Embracing Leadership within Yourself (Part 1)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:00 hours:minutes
Join Miki as she covers a lot of territory, defining leadership, helping us lead when we're not in the leadership chair, showing us how to have power in every moment and engage our fear instead of let it run us. Get some powerful leadership tools you can put to use today.
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Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship (Part 1)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:49 hours:minutes
Taking 100% Responsibility offers a powerful antidote to the all-too-common dynamic of blaming that leaves you in the victim position and unable to have the relationship you want. Miki invites you to assume a stance of leadership while holding full care for both parties’ needs. No longer will you need to wait for the other person to change, nor will you need to give up your needs to reach harmony.
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Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  9 pages
Miki explains how teachers and administrators can become more effective in relating to themselves, other faculty and staff, and they can contribute more to students' ability to feel connected and energized. Nonviolent Communication provides specific tools to empower ourselves and others to live more in line with our values and deeper needs.
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Dialogue with the World at Large (Part 2)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:10 hours:minutes
Welcome to our first "Staff Pick of the Month," a new feature in the Multimedia Library, bringing fully edited sessions from our currrent live telecourses to you. Our November pick comes from Miki Kashtan. Listen as Miki works with participants in an intensive dialogue about deeply polarized political views, a land ownership dispute and an organizational conflict within a co-op. Enjoy!
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Groups Tip Series: The Value of Groups

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  00:03 hours:minutes
Listen to Miki talk about the value of participating in groups, recognizing our inherent nature to do so, how industrialization has hindered our skills and the value of participating in a time when it's most needed.
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Groups Tip Series: How Can I Support More Collaboration?

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  00:04 hours:minutes
It seems to me that people see ideas which are different from theirs as threatening. Instead of listening, the group polarizes around the different ideas and a lot of judgments develop, conflicts develop and people feel hurt. Forward progress becomes a battle ground. How can I support more collaboration?
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Groups Tip Series: Working with Frequent Interruptions

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  00:03 hours:minutes
How can I deal with someone who is constantly interrupting and derailing our process?
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How to Enjoy Your Family Dinner

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:49 hours:minutes
If you dread family gatherings because of family tensions, you can find ways to excavate through piles of hardened judgments and hopelessness, build on your inner strength, and engage with family conflicts with open-hearted curiosity, greater presence, and connecting with what really matters to everyone.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: My Teen Daughter Dislikes NVC

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:08 hours:minutes
In this brief audio segment, Miki works with a woman whose teenage daughter rejects her use of NVC, guiding her in a process of self-awareness and acceptance.
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Open-Hearted Disagreement

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:06 hours:minutes
Miki demonstrates how to work with judgmental thinking, offering a two-step process to shift from right/wrong thinking about our disagreements to a more open-hearted state of being.
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