Meets bi-weekly
April 8 - December 16
(19 sessions of 90 minutes each)


9:00 - 10:30am
Pacific (California) Time


$540 - $675
Recordings Included
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Want to really thrive at work? Become a Workplace Collaborative Leader!

  • Bring more humanity and resilience to work, even in trying times!
  • Collaborate and work efficiently and effectively even when working remotely
  • Skillfully respond to disagreement, avoidance, and pushback and lack of collaboration from others
  • Speak up at work, even in tough situations and across power differences
  • Generate greater buy-in and intrinsic motivation
  • Resolve differences real-time

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work.

Especially now in these challenging times, it is more important than ever to work well, and work smartly with each other. And it is even more vital to further develop our communication skills. Give yourself the crucial support you need via the "Let's Work Collaboratively" Program!

Do you find any of these at your workplace?

  • Heavy buraucracy
  • Top-down decision-making
  • Endless meetings
  • Lack of engagement and follow through
  • Erosion of communication and trust
  • Silos getting in the way of teamwork
  • Confusion about roles
  • People "passing the buck" on tasks getting done
  • People not speaking up when something important needs to be said
  • Conflict with those you depend on to get projects done
  • People digging in their heels
  • Low morale
  • "Bullying" of "passive-aggressive" behavior

This remarkable 9-month program will support you in learning and applying game-changing skills and concepts that will make a radical difference in how you live and share NVC, and how you bring it into the workplace.

This course is for you if you are:

  • A manager who wants to work more effectively with your team
  • An employee who wants to experience more empowerment with your boss
  • Seeking greater collaboration and ease with your colleagues
  • Simply passionate about bringing NVC into the workplace

Whatever your position and vision at your workplace and whatever the challenges you face, this program is designed to support you in responding effectively and creating real change at work via ongoing coaching, resources, and peer-support.

In particular, during this program you will learn how to:

  • Self-manage your own reactions
  • Hold both the needs of employees and management with care
  • Give more effective feedback
  • Respond effectively and empathically to client / customer needs and concerns
  • Increase "deliverables" on your team's goals
  • Apply specific NVC skills to the workplace – including meeting facilitation, group requests, and check-ins
  • Create life-work balance and attend to self-care

How can we deliver on all these objectives?

This 9-month program will meet twice monthly, dive deep, and respond specifically to your current needs and requests. We also will create a community of "changemakers" at work via a community share space and a peer-support system. Plus, each month you will receive specific articles, materials, and resources designed to support your being inspired, informed, and creating change at work!

What the program includes…

  • Twenty Bi-Monthly Sessions
    We will meet every other Wednesday from 11am-12:30pm Eastern (New York) time from April 8th through December 30th, 2020 for a total of 19 sessions (recordings of all sessions are available to everyone who registers).
  • Customized Coaching
    In each session, we'll focus on a particular workplace topic and / or skill set, with Dian coaching one or two participants in depth. This is your opportunity to bring your unique situation to the table and receive 1:1 guidance. You and others on the call will then benefit from Dian's masterful and nuanced coaching (called "alchemical" by a master coach!) plus her years of practical experience as an organizational consultant and trainer, helping you find empowering and transformative solutions.
  • Dian + Guest Experts and Coaches
    Dian will lead fifteen or more of the sessions. In these sessions, the focus will be on coaching you and the other participants on specific workplace frustrations, blocks, and challenges and finding transformational solutions. Super hands-on, the coaching will give you specific skills and strategies designed to generate the kind of work environment you can thrive in – one based on mutual respect, trust, and authenticity.

    In addition to Dian's sessions, up to four of the sessions will be led by guest speakers and coaches – people chosen by Dian because of their experience in bringing NVC into the workplace, working on corporate teams with her, and / or initiating innovative and collaborative-based changes at work. You will be inspired by changemakers AND given the tools to become a change-maker yourself!

Regardless of how your company is structured – "top-down" or "horizontally" – or whether you're in a position of power (or not), you can "be the change" at work!

  1. Introduce NVC at work in a way that makes sense and is appealing
  2. Create change and move through impasses
  3. Unleash your collaboration superpower!

Even more, beyond learning, you will benefit from having a community of companionship and support with others who are also changing the world by changing how they work!

Listen to Dian discuss the details of this course


When you register you will also receive:

  • A comprehensive packet from Dian that includes dozens of different documents designed to support you in creating change at work
  • A special handout just for this program that showcases NVC solutions for a range of work-place challenges.
  • Direct messaging with the trainer
  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to classroom

What People Are Saying About Dian's Coaching and Training

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
"In several sessions over a period of six months, Dian helped us identify and clarify our needs, our expectations, and our commitments. She gave us tools that we continue to use to make progress on a daily basis. The result is a more productive, more collaborative and more egalitarian work environment."

Leadership that Works
"Dian is an alchemist coach, mixing her deep roots in NVC coaching, the Coaching for Transformation model, and her own inherent loving and caring nature. From there, she creates an inviting and challenging space for her clients to discover themselves. She has the skills, and it is in connecting the skills to the roots of the client's experience and the horizons toward which the client is moving, that her coaching comes alive."
~ Virginia Kellogg, MCC, Leadership that Works

Merck, Inc.
"I have had the pleasure to work with Dian Killian for 3 years… Dian's experience with Collaborative Communication and Coaching has been extremely valuable. She is extremely conscientious, reliable, and agile. I have interacted with her as a collaborative trainer, executive coach, and in designing a customized program for my organization. Dian helped to build a foundation within my organization, which increased morale and enabled my team to be more resilient through numerous challenges and changes within the company over the last couple of years. These connections enabled my team to openly discuss concerns and identify opportunities to work more collaboratively together. I would definitely work with Dian on future collaborative and change management initiatives… the impact has been long-lasting." ~ Cindy Blair, Director, Merck & Co, Inc.

  • Payment Options

    • Registration Fee - $675
    • Installment Plan -  3 payments of $225
    • NVC Library Members 20% Discount - $540
      (enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout)
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  • Dates & Times

    • April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, 26, September 9, 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, and December 2, 16
  • What Happens After I Register?

    When you register, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access the course.
    All registrants will receive access to the recordings.

About Dian Killian

Dian Killian, PhD, is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program), and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German).

Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she now offers coaching and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also leads the annual East Coast Women's Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in the Bahamas and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list at

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