The Right Use of Power
On January 23, 2019 we sponsored a two-hour live webinar featuring Dr. Cedar Barstow, M.Ed., C.H.T., D.P.I., Founder and Director of the Right Use of Power Institute. Below you will find the recording of the webinar. Feel free to leave your comments and we’re looking forward to having Dr. Barstow back with us for deeper examinations into the right use of power.
This two-hour live webinar features Dr. Cedar Barstow, who will explore with us how to best use our personal, status and professional power with strength and heart. Together we will look at new ways to understand power and own the power we have with the aim to remain connected, accountable, sensitive and skillful in our work. With a new awareness of the right use of power, we can help prevent and repair harm, resolve conflict and promote well-being.
Power has gifts and responsibilities. as well as perils and traps. Using power well requires – in addition to good intentions – skill, information, and sensitivity. Power dynamics can be understood and the traps and perils mitigated. We will explore this by delving into four specific gifts of power and their accompanying perils.
Although this is an online webinar, the program will engage you in experiential learning. This topic is rich, deep and timely, and we will all find it immediately useful! The handouts that go along with the webinar are available for downloading below.
“The Right Use of Power” Handouts:
The following are links to download handouts that will be used for reference throughout this webinar. If you can print them all, great! Ones recommended to print in order to participate are marked in the list.
- Three Kinds of Power
- Neurobiology of Power
- Role Differences and Responsibilities
- Down Power and Up Power Dynamics
- Power Wisdom Tools – Set One
- Status and Positional Role Chart – **Please Print Out**
- Resolving Difficulties
- Right Use of Power – Resources
- Right Use of Power – Training
About Dr. Cedar Barstow, M.Ed., C.H.T., D.P.I.
My primary passion and focus is spreading several practical and relationship-centered ideas. Power can and must be used with compassion. Power, as simply the ability to have an effect or to have influence, can be used to heal past harm, resolve conflicts, repair relationships, and evolve situations. Ethics, in its broadest and richest context, is the right use of power and influence. In addition to good intentions, there are theories and skills involved in learning more and more about using the power that you already have wisely and well. As Founder and Director of the Right Use of Power Institute, I have been designing, developing, and teaching this approach since 1994. More info…