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.



    The Gift of Forgiveness

    Registration now open!
    Start Date:
    November 16, 2020

    Duration: 4 weeks.
    Cost: $30 US

    With “The Gift of Forgiveness”, we are welcoming back Deborah Briggs, instructor and author of one of the Charter’s most successful courses, Growing Whole, Not Old - Aging in the Pandemic Age (Formerly "Awakening the Sage Within"). In that course she introduced hundreds to the concept of Sage-ing®.

    During this workshop, we will delve into ‘forgiveness’: one of the core concepts of the Sage-ing® Movement. We will develop greater compassion for ourselves as we begin to free ourselves from the painful burdens we have carried.  This course provides us with the opportunity to live more fully once we learn that things we saw as negative can be transformed into the foundation for living more fully.

    By exploring the concept of forgiveness, we can uncover pearls of wisdom and experience the healing power of reframing experiences. As we begin to repair painful relationships, we can develop a deeper and more universal self-love. This is pivotal to the work of wise aging and to developing compassion.

    Click here to learn more about the course and to Register!



    harmony1Back by popular demand!
    Our Shared Humanity: Finding Common Ground in a Divisive World

    Start date: January 4, 2021
    Price: $30
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Instructor: Gudjon Bergmann
    Registration: Opening soon!

    Sessions: Self-paced with facilitator support

    New and Improved. Now is the time to heal. In the past three years, the previous version of this course attracted over seven hundred participants from more than thirty countries. We are proud to offer it again in partnership with author and interfaith minister Gudjon Bergmann. The course has been improved to focus less on matters of faith and more on finding common ground. It includes videos, Zoom sessions, self-assessments, and comes with a free book.

    The 4-week course brings together ideas Nobel peace prize laureates, modern psychologists, interfaith activists, and ancient Indian seekers to create a unique recipe for all those who are interested in building bridges. Participants will learn about dialogue principles, bridge-building techniques, basic human psychology, effective communications, and much more. By the end of the course, participants should have created a list of concrete steps they can take to improve relationships, both near and far.

    Everyone, even those who do not attend the course, will be able to download a free copy of Bergmann’s new book, Our Shared Humanity: Finding Common Ground in a Divisive World, on which the course is based. The Kindle promotion will run on Amazon.com from January 6–10, 2021 and reading software is available for all devices.

    In addition, participants will have access to a variety of inspiring and thought-provoking videos, a selection of self-assessments and action plans, like-minded participants from around the world, and Bergmann, who will answer questions and comments on a daily basis.

    Click on the link below to learn more about the course outline and read testimonials by attendees.

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration opening soon



    CIT TrainingBack by popular demand! -
    Compassionate Integrity Training - Winter 2021

    Start Date: Tuesday January 12, 2021 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time
    End Date: March 16, 2021

    Duration: 10 weeks
    Registration: Now Open!

    Have you ever wondered how you could cultivate the compassion called for in the Charter or help others cultivate that compassion? Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) is a great place to start!

    CIT is a resiliency-informed program that cultivates human values as skills, so we can thrive as individuals, and a society, within a healthy environment.  By learning skills to calm our bodies and mind, becoming more emotionally aware, learning to practice compassion for ourselves and others, as well as engaging with compassion in complex systems, we can build towards compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity. 

    Click here to learn more about the course and register.



    Digital CitizenshipNew!
    Digital Citizenship

    Start Date: February 1, 2021
    End Date: February 28, 2021

    Duration: 4 weeks
    Registration: Opening in January

    Digital citizenship is about more than online safety. It’s about creating thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who can wrestle with the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity. As we spend more time on computers, we should be aware that the internet is not always a safe space.

    The core of these lessons will help participants learn to think critically about the user information that some websites request or require. Learn the difference between private information and personal information, distinguishing what is safe and unsafe to share online. Lastly, explore what it means to be responsible and respectful to their offline and online communities as a step toward learning how to be good digital citizens.

    Click here to learn more about the course. Registration opening soon


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