Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in The Value Web.

Below are answers to our frequently asked questions about our association, becoming a member, joining our learning community, and support for a current project or collaborative design challenge.

What exactly is The Value Web (TVW)?

Contrary to popular perception, The Value Web is not a corporate firm, business organization, or nonprofit. Instead, it is a Swiss association (“Verein” in German, “association” in French, “associazione” in Italian or Anglo-American “voluntary association”).

How do I become a “member” of The Value Web association?

While full membership to The Value Web association is by invitation only, our TVW Learning Community is open to all practitioners aligned with our mission: “To expand the field of collaborative design for the common good.” It is the best way to get to know our members, collaboration methodologies, and global “network of networks.”

How do I partner with TVW on a project that I have?

Although the membership may collaborate on many projects and events, each member of The Value Web association is independent. Our TVW Association does not contract directly with, nor receives payment directly from any government or organization.

To discuss a pending project, event, or other issues send us a detailed message and we will forward requests for proposals (RFPs) and other inquiries directly to the appropriate members.

We will do our best to connect you to members who have worked with specific organizations, government departments, foundations, or other NGOs. A list of current full TVW Members can be found at: https://thevalueweb.org/who-we-are/

How do I learn to better apply collaborative design methods for the common good?

We have many free, open, and live webinars and workshops on different topics. Including our popular “Model of the Month” discussions on the MG Taylor models and method.
For a more structured program, participants in our TVW Systems Leadership Academy work and learn directly with TVW members in a structured program. The number of participants is limited. Details and application (due Jan. 31st) at here: https://thevalueweb.org/academy/

How is all of this funded?

Our TVW Learning Community is 100% self-funded and produced through volunteer efforts and contributions by our association membership along with our learning community subscribers. We receive no funding from any corporation, government, or online advertising. Consequently, our TVW Learning Community has a very affordable annual or monthly subscription fee with tiers to accommodate different economic realities.

What does it mean to join the TVW Learning Community?

Ours is not a passive community. This is a community that wants to learn together. We are only interested in members who are willing to engage, support, initiate, and contribute their thoughts, emotional support, and (most important) what they are learning in the field of collaborative design. Only join if you are excited to show up regularly, share ideas, and support others. Become a TVW Learning Community Member.

Who are current members of our TVW Learning Community?

You will join former and current DesignShop™ facilitators and solution designers, including many of the early generation of facilitators from MG Taylor, Capgemini, Deloitte, PWC, EY, The World Economic Forum, indigenous groups, and dozens of small and independent partnerships. It is a wonderful, global, caring community.

What if I decide to become a member of your TVW Learning Community?

You may find things a bit different here than other apps or websites, but with a little exploration, the results will be well worth it! As a member of the community, we want you to get immediate value from being here. That’s why we’re aiming to offer five simple things:
  1. Experience exclusive content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else.
  2. Meet people who share your interests, who live near you, who do the same things, or who care about the same topics.
  3. Make better, more well-informed decisions about the things that are most important to you.
  4. Swap stories, experiences, and ideas (not necessarily advice) around our shared mission.
  5. Find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversations, and expert perspective each and every day.

What if I am not ready to join, but still want to participate in TVW activities?

All webinars and workshops are initiated by and for members. However, we often make most live webinars and discussions available to our diverse network of networks outside of the learning community. All free and upcoming workshops and webinars are posted here: https://thevalueweb.org/blog/

I am ready to become a member of your TVW Learning Community! What’s next?

To get started, review the TVW Learning Community Member requirements and fill out an application at: https://thevalueweb.org/learning-community/
Once approved, you can select a subscription level based on your local economy or ability. Contact us should you need a scholarship or have additional questions.
We hope that this answers many of your questions. Looking forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming workshops, discussions, and events 🙂

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