NVC resources that include teachings about Sociocracy
Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan

CNVC Certified Trainer, author and co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and the North America NVC Leadership Program, from Oakland, California, USA

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration. Miki aims to support visionary leadership and shape a livable future using collaborative tools based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication. She shares these tools through meeting facilitation, mediation, consulting, coaching, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Her latest book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future (2015) explores the practices and systems needed for a collaborative society. She is also the author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives, and The Little Book of Courageous Living. Miki blogs at The Fearless Heart and her articles have appeared in the New York Times ("Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech"), Tikkun, Waging Nonviolence, Shareable, Peace and Conflict, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.

“Miki, I really admire the way you are able to be so present in the moment and are able to respond so well to what you see and sense. Just watching you in action makes this course worthwhile to me." 
               —S.G., Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

”Miki's workshop was exceptional in giving an overview of the work, while calmly meeting the emotional challenges everyone brought to the table.”
              —Class participant

Website: BayNVC

Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Holding the Group's Needs

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan shares a tip on holding a group's needs while empathizing with a single person in the group.
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Responding to the Call of Our Times: A Leadership Coaching Program (2018)

Whether you’re an “official” leader or not, you can be part of making life work for everyone, because leadership isn’t always about the position you hold. If you’re a homemaker, CEO, spiritual leader, board member, parent, manager, volunteer, etc. – YOU are in a position of leadership. And whatever your challenges may be, this program will give you the opportunity to approach life from the driver’s seat, able to respond to what life presents with heartfelt care for all.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Empathy vs. Sympathy

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan clarifies the distinction between empathy and sympathy.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Developing Empathic Presence

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan guides a participant to find his inner empathic presence.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Finding Our Authentic Expression

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan offers 3 steps we can take to access and express our deepest authentic expression.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Accepting What Is

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how naturalizing NVC language involves self care and begins with accepting what is true in the moment.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Can NVC Be Taught Without Using OFNR?

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains has developed a apth to teaching NVC without relying on OFNR: Principle-based Teaching.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Contextualizing the NVC Process

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how NVC's OFNR process is a tool to train our consciousness, rather than the "correct" way to speak.
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Convergent Facilitation: A Path to Efficient, Collaborative Decision Making

Do you work with groups that need to collaborate effectively? Then this course is for YOU. Not only will you learn how to look beneath the surface and find the essence of what’s important to each of the stakeholders, you’ll discover how to craft that essence into one set of principles that lead to proposals – and solutions – everyone can embrace!
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: I Don't Know Whether to Express Myself or Offer Empathy

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan discusses how focusing on connection and care can guide us in expressing honestly and offering empathy.
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