On Jan 19 at 9:30 am PST, Meridian's faculty are offering an online information session regarding degree programs focused on Partnership Systems. Join this engaging and interactive session to meet Riane, learn more, and explore how your professional future may align with the master's and doctoral degree programs now enrolling for the Upcoming Enrollment Period.
Meridian University Degrees for Partnership Practitioners
World-System and cultural crises are unfolding around the world in communities and societies at an intensifying rate. On a long journey of perhaps 200,000 years, humans have structured their collective lives within what could be understood as either Partnership Systems, or Domination Systems. Both types of systems can take less or more forms of complexity.
An understanding of Partnership Systems has been substantially articulated and affirmed by the work of Riane Eisler as well as the research and scholarship of others, for example: David Loye, Marija Gimbutas, Ruth Benedict, Douglas Fry, David Korten, Jean Baker Miller, Nancy Folbre, and Nell Noddings.
Partnership System Practitioners are needed at scale to respond to these cascading crises.
"Stripped to its essentials, the central human task is how to organize society to promote the survival of our species and the development of our unique potentials. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative."
Partnership Systems Practitioners facilitate the development of partnership capabilities within intimate systems, teams, organizations, communities, and societies. The Partnership Systems concentration is intended for Master's and Doctoral students in the Psychology and Education programs who aspire to be Partnership Systems Practitioners in the context of their professional goals.
Practices, methods, ideas, and topics engaged within this concentration’s courses, by way of example, include domination hierarchies & actualization hierarchies, affective neuroscience, relational & emotional development, collective trauma, gender, childhood development, economics, synergy, interdependence, mutuality, accountability, regenerative practice, cultural leadership, coalition building, and restorative justice.
PhDs and Master's Degrees in Partnership Systems
The Partnership Systems concentration is intended for Master's and Doctoral students in the Psychology and Education programs who are pursuing PhDs and Master's Degrees and aspire to become Partnership Systems Practitioners in the context of their professional goals.
Eisler will co-lead the new Partnership Systems Concentration at Meridian, with Aftab Omer, sociologist, psychologist, futurist, and the president of the university, and Melissa Schwartz, Chief Academic Officer at Meridian University, psychologist, and marriage and family therapist.
Selected Concentration Courses
Meridian courses aligned with this concentration include:
- Consciousness and Partnership Capabilities
- Caring and the Spectrum of Partnership Systems
- Moral Codes and the Evolution of Partnership
- Theories of Cultural Transformation