# 3.4: Discussion- Sun City Boards’ Values Statement

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## Post 1: Initial Post

### Instructions

This posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph and a maximum of two paragraphs. Word totals for this post should be in the 100–200-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate.

### Scenario

After meeting with Tom, you have coached Tom to a realization of his original vision and mission for Sun City Boards: “To set people free from the earth . . . free to ride the waves.” As you learned in this module, there are three foundational statements: Mission, Vision and Values. Tom’s original vision serves as a great starting point for a values statement.

## For Discussion

1. As preparation for this discussion, read Patagonia’s Core Values and reflect on the clarity that this type of commitment brings to planning and operational decisions.
2. Reflect on what you learned in this module and propose a statement of values for Sun City Boards that is consistent with Tom’s stated vision and mission.

## Posts 2 and 3: Respond to Classmates’ Posts

### Instructions

After you have created your initial post, look over the discussion posts of your classmates and give at least two thoughtful responses to two different classmates (one per classmate).

A response posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph. Word totals for these posts should be in the 75–100-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate. The goal of your response posts is to extend discussions already taking place or pose new possibilities or opinions not previously voiced. Your goal should be to motivate the group discussion and present a creative approach to the topic.