Trainings

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.

Current and Upcoming Trainings

Compassionate Integrity Training Online

CCISE and the Charter for Compassion are pleased to announce CIT 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. Registration is now open for courses starting in January.

Click here to learn more and to register.

UNESCO MGIEP

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.

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.

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.

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.

Compassionate Houston

A new course beginning September 5, 2019.  Hosted by Compassionate Houston at the Jung Educational Center.  This course will meet weekly for 10 weeks.  For more information, please contact Pam Lewis.

Centro Budista do Porto

Two new courses beginning September  19, 2019 and October 4.  Hosted by the Centro Budista do Porto.  This course will meet weekly for 10 weeks.  For more information, please contact Margarida Cardoso.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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. 


Baken Jewish Mental Health Initiative

Atlanta, GA

Baken is a nonprofit organization bringing awareness to mental health issues in the Jewish community of Atlanta. In November 2017, Baken hosted an open “Taste of CIT” program for the Atlanta community at Or Hadash Synagogue. They offered a full CIT program in the spring of 2018.


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 in at this facility in 2019.


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.


The Good Works Institute

Hudson Valley, New York

The Good Works Institute (formerly etsy.org) was one of the first organizations to pilot the CIT program through their entrepreneurial education program in the Hudson Valley.


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