Jori and Jim Manske

About Jori & Jim

Jori and Jim Manske, principals of Peaceworks, are Certified Trainers of Nonviolent Communication with The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)®, certified mediators, and certified practitioners of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Married for more than 30 years, they share the intentions to cooperate together in the great adventure of life, openly and honestly share their deepest thoughts and feelings, and honor and accept each other with ever-increasing ability.  These intentions continue to frame not only their relationship together, but also all their relationships and work.

They have been actively studying communication skills as well as personal and interpersonal awareness since the 70's, presenting training, facilitation, mediations and classes to businesses, community groups, government agencies, NGO's, private groups and individuals since 1971.

Currently Jim and Jori live in Albuquerque, NM.  In June 2008, they completed their term as inauguaral leaders of the Global Community Circle (GCC) for The Center for Nonviolent Communication.  They now act as consultants to the project.  The GCC mission is to support the growth and well-being of commuities in the worldwide CNVC network.  Jori serves on the CNVC Board of Directors and served as the Interim Director of CNVC from January 2006 until May 2007. 

Jim and Jori also offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational transformation, coaching, mentoring and classes in integrating NVC.  They support the work of the Academy of Peace of Costa Rica, the New Mexico Network for Nonviolent Communication, and the emerging NVC communities of Los Angeles, Hawaii,  Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Ohio, and Georgia.  They remain eager to discover new ways of sharing NVC and offer trainings and a practice group through NVC Academy.


The Heart of Conflict 1

A Telecourse Program Recording with CNVC Certified Trainers Jori Manske and Jim Manske from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Recorded during March-April, 2009
Total Duration: 10 hours

Fee: $35.00 USD

Join Certified Mediators and Facilitators Jori and Jim Manske in an exploration of using Nonviolent Communication in the context of Mediation and Conflict Resolution, covering the essential elements needed in order to begin to use the NVC process during conflict situations.

Program Highlights

  • Focusing on observations, feelings, needs and requests to support people in taking responsibility for their own experience, and being compassionate with themselves

  • "Pulling by the ears" to help people hear the observations, feelings, needs, and requests of the other parties in the dispute, and build compassion for each other

  • Offering "emergency first-aid empathy" when emotions are intense and people do not have the resources to listen to each other

  • Tracking and balancing the process to clarity that everyone's needs are heard and acknowledged

  • Identifying and using needs as a guideline to craft agreements

  • Using requests to find strategies, and checking to see if they work for everyone

  • Listen to the learning material again and again
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Fee: $35.00 USD

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