Thursdays, March 25 to May 27 (10 sessions)


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Sharing NVC with others is one of the most powerful methods for deepening your own NVC consciousness.

Helping someone else understand an NVC concept helps you clarify your own understanding of that concept, and heightens your awareness of how you are (or are not) living your NVC practice. Facilitating NVC courses takes this to the next level, because it's an ongoing reminder of the NVC consciousness from which you want to live.

However, sharing NVC comes with its own set of challenges and joys – you may even find you need to develop different skills.

This intensive 10-week program is specifically designed to help you: develop your NVC teaching skills; clarify and accentuate your unique style; and fall in love with the process.

You'll find your ability to live in NVC consciousness will deepen, your skills will improve, and you'll discover greater ease and joy in your heart when facilitating NVC courses.

How Will the Course Be Structured? 

Each week, a particular topic will be the focus of the teaching and discussion. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  1. Setting your intention and clarifying the facilitator's role
  2. Creating safety and ease in your group, and improving your tracking skills
  3. Constructing a workshop outline
  4. Developing teaching activities
  5. Balancing all needs (yours, individual, and group needs), and transparency
  6. Leading vibrant practice groups
  7. Living NVC as a business
  8. Responding to non-believers and hecklers
  9. Dealing with your own emotional triggers and people you dislike
  10. Choosing when to interrupt and when to fine tune a participant's NVC skills
  11. Charging for your work and how to decide whether to give discounts
  12. Keeping your workshop alive
  13. Promoting your work and maximizing your ability to earn a living

Who Should Take This Course?

This unique course is especially intended for those who are already facilitating NVC groups and want to improve their skills, or those who want to start facilitating NVC groups.

About Mary Mackenzie

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills.

One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment's notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress.  More...