ValuesJam Fanzine Edition 12

Value of the month:


ValuesJam- Happiness

Important dates coming up:

1st Oct to 31st Oct 2022

Black History Month

A month-long observance devoted to education about the history of Black people and the celebration of their contributions to history.

2nd Oct 2022

Grandparents Day UK

The UK’s celebration of grandmothers, grandfathers and all grandparents.

5th Oct 2022

World Smile Day

A day started by Harvey Ball, creater of the smiley, as a day which is dedicated to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.

5th Oct 2022

World Teachers Day

Where would we be without the value of Learning and education?.

15th Oct 2022

World Singing Day

World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. As a catalyst for positive human connection, this one day each year serves as an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music.

15th Oct 2022

Shwmae Su’mae Day

 An annual celebration of the Welsh Language, encouraging people to have a go at speaking Welsh with their friends. Not sure this should be here but Alan is Welsh!

25th Oct 2022


the Hindu festival of Lights, which is celebrated with fireworks, decoration and feasting.


World Values Day is an annual campaign to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world.

Values are what matter most to us. They motivate and guide us. They are the passion in our hearts, the reason we do the things we do.

In a world that can feel increasingly divided, values help unite us. They are the glue holding together our communities and wider society.

The theme this year is Values for Community. So on World Values Day let’s put our values into action, reaching across the growing barriers that divide us to build stronger communities and a more united world. Celebrations take place from 1-31 October and ValuesJam is a great way to be involved with values-led conversations in your community.

YOu can see our World Values Day special ValuesJam with Charles Fowler, UK Values Alliance.

Click here to watch it!

People loved the Peace playlist last month so here is a playlist for Community 21 Songs About Belonging to a Community and Coming Together (

Studio Highlights


 ValuesJam Guide for Communites

ValuesJam have created a FREE guide for communities which can be downloaded from our website:


To get you ready for ValuesJam sessions in October and embrace the ValuesJam vibe of passing it forward, use the promocode PASSFORWARD22 when you order two card decks or more. About | Values Jam ( 

Ready to go Pro?

If you are ready to step it up a level, consider joining Certified ValuesJammer Pro training – learn how to facilitate values-led conversations to connect people using the acclaimed ValuesJam card deck. ValuesJammer Pro Certification Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

12th October, 1st November, 1st December

ValuesJam on YouTube

Guest Session featuring Nick Kellett, inventor and creator of 100 decks in your pocket – Deckible 

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ValueJammers Call To Action



12th October ValuesJammer Pro Certification Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

13th October ‘COMMUNITY’ VALUESJAM DEEP DIVE CONVERSATION Tickets, Thu 13 Oct 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbrite


1st November ValuesJammer Pro Certification Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

If you haven’t done so already you still have time to complete our ValuesJam survey: We will be announcing the results in early November.

This month co Founder Alan is striving to have a ValuesJam each day 1-31 October. If you would like to help him and join for a ValuesJam during October be in touch.

ValuesJammer in the Spotlight

Laura Elmquist

We believe that the value of BELONGING is closely related to this year’s World Values Day theme of COMMUNITY  Laura Elmquist is ValuesJammer VJ000030 and has adopted the BELONGING card

Who are you?

My name is Laura Elmquist.  I was born and raised in New Mexico in a small village called Tortugas.  I am a member of the Ysleta Tigua Indian tribe.  I am a wife, and mother to our daughter, Anelise and our dog, Cooper.  I love hiking and long walks in nature, photography, art, music and books (and lots of other things too)!  I love learning and trying new things.  I love my community!

What are your core values?

My core values are: Belonging, Gratitude, Humility, Appreciation for Nature, and  Learning.

Why did you join the ValuesJam community?

I joined the ValuesJam community because values are important to me in my work, with my family and serve as a light and guide for how I live and interact with those in my sphere.  ValuesJam provides me an opportunity to explore different values with others across the globe!

How are you using your ValuesJam card decks? 

  1.  I am using them in my organization as a way to engage my colleagues to explore their own values.  In my organization we have a values committee and I feel it’s important to keep these conversations going regularly so that values are always at the heart of what we do.   
  2. I am sharing them with my daughter’s teachers, so that they can help students to explore values, because it is never too early!  
  3. I have used them as a fun activity while gathering with friends and family.

Fave rock n roll moment of magic from a ValuesJam session?

My fave rock n roll moment was when we did a ValuesJam session in our quarterly staff meeting with 125 people all talking about the value of Leadership.  I didn’t think we could pull it off so smoothly and the best part is how eager everyone was to contribute their thoughts!

How could more BELONGING improve the world?

Belonging is a basic human need.  When we know that we belong; we can be our authentic selves, we are our best, healthiest selves and therefore create environments where others can be the same.  We are accepting of others and empathetic.  Belonging fosters love, respect and mutual care, which our world needs more of!

What drew you to adopt the ValuesJam card BELONGING?

The Belonging ValuesJam card is near and dear to my heart, as a mother. Our children are our future and its so important for them to have a solid foundation which starts with belonging, so they can be healthy successful adults. Also, I am the Culture, Equity and Belonging Champion at Aprendamos.  Creating a culture of Belonging at our organization and for my colleagues is at the heart of my work and I love it!!

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ValuesJammer Community

Check out our recent ValuesJam with Nick Kellett, founder of Deckible – described as “the Audible of card decks” – a brand new app (available in Apple App Store & Google Play) where you can now get your digital copy of the ValuesJam deck.

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