Did you know that all members of the Partnership Learning Community are welcome to create blog posts?
Feel free to author posts anytime you have something to share - either about projects you are involved in that you think will interest the PLC community, or updates about your work as a Conversation Leader or Partnership movement-builder.
It is easy to make a post - just follow the instructions below and have fun!
The Caring Economy Campaign is featured in the “Member Spotlight” section of Bolder Advocacy-an initiative for Alliance for Justice' blog. Take a look:
Showing the Economic Value of Care: Spotlight on the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign http://bolderadvocacy.org/blog/showing-the-economic-value-of-care-spotlight-on-the-center-for-partnership-studies-caring-economy-campaign
Caring Economy Twitter Chat August 21: Social Wealth Economic Indicators. #CaringEconomy See http://www.caringeconomy.org/
The Caring Economy Campaign will soon be launching the Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs), which demonstrate the enormous economic value of the work of care. SWEIS will help policy makers understand what is needed to cut through cycles of poverty that disproportionately affect those who do most of the care work for free in homes and low pay in workplaces: women and communities of color.
In preparation for the SWEI launch, we are hosting a Twitter chat at 10:00am PDT on Thursday, August 21.
The chat will center on the underlying principles behind the Caring Economy Campaign and will lay the groundwork for future discussions about the Social Wealth Economic Indicators in preparation for the launch in the fall.
We invite you and your organizations to join the conversation on Twitter using #CaringEconomy to ask questions, share your experiences, or lend your expertise on how these principles can be applied to build healthier futures for us all.
In addition, we ask you to share our event on your social media accounts and within your mailing lists. Questions? Email Kirstin Kelley at email@example.com
The July 2014 Leadership & Learning Alumni Newsletter is out. See it here:
Read about each of our wonderful Young Leaders in this summer's YLP cohort, learn about CPS' plans to unveil a new Social Wealth Indicators website, read about Scottish Conversation Leader Zara Kitson's new video "The Heart of the Matter" and more....
Are you interested in the application of the partnership and caring economy models in healthcare settings?
All graduates of any of our leadership and learning programs, are most welcome to join a FREE upcoming meeting of the Healthcare Workgroup on July 25, from 9am - 10:30am PT.
Learn what others are doing to bring partnership language and practice into healthcare cultures and explore new possibilities for collaborations and mutually beneficial projects!
This work session is free, and open to all graduates of our leadership and learning programs.
To register, just sign up using this link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3767865079507252993
The session will be facilitated by Cherri Pruitt, Caring Economy Conversation Leader, Healthcare workgroup coordinator, and Maternal and Child consultant and policy analyst with the Department of Health and Human Services in Colorado.
Members of our healthcare workgroup and others concerned about the damaging impacts of domination heritage in healthcare systems will enjoy this new article by Julie KennedyOehlert. Julie is a Caring Economy Conversation Leader, and is the facilitator of our Transforming Healthcare Course. She is the Vice President of Patient Experience for the Arizona Health Network.
The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From The Brink was released January, 2014. This report examines the rates of financial insecurity among American women and the children who depend on them, investigate the impact of it on our nation’s institutions and economic future, and promote modern solutions to help women strengthen their financial status.
Documentary HBO film: Paycheck to Paycheck: the Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert
Marc Allen, Publisher at New World Library in Novato, CA, wrote to us today that he has posted a blog entry about books that have changed his life--and Riane Eisler's The Power of Partnership is one of his top two!
See his comments here and below:
"I look back at the turbulence of my youth with great fondness. The mental and emotional roller coaster of our teen years shapes who we become as adults. I knew that my peers and I were bringing some very good changes into the world, but there were so many things that were confusing and frustrating to me. The years were filled with stress and anxiety.
Then, in early adulthood, I discovered a few books that changed my life. They affected my thinking and helped me put my life on course. And throughout my life, I’ve encountered books so powerful that I became a different person in some vitally important way after reading them than I was before.
The Power of Partnership by Riane Eisler is one of the most powerful, life-changing books I have ever read. It cleared up a whole lot of confusion and anxiety; it made my path much clearer, for it gave me simple, clear guidelines for what works and what doesn’t work in life.
In the book, Eisler gives us what she calls a “lens” for viewing our lives and the world. Through this lens we see all our activities on a simple scale, with perfect partnership and respect on one end, and exploitation, domination, and the need to try to control others on the other. Over and over, the book shows that all forms of exploitation or domination create far more problems than they resolve, and that working in partnership with others is the best, most lasting solution to all of life’s problems.
Riane Eisler brilliantly shows us the power of partnership in every area of our lives, in every relationship we have:
Our relationships with ourselves: Are you in partnership with yourself, do you nurture and support yourself, or is some inner critic or critical parent beating you up, undermining your uniqueness, your creativity, your joy of life?
Our intimate relationships with our lovers, family, friends: Is there domination? Are there any attempts to control the behavior of others? Or do we truly have partnerships with family and friends? Is there respect? Does everyone have a voice?
Our work and community relationships: Do we have supportive partnerships with those we work with? Or are we still involved in a subtle or obvious system of domination? The simple rule of partnership — the Golden Rule — is the most powerful single key to creating a successful business or career as well as to being a good member of the community.
Our national relationships: How well do we work with everyone in this country to build a great future for us and our children? The key is realizing we’re all partners working together.
Our international relationships: How successful are our partnerships with all the other governments and people of the world? In what areas is our country a dominator and in what areas is it a partner in the world arena? The only solution to our long-term problems, the only effective way to create lasting peace and prosperity, is through successful partnerships with everyone on earth.
Our relationship with nature: Are we a dominator or partner? We must find ways to change our current domination-based behavior.
Our relationship with spirit: Are we fully aware that we have a spiritual nature as well as a physical, an emotional, and a mental nature? Do we acknowledge and respect our spiritual nature? Do we let it guide our lives?
To fully live the life of our dreams
we have to apply the partnership model
in every relationship we have.
Make every interaction with other people, and with nature and spirit, one of respect and partnership. That’s a powerful key to a wonderful life, a life well lived.
Caring Economy Conversation Leader Barbara Litrell gave a talk on June 19, 2014 at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ using the materials and powerpoint "The Path to Real Prosperity - A Caring Economy".
Barbara reports: "There were about 50 people in the audience. I also added to the powerpoint some slides to make it local to AZ and related to the 'Arizona We Want 2.0' study that was done by the Center for the Future of Arizona. The 8 citizen goals dovetail with the caring economy concepts. The conversation afterwards went well, albeit there are always some skeptics when we try to change the conversation and get into discussions about GDP and new metrics needed."
A note from Sara Saltee, Director of the Leadership & Learning Programs: "The Center for Partnership Studies' Social Wealth Economic Indicators Project continues to expand and the new website will be up later this year. Stay tuned!
Good wishes to you Barbara and gratitude for your leadership in Caring Economy conversations!
The Center for Partnership Studies’ is excited to announce the upcoming summer program for young leaders aged 16 – 25. The Young Leaders Program is an offshoot of the Caring Economy Leadership Program which provides students the language, tools and experience they need to speak out and facilitate dialogues in their communities exposing the hidden economic value of the care and caregiving work so essential to the sustainability of human beings and Earth.
In addition to the powerful content, the program builds presentation and facilitation skills and connects participants to a lively international community of women and men actively working to create a cultural shift toward equitable, peaceful, and mutually-respectful relationships. We are offering the summer program on a sliding scale basis – students can pay what they are able in the range of $0 - $345.
Do you know a young person ready to engage their passion and speak out for a caring economy? Please download and forward the flyer!
CEUs are available for all CELP Cohorts and Leadership & Learning Programs. These are general CEUs available through our partnership with California State Univ Monterrey Bay. Additionally, continuing education credits are available for K-12 teachers attending any LLP program. Ask Ann for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From CELP Conversation Leader and film producer Joyce Johnson:
For Earth Day we are streaming the full uncut version of our award-winning environmental film, Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, FREE through April 30th. Here is the Youtube link:
and it also plays on Mother's website www.motherthefilm.com.
The State of Women in America
A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation
from The Center for American Progress
We hope our new learning community will support students of The Center for Partnership Studies' Cultural Transformation, Transforming Healthcare Culture and Caring Economy Leadership Program to grow and connect with one another. The mission of the Center for Partnership Studies is to accelerate movement to partnership systems of shared humanity and nonviolence, gender and racial equity, economic prosperity, and a sustainable environment through research, education, grassroots empowerment, and policy initiatives that promote:
You can learn more about our courses HERE.
The Cultural Transformation Course is a rare opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Riane Eisler the most powerful concepts from her extraordinary 30-year body of work - from revolutionary insights about power in The Chalice and the Blade, to a fresh view of sex, spirituality, and intimate relationships in Sacred Pleasure, to her groundbreaking new framework for asserting the ecomomic value of care in The Real Wealth of Nations. During this five-part course, Dr. Eisler guides us in an expansive exploration of how the new social categories of domination and partnership systems empower us to co-create a better future for ourselves, our children, and generations to come. The course features five class discussion sessions with Dr. Eisler, four exclusive videos with accompanying study guides, and 30 years of groundbreaking insights. Information about the next starting date for this exciting new class is available HERE.
The Caring Economy Leadership Program is a unique online certification training that qualifies participants to become Caring Economy Conversation Leaders. There are over 150 Conversation Leaders in 18 countries worldwide. Participants gain real-world experience speaking out for a caring economy by presenting a practicum event in their community. The program supports the Caring Economy Campaign and draws on the book, The Real Wealth of Nations, to change the public discourse about economics to value care work as vital to a thriving economy, develop inclusive and accurate empirical measures of economic health; and empower leaders, grassroots organizations, and individuals to build a caring and sustainable future. You can register to become a leader in the Caring Economy HERE.
The Transforming Healthcare Culture: Unlocking the Foundational Barrier to Improved Patient Safety, Quality and Experience is a 4-part online course which explores the applications of Riane Eisler’s cultural transformation theory to healthcare cultures. Learn how our domination-system heritage works against sustained change and prevents achievement of improved patient outcomes and provider engagement. Explore how cultural transformation theory provides the missing theoretical underpinnings of successful interprofessional education and collaboration. Find out how partnership cultures can foster patient safety, improved health outcomes, and provider engagement. This interactive online class is designed specifically for healthcare leaders, educators, providers, consultants and health care change agents. Learn more about Transforming Healthcare Culture HERE.
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