In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?

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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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  • Date Written/Produced 1/2018
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
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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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  • Date Written/Produced 2/2018
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 14 minutes
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What can we do when someone tells us we're contributing to a pattern we're genuinely not seeing (nor experiencing)? What makes these patterns visible to some people but not others? This article addresses these things by talking about what to factor in when receiving feedback; handling feedback; responding relationally; paying attention to social location; considering impact; plus, broadening our perspective to bring in greater care and awareness.

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  • Date Written/Produced 08/2018
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
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Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 01:41 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 6/9/2017
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In this transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, PhD, offers ways for us to increase our capacity to (1) See things that we otherwise wouldn't; (2) Bring more relevance to our groups, organizations and social change movements; (3) Talk openly about microaggressions: statements or (in)actions that (inadvertently) minimize, diminish or negate somebody's experience.  Also, NVC Academy's cofounder, Mary Mackenzie, speaks to how NVC helps us to find ways to bridge our differences in ways that value all of us.

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  • Date Written/Produced 8/2018
  • Duration Read time: 23-35 mins
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  • Points 18
  • Multi Trainer Num 2
  • Multi Trainer Links Mary Mackenzie and Roxanne Manning
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In part two, of this two-part transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, Ph.D., offers a way we can help people from marginalized groups free more of their energy for greater joy, meaning and contribution to our groups, social change movements, and organizations.  Roxy and Mary Mackenzie also show that while there's often that risk of inadvertently creating more division within the organization or group, there are also ways to respond that would shift the status quo can help increase support, create a connection, find common ground, and provide greater care for all.

 

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  • Date Written/Produced 8/2018
  • Duration Read time: 22-35 mins
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  • Points 18
  • Multi Trainer Num 2
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Join Jeff Brown for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege white people.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 01:21 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 04/22/2017
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Join Alan Seid for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect men.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 01:19 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 05/06/2017
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Join Dian Killian and Mary Mackenzie for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect women.

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