Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, and the NVC North America Leadership Program. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she leads workshops and intensive retreats in Nonviolent Communication and offers mediation, meeting facilitation, coaching, and training for organizations throughout the United States. She has been supporting the US Department of Peace campaign with monthly conference calls since 2005. From time to time she hosts a call-in show on the radio through KPFA, a listener-sponsored radio station in Berkeley, CA. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from University of California at Berkeley.

Miki is inspired by the contribution that NVC can make to social change movements and values sharing these skills with leaders and activists. She also particularly enjoys working with and coaching people interested in learning to teach NVC.

Miki is available to lead NVC trainings and can be reached at BayNVC.

Miki has authored:

“The Pain, The Anger, and the Hope: Women Peace Workers in Israel”, Magazine of Creation Spirituality, March 1992

“Nonviolent Communication: Transforming Conflict and Enhancing Connection in Communities”, Communities Magazine, September 1999

“No Enemies, No Demands”, Tikkun Magazine, September-October 2002

“Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution”, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, September 2002

“The Gift of Self: The Art of Transparent Facilitation”, in Sandor Schuman, ed., The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation, Jossey-Bass, 2005

“Beacon for Peace in the Promised Land: Transforming Palestinian-Israeli Relationships with Nonviolent Communication,” with Hagit Lifshitz and Arnina Kashtan, in Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding Between Israelis And Palestinians, edited by Judy Kuriansky, Westport, CT & London: Praeger, 2007.

Living NVC While Teaching
with CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan

(This telecourse is Session 1 of Leading from the Heart: A Telecourse for NVC Trainers & Facilitators)

A Telephone Course (Telecourse) with Miki Kashtan, Certified CNVC Trainer, Author and Co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication and the North America NVC Leadership Program, from Oakland, California, USA

Sunday, March 1, 2009 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST (1:00 AM GMT on 3/2) My Time Zone?

Fee: $30 USD: All registrants receive access to a recording of the session.

Do you want to embody NVC consciousness and skills as you bring them to others?

Would you like to gain fluency in planning intros and activities?

As we move towards sharing NVC with others, we are invited into a deep examination of all we have learned about leadership to step into connection and power-sharing as a foundation for teaching. This telecourse supports new and experienced NVC trainers in walking this path with theoretical understanding, experiential integration, and practical tools for embodying NVC principles while sharing them with others.

In this class you’ll learn skills and practices to:

  • Maintain and regain self-connection while teaching
  • Increase capacity to make clear choices about transparency
  • Balance plans with attention to what’s alive
  • Cultivate empathic connection before teaching

Session 1 – Living NVC While Teaching :

Self-connection as the foundation of our teaching; transparency; connecting empathically before “teaching”.

Sunday, March 1, 2009 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST (1:00 AM GMT on 3/2) My Time Zone?

Fee: $30 USD: All registrants receive access to a recording of the course

Register for a Single Session

Prerequisite: To support effective learning for all, we ask that people join this class who have at least a year of ongoing NVC practice, and at least 6 months of teaching experience.

All Sessions: 1 through 12

Sunday, March 1, 2009 5:00 PM - Sunday, February 7, 2010
Sessions alternate between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST

You may register for all 12 sessions: $300 USD, save $60 USD. All registrants receive access to a recording of each session. You will also receive access to recordings of sessions which have already passed.

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Note: All sessions of this telecourse are on the 1st Sunday of the month, except for session #11, which will be on the 2nd Sunday of January 2010. Sessions alternate between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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