The Core Values Exercise is designed to allow participants an opportunity to explore their personal values on a profound level. By examining a list of values and ranking each them from “always valued” to “least valued,” participants will engage in serious self-reflection and evaluation. By the end of the activity, participants will have a chart of core values (those falling in the “always valued” category) that define them. Additionally, participants will be prompted to share their list of core values with the rest of the group and generate a list of shared values. Doing so will give participants the opportunity to observe others’ core values, and will promote dialogue about any differences present as well as any common values.