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We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 16 - 24 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 05/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 20 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 05/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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If we are in the dominant group, intervening to prevent violence or an "ouch" is a way to ally with marginalized folks. We can intervene to meet their needs, rather than our own. In other words, we can intervene without putting our experience at center stage. To that end, here are six ways to ask if an intervention is welcome.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 7/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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How is empathy in the workplace a professional skill? If you are ready to learn why and how empathy is the critical factor to more productivity, profitability and collaboration in the workplace, this recording is for you!

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

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How do we address historical and present challenges regarding the invisibility of privilege and power? What can we do, especially if we are people with privilege, to transform these conditions?  However challenging these kinds of situations are, and whatever our position, we can move towards more inclusivity by learning and doing significant inner and outer work.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 06/2011
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In groups, relationships and society we may not want to dominate or take away from others’ access to power, to choice, to participation in decisions, nor to shaping the vision and direction of the dynamic. And yet how do we do it anyway without knowing it? Discover how privilege operates on a societal level and becomes so invisible in groups. Learn why the conversation is usually excruciating for members of both privileged and under privileged.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 06/2011
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Want to increase diversity, plus improve group dynamics and group functioning? There are things you can do to make NVC settings more welcoming to people of color. Learn more about how to use NVC; attend to impact; help the community understand and demonstrate more awareness; factor in historical context; engage; create a more inclusive climate; and more!

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 06/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Here's an inspiring story of one citizen (the author) who faced a police officer and judge in court to contest a transit ticket... and inspired structural changes in the way one aspect of New York City transit operates. She inspires change with her application of empathy for self and others, acknowledgement, connecting requests -- and an inspiring vision of understanding, shared reality and living in a city where people have some trust in one another's intentions.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 1/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 1/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Some people in the NVC community consider the words "privilege" and "power" triggering and/or evaluative. From this perspective, how can the concepts of "privilege" and "power" be considered part of the NVC teaching?  This writing piece examines the power and privilege debate.  It also discusses what the author sees as Marshall Rosenberg and Gandhi's stance on the subject...

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 14 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 2/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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