What future is today's technology shaping? What is it optimizing for?
The goal of the toolkit is to shift technologists' thinking, reject false narratives about what is possible, and build technologies that support a more caring, sustainable, equitable, partnership future.
Grounded in decades of interdisciplinary research from both biological and social science, the toolkit provides individuals and teams with a practical, values-based framework that connects technology with the real needs of people and the planet.
Whether you use, build, or fund new technologies, applying the Partnership frame makes all the difference between perpetuating oppression, violence, and inequity or moving toward greater equity, peace, and sustainability.
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What’s in the Partnership Technology Toolkit?
The Toolkit and Companion Workbook includes an accessible set of activities and frameworks, including:
- Riane Eisler's Domination/ Partnership Social Scale
- Assessments for situating self and team in the context of the foundational issues that will shape our collective future
- Nine critical questions with interactive scales, discussion guides, and action-planning worksheets
- Examples of pioneering partnership projects and resources for further learning
Using the Partnership Technology Toolkit with your Group or Team
CPS Consultants are available to provide structured guidance to groups and teams as they work through the questions and insights sparked by the Toolkit, and develop action plans for change. Online and in-person workshops and retreats can be customized for your needs and budget.
An Essential Resource for a Better Future
Leaders like you, committed to building a future that works for people and the planet, recognize that perpetuating exploitative old values in our technologies reinforces the systems we must change.
Technologies are human creations that reflect the values of the individuals who build them AND the values embedded in our institutions and social structures. If we, consciously or unconsciously, operate within systems of Domination, technologies will perpetuate those values.
Whether you are working to advance AI or other new technologies, applying the Partnership frame makes all the difference between perpetuating oppression, violence, and inequity or moving toward greater equity, peace, and sustainability.