April 24 -26


See Schedule Below
Times are Pacific (California) Time


$150, $75 for Full-time Students
Recordings Included

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Resolve Conflict. Increase Compassion. Deepen Connections.

Looking to level up your communication skills? Join us for the 13th Annual NVC Conference hosted online for the first time by the NVC Academy, the online classroom for learning NVC concepts. This is a full weekend of enriching workshops with Certified Trainers from across the world. Come make some new friends, expand your support system, and gain NVC skills for every area of your life.

  • Transform conflict into compassionate dialogues
  • Learn how to create mutual understanding without coercion
  • Cultivate compassionate listening and honest expression
  • Make new connections and add valuable skills to your toolbox!

All skill levels welcome! We will kick things off on Friday evening with an introduction to Nonviolent Communication followed by workshops on Saturday and Sunday – for a total of 21 remarkable sessions! Plus gatherings every morning and evening to regroup and discuss our experiences.

Learn and practice skills to communicate better at home, work, and school. Gain tools to improve your relationships by increasing your ability to listen with care, speak with clarity, and present with authenticity. Get ready to walk away with skills for conflict resolution and mediation with others AND discover a deeper connection with yourself through acceptance, curiosity, and compassion.

Speak. Listen. Connect. Thrive.


When you register you will also receive:

  1. Recordings of every session
  2. Forum discussion in the classroom
  3. Lifetime access to session recordings

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Topics and Trainers

The NVC Conference brings together extraordinary trainers, each with their own unique teachings. Take a look at what is in store for you this year.

Rodger Sorrow

Surprising Purpose of Anger

There is more to our anger than we realize. Discover what it is that makes us angry and how to reframe it in a positive constructive way.

Hearing and Saying No

Learn how to Hear NO and not take it personally. Also discover how to Say NO with compassion and in a way that supports connection.

Four Ways to Respond to Hard to Hear Messages

You don't have to get stuck in old reactive patterns. Using our NVC skills we will learn and practice four different ways to respond to the difficult words of others.

Jim and Jori Manske

The Zero Step

What we do before we open our mouth influences what happens next! With Zero Step, you will naturally cultivate more warmth, recover from reactivity more easily, and flow toward requests that address everyone's needs.

9 Skills for Navigating Conflict

Your effective shortcut to activating "NVC Consciousness" when you need it the most. Learn the skills that will increase the likelihood of more connection and compassion, even in the heat of conflict.

From Now On: 3 Strategies to Integrate NVC identified by Marshall Rosenberg

An interactive session for increasing the quality of your life by creating strategies for supporting your commitment to living NVC, building a supportive community, and creating your own personal practice.

Mary Mackenzie

The Heart of Compassion: An Introduction to NVC

The basics of the NVC process taught in this dynamic session will increase your ability to listen with compassion, speak with clarity, and accurately hear the underlying needs of others – even when they express themselves in a defensive, angry, or aggressive manner.

Thriving in the Midst of Change

We are all thrust into massive worldwide changes. How is it impacting you? How are you coping? In this session, you will dive into the heart of change, understand its deeper meanings for you, and refocus your future so you can thrive in the midst of it!

Compassion Power: The Heart of Self-Empathy

Would you like to learn how to heal those old internal messages that tell you you're not good enough and experience more choice when triggered? In this powerful session, learn how to develop a Self-Empathy practice and experience your own internal Compassion Power!


Sarah Peyton

Clear Old Traumas That Make Quarantine Harder Than It Has To Be

Some say the brain is Teflon for difficult memories, but what our brain is really doing is crying out for accompaniment. Come learn how our NVC tools are continually allowing us to heal from trauma and accompany our lonely selves.

Reactivity In Tight Quarters: 3 Tools For Transformation

Being cooped up with our families or ourselves can lead to a lot of automatic reactions. Learn why reactivity happens, and take home 3 tools for transforming reactivity into connection – with ourselves and others.

Hearing and Releasing Our Addictions and Compulsions

Being cooped up with ourselves can bring us head to head with our survival strategies, and can lead us to turn to old fallbacks. Learn to begin the dialogue with your addictions and compulsions that will allow more choice and a greater sense of self-connection

Jared Finkelstein

Self-Acceptance: Wow I'm Glad I'm Me

Learn specific tools and places to put your attention to make more room for accepting yourself as you are, knowing you matter, and creating space in your inner life for the vast nuances of emotions you experience as a human being.

Naturalizing NVC: Form and Essence

The formal expression of NVC can sound static, formulaic, and at worst very disconnecting. We will explore and practice ways to speak NVC more naturally and bring just the necessary amount of form to connect compassionately with others.

Scary Honesty

Being honest, authentic, and transparent can often be quite frightening. This session will offer us an opportunity to step into that vulnerability, test it within our chosen limits, and build our capacity for deeper and more empowered revealing.

Lorraine Aguilar

Surfing the Tidal Wave: Working with Fear

Invite fear to the table as an ally! Learn to recognize when your thoughts are spiraling out of control and take your power back through shadow work, mindfulness, and positive action.

Surfing the Tidal Wave: Resilience

You are more resilient than you may think! Learn valuable lessons and practical tips from behavioral and cognitive psychology to help us – and those around us – weather the storm.

Surfing the Tidal Wave: Kindness

Kindness is a precious gift to give yourself and the world. Here we will explore ways to make kindness go viral. It's easier than you think!

Shoshana Wheeler

Parenting from a Compassionate Paradigm

We will explore the distinctions between the dominant and compassionate paradigms around parenting. Learn skills for translating judgments into neutral observations, and learn the difference between the roles we play as parents.  

Setting Limits from a Compassionate Paradigm

Parents, teachers, and caregivers! Learn the distinction between limits, rules, and the needs underlying both. Set limits using NVC skills, and learn how to work together with children to create family routines and support everyone involved.

Practicing Deep Empathy to Come Back To Connection (For Couples)

When disconnection occurs in intimate relationships it can be difficult to let go of our anger and come back to connection. This practice will help to bring humor to these tense situations, increase togetherness, and decrease disconnection time

What is Nonviolent Communication?

Nonviolent Communication, also known as Compassionate Communication, is a process that was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. in the 1960s.
It is the integration of 4 things:

  1. Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity.
  2. Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
  3. Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all.
  4. Means of influence: sharing "power with others" rather than using "power over others".

NVC develops a consciousness that promotes clear communication, deep understanding, and genuine, respectful connection between individuals and teams. Educational institutions, businesses, law enforcement, medical organizations, and governmental bodies across the world have attested to the effectiveness of NVC training.

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