Courses Overview

We offer courses for people who care about making parts of the world work.  We specialize in empowering people who have a large vision for the world, but who occasionally see themselves as small.  The focus of our courses is the entrenched nature of institutions.
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Grace With Institutions is our entry-level course.  It has no prerequisites.  It is delivered free of charge.  It consists of 3 sections, each 4 sessions long.   Each session is 90 minutes in length.  The goal of the Grace with Institutions course is to open your eyes to a strategic focus that is a perfect fit for you and your life.
To participate, check under Open Courses and make sure that at least all 4 dates and times of the The Problem with Institutions section work for you.  Then contact us to register.  We promise that out of The Grace with Institutions course, you will have new-found power in seeing and recognizing the nature of entrenched institutions, and a new sense of peace and power and belonging with respect to your role in the world.

Prerequisites: none.
Length of course: 12 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Time Commitment: no homework in between sessions.

Participation: the Parts we Play is for anybody who has completed a telephone course with either Carey Battle or Bert Speelpenning at any point in the past.  The course consists of 6 sessions, 0f 90 minutes each.  In the course you get to look at automatic behaviors (yours and others’) and how they get triggered.  We promise that you’ll have a new-found freedom and purposefulness in your interactions in life.

Prerequisites: completion of any course led by either Carey Battle or Bert Speelpenning, at any time in the past.
Length of course: 6 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Time commitment
: For the Participation: the Parts we Play course, count on homework between the weekly sessions – we recommend you set aside at least 30 minutes at a fixed day and time, for working on homework.

Drama: Distraction or Destiny is for people who have completed Participation: the Parts we Play.  It continues to look at the automatic behaviors that trigger you and others.

Prerequisites: completion of Participation: the Parts we Play.
Length of course: 6 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Time commitment
: Count on homework between the weekly sessions – we recommend you set aside at least 30 minutes at a fixed day and time, for working on homework.

Currents: Shallow and Deep is for people who have completed Drama: Distraction or Destiny.  In this course, you will look for the currents the institutions don’t want you to see – without turning into conspiracy-theory people!

Prerequisites: completion of Drama: Distraction or Destiny.
Length of course: 6 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Time commitment
: Count on homework between the weekly sessions – we recommend you set aside at least 30 minutes at a fixed day and time, for working on homework.

What are you really up to? is for people who have fully completed Grace with Institutions.  The course is intended to let you refine the focus area you have identified in the Grace With Institution course, and to get you ready for Making It Happen.  The course provides a structure for you to do an in-depth examination of “what are you up to?” and to get to work.  Do not expect information to be delivered – the source of any answers to that question will be you.  This is a demanding course, in which you are expected to examine, using a set of questions, your relationship with the people you are working with (or will be working with) in this area.  You will then share the results with the call participants.

The course consists of 6 sessions, 90 minutes each.  We promise that out of completing What are you really up to? you will have new-found power and clarity about what you are up to in the world, and likely to discover capacities for developing allies in your quest.

Prerequisites: completion of Grace with Institutions.
Length of course: 6 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Time Commitment: homework in between sessions, one phone call to a “buddy”, and work on an area in your life you care about.

Making It Happen is for selected people who have completed What are you really up to?, by invitation of the course leader.  This course is all about being in action, effective action, with respect to a large institution you want to have an impact on.  This course is not for the fainthearted: count on getting a lot of work done.  The course consists of 12 sessions, of 90 minutes each.

Prerequisites: completion of What are you really up to? and course leader invitation.
Length of course: 12 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Time Commitment: homework in between sessions, a phone call to a “buddy”, and work on a large institution you want to have an impact on.