Partnership Negotiation with Riane Eisler & Karen Walch

May 17, 2019
Thank you to presenters Riane Eisler and Karen Walch, facilitator Sara Saltee and all those who attended the May 16, 2019 webinar Partnership Negotiation: How to Be an Agent of Cultural Change Without Resorting to Domination Tactics. It was a rich dialog that opened the field for continued conversation on how Quantum negotiation practices, based on neuroscience research, can help us be more effective and more integrated as agents of positive change.

As agents of personal, business, and social change, many of us understand that we cannot use dominator tactics to create the partnership world we want. However our best intentions to operate with the mindsets and behaviors of partnership can be challenged when we attempt to solve problems or negotiate new agreements with people who come to the table with diverse points of view and power-over tactics.

As change agents, we need principles and practices that can help us dismantle the coercive models of domination and rise above outdated negotiation strategies that rely on power-over or win-lose models. In this lively, interactive online event, Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and Karen S. Walch, Co-creator of Quantum Negotiation Certification programs come together to explore how neuroscience-based Quantum Partnership principles can strengthen our daily personal and professional actions of social change.

Dr. Karen S. Walch, PhD is a Partner at Clair-Buoyant ™ Leadership LLC and co-creator of Quantum Negotiation certification programs. She is the co-author of the best-seller Quantum Negotiation: The Art of Getting What You Need®. Karen is an Emeritus faculty member of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She develops and delivers negotiation and collaborative leadership courses for MBA, MA and MS, EMBA, and certificate programs around the world.

Dr. Riane Eisler, JD is President and co-founder of the Center for Partnership Studies and internationally known as a systems scientist and attorney pioneering the human rights of women and children. She is the author of the bestseller The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, and The Real Wealth of Nations, hailed by Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking”.

Together, we’ll:

  • Understand the difference between Domination and Partnership perspectives on human relationships, and why domination tactics cannot help us create a Partnership world.
  • Discover how mindful, human-centered negotiation preparation can support the groundbreaking social possibilities of Partnership.
  • Learn how a “power with” orientation informs both the Partnership perspective and Quantum negotiation practices.
  • Understand the neurology of default positions in domination.
  • Find out how to set and act from an intention for Partnership modes of being.
  • Enhance the potential of sustainable and satisfying relationships when problem solving, when creating something new, and when sharing limited resources with others who may have very diverse points of view.

Hosted by the Center for Partnership Studies.
Questions? Contact Ann:

Join the Quantum Buoyancy Community
We invite you to join the new Quantum Buoyancy Community space on Might Networks. Jason Campbell of Quantum Negotiation: “We are currently set to start conversations with individuals and representations of organizations who would like to explore the fundamentals of Quantum Negotiation. If you would like to participate in an eLearning course focus group, help organize a Quantum Partnership book discussion, complete a survey regarding the use of Quantum practices, or schedule a short one-on-one conversation ~ then please reach out to Karen Walch and Jason Campbell with your contact information and a simple introduction.


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    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Linda,
      CPS does not offer continuing education credits directly, but we can provide a Letter of Verification of Attendance. If you are a K-12 teacher seeking credits, contact me at

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