Welcome to the Partnership Learning Community!

This is the online hub for the Center for Partnership Studies worldwide leadership community and the course space for the CPS Leadership & Learning Program.

Sign up as a PLC member today (read and agree to the Membership Sign Up Requirements)* and connect with people worldwide who are connecting the personal and the political. Leaders from all sectors are collaborating toward more caring, equitable, and sustainable partnership cultural systems.

What is the Partnership System?
It is a social framework for organizing all relations around life-supporting values of mutual respect and responsibility, non-violence, equality, empowerment, and caring.
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*Please note: All requests for membership must adhere to the Membership Sign Up Requirements. Any requests for membership that are missing their profile, bio, and image will not be approved. CPS stringently reviews all membership requests. For the safety of our online community, we reserve the right to deny inappropriate or incomplete membership requests. You must provide profile/bio information when you sign up, including your photo. Let us know why you are interested in learning more about partnership social systems and how you are currently active as a leader in your community. Blog posts published by members for advertising purposes, to promote a service or an outside event will be removed by the editor.

Partnership leaders and participants in our online classes will find resources and materials here related to their advocacy and learning. Partnership Learning Community members network with one another, post on the Blog, and share news and updates on their activities related to the partnership and caring economy movements.

The Center for Partnership Studies is a not for profit organization founded by Riane Eisler. It's major initiatives include the Social Wealth Index (SWI), Partnership Next Gen, and the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS).





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  • Dear Partnership Learning Community,

    I’m so delighted that leadership coach Todd Iarussi of Rhinomind Coaching invited me to join him on his podcast! We had an open and thought-provoking conversation about many facets of leadership, partnership, and personal empowerment, including:

    - The importance of identifying and aligning with our core values

    - Why it’s crucial to untangle some of the different currents of masculinity, femininity, and partnership—for men AND…

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  • Hi there PLC!

    I just wanted to announce the formation of the Partnership Living Portland group on Meetup.com. I have decided to put my organizing capacities into focusing on building partnership-oriented community. My goal is to help catalyze organizing for a partnership future by facilitating events and groups that are educational, empowering, and connecting. I would love to find…

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  • New Caring Economy Advocate: Dawn Fleming

    My Caring Economy project was to incorporate some of the concepts from the Course into a book I am working on.  It is in outline stage currently.  The course has re-ignighted my enthusiasm for writing this book.  The theme is to connect the dots to show how materialism has eclipsed higher principles and values.  Here is a summary of some of the content.

    In a democracy, power is to be vested in the divine right of the ruled.  Unfortunately, special Interests and money have usurped that…

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June 1, 2020
Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: a Conversation on Partnerism.
You are invited to a virtual Public Town Hall with Riane Eisler and the caring economy leadership team.
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There are many ways to educate yourself, connect, and get involved in supporting the growing partnership systems movement. Learn more about partnership systems, programs, upcoming webinars, the work of Riane Eisler, partnership and caring economy leaders, and current news and events.

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Submit a proposal for the IJPS or the partnership leaders blog, and sign up for our mailing list to hear about upcoming programs and announcements.


Whether you are a parent, business consultant, an educator, a leader in healthcare, or a citizen committed to growing partnership principles and caring economy advocacy in your community, our What Can I Do? portal provides the professional direction, real-world case studies and tools to leverage your leadership in action.

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Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future,
by Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry, draws from the latest neuroscience to offer a clear perspective on how to structure our environments – from family and gender relations to politics and economics – to support our human capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity.

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 Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Riane Eisler's Cultural Transformation Course - Self-Study
Register anytime, work at your own pace
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  • Thank you to our fabulous CPS program Alumni for your inspired leadership and activism around the world. What an exciting 13th Alumni Gathering we had on July 14, 2017. Presenters included Zuzana Zilkova, Sabrina Chakori (thanks for tuning in the early morning hours from Brisbane, AU)!, Liz Copeland, and Lisa Berkely.
  • Thank you to our wonderful Alumni Deeanna Burleson, Nancy Frank, Karen Tate and Jason Campell for your help in progam outreach. We couldn't do it without you!!
  • I am incredibly awed and excited to be participating in this learning forum. I can't wait to learn from all of you! Today I begin!
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