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Core Training - Virtual (4 days, 4 hours/day)- October 2022

20oct10:00 am2:00 pmCore Training - Virtual (4 days, 4 hours/day)- October 2022

Power With Heart, Core Training,

Event Details

Right Use of Power™ is at the very heart of ethics. We all been wounded by misuses of power – and there is a way of engaging with power that allows each person to show up in their dignity. The Right Use of Power™ approach to ethics is dynamic and engaging and recognizes that the issues of power in relationships are complex. Linking power with heart, this program focuses on increasing skillfulness, engagement, and awareness of social power dynamics. It is ethics from the inside out.

Our Core Training is a live, online learning experience for an introduction to the language and framework of Right Use of Power and focuses on exploring personal and role power. Empowering, relevant, and dynamic, our program is presented through engaging talks, facilitated discussions, and experiential practices.

In our Core Training, you will:

  • Learn the overall language and framework used in Right Use of Power
  • Learn about your power styles and power parameters
  • Practice simple processes for resolving conflict and repairing relationships
  • Learn to handle challenging interactions when there is a role power difference
  • Develop essential skills for using personal and role power with ethical wisdom and skill

After our trainings, participants have said they can now:

  • Lean in to conflict with more skill.
  • Be more ethically proactive around role power dynamics.
  • See the positive potential of down-power roles.
  • Be more aware of the shadow aspects of power.
  • Use the “four dimensions of power” in relationship
  • Own their power, both personal and professional, and embrace it with a full “yes!”

Core Training Series: 4 Days (4 hours per day, including 30 min break)

Additional Questions? 

Time: 10 am-2:00 pm MDT (Denver/United States) each day

(Due to the complexity of the time zones, we are only sharing the Mountain Time Zone. Click here to see the hours in your own time zone)


Thursday, October 20th

Friday, October 21st

Sunday, October 23rd

Monday, October 24th

Cost: $350
$175 for those retaking the Core Training

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 $35!

You will also need to purchase the textbook by Dr. Barstow for this training:

Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics – $24

Want to Refresh Your Knowledge of Power with Heart?

If you’ve taken our Core Training previously, you can retake the course for just $175!
Refresh your skills, learn new content, and expand your RUPI community… all for half the price.

Email training@rightuseofpower for a discount code.

Additional Details

A manual and other written material will be sent with a link to download or print from.

All our trainings take place over the Zoom platform. Zoom is accessible through video and audio wifi and through phone call-in. Please let us know if you would benefit from any additional learning accommodations.

CEUs – Continuing Education Credits

  • The Right Use of Power Institute™ is an NBCC – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPtm) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program (NBCC Provider #6736).

There is an additional $20 purchase fee for CE documentation. (Please add this to your total using the “custom amount” option.)

  • The Right Use of Power Institute™ is an ICF – Approved Continuing Education Provider. Our Core Program has received a total of 12 CEU credits: 
  • 9 credits in: Core Competencies
  • 3 credits in: Resource Development

There is an additional $20 purchase fee for CE documentation. (Please add this to your total using the “custom amount” option.)

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

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • 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


We’re happy to answer them!

Email us at:

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Meeting Time

(Thursday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my time

Virtual Event Details

Our Right Use of Power Core Training for the Summer of 2022 cohort has ended. Please look for our next cohort, coming in the Fall of 2022.

Speakers for this event

  • Dott.ssa Amanda Aguilera

    Dott.ssa Amanda Aguilera

    RUPI Co-Executive Director

    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.

    RUPI Co-Executive Director

  • Il dottor Cedar Barstow

    Il dottor Cedar Barstow

    RUPI Founder & Co-Executive Director

    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.


    RUPI Founder & Co-Executive Director

  • Susan Skjei

    Susan Skjei

    RUPI Guild Teacher

    RUPI Guild Teacher

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  1. Hello, I am interested in the core training, and I am already booked for May. I am looking at the October training, and somehow I can’t figure out which 4 days in October are chosen. I would love to do this if possible. Can you help me figure out where to find the exact dates, and the registration process? Thanks.