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Navigating Relationships Between Individuals and Political or Cultural Systems

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:05 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:05 hours:minutes
Listen as Liv shares her experience of mediating conflict between two groups: using NVC to ascertain the needs of both sides, raise awareness, and diminish polarization.

Facilitate Change: Using NVC to Create Social Change

with Dian Killian PhD and Martha Lasley
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:51 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:51 hours:minutes
Listen to this newly remastered audio with seasoned Life Coach and CNVC Certified Trainers Martha Lasley and Dian Killian, to explore how you can "be the change" in your life, to live fully in integrity with your values in your work, community, faith and social action groups. The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

Being Me and Loving You (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 6 - 8 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
It is time to create true transparency, empathy and trust in your intimate relationships! In this inspiring telecourse recording, Kelly Bryson combines humor, music, group readings and experiential exercises to help you realize the fulfilling and intimate relationships you long for.

Six Ways to Check If An Allied Intervention Is Welcome

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
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.

Creating and Sustaining Strong Teams (Part 1)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:37 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:37 hours:minutes
A clear sense of shared purpose is essential to creating a strong team. Listen in as Miki and our participants examine how much time teams dedicate to shared purpose, and what they do to support their ability to be a team working toward that shared purpose, rather than a group of individuals.

Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.

Needs Cards

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Print-and-cut these 71 needs cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes nine blank cards for you to customize.

Sociocratic Meeting Facilitation: For All the Meetings in Your Life (Part 2)

with Greg Rouillard, John Buck and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:10 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:10 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session telecourse recording. Learn how to transform your meeting facilitation by improving decision making and getting things done while simultaneously working together in connection AND achieving effective outcomes.

Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 10 -12 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
10 -12 hours
For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. Roxy uses concrete examples and visual tools to illustrate complex concepts. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Feelings Cards

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.

Sociocratic Meeting Facilitation: For All the Meetings in Your Life (Part 6)

with Greg Rouillard, John Buck and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:27 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:27 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session telecourse recording. Learn how to transform your meeting facilitation by improving decision making and getting things done while simultaneously working together in connection AND achieving effective outcomes.

Some Ideas for Using the Feelings & Needs Cards

Beginner Skill Level • Practice Exercise • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self-Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.

Sociocratic Meeting Facilitation: For All the Meetings in Your Life (Part 1)

with Greg Rouillard, John Buck and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:07 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session telecourse recording. Learn how to transform your meeting facilitation by improving decision making and getting things done while simultaneously working together in connection AND achieving effective outcomes.

Viewing Needs Through an Equity Lens

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
"All humans share the same needs" -- tragically, this idea can hide the reality that some people with less power in society have needs that go unmet to a greater extent, much longer, and with more dire consequences. Often, when the marginalized bring up experiences related to their membership in a certain group, their pain isn't acknowledged, and focus shifts to the listener's discomfort. The...

Sociocratic Meeting Facilitation: For All the Meetings in Your Life (Part 3)

with Greg Rouillard, John Buck and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:17 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:17 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session telecourse recording. Learn how to transform your meeting facilitation by improving decision making and getting things done while simultaneously working together in connection AND achieving effective outcomes.

Personal Breakthroughs in Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

Introductory Skill Level • Video • 00:03 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
00:03 hours:minutes
What are the qualities you value in your relationships? Mary teaches the NVC concept of needs to a group of people new to NVC, using a clever method she learned from Holly Eckert, a CNVC Certified Trainer in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Authenticity

Introductory Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: When we are authentic about who we are, and our preferences, we give everyone and ourselves a better opportunity to open up dialogue about how to meet our collective needs better. We simply express our truth, and in that way we value our own needs as much as those of others.

Opening to Intimacy

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 2-3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 2-3 minutes
Trainer tip: Do you have behavioral patterns that block intimacy? When we are feeling our most vulnerable, we often want intimacy but also tend to keep it at bay. Acknowledge your need for intimacy, and find people you can trust to love you as you are.

How to Express Feelings

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer tip: Feelings of hurt, anger, fear, and resentment can often sound alike. Fear and excitement have the same physiological effects on us, and are often expressed in the same body language. Clearly and specifically naming our emotions and the intensity level can help us resolve conflicts, with a much greater opportunity to get our needs met.

 
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