A good part of people’s well-being at work comes from their ability to act in ways that are congruent with their values. Many people are proficient at and enjoy their tasks, but they are ultimately dissatisfied because their personal values do not align with those of their employer. Our purpose defines why we exist, and it reflects something more aspirational. It explains for our staff and customers how we are making a difference, gives them a sense of meaning, and draws their support. Purpose defines why we do what you do, and values define how we act in service of that purpose. Values are a key component of a healthy workplace culture because they clarify how our organization, and our staff should behave. They provide the framework within which we can test decisions, accomplish tasks, and interact with others. Values define how we act in service of purpose and ALSO how we do not act. During this workshop we will talk about defining our purpose and values in line with the culture you seek to create in your department.