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Apr 18

Basics Training in San Francisco – April 18, 2024

April 18th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Right Use of Power™ is a dynamic, inspiring, and relational approach to the ethical use of power to promote well-being, the common good and right relationship. We share a language and framework for understanding and navigating power with strength AND heart.

The Right Use of Power™ approach is a conscious ethics deep-dive and recognizes that the issues of power in relationships are complex. Our Right Use of Power™ programs focus on increasing skillfulness, engagement, and awareness in uses of power. It is ethics from the inside out.

Our Basics Training is a 5-hour live, online global learning experience for people who want to deepen their understanding of power and start to learn how to use power with strength and heart. Empowering, relevant, and dynamic, our program is presented through engaging presentations, facilitated discussions, and experiential practices.

In our Basics Training, you will:

  • Learn about the five types of power side-by-side with people around the world in a connecting and conscious environment.
  • Expand your understanding of the nuances of power, which creates more room for complexity in relationships.
  • Deepen your awareness of your own personal power and how it impacts others.
  • Get an introduction to power differentials and their key aspects for better navigating relationships.


When: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 10am – 4pm PST

Where: San Francisco Zen Center


This is a DONATION-BASED opportunity. Donate here to register: https://givebutter.com/sanfranbasicstraining


Questions? We’re happy to answer them!

Email us at:

[email protected] for any questions regarding our training programs.

[email protected] for any questions regarding our website, membership levels, sign up.


Facilitator: Dr. Amanda Aguilera

Amanda is currently the Executive Director of the Right Use of Power Institute. She is also a consultant and facilitator in the area of power-and-equity consciousness and conflict resolution. Driven by her core values of curiosity, courage, and connection, Amanda is adept at putting things together innew ways, creating visuals that help make learning more accessible, and communicating complex ideas in simple ways.

Amanda has a commitment to be courageous in the service of reducing and repairing harm in relationship and promoting the cultural shift toward power-and-equity consciousness, conflict positivity and conflict competency.

At the core of her academic and personal passion is the advancement in understanding social power dynamics and deepening the personal and collective uses of power in the world with wisdom and compassion.

Her doctoral dissertation focused on the dynamics of shame and power in the justice system and she continues to develop theoretical models in the intrapersonal and interpersonal experiences of power dynamics, including the integration of neurobiology, contemplative practices and restorative practices as they relate to power differentials.


April 18th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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