The Right Use of Power (RUP) Teachers Guild was formed in 1996 to encourage and support the expanded development and teaching of the Right Use of Power approach and curriculum. Currently with 180 members across the globe, these teachers have adapted the material and experiential teaching style of Cedar Barstow’s foundational program and book, The Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics. These additional programs focus the work to the needs of professional groups such as massage therapists and body workers, medical professionals, and hospice caregivers, and to special topic areas such as empowering women, resolving conflict, leadership dynamics, and intentional communities.
Guild members are trained to facilitate Right Use of Power programs as adapted to particular topics or to fit the needs of specialized groups. Guild Members have access to a Guild website with a library, discussion area, membership lists, partner organization references, networking functions, and creative brainstorming and program development tools.
Guild members are trained to facilitate RUP programs and are networked through the Right Use of Power Institute (RUPI). RUPI, however, does not officially endorse any teachers. All teachers are thus considered self-employed and non-contracted by the Institute. RUP written material and experiential exercises are “open source” and free for use as long as appropriate credit is given to the author.
Eligibility for membership in the RUP Teachers Guild is dependent upon taking the RUP Facilitator’s Training offered by Cedar Barstow several times a year. For information on becoming a member of the RUP Teachers Guild, please contact Cedar Barstow.
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