values activities and evaluations each week documented in your Personal Journal. The purpose of the independent 12 week Self Reflection and Values Activities is to provide participants with a deeper experience of the values and ensure commitment to join the international body of Living Values Facilitators.  The Personal Journal and Self Reflection booklet are required to accompany your application for the mentor supported certificated Distance Facilitator Training. 

*** Distance Facilitator Training Application Form

*** Distance Facilitator Training Course Overview and Schedule - a must read before proceeding

Level Two - following Acceptance of DFT Application 

Living Values Education Distance Facilitator Training allows individuals everywhere to have a role in sharing Living Values Education. The “LVE Training Guide - Part 1” delivers the techniques and skills required to feel confident to facilitate activities and workshops using Living Values Education with community groups, support for teachers, families, etc.

Part 1:  Through LVE Training Guide introduces Living Values Education - the organisation, the international website, the resources available to facilitators, the specific skills required to deliver values education, LVE workshop agenda building. 

Part 2: The Evaluation of what is explored in Part 1 - There is electronic interaction available during Level Two between the participant and the mentor/evaluator.

Components: Part 1, Living Values Education Training Guide, Part 2, LVE Evaluation Questions booklet.

Time required: 8 - 24 hours (Reading, exploring - LVE website, engaging evaluation). 

Level Three - practical application

Living Values Education Distance Study Groups — to gain practical experience in the delivery and engagement of values awareness and to experience Values-Based Atmosphere, participants bring together a small group of friends, family, or work colleagues in a once a week/12-week group environment. Our “Guidelines for an Effective Group” support the Study Group convener. LVE Self Reflection and Values Activities form the weekly two and half hour Study Group experience for group activities.

Please Note: Optional -While delivering The Living Values Approach differs significantly from normal classroom teaching, certificated educators with group experience may not be required to take Level Three. It is however encouraged.

Component: LVE Study “Guidelines for an Effective Group”, group support materials. 

Time required: 3 hours a week for the 12 weeks of the Study Group.

DFT Certification: is equal to that of attendance at three, LVE 3-day interactive group workshops (72 hours).

For more detailed information - please request the "Distance Facilitator Training" Course Schedule from [email protected]

A four week Distance Refresh Course: is available to past/lapsed LVE certificate holders - [email protected]

One participant said:

Denise Shaw"I was not expecting this would make a huge difference in my life that it has. The material forced me to look at me, all of me, my hurdles, pain, grief, fears, and blocks. I soon discovered what values were the hardest for me...anything to do with me!!

I completed the course and wanted to help others gain what I had gained and became a facilitator. This was a very valuable experience for me I found so much inside of me I had not healed and by doing so my fears lessened and I grew a new understanding and compassion for myself. Something I previously only had for others.

My fear of being judged was challenged; I won and chains around me were broken. My journey continues every moment." — Denise Shaw, Queensland, Australia

Living Values Education is for everyone, everywhere; there are no exceptions. Discovering the relationship with our values can become a life-changing experience.