Right Use of Power™ for Spiritual Leadership

A Hybrid Model Training for Spiritual Communities
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Our Right Use of Power™ for Spiritual Leadership course is designed for those who want to explore the entire Right Use of Power™ curriculum with a spiritual lens.

This training is a hybrid (online asynchronous + live integration sessions), 12-module course with 6 live integration sessions and a live kickoff session.

Good intentions and high spiritual development aren’t enough to prevent the harmful use and abuse of power with students/parishioners who are highly vulnerable. Power is present in every relationship, and sadly, we get so little training in how to understand and use it wisely and well instead of trying to avoid it. This course is especially designed for spiritual leaders, clergy and their community members to provide skills, personal and ethical awareness and understandings that will help reduce stress, isolation, and confusion related to the multiple challenges of your role power and your spiritual power.

This course will be helpful to anyone is spiritual leadership. It is also designed to be helpful to community members, whatever level of responsibility. Religious and spiritual communities are healthier, stronger, and more resilient when members at all levels of responsibility understand about power—both the shadow and the shine of it. Note there is a group discount if several members want to take this together.

In this hybrid course, you will have a chance to watch the modules on your own time, and then engage with colleagues for questions, self-reflection, integration and support during six interspersed hour and a half zoom sessions that will connect you with others working with similar challenges and opportunities.

As you become more power-conscious, you will be better and better able to lead wisely and skillfully, and compassionately avoid the traps and repair from ruptures.

Begins May 20, 2024

  • Monday, May 20th, 10am – 11:30am MST: Kickoff and Welcome
  • Monday, June 3rd, 10am – 11:30am MST: Integration Session for Modules 1 – 3
  • Monday, June 17th, 10am – 11:30am MST: Integration Session for Modules 4 – 5
  • Monday, July 1st, 10am – 11:30am MST: Integration Session for Module 6
  • Monday, July 15th, 10am – 11:30am MST: Integration Session for Modules 7 – 8
  • Monday, July 29th, 10am – 11:30am MST: Integration Session for Modules 9 – 10
  • Monday, August 12th, 10am – 11:30am MST: Integration Session for Modules 11 – 12

In this course you will:

  • Learn about the six types of power side-by-side with spiritual leaders and clergy around the world in a connecting and conscious environment.
  • Expand your understanding of the nuances of power for spiritual leaders and clergy and their constituents.
  • Learn about the neurobiology of power and how to counteract the effects of power on our brains and bodies. Delve into the special challenges and opportunities facing those in spiritual leadership.
  • Deepen your awareness of personal power and how it impacts others.
  • Understand the difference between spiritual, role, and personal power.
  • Explore role power differentials and learn how to handle challenging interactions when there is a power difference.
  • Better understand systemic power and how it influences the other types of power.
  • Learn the difference between identities and status power.
  • Start to understand the shadow aspects of power and how we can work with them.
  • Learn the art of giving and receiving feedback with power in mind and explore the differences between intention and impact.
  • Get an introduction to working with conflict in power-conscious and generative ways.
  • Learn about shame and other emotional experiences that may impact our use of power
  • Increase your awareness of personal wounds and triggers that interfere with your clarity and effectiveness.

After Right Use of Power™ participants have said they can now:

Be more ethically proactive around social power dynamics.


Be more aware of the shadow aspects of power.



Engage their personal power with more awareness and presence.



Lean into feedback and conflict with more skill and awareness of power.



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