Featured Courses

Featured Courses

The range of courses offered in the Featured Courses section of the Charter Education Institute stem from assisting individuals, teams and organizations around the world on understanding the mind and heart of a compassionate community and explore processes that create paths to design sustainable action plans to meet local, national and international challenges.  In addition, just as many of us engage in different circles of culture and society, so does the Charter for Compassion.  The Charter supports work in twelve sectors: art, business, education, environment, healthcare, interfaith (religion and spirituality), peace, science and research, social justice, social services, restorative justice, and women and girls.  Consequently, course work is being desired and implemented in each of these sectors.  

Vist this page periodically to see current listing of courses which usually change monthly or bi-monthly. 


carljungNEW! Awakening the Sage Within 

Cost: $25 
Starts 11/4/18

This interactive workshop will introduce Sage-ing® concepts including life review, forgiveness, and issues surrounding our mortality. Designed for anyone in their late 40's and older, the course will explore the impact of our beliefs about aging and the role of spiritual development as we create personalized plans for our elder years, including serving others and leaving a legacy. The workshop is designed with three objectives that will provide each student with tools to create their own personal Sage-ing journeys. They are: considering and choosing new ways and options in aging; understanding and experiencing how forgiveness can be liberating and how it’s an essential component in aging well; and recognizing the value of and applying a (nonsectarian) spiritual approach to aging. Learn more about the course and register here.


john smelcer dynamitePoetry for Inspiration and Wellbeing

Starts October 8, 2018. 
Cost: $25
Registration Closed

Facilitator: John Smelcer
A chance to learn about writing poetry from the one of the longest-serving poetry editors of a national magazine in American history.
Poetry has the power to inspire. Poetry can give witness to social injustices or show us how to live mindfully and compassionately. Poetry is therapeutic. For those who are hurting, poetry has the power to heal. Many people begin writing poetry as part of a healing process. By writing about what has injured our spirit in the past and about how we feel about ourselves presently, we can diminish suffering and begin to rediscover joy. This course will explore how writing poetry can inspire not only us, but others, how it can increase well-being, and how it can be used to teach tolerance, understanding, and compassion, including compassion for the earth and all living things.

groupcourseHow To Become A Compassionate Citizen For Groups 

Group Cost: $25 per person
This course is available to take now

This online course goes to the heart of what it means to live in a modern city and contribute to the greater good. It has been designed to support people in integrating compassion into all aspects of their lives as city dwellers—and to see what can get in the way. Each of us has the possibility to work with our habits and conditioning to find ways of becoming a truly compassionate citizen. 

This course will take you through the steps we need to take to learn how to realise our own potential and be of benefit in our city. The methods introduced are backed up by scientific research and are a sustainable way of working with compassion. 



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Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed. Learn more.

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  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


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