Setting the Stage for Transformation: Partnership Conversations Create Identity-Safe Spaces

Setting the Stage for Transformation: Partnership Conversations Create Identity-Safe Spaces

November 5, 2019 by By Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, CPS Partnership Community Editor’s note: When we received Martha’s submission for the Leader’s Blog, she shared: “Oman and I have facilitated hundreds of such conversations and have used the partnership model from the start. We also cited Riane in our book.” Thank you Martha and Oman for your groundbreaking work creating partnership, identity-safe spaces ‘that generate transformational change’. For ten years, we’ve worked with organizations to create cultures of compassion, places of belonging where people feel valued and inspired to be their authentic…continue reading →
Dare to be Human: Consent Decision Making

Dare to be Human: Consent Decision Making

November 5, 2019 by Ted Rau PhD., CPS Partnership Community Most of my work is teaching and coaching in the context of a governance framework called sociocracy. Sociocracy combines a decision-making method (consent) with a team structure (linked, nested circles) and a strong commitment to continuous improvement. It is designed to optimize human connection, equal voice and effectiveness. In this post, I want to focus on one aspect of that and how it relates to partnership at eye level. In my work with teams, I notice that the definition of consent as well…continue reading →
A Win-Win Vision for Families

A Win-Win Vision for Families

November 5, 2019 by Dr. Louise Hart, CPS Partnership Community “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” —Jimi Hendrix Power comes from the Latin word, potere, meaning “to be able.” Everyone needs to be able, to be capable, to have a sense of personal power. For better or worse, the patterns of power by which people live, and that children copy, shape their lives. Early on, adults have total responsibility and total power over their children’s lives. Helpless babies are completely dependent on adults for…continue reading →
Intercultural Healing: Building Caring Partnerships is Social Justice

Intercultural Healing: Building Caring Partnerships is Social Justice

November 5, 2019 by Jul Bystrova, CPS Partnership Community It’s been three years now since the height of the resistance at Standing Rock where the Lakota people fought to protect their water and resist yet another pipeline coming through their sacred lands. It was an event that woke up more of the world to the ongoing plight of the Indigenous people’s oppression and galvanized tribes everywhere to come together and experience a power and a pride in their heritage, as well as communicating the sober fact that their history is now the reality…continue reading →
The Evolved Nest Nurtures the First Partnership Relationship

The Evolved Nest Nurtures the First Partnership Relationship

November 5, 2019 By Darcia Narvaez, PhD., CPS Partnership Community Currently, greater attention is being paid to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) which can derail healthy development, leading to long term ill health and early death. Avoiding traumatizing children with abuse, neglect or violence is certainly fundamental to their wellbeing. Adults often point out the individuals that succeeded despite coming from adverse childhood experiences. Again, noting resiliency is also a good endeavor. But we should not take resiliency or avoiding trauma as good enough goals for our society’s children. Such standards are too low.…continue reading →
Support Marta Mondéjar to translate partnership publications into Spanish

Support Marta Mondéjar to translate partnership publications into Spanish

October 29, 2019 Marta Mondéjar, a partnership leader, writer and translator in Madrid, is passionate about sharing Riane Eisler’s work with the global Spanish-speaking community. In May, 2018 she launched her personal website, Mujeres Sentadas en Círculo (“Women Sitting in a Circle”), with a focus on strengthening the partnership movement. Marta: “I'm devoting my website to the creation of a partnership Spanish-speaking community of women, where we will focus on empowering ourselves as women at the same time as we learn and spread the partnership way”. There are several of Riane Eisler's books…continue reading →
Tanja Kovac: Gender Equity, Political Advocacy and Self-Care

Tanja Kovac: Gender Equity, Political Advocacy and Self-Care

October 25, 2019 Tanja Kovac, certified caring economy advocate and gender equity leader in Australia, recently got in touch with CPS to update us on her political advocacy work. Working with the late Fiona Richardson, Tanja was responsible for overseeing Victoria’s strategic family violence prevention and gender equality agenda, including creating the Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy. In this letter, excerpted from recent communication with Riane Eisler, she shares some of her personal journey and advice for women active in policy and gender advocacy (hint: self-care!). Thank you Tanja for your inspired leadership…continue reading →
University Partnership Educator Jen Taylor: “Students are Hungry for this Information”

University Partnership Educator Jen Taylor: “Students are Hungry for this Information”

October 15, 2019 CPS’ intrepid Social Media Director, Valerie Young, brought to our attention a Facebook comment from partnership leader Jen Taylor: “I'm guest-teaching four sections of philosophy on Partnership Studies this spring [2019] and my UConn students (60 total) all ordered The Chalice and the Blade as part of the required reading. First time I was able to get the book on the syllabus after 6 years! So happy it's getting the recognition it deserves. Congrats & thank you.” Congratulations to you, Jen, for creatively introducing Riane Eisler’s work and partnership values…continue reading →
Caring Economy Leader Liz Copeland’s Response to The New Yorker Essay “The Invention of Money”

Caring Economy Leader Liz Copeland’s Response to The New Yorker Essay “The Invention of Money”

October 7, 2019 By Liz Copeland, Caring Economy leader Liz Copeland, certified caring economy leader and political and social justice activist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers this timely response to the July 29, 2019 essay in The New Yorker "The Invention of Money”. I am writing to share with the CPS community a copy of a letter I sent in response to an essay published in the August 5 - 12, 2019 print edition of The New Yorker Magazine. The essay "The Invention of Money," was written by John Lanchester, a Contributing Editor to…continue reading →
Partnership leader Ginger Garner announces State Senate Candidacy

Partnership leader Ginger Garner announces State Senate Candidacy

March 29, 2018 Caring Economy leader, author and founder of Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Ginger Garner has announced her candidacy for North Carolina State Senate, District 2. She writes: "The Caring Economics Leadership program was a turning point for me not just in my career, but in my life. My radar for recognizing injustice - as a woman, mother, therapist, and small business owner, and also as someone who overcame poverty - has always been finely tuned. My entire career, and life, has been spent caretaking, often at my own expense, and it instilled in…continue reading →
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