The Regenerative
Practitioner Series

 

Enrollment is open through August 19th for the next Aotearoa (New Zealand) cohort. 

 

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. We organize TRP cohorts geographically in partnership with local host teams in communities and regions around the world, to support the emergence of communities of regenerative practice that members both support and are supported by as they travel on their learning path.

Regenerative practice is based on the premise that we cannot make the outer transformations required to create a truly sustainable world without making inner transformations in how we think, how we work, and who we are. 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 one’s work that provides a new foundation from which to chart a unique developmental path for oneself.

As well as learning from world leaders in Regenerative Development & Practice (Regenesis), participants will also benefit from the wisdom of Indigenous Regenerative Practitioners as they share their insights from a Te Ao Māori perspective. These indigenous knowledge systems, principles and practices are sourced from a deep understanding of relationship, connection, regeneration and the nature of whole-living-systems. The Aotearoa series of The Regenerative Practitioner has always been delivered in partnership with tangata-whenua (indigenous peoples of Aotearoa), to honour Mātauranga Māori; the indigenous regenerative practices of this whenua (land).  

The Series consists of ten two-hour sessions held virtually over Zoom for a cohort of approximately 25 practitioners from around Aotearoa, with a culminating three-day Intensive held in person at the Blockhouse Bay Boat Club in Auckland (see below for further details on the Intensive.)

 

“This is amazing and inspiring work that is immediately useful and life-changing on multiple levels. I am deeply grateful for this work coming into my life and into the world.”

-Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann

How does the series work?

The Regenerative Practitioner Series is an in-depth, five-month course held primarily over Zoom, consisting of ten two-hour dialogue sessions structured around our curriculum of reading material and practice exercises, and culminating in a three-day, in-person 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

  • 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 cohorts 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.

Intensive

  • 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.
  • Our host teams in each of the locations in which we organize cohorts may choose to plan a local in-person gathering to coincide with the Intensive. These gatherings are at the discretion of the local hosts and will depend on the situation on the ground in each location with regard to the pandemic.
  • 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 accomplishment, 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:

  • Greater ability to assess project design and development practices for their regenerative potential
  • A deeper understanding of how regenerative development unfolds at the project and community level
  • 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
  • Strategies for growing a successful regenerative practice
  • The support of a local learning community of peers and colleagues who share your commitment to creating profoundly innovative work in service to a healthier community and world.

For more information about the content covered in the series, you may download the course syllabus.

Investment/Tuition

Tuition for the series is $2600 USD (your local exchange rate may vary). To enroll, you may either pay the full tuition amount, or set up six monthly payments of $464 USD each (including administrative fees). 

If circumstances change and you need to withdraw from the course, you can do so prior to the withdrawal deadline on August 19th. After that point in time, we are unable to offer refunds but will hold any tuition paid as a course credit should you like to participate in any future programming.

Scholarships/Subsidies

We are able to offer a number of $1,000 USD scholarships/subsidies towards the course tuition to practitioners who would not be able to participate in the series without financial support. If you are requesting a scholarship/subsidy, you will be given an opportunity to indicate this on your enrollment form.

We are especially committed to using scholarship funds to create equity of access to this work and inclusivity within our “community of communities.” For this reason we place special priority on requests from practitioners in the following categories:

  • 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).
  • We are also currently prioritizing scholarship funds for practitioners who are affected by the current global economic situation. 

If you are in one or more of the above categories and a $1,000 scholarship is not sufficient to make enrolling in this course possible for you, we encourage you to make a request for additional funds during the scholarship application process.

If you are requesting financial support, you will not complete the process of paying your course tuition until your request is approved. We typically respond to scholarship/subsidy requests within one week of submission.

Course Schedule

All course sessions other than the Series Intensive are held over Zoom.

Session Session Date Session Time – Auckland
Meetup Friday Sept 2 8-10am
Session 1 Friday Sept 9 8-10am
Session 2 Friday Sept 23 8-10am
Session 3 Friday Oct 7 8-10am
Session 4 Friday Oct 21 8-10am
Session 5 Friday Nov 4 8-10am
Session 6 Friday Nov 18 8-10am
Session 7 Friday Dec 2 8-10am
Session 8 Friday Dec 16 8-10am
Intensive Wednesday Jan 25 – Friday Jan 27 all day
Session 9 Friday Feb 10 8-10am

 

In-Person Series Intensive

at Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

The Intensive, which falls between the second-to-last and last sessions of the Series, is an important and profound opportunity for practitioners to dive deeply into this work as a learning community. We are delighted to announce plans to host this cohort’s Intensive in-person at the Blockhouse Bay Boat Club, a scenic gathering location overlooking the Manukau harbour of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Practitioners will wrap up their 8th session (held on Zoom) prior to the holidays, and then come together for three days in late January (Wednesday January 25th – Friday January 27th) at the Boat Club, where Regenesis faculty, Aotearoa host team members, and practitioners in the cohort will gather to connect and learn. Lunch will be provided each day. We request that participants plan to hold all three days in full for gathering, as the Intensive is an integral and transformative element of the Series. Blockhouse Bay Boat Club is a 20 minute drive (40 minutes by transit) from downtown Auckland.

 

 

boat club overlooking the ocean

Enrollment deadline extended: August 19th

To sign up for the series, please click the button below to continue on to our enrollment form, where you will set up your student profile, share a little bit about your background, review schedules, and make your tuition payment. Please note: those requesting scholarships/subsidies will not complete the payment process until funds have been awarded.

If you have any questions about the course prior to signing up, please fill out our inquiry form to get in touch with us.

Interested in staying in the loop?

If you know you won’t be able to participate in this enrollment cycle but want to receive notifications regarding future programming, please fill out our inquiry form below.

Photo credits top to bottom: Leaves, Laura Forest Photography. Dialogue at 2018 Bay Area Intensive – Stefanie J. Studio. Illustrations by Ian Durneen. Blockhouse Bay Boat Club courtesy the club.