Friday, February 19, 2021
Right Use of Power
- Wednesday, July 22nd at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, August 12th at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, September 16th at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, October 14th at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, November 18th at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, December 16th at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, January 20th 2021 at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
- Wednesday, February 17th, at 11am MDT/1pm EDT
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We would like to acknowledge and thank the Shambhala Trust for their
generous donation to the Right Use of Power training development.
- Introduction of Cedar Barstow and Susan Skjei and why this training is important for Shambhala
- Developing personal power as foundation
- Understanding the difference between personal, role, and status power
- Role power as a set of responsibilities inherent in the position
- Power differential dynamics
- Special considerations for spiritual leaders and spiritual communities
- Boundary styles and maintaining good boundaries
- Status power, diversity, and inclusion
- Feedback skills as an investment in relationship
- Shame, cognitive strategies, and other factors that interfere with accountability
- Resolving and repairing impact and intention
- Processes for those with greater role power and those with lesser power
- Effective apology
- Orientation to Shambhala’s new Code of Conduct
- Self-care as an ethical issue
- Managing multiple roles in community
- Neurobiology of power—both the capacity for good and for harm
- Power shadow review process
- Mediating the shadow of power
- Acharya Susan Skjei will be the overall host and guide for the community, in conjunction with Dr. Cedar Barstow, for the Right Use of Power training.
- The first module opens with an introduction of Dr. Barstow and Acharya Skjei giving context about why this training is important now for Shambhala and how the need for the training was identified.
- Links to Shambhala readings that relate to the content of each module are provided.
About the Instructors
Right Use of Power Institute, is the founder and director of the
Susan Skjei, Ph.D., is an educator, coach and organizational consultant specializing in leadership and transformative change. In 1972 Susan began her studies with the Vidyadyhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She attended the 1974 seminary and early Kalapa Assemblies and, at his request, became the first Shambhala Training resident director in the San Francisco Bay Area. Later, she became a student of the Sakyong and served on the Shambhala Board of Directors for over 10 years. During that time she was also Vice President of Human Resource Development and Chief Learning Officer for a large high-tech company.
Susan has taught extensively and has provided mentoring, training and facilitation to many Shambhala Centers in North America and Europe. Currently Susan is the director of the Authentic Leadership program at Naropa University and a founding member of the Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Institute in Nova Scotia. She also consults internationally with leaders of non-profit organizations and businesses worldwide through her company Sane Systems. She lives with her husband, Jim Pascucci, in Longmont, Colorado.
This program is offered free of charge for leaders in Shambhala who register before October 2020. Once you register, just click on "Submit" to process your registration.
The suggested Patron Price is $49.
For registration questions, write to [email protected].