21 July, 2009

Real Wealth Community Presenters Pilot Project

What is the Community Presenters Pilot Project?
An exciting new citizen education project, the Real Wealth of Community Presenters Project, is underway to create a major grassroots “mind shift” in American economic thinking will support new conversations, actions, and policies essential to a viable future.

When and Where?

Applications are being accepted now through August 15, 2009 for 100 volunteer presenters to be trained to present community programs based on the book by Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economy . Modeled directly on the highly successful design used in Al Gore’s Climate Project, the goal is to have an enthusiastic, well-informed cadre of presenters who will engage their various communities in lively discussion about an economic system that values people who do the work of caring for people and a sustainable planet.
Volunteer presenters will gather for a workshop in Seattle, WA from the evening of November 6th through midday November 8th 2009. This dynamic two and one half day workshop, held at Seattle University, will prepare volunteers to deliver a slide presentation, build communities for discussion, and promote activities that support change.

How can I get involved?
To submit an application please link to the program description and application at http://www.partnershipway.org/programs/community-presenters. Also includes an FAQ section.

About the Pilot Project sponsors

CPS is recruiting volunteer presenters who are committed to help create a new way to think about economics. Presenters must be willing help build momentum using grassroots activities that support a shift in service of a more humane and sustainable economic system; and facilitate at least 10 presentations in the 12 months following the workshop.

This pilot project is directed by The Center for Partnership Studies, a 501 (c ) 3 organization founded by Riane Eisler in 1987. In collaboration with The Center, this workshop is hosted by Alene Moris - nationally recognized trainer and consultant and Cheryn Weiser and Sara Saltee from Strategic Learning Resources. The Floyd and Delores Jones Foundation and several Seattle individuals provided the funding for the Pilot Project. Materials are based on the groundbreaking research and writing of Riane Eisler and David Loye, of the Center for Partnership Studies, a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing human development by accelerating a movement to the partnership model of relations.

The program, the FAQs, and the application are on the CPS website at:

If you have any questions or comments about this we would happy to discuss this project further.

In partnership and peace

Janice Jaworski
Executive Director
The Center for Partnership Studies

For more information about the Real Wealth Community Presenters Pilot Project, please contact Janice Jaworski at jaworski@partnershipway.org.