The Regenerative Practitioner Series
We offer the Series several times per year to cohorts of 20-30 practitioners in communities around the world. Enrollment is open now through March 31 for cohorts in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Americas.
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 40+ cohorts of practitioners hailing from 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.
Enrollment is now open for cohorts in Aotearoa (with an in-person Intensive in Auckland) and Americas (with an in-person Intensive in Boston). Schedules and tuition information for these cohorts can be found below.
Enrollment Details for 2023 Cohorts
Course Tuition & Scholarships
The tuition for the series is between $2500 – $2750 USD, with variations that reflect the costs associated with the series Intensive in each of our cohorts’ different geographic locations. Along with the tuition cost for each cohort we will tell you whether meals and/or accommodation during the Intensive are included, or must be arranged separately. Tuition for fully online cohorts (i.e., cohorts whose Intensive is held online vs. in person) is $2500.
To enroll, you may either pay the full tuition amount, or set up six monthly payments. Please note: if you are requesting a scholarship, you will not complete the process of paying your course tuition until your request is approved. Please note, we approve scholarships on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage applicants who know they would require scholarship support to apply as early as possible in the enrollment window.
For American Institute of Architects (AIA) members, this course is eligible for 46 CES LUs.
$1000 USD Base Scholarship
We offer $1,000 USD 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 USD 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 prioritize scholarships higher than our $1000 USD 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 financial stability has been affected by current global economic conditions.
Please note that scholarships take the form of a reduction in your tuition costs. If you select a cohort that includes an in-person Intensive, you will still be responsible for your personal travel expenses.
Cohorts Enrolling Now – Deadline March 31
The following cohorts are currently open for enrollment. Click below to review their session schedules:
Click Here: Aotearoa / New Zealand with In-Person Intensive in Auckland
Enrollment Closes March 31
We have been hosting The Regenerative Practitioner Series in Aotearoa since 2016, in partnership with our local host team (who are located in the city center in Auckland) and by members of the Aotearoa community of practice (which has now grown to over 150 TRP graduates, which is the highest concentration of TRP graduates in the world). In Aotearoa the series is co-delivered through a partnership between US-based Regenesis faculty and local Aotearoa faculty members.
|Wed August 30 – Fri Sept 1
In-Person Series Intensive at Blockhouse Bay Boat Club
The Intensive, which falls between the last two 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.
Held over three days from Wednesday, August 30 – Friday, September 1, this is an opportunity for Regenesis faculty, Aotearoa host team members, and practitioners in the cohort to gather, connect and learn. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. We request that participants plan to attend all three days in full, 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.
Tuition for the Aotearoa cohort
Tuition for the series is $2600 USD (the NZ exchange rate will vary). To enroll, you may either pay the full tuition amount, or set up six monthly payments of $464 USD each (including administrative fees). Your tuition includes lunch and light refreshments during the Intensive.
Scholarships/subsidies are available for practitioners who require financial support in order to participate — see the above section titled “Course Tuition & Scholarships” for more information.
Request a Conversation
If you’d like support in assessing whether this course is a good fit for you, you may request a conversation with a member of our local faculty/host team by filling out our inquiry form. Once your submission is received, a member of our Aotearoa team will reach out to you shortly.
Click Here: The Americas with In-Person Intensive in Boston
|Time (US Mountain)
|Thurs Sept 7 – Sun Sept 10
In-Person Series Intensive in Boston
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.
The Boston Intensive will be hosted by our local faculty member Bill Reed over three days from Thursday September 7th – Sunday September 10th, this is an opportunity for Regenesis faculty and practitioners in the cohort to gather, connect and learn. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. We request that participants plan to attend all three days in full, as the Intensive is an integral and transformative element of the Series.
Participants are asked to arrive in time for a welcome dinner from 6-8 pm on the evening of Thursday the 7th. From the 8th-110th, 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.
Tuition for the Boston cohort
Tuition for the series is $2600 USD. To enroll, you may either pay the full tuition amount, or set up six monthly payments of $464 USD each (including administrative fees). Your tuition includes lunch and light refreshments during the Intensive.
Request a Conversation
If you’d like support in assessing whether this course is a good fit for you, you may request a conversation with a member of our faculty and/or staff by filling out our inquiry form. Once your submission is received, a member of our team will reach out to you shortly.
Cohorts Enrolling Later This Year
The following cohorts will be opening later this year. Click the tab for more information, and to sign up to be notified when enrollment opens..
Europe + MENA
Our next European cohort is tentatively planned to begin in late August / early September 2023 with a series Intensive in January 2024. Enrollment will open in May 2023. The Intensive location is TBD.
We are currently exploring the viability of offering an all-online cohort for practitioners in the MENA region who would find it difficult to travel to Europe for the Intensive.
To receive a notification when enrollment opens for this cohort, or to register your interest for an all-online cohort, please fill out our inquiry form.
Our last Australian cohort completed their Intensive in December and we have not yet scheduled our next round. We will update this space when the timeframe for the next enrollment is confirmed.
To receive a notification when enrollment opens for this cohort, please fill out our inquiry form.
Photo credit: Ofrenda at Austin TRP Intensive, Elkk Photography.