"At the heart
of every conflict
is a cry for intimacy."
— Danaan Parry --
Crossing an Evolutionary Threshold
In every area of our lives—personal, professional, and cultural—we face challenges that can no longer be solved by any one person or group. We’re crossing an evolutionary threshold that requires the skills of partnership and co-leadership.
Evolving Partnership/Women & Men offers the opportunity to practice these partnership skills and principles as they apply to:
Women and Men Hold Gifts for One Another
As we move into this new stage of cultural evolution, we’ll need to develop greater capacity for conflict and uncertainty, as well as a healthy curiosity regarding what we don’t yet know—about ourselves and about each other. Gender provides a rich and fertile field to practice these skills.
Evolving Partnership/Women & Men focuses on how new possibilities emerge when we consciously embrace the "tension of opposites" that naturally arises between people with differing perspectives. We’ve found that when groups of women and groups of men bear witness to one another’s experience, an important kind of healing happens. Doors that were previously closed begin to open to partnership.
We believe—whether you’re gay or straight, in a couple or working as colleagues—women and men have tremendous gifts to offer one another. That’s always been true, but it’s especially so at this point in our cultural evolution. Because the hero of the new story isn’t a man or a woman, but the WE—the relationship, the space between us.
Evolving Partnership Across Cultural Differences
Consciously engaging issues related to gender, conflict, and partnership generates an extraordinary depth of intimacy and connection. When that common humanity is activated, it opens a back door into productive conversations about other differences, such as race, sexual orientation and religion.
In that spirit, Evolving Partnership/Women & Men offers programs to groups and organizations who would like to deepen those partnerships they’re already building across cultural or religious differences. And, because real and lasting change happens from the ground up, we can train other men and women to co-lead Evolving Partnership/Women & Men workshops within their own communities.