Upcoming Gender Equity and Reconciliation Workshops
Gender Equity and Reconciliation is an innovative forum that brings women and men together to jointly address gender conditioning and gender injustice in order to move toward mutual reverence and honor for one another.
Gender Equity and Reconciliation workshops create safe spaces for women and men separately and jointly to engage in experiential, interactive exercises and dialogues to address issues rarely discussed aloud. The process frequently leads to breakthroughs in mutual understanding, forgiveness and reconciliation. To learn more about participating in or organizing an introductory workshop in your area please contact us.
Get Real! Workshop
Get Real!Â is a 3-day workshop aimed at individuals in NGO and faith organizations, universities, and general communities â€” to help people create authentic relationships.Â Get Real!Â stands forÂ GenderÂ EqualityÂ Training forÂ Relationships that areÂ Empowering,Â Awake, andÂ Loving.
Social conditioning around gender and sexuality cultivates false â€˜gender personasâ€™ in women and men, resulting in tremendous pain and confusion between the sexes. The recent documentary filmÂ Miss RepresentationÂ highlights negative gender conditioning for young women. The new filmÂ The Mask You Live In documents parallel negative conditioning for young men.Â When â€˜misrepresentedâ€™ women interact with â€˜maskedâ€™ men, gender relations become artificial, painful, and often destructive.Â Get Real!Â workshops help participants to shed negative gender conditioningÂ and discover new forms of authentic relating, soul to soul, that cultivate mutual trust, integrity, responsible intimacy and inspires collaboration between theÂ sexes.
Transforming Patriarchy in Religion
Gender injustice and oppression afflict every major religion â€” with adverse effects on individuals, congregations, religious leadership, and cherished spiritual ideals. Developed over 23 years in eight countries, the Gender Reconciliation training cultivates a unique set of skills and practices that enable religious leaders and seekers of all faiths to facilitate powerful transformative group process in the often charged arena of gender relations between women and men. Religious leaders are thereby enabled to begin skillfully dismantling the shackles of patriarchal attitudes and structures, with profound benefit to the community.
The Gender Equity and Reconciliation process is unique in applying spiritual principles and practices to transform gender relations. Because gender is inherently entwined with the heartâ€™s inmost yearning â€” for love, intimacy, and communion with the Divine â€” skillful work with gender relations and masculine and feminine dynamics provides a powerful leverage point for awakening the power of love and compassion in groups and communities. The training experience is designed to be an engaging, intimate, and inspired journey of individual and collective transformation.
The Introductory Workshop serves as the prerequisite for the Professional Training.
For participants who feel inspired to engage the work more deeply or perhaps become a facilitator, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI) offers a Professional Training. This training is appropriate for mature professionals of all ages, sexual orientations, faith traditions, race, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Mental health professionals and clergy are encouraged to apply. Candidates for the Professional Training must submit a formal application.
This training is appropriate for therapists, health care professionals, spiritual and religious leaders and seekers, activists, community leaders, and students, as well as facilitators and trainers involved in peacebuilding, reconciliation, conflict resolution, and gender justice. Adults of all faiths, sexual orientations, race, national and ethnic origin, and cultural backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.
2016 – 2017 USA Training Dates
The 2016-2017 yearlong training that is currently underway is closed. Â We would be happy toÂ add your name to the waiting list for the next training,Â please write to us.
(Trainees must commit to attending all four modules, plus periodic mentor and small group online sessions.)
April 23 –Â 28, 2016 – AbiquiÃº , New Mexico (north of Santa Fe)
August 7 â€“ 12, 2016 – Seattle, WA area (east of Marysville)
Nov. 12 â€“ 17, 2016 – SeattleÂ , WAÂ area (east of Marysville)
March 26 – 31, 2017 -Seattle, WA area (east of Marysville)
Regular Tuition $4,400 for all four modules (full year)
Early Registration Discount $3,800 (if tuition is paid in full by March 15th, 2016)
Room and board is not included in the tuition fees. Limited scholarships, group discounts, and payment plans are available. Please contact GERI Project Training Coordinator, Patrick Fischer for further details.