Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work.
Work life and corporate practices have a significant impact on all aspects of our society and culture. Yet research shows that only 32 percent of employees in the U.S. are engaged. And an increasing number are seeking respectful treatment at work and are invested in creating greater trust between employees and management. So how can we change how we work – and, in doing so, change the world?
Become a workplace changemaker.
How? Join us and find out!
Whether you are a manager who wants to work more effectively with your team, an employee who wants to experience more empowerment with your boss and greater collaboration and ease with your colleagues, and / or you are simply passionate about bringing NVC into the workplace, this 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.
Who is a workplace changemaker?YOU can be a workplace changemaker – regardless of your position or rank – if you want to change how you and others work together in companies, start-ups, nonprofits, and other organizations. 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!
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:
- Speak up at work, even in challenging situations and in the face of power
- Collaborate and work more efficiently and effectively
- Generate greater buy-in and intrinsic motivation
- Create change and move through impasses
- 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
- Skillfully respond to push-back
- Increase "deliverables" on your team's goals
- Apply specific NVC skills to the workplace – including meeting facilitation, group requests, and check-ins
- Introduce NVC at work in a way that makes sense and is appealing
- Create life-work balance and attend to self-care
- Bring more humanity, fun, and joy to work!
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!
This program gives you the opportunity to volunteer your situation during a session and receive 1:1 support and guidance from Dian. You will benefit from her years of experience as a corporate trainer and coach, with start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, and NGOs.
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!
Why is Dian offering this program?Dian comments:
"Previous courses I've offered on NVC in the workplace have been hugely popular and many past participants have asked for more training and / or follow up coaching – so the idea for this new, ongoing program was born! I am also yearning to create companionship and momentum around creating change in the world, specifically at the workplace, based on humane and collaborative NVC principles."
What the program includes…
- Nineteen Bi-Monthly Sessions
We will meet every other Wednesday from 9:00-10:30am Pacific (California) time from April 8th through December 16, 2020 for a total of 19 sessions (recordings of all sessions are available to everyone who registers).
- Customized Coaching
In each session, we will focus on a particular workplace topic and / or skill set, with Dian coaching one or two participants in depth. 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!
Dian's unique experience – as an activist, former union organizer, fifteen years as an executive coach, consultant, and trainer – plus the expertise of the special guest coaches and consultants she will invite will give you an unprecedented opportunity to receive pertinent information, tools, and support in creating the kind of workplaces where we can all contribute and thrive.
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, including a special hand out just for this program that showcases NVC solutions for a range of work-place challenges.
What People Are Saying About Dian's Coaching and Training
"Thank you for sharing your skills. I truly admire the work you've done to become such an amazing coach and facilitator. I am completely blown away by the whole experience and feel very empowered to share and practice. I can't wait to see what the next offering will be because I'll be signing up and encouraging others in my office to do the same."
"I found the training to be very profound…It gave me tremendous insight into my own style of communicating and tools for separating out the many different things going on when two people try to communicate."
" …very useful for my relationships in the workplace."
"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.
United Nations Development Program
"I have recognized that there is a science to the art of communication – there are models to be used; models that can be practiced. I know how to listen to clients, understand their needs and address their issues."
New York State Dispute Resolution Association
"Dian provided our conference an incredibly 'powerful' duo of morning sessions that descended into invigorating hallway conversations for the rest of the event. She engaged participants with insightful, thought-provoking ideas that encouraged them to think differently." ~ Carla Schlist, Director of Marketing and Member Services, New York State Dispute Resolution Association
"Thank you for your terrific presentation at the NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. You did a fabulous job of sharing your knowledge and insights about how to foster greater collaboration in the workplace. Everyone was so appreciative of the opportunity to hear about your far-reaching work and the nuances of Collaborative Communication. Many thanks again for an awesome session." ~ Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D., Director, Dispute Resolution Program and CUNY Dispute Resolution Center John Jay College of Criminal Justice, July 2016
"Having Dian Killian here to present to us is an amazing opportunity because she's a highly experienced and sought-after NVC teacher. Her warmth and clarity make it safe and easy for me to learn the simple but not easy philosophy and methods of NVC."
"I was able to immediately integrate what I learned into some difficult discussions."
"It felt engaging to share thoughts with my work partners and really connect."
"I loved this workshop and the instructor. I found the strategies very useful for practice. It was not too theoretical, there were lots of good examples."
"Before I attended the workshop I didn't know anything about NVC and didn't know what to expect. It was a wonderful experience: Dian is a highly professional, emphatic trainer and coach with a warm personality and deep insight into what she's doing and in people's responses. Her combination of NVC and other approaches helps to get down to the core of your problems and promotes a better understanding of yourself and others. Highly recommended!"
"Just wanted to give a huge thank you again for a great weekend. I so appreciated your sensitivity, genuine care, and great and varied knowledge of how to work with different people's emotions, experiences, and blocks."
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