The Building Blocks of Interpersonal Collaboration

Fridays, December 4-18, 2015; January 8, 2016
(Excluding December 25 and January 1)
12:00-2:00pm Pacific (California) Time

Listen to Miki answer...
What’s exciting to you about this course?

Collaboration. It's the exception rather than the norm.

But why?

There are a variety of reasons, but primarily it's because so many of us don't know how to effectively work through our differences.For example, you know you need input from others, but you may not know how to hear as well as you'd like while holding onto what's deeply important to you. You may even yearn to be truthful with someone at work – yet not know quite how to do so…

And our societies and workplaces make no attempt to change that. In fact – and especially at work – disagreements and conflicts tend to be perceived as problems, plain old bad luck, or downright failures.

However, the truth of the matter is this: most of us simply lack the skills, knowledge, and training. If you are like most of us, you will need support to re-learn how to transform differences that would enable you to move away from "stuck" and into outcomes that benefit everyone.

During this course, you'll focus on learning about and acquiring the skills and practices you need. You'll learn how to engage effectively with conflict and differences, and set yourself up to continue improving your ability to collaborate in ways that work for all.

Each week, you and Miki will explore one distinct key aspect of collaborating with others, using examples drawn from the other participants' work lives:

  1. Speaking truth with care and attention to cultural norms;
  2. Opening to hear and integrate others' points of view;
  3. Moving from conflict to dilemma: aiming for solutions that work for both of you while attending to the larger purpose; and
  4. Giving and receiving feedback for accelerated learning.

Who should take this telecourse?

If you'd enjoy learning:

Then register for this course, and become an active participant in bringing collaboration back into the mainstream!

Register for
The Building Blocks of Interpersonal Collaboration

Single Person Registration    $240.00 Special Early Bird Rate ($265.00 after 12/01)

   NVC Multimedia Library Members get a 20% discount!
$192.00 Special Early Bird Rate ($212.00 after 12/01)

Bring a Friend Discount  
Register with a friend and you each get a 50% discount.
240.00 Special Early Bird Rate ($120.00 per person) ($265.00 after 12/01, $132.50 per person)


Sessions last 2 hours on Fridays from
12:00-2:00 PM Pacific (California) Time

All registrants will receive access to all course recordings.

December 4, 2015
 •  12:00-2:00 PM PST   
December 11, 2015
 •  12:00-2:00 PM PST   
December 18, 2015
 •  12:00-2:00 PM PST  
Excluding Dec. 25
Excluding Jan. 1
January 8, 2016
 •  12:00-2:00 PM PST  

What Happens After I Register?

Upon registration, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access the course.

All registrants will receive access to all course recordings.

About Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan is Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration and a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). Her latest book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future, was published in February 2015. She is also the author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives, and The Little Book of Courageous Living. She is inspired by the role of visionary leadership in shaping a livable future, and works toward that vision by sharing the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication through mediation, meeting facilitation, consulting, retreats, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Miki blogs at The Fearless Heart and her articles have appeared in the New York Times ("Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech"), Tikkun, Waging Nonviolence, Shareable, Peace and Conflict, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.