About Our Programs
Leadership and Learning Programs are a cornerstone of the Center for Partnership Studies and the Caring Economy Campaign.
CPS’s Leadership and Learning Programs bring together women and men from around the world to learn how to become leaders of the partnership and caring economy movements. Participants in our online classes study partnership concepts and language and gain the evidence and the tools they need to shift their communities and organizations away from traditions of domination. Our robust alumni community creates opportunities for networking and learning long after the classes are over. Through our online Partnership Learning Community site, program graduates share resources, strategies, and action models and inspire one another to continue the vital work of cultural transformation.
2017 Webinars and Classes:
- Strong Kindness: Skillful Responses to Dominating Behavior
- The Power of Partnership
- Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Riane Eisler's Cultural Transformation Course
- Exploring Your Creative Constellation: Creativity through the Partnership Lens with Sara Saltee
- Introduction to a Caring Economy
- Caring Economy Advocates Program (CAP)
- Practicing Partnership with the Earth with Ann Amberg
- CPS Alumni Gathering
Introduction to the Power of Partnership
August 17, 2017 11am-noon Pacific
Learn how the popular Power of Partnership course explores ways to put partnership into action through every life relationship. Whether you are new to Riane Eisler’s Partnership model, or have been inspired by it for years, this transformational learning journey into the heart of the Partnership way is perfect for anyone ready to deepen and enrich your personal practice. Bring your thoughts and questions about the program.
Introduction to Practicing Partnership with the Earth
August 23, 2017 11am-noon Pacific
Join facilitator Ann Amberg, M.C.S. to learn about the upcoming 5-session workshop starting September 13 that will introduce 10 simple practices to jump-start our connection with our own true nature and with the natural world as a living subject in all of her wild and intelligent magnificence. Nature is extending to us now an invitation we can’t refuse: a cultural imperative to constrain our impact on life systems and allow ourselves to be reshaped at our leading edge as we act in partnership with the voice of the earth.
Introduction to a Caring Economy
September 15, 2017 11am-noon Pacific
Join Riane Eisler and Sara Saltee for this accessible introduction to a Caring Economy. We'll show how a caring economy beats an economy of cruelty every time - not only in moral terms, but in terms of widespread prosperity and quality of life. You'll also learn how you can become a certified Caring Economy Advocate through the popular Caring Economy Advocates Program, coming up in October.
Introduction to the Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives Course
October 23, 2017 11am-noon Pacific
Riane Eisler is widely recognized as one of the most original thinkers of our time. In this webinar, learn about the exciting 5-part course in which Riane will guide us in an expansive exploration of how the new social categories of domination and partnership systems – first introduced in her best-seller The Chalice and the Blade – empower us to co-create a better future for ourselves, our children, and generations to come.
Strong Kindness: Practicing Skillful Responses to Dominating Behavior
4 Saturdays: July 29, August 5, 12, 19
Working with pro-social beahvior consultant Zuzana Žilková, gain unique opportunities to understand and practice Strong Kindness. In this positive, solution-focused course we’ll learn the best and most promising practices to begin to fulfill the promise of kindness: that if you’re kind they’ll be kind too.
The Power of Partnership
7 Thursdays: August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 2017
This online workshop will guide you step-by-step through each of the seven relationships described in Riane Eisler’s book The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships That Will Change Your Life. Working from the inside out, we begin by cultivating deeper Partnership with ourselves, expanding our Partnership practices to the local/global community and spiritual spheres.
Practicing Partnership with the Earth
5 Wednesdays: September 13, 20, 27, October 11, 18, 2017
Join Ann Amberg for a transformational learning journey. Guided by ten self-designed practices that align with nature’s ways of knowing, we’ll assess where we are on the domination-partnership continuum in the context of earth as family, economy, culture and home. We are embedded in an evolving sacred ecology; we can learn to work in synergy with life systems to release outmoded domination systems and nurture our birthright as planetary humans.
The Caring Economy Advocates Program
October 6, 13, November 3, 2017
The Caring Economy Advocates Program (CAP) is a 3-session online certification program preparing leaders to change the conversation about economics. With the tools provided by the program, Advocates invite audiences to take local action to make the work of caring and caregiving more visible and valued.
Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Riane Eisler’s Cultural Transformation Course
November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 2017
Join acclaimed cultural historian and futurist Riane Eisler in this popular 5-session course that dismantles outmoded notions of human nature, gender, and violence, and explores new possibilities for our future.
Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Self Study Format
The Self-Study Cultural Transformation Course is a self-paced exploration of how a partnership system can empower us to co-create a new human narrative.
The Partnership Learning Community
The Partnership Learning Community is the online community hub of the Center for Partnership Studies’ Leadership and Learning Programs.
In the PLC, participants in our online seminars access resources and materials related to their classes. Community members can network with one another and share news and updates on their activities related to the partnership and caring economy movements