Workplace Series: When Purpose Trumps Connection

Audio •  6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes

In most business environments, purpose holds a higher priority than connection. Listen to Miki discuss the strategy of using minimum connection to remain true to the purpose at hand, and how the purpose of empathy may differ in the workplace.


Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

Audio •  8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

Miki works with a course participant to transform begrudging attendance at a mandatory meeting into the possibility for collaboration, more connection where little is expected and focus on clarity of purpose for meeting in the first place.


Workplace Series: The Distinction Between Giving Feedback and Wanting to be Heard

Audio •  9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes

Listen to Miki make an important distinction between giving feedback, which is grounded in a desire to contribute to another, and our own need to be heard.


Workplace Series: Supervisors Giving Feedback to Others

Audio •  11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes

Creating a trusting connection and keeping the line of communication open are the primary prerequsites for giving feedback as a supervisor. Listen to Miki work with a course participant to ready herself for an upcoming feedback session.


Connection Requests: Motivations and Examples Article

Article •  5 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 pages
Connection requests focus on the quality of connection between people instead of on any particular strategy or solution.

Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Learning Tool •  3 pages
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 pages
NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.

Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Articles (Public) •  3 pages
Introductory Skill Level
Articles (Public)
3 pages
NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.

Conflict Improv: “I’m Bored”

Video •  11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

In this amusing and inspiring video, CNVC Certified Trainers Kelly Bryson and Christine King engage in a role play about a parent talking to a seven year old daughter who is feeling bored.


Conflict Improv: My Friend's Inner Jackals

Video •  9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

Kelly Bryson and Christine King engage in a role play about how to stay connected to a friend whose persistent jackal voices tell her that she is worthless and her life is hopeless.


Conflict Improv: Returning the Flaky Olive Oil

Video •  15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

Using an example from a participant, the trainers engage in a role play to explore how to stay in your heart even when being perceived as a difficult customer by store employees.


 
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