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The Bonner Center: A Values First Organization!!
People are the most important asset an organization has. The Bonner Center at Carson-Newman is comprised of varied groups of people from our staff, students and community partners, with different backgrounds, perspectives, social locations, and beliefs. One of the greatest organizational challenges we face is working together across all of our differences. As a values first organization, the Bonner Center believes that it is our values that will bridge any possible divides from such an eclectic organization. It is our values that guide the decisions we make on a day – to – day basis. It is the values of the Bonner Center that guide how we partner, who we partner with, any project, program or initiative we undertake, and serves as the guiding force for all that the Bonner Center does.
As a result of a very intentional and intense all-center process, the Bonner Center has identified & articulates our values as follows:
EMPATHY: Seeking to understand others & holding space in order to listen to other people’s stories.
AUTHENTICITY: Practicing the ability to show up as your full self. Authenticity guides how we partner with others.
COMMUNITY: Reciprocal living where we learn to serve and be served. We build community through establishing interdependent relationships.
INCLUSION: Recognizing, accepting, & celebrating our differences as the power that makes each of us unique and creative.