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Values for Living 2.0

The new Values for Living 2.0 character curriculum is designed to instill the virtues of ethical leadership in our cadets through a facilitated learning environment. Each lesson comes complete with video resources so internet is not required for presentation.

The Values for Living 2.0 PDF lesson plans are available below. The full sets of lesson materials for Values for Living 2.0 cadet character forums, including video resources, are now located in the Axis Learning Management System inside eServices. Because of the legal restriction of fair use copyright law some of the video resources are accessible only by chaplains, CDIs, and commanders.*

2020 Lesson Plans

October 2020

Fortitude Lesson Plan


August 2020

Temperance Lesson Plan

Temperance Handout

Temperance Video

Temperance Zip

September 2020

Resilience Lesson Plan

Resilience  Briefing

Resilience Worksheet

July 2020

Heroism Worksheet

June 2020

Respectful Disagreement

May 2020

Wellness During Crisis         

Wellness Worksheet

April 2020

Friendship Lesson Plan         

Friendship Cadet Worksheet

Adapted for online delivery

March 2020

Volunteer Service

3/16/20:  Special lesson plan addressing current events and adapted for online meetings

March 2020

Keeping a Confidence

Note: Due to Fair Use copyright restrictions the video clip is only available in the Values For Living 2.0 section of the Axis Learning Management System at

February 2020


Note: Due to Fair Use copyright restrictions the video clip is only available in the Values For Living 2.0 section of the Axis Learning Management System at

January 2020

Inclusivity Lesson Plan

Inclusivity Video

Inclusivity Zip



2019 Lesson Plans

December 2019

Humor Lesson Plan

Humor Video

Humor Zip

November 2019

Patience Lesson Plan

Patience Video

Patience Zip

October 2019

Humility Lesson Plan 

Humility Video      

Humility Zip

September 2019

Resilience: Wellness of Body

August 2019


July 2019

Bounce Back

June 2019


May 2019


April 2019

Vision and Goals

March 2019


February 2019


January 2019



Here’s how to access the Values for Living 2.0 lesson plans:

  • Log into eServices with your CAP ID

  • Click the “Menu” icon with three horizontal bars at the top left

  • Click the Online Learning link

  • Click Learning Management System

  • Click “Go To Axis”

  • The course modules in Axis are in alphabetical order. Values for Living 2.0 will be near the end of your courses

  • Click “Start” on the Values for Living 2.0 course to open it

  • Click “Open” to download the full lesson plan and class materials

* In order to provide certain media files with the lessons we are required to keep the materials in a password protected area and accessible only to authorized instructors.

For any support questions related to access or the Values for Living 2.0 curriculum please contact


About the New Values for Living 2.0 Character Development Curriculum

  • The new lessons will run on a two year cycle starting with the January lesson on Integrity. The lessons build on each other and are intended to be done in order, so every squadron will be doing the same lesson the same month.

  • Phase 1 and 2 cadets will be participants in the new program. Phase 3 cadets will be your assistant facilitators and will help run the small group discussions and activities.

  •  The new lessons use a facilitated learning model designed to give the cadets a transformational learning experience that helps them internalize the character trait in each lesson. 

  • The old Values for Living materials are no longer authorized after the end of this year, so no more FACS analyses after January 1.

Instructor Training to Ensure Your Success

  • The Air Force Academy worked with us to produce a training program for everyone teaching character forums. It is now available in the Online Learning section of eServices. It consists of nine training videos that have a total run time of about an hour, so the training can be done easily in an evening. This facilitator training is not mandatory but is highly recommended. If you are doing character development forums please schedule the time to go through the training for the new program because it will help ensure you understand how the new lessons work and will contribute greatly to your success.

  • You can access the facilitator course in the Chaplain section of the CAP Learning Management System at:

  • There is a link at the end of the training to download a leader's guide.


What About the Old Character Curriculum?

  • Cadet Wingman course to continue as the introductory class for Achievement 1 cadets

  • The old Flight Time—Values for Living materials are no longer authorized for character forums

  • DDR-X and Medal of Honor resources will continue to be recommended squadron activities but will no longer satisfy the monthly character forum requirement 


Program Control. Because character education is a comparatively more sensitive subject than leadership, aerospace, or fitness, CAP controls the curriculum and instructional staff more closely than it does the other program elements. Only the pre-approved materials located on this page may be used, though members may submit materials for consideration. Further, only a chaplain, character development instructor, or unit commander will lead a character forum. 


Last update: 23 June 2020

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