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, Owner, ProjectPlace
This has been a transformative experience!Antonio Pares, Principal, Mithun
We have started a group that can really make a quantum leap difference on this planet…I look forward to what we all create together.Alastair Rendall, Director, ARG Design
The quality of being and presence that you 3 tutors brought to our sessions was a learning in itself.Isabel Carlisle, Education Coordinator, Transition Network
It was wonderful to be a part of such intensive thinking…it’s like seeing light beams cut through fog.Ray Mann, Principal, RK Studio Architecture
I went seeking motivation but instead when I came back a transformation started unfolding within me. I sense a big change.Bernard Lamm, Principal, Common Ground
I truly feel this was a turning point in my personal and professional development.Brian Falcon, ARCUS Design Group
Though I am only beginning to grasp the enormity of this work, it is already of benefit to me…it will help me explain my own work in a new way as well as help me think through future projects in a mindful way.Judy Wicks, founder, White Dog Enterprises
I feel privileged to be part of this cross-disciplinary community of practice, and am excited about how the teachings will impact our work at ME Family Services, as well as the collective impact regenerative practitioners can have on the wider world.Justine Skilling, Waste Minimisation Facilitator, Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services
The Regenerative Practitioner Series
Regenerative development works to align human activities with the continuing evolution of life on our planet, reversing ecosystem degradation while growing community wellbeing. As a practice, regenerative development 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. Thus, regenerative practice is at its core an exercise in the development of the capacity and capability of people and systems.
The Regenerative Practitioner is a distance-learning seminar series for practitioners interested in integrating regenerative development into their practice. The series introduces and explores proprietary regenerative development concepts and frameworks that have been developed and extensively field tested by Regenesis over the last two decades. It is structured over a period of three months as a series of online dialogue sessions culminating in a three-day, in-person intensive gathering.
Note: We are currently enrolling a TRP cohort that will begin online sessions on March 2 and come together in Aotearoa, New Zealand in late May 2018. North American and European cohorts will begin enrolling in the spring of 2018–please contact us if you’d like to be notified when these enrollments open.
Information about the course outcomes, schedule, tuition and logistics can be found below–or, if you’ve already accessed this information and would like to register now, you can do so here.
Is the course right for you?
Do the following statements describe you?
- You often see bigger potential than is being realized on the projects you’re involved in but haven’t found the words or the approach to help your collaborators and/or clients see and align with that potential from the outset.
- You know that sustainability will never accomplish what it needs to accomplish if we can’t change our culture and the way we work, but it’s not clear how to leverage project opportunities towards this end.
- 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 are successful and have a track record of accomplishment in your field, and yet as you develop you continually see possibilities beyond the level that you are currently able to realize.
- You are itching to start taking clients to the next level but want to make sure you don’t lose ground in terms of your (or your business’) profitability and viability in the field.
If so, you may be a good candidate for the series. For interested candidates, there are two important considerations that may help you assess whether this series is appropriate for you.
First, this is not a theoretical experience. It’s for people who wish to actively develop new thinking that they can apply to the real world. You will be working to apply the concepts and frameworks to a project that you have a real connection to.
Second, you need to be committed to working on yourself and growing who you are, since this is work that requires us to transform ourselves. Since you’ll be applying what you’re learning in the real world, engaging with real colleagues and clients and stakeholders, it isn’t just an academic exercise. It matters very much that you develop your own capacity.
It’s up to each practitioner to decide whether or not TRP is right for you. However, members of our faculty are available to speak with you at any point during the process to answer any questions that you might have or to mutually explore whether the course will be a good fit. If you’d like to request a call with a faculty member, please send us an email.
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 with a broad range of clients, developers, and 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 design and development practices for their regenerative potential
- Increased capacity to manage complexity as a means to deliver greater value to your clients and community
- A basis of understanding of the regenerative development framework and an ability to use it to keep you growing, personally and professionally
- New ways to create alignment between your actions and your values
- Strategies for growing a successful regenerative practice
- Participation in a collaborative learning community of peers and colleagues who share your commitment to creating profoundly innovative work in service to a healthier world.
For more information about the material covered in the course, please download the course syllabus.
How does the series work?
The series includes:
- A virtual “meetup” where participants can begin to get to know each other and share their motivation for participating in the series;
- Eight weekly distance learning (videoconference) sessions of 120 minutes each;
- A three-day, in-person intensive workshop*;
- A final, two-hour integration session after the intensive; and
- Two hours of coaching (delivered to practitioners in small groups) with Regenesis instructors.
The videoconference sessions include preparatory reading assignments and exercises. 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 the frameworks to life for the entire group.
The series is limited to 20 participants, so that everyone has the option to engage around his or her work. You will find that watching others being engaged generates new insights relevant to your own work. The sessions are recorded and made available for download, so you can catch up if you miss a session.
Schedule for 2018 Series
The schedule for the 2018 New Zealand cohort is as follows. Please note that all session dates and times are in Auckland local time.
Meetup: Friday, March 2 from 9:00 – 11:00 am Auckland local time
Sessions: Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 am Auckland local time: March 9, March 16, March 23, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4
Intensive (waananga): May 24 – 27 2018, Piritahi Marae, Waiheke Island, Auckland. We meet Thursday 24th, 4pm Powhiri (welcome), and stay together on the marae all day Friday – Sunday (finishing 3 pm).
Final Session: Friday, June 8 from 9:00 – 11:00 am Auckland local time
Tuition for the New Zealand cohort is $3500 NZD (no gst charged) including meals and accommodation during the intensive. This fee does not include your personal travel expenses.
You may pay in full or via a six-month payment plan. A deposit of $500 is required to hold your place. This deposit is non-refundable for withdrawals received after January 15, 2018.
We are able to offer a small number of partial subsidies to some practitioners who are doing community-based or education work and/or practitioners who are just starting out in their careers. When you fill out the registration form you will be given the option to indicate that you are requesting a subsidy, and we will contact you to discuss.
If you have questions about the course tuition, schedule, or logistics, please send us an email to discuss.
Ready to sign up?
The registration deadline for the 2018 New Zealand cohort is February 2, 2018. There is strong interest in the New Zealand cohort, and we have a limited number of spaces available. If you are interested in participating in the series and you feel like you meet the criteria described above, please continue on to our registration page at your earliest convenience. Once we receive your registration, we’ll contact you with next steps as soon as possible.
Image credits, top to bottom: Leaves, Laura Forest Photography; 2017 New Zealand cohort, Sara Rickards; Rainbow, Sara Rickards; 2014 North American intensive, Erin O’Neill; Basket, artist Caroline Robinson of Cabal, photo Simon Devitt; Ripple, Laura Forest Photography; Tree, Laura Forest Photography; Bee, Cabal; 2014 North American intensive, Erin O’Neill.