Wednesday - Friday,
December 18 - 20
(3 sessions)


10:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific (California) Time


Recordings Included

  Sign up Now!

This is a Zoom course: Zoom technology allows everyone the choice to see other participants and to be seen.
(Recordings will display images of only the active speakers.)

What does nonviolence have to do with group facilitation?

If nonviolence is, as Miki believes, "a way of being and living that orients, in thought, word, and deed, towards integrating love, truth, and courage in individual and collective action aimed at preserving what serves life and at challenging what doesn't to transform itself so the human family can realign with life," then facilitation is one clear path of bringing nonviolence to the world.

How can we act now, as facilitators, as if the world of our dreams, the Beloved Community, is already in place?

This course is designed to support you in moving towards more capacity in this area.

If you are an NVC trainer or practitioner, your NVC skills will be of great value for integrating what we do in this course, however, they are not required: you will still able to make use of what you learn.

Course Outline

The course is comprised of three 90-min sessions held on three consecutive days. The outline below is loose and may shift to adapt to needs, experiences, and situations as they arise in the course of our time together.

About Miki Kashtan

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.  More...