The Regenerative
Practitioner Series

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About the series

The Regenerative Practitioner provides a deep dive into the fundamental shifts in how we think and how we work that underlie a regenerative approach to development of all kinds. The series introduces and explores proprietary regenerative development concepts and frameworks that have been developed and extensively field tested by Regenesis over the last 25 years. Participants work together deeply over a five-month period to engage with the course curriculum, Regenesis instructors, and one another.

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 support and are supported by on the 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.

“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 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

  • 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 in 2021 is $2500 USD. To enroll, you may either pay the full tuition amount, or set up six monthly payments of $445 each (including administrative fees). TRP cohorts often have waitlists, so tuition is non-refundable for withdrawals received after the deadline. For American Institute of Architects (AIA) members, this course is eligible for 46 CES LUs.

The course is held entirely over Zoom. As local conditions related to COVID-19 continue to evolve this year, host teams in our local communities of practice may choose to organize additional local in-person gatherings to coincide with or follow the series Intensive. Costs for such independently organized meals, refreshments, etc. related to these gatherings (at which your attendance would be encouraged but not required) are not included in your tuition. We encourage communities of practice to creatively and autonomously convene around this work beyond TRP.

Scholarships/Subsidies

We are able to offer a number of $1,000 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 Africa and Latin America).

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.

Interested in participating?

Enrollment will open in October for TRP series beginning in February 2022. We recommend that you register early as TRP cohorts often have a waiting list. If you’d like to be alerted when enrollment opens, please sign up for our notification list.

Image credits: Altar at 2018 Austin Intensive – Elkk Photography. Dialogue at 2018 Bay Area Intensive – Stefanie J. Studio. Illustrations by Ian Durneen.