Please note: Core Training is also required in order to take the Teacher Training. Core Training is 4 days and begins on February 3, 2022. So please add this to your cart as well when you register.
Our Teacher Training & Mentorship Program is a fully-immersive 9-month training, bookended by live online trainings and a mentorship program in the months between.
Our teacher trainers learn how to TEACH right use of power™ to others and receive ongoing training, mentorship, and full access to all RUPI resources and materials. RUPI Teacher Trainees also receive membership to our RUPI Teachers Guild which offers ongoing teacher development, guild conferences and events, and a community of RUPI teachers worldwide.
Total Program Includes
- 35 total direct training hours (whole group training, small groups, & individual mentoring)
- Teacher’s Resource Manual and additional materials in electronic format (downloadable)
- 9 months of RUP Guild Membership with access to online resources and learning management system (during training)
- 9 months of RUPI guidance and support
Teacher Training: 6 Days Total (Including 4 days of Core training) (February 2022)
10 am-1:30 pm (MDT – Mountain Time – Denver/United States) – each day (30 min break)
February 24th – Monday
February 25th – Tuesday
Mid-Training program (May 2022)
10 am-1:30 pm (MDT – Mountain Time – Denver/United States) – each day(30 min break)
May 19th – Thursday
May 20th – Friday
Small Group Pods & Individual Mentoring
21 additional hours across 2022
Pods meet in March and April and again in June, July and August
Mentors start in May and meet 3 times before graduation.
Graduation is September 9, 2022
Right Use of Power™ is at the very heart of ethics. We long for, and are capable of, magnificence in the use of our personal and professional power. And we have all been wounded by misuses of power. The Right Use of Power™ approach to ethics is dynamic and engaging and recognizes that the issues of power in helping relationships are complex. Linking power with heart, this program focuses on increasing skillfulness, engagement, and awareness. It is ethics from the inside out.
Our Core & Teacher Training is a live, online learning experience for people of all helping professions. Empowering, relevant, and dynamic, our program is presented through engaging talks, facilitated discussions, and experiential practices. Participant relationships are enhanced through small group time in Connecting Rooms (Zoom breakout rooms).
The Teacher Training has four parts that combine to give you the skills, confidence, resources and collegial support to begin teaching your own right use of power programs.
- Core Training. (4, 3.5-hour training days – register separately) Here you have a personal experience of the work that you will be teaching. You learn it in your own embodied way.
- Teacher Training. (5, 3.5-hour training days) During this time, you shift from being a student to becoming a teacher and co-collaborator in the evolution of right use of power work. You study advanced topics, learning them through the lens of teaching, and you have a chance to talk with each other about what you are integrating and about topics of interest that arise.
- POD sessions. (5 Pod Sessions Total) The purpose of these smaller 5-7 person groups is to practice teaching the core exercises that you experienced during the Core Training. During these group times you will have a chance to practice giving feedback, to ask questions about concepts, and to explore how to adapt the material to other kinds of groups.
- Mentoring one-to-one sessions. (3 mentoring sessions) Here you will meet 3 times with a RUP trained teacher and Guild Member whom you will have a chance to choose. You will focus on personalizing what you want to do as a RUP teacher.
People who have taken this training report:
- “I now have so much more confidence about how so many aspects of teaching—experiential work in person and virtually, how to present concepts simply and effectively, how to engage with participants, how to pace learning, and how to address multiple learning styles.”
- “Wow. Feedback became both an art and a relationship-builder instead of something to be feared.”
- “This RUP material and the experientials fill in a gap about understanding power that I didn’t even know needed filling.”
- “I see now how power is somewhere in virtually everything and yet, so under-acknowledged.”
- “I can now be a cheerleader for the possibility and practicality of power being used wisely, consciously, and well.”
- “The teachers walk their talk.”
- “I’m much better at being decisive, yet warm, and clear and concise as a teacher.”
- “This training is incredibly important everywhere in my life, not just in teaching right use of power”
*Cost does NOT include the Core Training, which is a required and essential pre-requisite of the Teacher Training. If you have not already taken Core Training, you must add Core Training ($350) to your cart as well for a total of $2100.
NOTE: You have to login to the site before you can purchase your ticket below. You can choose the free membership (you will never be charged) or you can choose the paid plan and get 10% off this training! That is a savings of $210 when you add Teacher and Core Training to your cart!
You will also need to purchase the textbook by Dr. Barstow for this training:
All our trainings take place over the zoom platform. Zoom is accessible through video and audio wifi and through phone call-in. Zoom recordings will be available after each session. Please let us know if you would benefit from any additional learning accommodations.
Scholarships & Work Trade Options
We are dedicated to making our trainings accessible to all those who wish to participate. We make available scholarships and work trade (and combinations of both) for all of our trainings. You can submit your application here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Full refund minus a $50 handling fee available up to 2 weeks before the first day of training OR
- A voucher for the full amount paid for a future training available up to 1 week before the first day of training
Amanda Aguilera, PsyD
Driven by core values of curiosity, courage, and connection, Amanda’s personal mission is to be courageous in the service of reducing and repairing harm in relationships and promoting the cultural shift toward Power-and-Equity Consciousness, conflict positivity and conflict competency. Amanda is the Founder of Restorative Integration and Senior Director of Mission, Culture & Inclusive Community at Naropa University where she currently supports students, faculty, and staff in critical consciousness raising, understanding power dynamics and expanding capacity for difficult conversations. After graduating from the Contemplative Psychotherapy Buddhist Psychology Masters program at Naropa in 2008, Amanda has served her communities in multiple ways as a therapist and restorative practices advocate and trainer. Amanda has facilitated hundreds of restorative processes and has been training groups in restorative practices, conflict resolution and difficult conversations for more than ten years. She is also an Advanced Teacher Trainer, consultant and advisor for the Right Use of Power Institute. Her Doctorate of Psychology focused on the dynamics of shame and power in the justice system and she continues to focus her research on the intrapersonal and interpersonal experiences of power dynamics, including the integration of neurobiology and restorative practices as they relate to power differentials.
Maya Shaw Gale
Maya is a BCC Board Certified Life Coach and Certified Hakomi Practitioner with a Master’s degree in Holistic Psychology and over 35 years in the body/mind/spirit wellness field, including many years as a somatic psychotherapist and Trainer of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. She specializes in working with people who are going through a significant life transition or are feeling a need to ‘reinvent” their lives to be more deeply satisfying and grounded in creativity, spirituality and meaningful purpose. Drawing from her extensive experience in somatic and neuropsychology, energy medicine, embodied mindfulness and indigenous wisdom practices , she guides her clients through an “inner vision quest” of intuitive inquiry and mindful self-reflection. Then, step-by-step, she helps them to navigate through heart-centered processes of empowerment and graceful transformation to a life of joyful fulfillment. Guided by Taoist and Buddhist principles of compassionate presence, non-force and a belief in the interconnectedness of all life, my approach is both gentle and supportive as well as powerfully focused and effective. She sees each individual’s (or couple’s) path of growth and evolution in the context of the greater collective/culture, and particularly with regard to the current evolution of consciousness and paradigm shift that is underway on the planet.
Dr. Cedar Barstow
Founder and Director of Right Use of Power Institute. Cedar has been passionate about working with issues of power and ethics for 25 years. She believes that embodied learning—learning from the inside out—is both the most engaging and the most effective way of learning. She has been surprised at how many experiential processes can be adapted to virtual formatting. She loves teaching, developing programs, and helping to guide the growth and reach of RUPI. One of RUPI’s foci for the next few years is increasing diversity and contributing to social justice—which, of course, is a right use of power. She is also a Trainer with the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy organization. She lives with her husband, Ren, in a co-op home in Boulder, CO.