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The following are some of the courses currently being offered online and around the world. We have also included a sample of the CIT courses CCISE and partners have conducted over the past two years. It does not represent a complete listing of all of the trainings currently offered or that have been conducted.

Compassionate Integrity Training Online

Compassionate Integrity Training is an online course hosted through Zoom with additional materials located online. The course will include large and small group discussions, experiential learning activities, reflective writing activities, mindful dialogues, and contemplative practices. This is an opportunity to be part of a global community of like-minded individuals who want to learn more about self-cultivation, relating to others, and engaging in systems.

Upon request and with feedback from our participants and facilitators, we are in the process of updating our Series III, Engaging in Systems, content.  We look forward to sharing that information with you in the coming months.

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CCISE has partnered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO MGIEP) to deliver Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) to youth (ages 18-35). Multiple courses and Level 1 Facilitator trainings are ongoing around the world with youth from over thirty countries having completed CIT.

Upcoming Trainings

Facilitator-in-Training (FIT) Course

The CIT Facilitator-in-Training course is a 24-week commitment. During this program, participants will practice facilitation with other FITs, engage in learning platform activities, demonstrate their embodied knowledge, and complete extensive contemplative practices. Facilitators-in-training should expect to spend 6-8 hours per week between the coursework and the classes.

Because we are expanding Series III (Engaging in Systems) to better meet our shared goal of a more compassionate world, our next Facilitator-in-Training (FIT) program will begin in early 2023. We are confident the new content will be worth the wait.

To learn more about the FIT course, please click here.

If you have any questions, we welcome them and invite you to share them with us at

Past and Recurring Trainings

Charter for Compassion

In December 2017, CCISE conducted a three-day intensive CIT program for members of several Compassionate Cities organizations within the Charter for Compassion in Atlanta, GA. This training was followed up with a larger training in San Antonio, TX in August 2018 for twelve compassionate cities, organizations and sectors (i.e., education, social justice, and environment).  Some of these include Compassionate cities like San Antonio, Dallas Forth Worth,  Atlanta, Tucson, Houston, Go Love Now, and the School of Compassion at Monterrey (Mexico).  This three-day intensive training continued was followed by an online Level 1 Facilitator Certification course, which enabled 14 members of the Charter for Compassion network to complete their Level 1 Facilitator certification. Since this time, the Charter has regularly offered CIT trainings online through the Charter Education Institute and on ground through its growing network of facilitators. Additionally, online Level 1 Facilitator Certification course are offered though the Charter Education Institute.

Secular Ethics for Humanitarian and Development Workers

This course is offered to Humanitarian Responders departing from an encompassing definition of humanitarianism as the wish to promote the wellbeing of others.   The group will meet once a week for two hours each week beginning on May 27 and will continue through September 17 from  7 pm – 9 pm GMT +1.  The cost of the course is €250, with generous opportunities for scholarships.

For more information please email

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Resilient Civic Leadership: CIT for Civic Leaders

Uncertain and turbulent times call for ethical and resilient civic leadership. Join Mayors, Councilors/Board members, City Managers/Chief Administrative Officers, and senior municipal staff in this interactive 5-week course, which runs Tuesdays & Thursdays from May 17, 2022, to June 16, 2022, hosted by Kalen Academy. Participants meet via zoom for two hours, twice a week for the duration of the program. For more information, please visit or contact certified facilitator and civic expert Diane Kalen-Sukra.

CIT for Educators in Africa

Hosted by facilitators from all over the world, the Mindful African Initiative is offering a 10-week CIT course for educators in Africa.

The Challenge Girl

One new course beginning on September 2, 2020.  Hosted by the Challenge Girl.  The course will meet via zoom weekly for 10 weeks.  For more information, please contact Suzanne Mann or MaryCatherine Burgess.

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Sacred Space

Sacred Space is an interfaith and secular community whose mission is to cultivate compassion for social justice by teaching contemplative practices and compassion skills. Replicate this community model that is networked in 16 cities in 6 countries or sign up for a CIT course at The next course occurs on 10 Monday evenings Feb. 3-Apr 6, 2020, 6-8pm at the Sol Center in Tucson, AZ.

Centro Budista do Porto

Two new courses beginning January 28, 2020 and June 10, 2020.  Hosted by the Centro Budista do Porto.  The January course will meet weekly for 10 weeks.  The June course will meet for three consecutive days.  For more information, please contact Margarida Cardoso.

Orange County Alliance for Community and Justice

New course beginning March 7, 2020.  This is a three day multi-skill intensive course being held on March 7, 14, and 21.  Hosted by the Orange County Alliance for Community and Justice, the training will be held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA.  For more information, please contact Sande Hart.

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Compassionate Houston

A new course beginning March, 18, 2020.  Hosted by Compassionate Houston at the Jung Educational Center.  This course will meet weekly for 10 weeks.  Are you  intersted in registering for this course?  For more information, please contact Pam Lewis.

Shambhala Meditation Center

The Shambhala Meditation Center in Atlanta, will host a Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) Program on Saturdays beginning on October 26 ending on November 23 from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm.  The center is located at 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030

For more information, please contact Sue Gilman.

Peninsula College

This fall Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA, will cohost a Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) Program each Wednesday night from October 2 to December 11, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse. (There is no class on November 27.) The 10 session, science based training will be offered by certified facilitator Kristin-Luana Baumann.  For more information, please contact Kristin-Luana.

The Weber School and The Atlanta Jewish Academy

Under a generous grant, CCISE is conducting a pilot to bring CIT to K-12 faculty, administrators and staff. As part of that project we are currently conducting trainings at two private schools in the Atlanta area.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

This fall the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is conducting a community-wide CIT course for professionals and organizational leaders in the Atlanta Jewish ecosystem. This course is being facilitated by Lauren Chekanow and Michael Karlin.

St. Columb’s Park House

Derry, Northern Ireland

St. Columb’s Park House (SCPH) is a peace and reconciliation center in Derry, Northern Ireland. In June 2017, SCPH hosted a three-day CIT intensive training program for a group of twenty-five activists, peacebuilders, and community leaders with a focus on peace building and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. This group has participated in a follow-up training and continues to meet for practice groups. Many of the participants are working towards completing their CIT Facilitator Certification.

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Lee Arrendale State Prison

Alto, Georgia

CIT has been taught multiple times at Lee Arrendale Women’s Prison, both through Life University’s Positive Human Development and Social Change (PHDSC) Associates of Arts degree program and the Certificate of Theological Studies Program. Two Level 1 Facilitator Certification courses have also been taught at the facility. Courses are ongoing through these facilitators into 2019.

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Trinity Community Ministries and Gateway Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Trinity House and the Gateway Center hosted a course beginning in October 2018.  This course was followed by a Level 1 Facilitator Training Course in January 2019, whereby members of their communities will be able to continue to offer CIT at these facilities on an ongoing basis.

Raising Expectations

Atlanta, Georgia

Raising Expectation (RE) is an after-school program for third through twelfth graders in the Westside neighborhoods of Atlanta. The RE staff is participated in a full CIT program and adapted several of the CIT skills to be taught in the classroom. 

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Phillips State Prison

Buford, Georgia

In collaboration with Compassionate Atlanta, CCISE conducted two CIT courses and a Level 1 Facilitator Certification course for men at the prison in 2018. Courses are ongoing at this facility in 2019.

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The Center for Love and Light & Compassionate Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

In 2018, the Center for Love and Light and Compassionate Atlanta co-hosted two three-day intensive CIT trainings open to the general public. Courses are scheduled regularly at the Center, so check their website for upcoming trainings.