The Regenerative Practitioner Series
Now enrolling cohorts in Europe and the Americas, with zoom sessions on alternate weeks beginning in late January. The series concludes with a three-day Intensive in June 2023.
About the series
The Regenerative Practitioner Series is an intensive deep dive for practitioners who are feeling called to take their capability to practice regenerative work to the next level.
Over the course of the six-month program, participants engage deeply with a methodology for regenerative development that has been developed and extensively field-tested by Regenesis over 27 years and hundreds of projects around the world.
The Regenerative Practitioner Series has been evolved and refined over a decade of delivery to 800 practitioners in over 30 countries. Graduates from across a broad diversity of geographies, cultures, and professional disciplines describe the series as an experience that is deeply transformative, and provides a new platform from which to bring transformative processes to your work, your collaborations, and your communities.
“Hands down the best personal and professional development experience I’ve ever had.”
“Truly a life-changing opportunity.”
“Incredibly inspiring and mind-shifting.”
Marlies van der Wee
“This is amazing and inspiring work that is immediately useful and life-changing on multiple levels.”
It’s time to do the deep work
There is rapidly increasing alignment around the imperative need to bring our human communities back into life-giving alignment with the ecological systems that nourish us. This requires outer development — projects, initiatives, infrastructure and systems change.
The Regenerative Practitioner Series is based on the premise that the critical foundation for this outer development is the inner development of new levels of capacity, consciousness, cultural identity and will, both in ourselves as practitioners and in the communities and systems we work within.
Core to the process of developing a regenerative practice is growing the capacity to work simultaneously on these inner and outer dimensions.
Our understanding of what’s required of ourselves as practitioners and as human beings deepens as this inner work unfolds. For this reason, we do not think of the series as a “training” but rather as a deep dive into a new way of seeing and thinking about our work that provides a new foundation from which to chart one’s own unique developmental path.
How does the series work?
The Regenerative Practitioner Series is an in-depth, six-month course held over Zoom. The course includes ten two-hour dialogue sessions structured around our curriculum of reading material and practice exercises, and culminates in a three-day intensive workshop.
How does the series work?
The Regenerative Practitioner Series is an in-depth, five-month course held over Zoom. The course includes ten two-hour dialogue sessions structured around our curriculum of reading material and practice exercises, and culminates in a three-day intensive workshop.
- Sessions are two hours in length, held every other week. For each session, participants will complete a preparatory reading and assignment.
- The sessions themselves combine live instruction with open group dialogue and one-on-one “fishbowl” time, where a single participant works with our instructors to explore a project they are actually working on as a way of bringing strategic frameworks to life for the entire group.
- The sessions are recorded and made available for download, so you can catch up if you miss a session. Participants typically spend between 3 – 5 hours per week preparing for and engaging in the sessions and course assignments while this portion of the course is underway.
- In the off weeks between sessions, you will be encouraged to meet with one another in small study groups to work on grounding the content of the sessions through real-life application and a group assignment.
- Each study cohort receives 4 hours of faculty coaching over the duration of the series.
- Depending on your cohort selection, your Intensive may be held either online or in person.
- The Intensive takes place over a long weekend, with sessions lasting all day with a lunch break on Friday – Sunday.
- The Intensive combines dialogue in large and small groups with journaling and reflection exercises.
- The Intensive is followed by a final two-hour zoom session, held approximately two weeks after the weekend workshop.
Have a question about how the course works? Submit it via our inquiry form.
Is this course right for me?
We encourage all prospective TRP participants to engage in your own process of self-identifying as a regenerative practitioner. To support you in that, we’ve developed a list of qualities that can help you assess whether the course would be a good fit for you.
Is this course right for me?
We encourage all prospective TRP participants to engage in your own process of self-identifying as a regenerative practitioner. To support you in that, we’ve developed a list of qualities that regenerative practitioners tend to share, which can help you see whether the course would be a good fit.
To help with this, you might ask yourself whether some or all of these statements apply to you:
- You often see bigger potential than is being realized on the projects you’re involved in but haven’t found a way to help your collaborators and/or clients see and align with that potential.
- You know that sustainability will never accomplish its aims if we can’t change the way we think and work, but you’re not sure how to achieve this.
- Your work is important and meaningful to you, but you still feel the drive to learn and develop along a path so that your work and the essence of “who you are” become further and further integrated.
- You have a track record of delivering results, and yet you continually see possibilities beyond the level that you are currently able to realize.
- You feel a strong desire to be part of a larger community of likeminded practitioners mutually committed to growing and deepening the impact of your work.
If so, you may be a good candidate for the series. If you are considering enrolling in TRP but unsure as to whether the course is right for you, you may request a conversation with a faculty member to mutually assess whether it’s a fit.
What material is covered?
The series is structured around a systemic framework that has been developed and tested over decades of working in communities around the world. The framework integrates four core elements that enable regenerative thinking and working across nested systems.
What material does the series cover?
The series is structured around a systemic framework that has been drawn from and tested through decades of working on regenerative development projects in communities all over the world. The framework integrates four core elements that enable regenerative thinking and working across the nested systems in which we work.
The learning outcomes of the series are as follows:
- A deeper understanding and embodiment of regenerative development principles and how they unfold both in your personal life and in projects and communities
- Greater ability to assess project design and development practices for their regenerative potential
- Greater ability to define how a regenerative approach would apply to various sectors and fields of practice relevant to your work
- Increased capacity to manage complexity as a means to deliver greater value to clients and stakeholders
- A new grounding into the significance of place as a coalescing force for regenerative work, yielding fresh insights and observations into the places in which you live and work.
- New insight into the contribution that your practice can make to the systems in which you work, and the ability to chart your own developmental path towards realizing that contribution
- The support of a growing learning community of peers and colleagues who share your commitment to creating profoundly innovative work in service to a healthier community and world.
- New insights into and discernment around how to grow increasing levels of caring, motivation and spirit in our teams and our projects.
For more information about the content covered in the series, you may download the course syllabus.
Spring 2023 cohorts begin in late January and end in June. Depending on the cohort you select, your Intensive may be either in-person (in Santa Fe or Lisbon) or online (for practitioners in the Americas or compatible timezones).
Enrollment Details for Spring 2023 Cohorts
Course Tuition & Scholarships
Course tuition varies by cohort to reflect costs assocaited with the series Intensive:
- Europe Cohort, with an in-person intensive at BioVilla in Portugal: $2750 USD
- Americas Cohort, with an in-person Intensive in Santa Fe, New Mexico: $2600 USD
- Americas Cohort, with an all-virtual Intensive held via Zoom: $2500 USD
To enroll, you may either pay the full tuition amount, or set up six monthly payments (including a small administrative fee). Please note: if you are requesting a scholarship, you will not complete the process of paying your course tuition until your request is approved.
For American Institute of Architects (AIA) members, this course is eligible for 46 CES LUs.
$1000 Base Scholarship
We offer $1,000 base scholarships toward the course tuition to any practitioner who would not be able to participate without financial support. The base scholarship application is a one-question sub-section of the enrollment form; to apply for a scholarship, simply indicate that you would like to do so when you get to that part of the form.
Additional Equity-Based Scholarships
If a $1,000 scholarship is not sufficient to enable your participation, we encourage you to make a request for additional funds during the scholarship application process. We are especially committed to using scholarship funds to create equity of access to this work and inclusivity within our “community of communities”. We allocate scholarships higher than our $1000 base scholarship based on alignment with our equity priorities:
- Practitioners who work as community activists and/or organizers serving marginalized populations and/or underfunded communities.
- Practitioners from underrepresented backgrounds, including Indigenous practitioners and practitioners of color.
- Practitioners from countries with low economic purchasing power relative to the US (including countries in Africa and Latin America).
- Practitioners who are coming from a lack of financial stability or security, including those whose whose financial stability has been affected by current global economic conditions.
Cohort Schedules & Intensive Details
Within the enrollment form, you’ll be asked to select the cohort in which you would like to participate and to confirm that the schedule for that cohort works for you. The series consists of ten two-hour zoom sessions and a three-day Intensive (either in-person or online, depending on cohort selection) that follows the penultimate session. Schedules and Intensive details for each cohort are as follows:
Europe + MENA cohort with in-person Intensive near Lisbon
|Intensive||June 1-4||all day Fri-Sun|
The Europe Cohort Intensive will be held in-person at Biovilla in Portugal from June 1-4.
The intensive will take place at Biovilla (near Palmela, about 1h south of Lisbon by train or 45 min by car). Biovilla is a pioneering regenerative cooperative in Portugal founded in 2006, and responsible for 55 hectares of the Arrábida Natural Park.
Your tuition includes all costs for the intensive, including accommodation for 3 nights, as well as main meals and refreshments, but does not include your personal travel expenses. Meals will be organic, mainly vegetarian and from local producers. The accommodation will consist mainly of shared rooms of 3. If you desire a single accommodation you will have to book another venue to sleep in the area around and ensure your own transportation as there aren’t any public transport services in this area.
Participants will arrive Thursday June 1 and and have dinner together before the Intensive begins on Friday, June 2. Participants will depart during the late afternoon on Sunday June 4th. For further questions regarding accomodations, please contact Course Adminsitrator Avery Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Americas cohort with in-person Intensive in Santa Fe
|Session||Date||Time (US Mountain)|
|Intensive||June 9-11||all day|
The Americas in-person Intensive will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from June 9th-11th. Participants are encouraged to arrive in time for a welcome dinner from 6-8 pm on the evening of Thursday the 8th. From the 9th-11th, sessions will run for the duration of the day. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments as well as the opening dinner on Thursday evening will be provided.
Your tuition does not include meals, lodging or travel expenses. We will provide participants with a guide detailing the many excellent options for meals and lodging that are within walking distance of the Intensive location as well as local cultural attractions for those who wish to explore further.
Americas cohort with online Intensive
|Session||Date||Time (US Mountain)|
|Intensive||June 9-11||all day|
The intensive for the Americas online cohort will be held over Zoom from June 9th-11th. We ask participants to hold all three days open to best enable full participation in the Intensive.
The online Intensive format has been honed through delivery to over a dozen different cohorts since the beginning of the pandemic. Our time together includes a variety of modes of engagement, interspersing interactive dialogue with the full cohort with breakout group exercises and time spent on reflective journaling exercises.
For participants located outside of the Americas, your time zone is the primary factor in deciding whether or not you will be able to join this fully online cohort. If you’re interested in trying to participate from a different time zone we suggest reaching out to our admin team to discuss–you can fill out our inquiry form to get in touch.