CNVC Certified Trainer from Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dian Killian, PhD, is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program) and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German). Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she now offers coaching and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also leads the annual East Coast Women’s Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in the Bahamas and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list at www.workcollaboratively.com.
Empathy in the Face of Powerful Structures
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.
Creating Peace and Change: A Multi-Level Approach
NVC Conversations About Privilege and Power-Over
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...
Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Saying "No" in the Face of Pushback and Intensity
Hit the Ground Running: How to Build and Sustain your NVC Business (Session 1)
Listen in as Dian shares her vision for spreading NVC through the world, and engages with participants in sharing their visions, and the areas in which they are seeking support. This session stresses the value of visioning work.
NVC at Work
Listen in as Dian shares her tips and sense of urgency around bringing NVC skills to work: 1) How to use your imagination (visualization!) to help you connect with somatic responses and needs; and 2) Five built-in advantages to sharing NVC in the work place.
NVC at Work: Transforming Organizations with Nonviolent Communication
Dian covers a variety of topics during this session, including the benefits of bringing NVC into organizations: 1. Pre-created learning community; 2. Continuity of practice; 3. Resolution of actual issues; 4. Financial sustainability for the trainer. She also explores how to talk about common workplace challenges and NVC solutions, as well as ways to help yourself more easily hear the “pain point” and ask the question, “Why are people doing this?” You’ll also hear how to design a unique program for a variety of organizations!
The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:
Managing Collectively: New, Empowered Ways to Get Things Done
Reframing OFNR for the Workplace
Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.
This training segment is free for all to enjoy.