Fall Trainings, Blogs, Workshops and Good News
CPS FALL LEADERSHIP TRAINING STARTS IN SEPTEMBER
APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 12
The Center for Partnership Studies is delighted to announce the fall 2011 schedule of our Leadership Program on-line trainings. We again offer two tracks:
-- the Real Wealth track
-- the Empowering Women track
Both are designed to help you change the conversation about economics in your community or organization!
Our fall programs build on the success of our spring cohort groups through which we certified Conversation Leaders in eight countries -- from the United States and South Africa to New Zealand and Italy! Here are some of their comments:
- I had a feeling of exaltation and empowerment realizing that I now have a strong argument and solid facts to help people, corporations, universities, and policy-makers understand the economic implications of non-caring policies, and the language to discuss how important caring is for everyone.
- I'm struck by the overwhelmingly positive feedback I received [after my presentations] about the material and the need for Caring Economics. I feel excited to continue to build momentum within this movement.
Although the application deadline is August 12, we urge you to submit your application
as soon as you can -- so we can give each member personal attention, each cohort group is limited to 12 people and spaces are already filling! Please also share this information with your friends, colleagues, organizations, and other networks.
Please make a tax-deductible contribution so CPS can offer scholarships to lower-income people, especially caregivers and women of color. These will be important leaders who will empower others and spread the word about caring economics in their diverse communities around the globe. Every size donation counts -- and is greatly appreciated!
JOIN THE ONLINE CARING ECONOMICS CONVERSATION
You can join the ongoing online conversation about caring economics through a growing number of blogs. One is the recent op-ed by Megan Pincus Kajitani on the front of The Huffington Post 's Education section (which received almost 600 "likes" and more than 300 comments) quoting from The Real Wealth of Nations.
Megan (who is also one of CPS' Leadership & Learning Program's new facilitators) will continue writing for HuffPost's Impact (social issues) and Education sections about topics relating to partnership systems and caring economics.
Another great blogger on caring economics is Valerie Young. Valerie (a member of the Caring Economics Campaign's distinguished Advisory Council) was just voted one of the top 25 Political Mom Blogs. You can follow her at these links: www.WomanInWashington.org (blog) or Like Your (Wo)Man in Washington on Facebook, as well as www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org
EXCITING NEWS: NEW FUNDING
We have wonderful funding news: CPS's Caring Economic Campaign has just received a major grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundations. This is a huge step. In the next newsletter we'll update you on our plans for a workshop on new indicators as well as the formation of the Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE), a coalition of organizations, starting with the dozens that endorsed the Urban Institute report commissioned last summer by CPS, The State of Society: Measuring Economic Success and Human Well-Being.
ACE will play a major role in reframing the conversation about economics to take into account our Real Wealth: the contributions of people and nature to both human well being and long-term economic success. ACE will showcase its members' work promoting caring economic policies through a new website, blog, leadership training, and public policy actions -- all in support of a more caring and successful future. Stay tuned for more information, and please contact Kimberly Otis at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the ACE coalition.
CARING ECONOMICS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIUM, AND RECEPTION AT 2011 ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT
Those of you interested in applying caring economics to management are invited to submit "CARING" Proposals: Caring Action Research Projects in the New Global Economy for one or both of the Professional Development Workshops organized by Kristine Kawamura, Jeana Wirtenberg, and Riane Eisler for the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA from August 12-16, 2011 (West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending).
Proposals are NOT required to attend the professional development workshops. We welcome you as a working member of these action research project teams and encourage you to contribute ideas and experiences for their development. You're also invited to our
- Caring Economics Reception and Community Gathering (sponsored by CPS) on Saturday August 13th from 5-7 PM at the Grand Hyatt Republic A
- Symposium on Women, Men and Care in the New East-West Economy on Sunday August 14th from 2:50 to 4:20 PM in the San Antonio Convention Center, Room 203A.
For full details please contact Kristine M. Kawamura at email@example.com
We wish you a great summer and please do not forget to donate to support CPS's work to build a more caring world. On behalf of everyone at CPS, we thank you!
The CPS Team