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Multi-session NVC courses (Nonviolent Communication)

3 Steps to Reflect on When a Social Change Strategy is Not Working

Video •  4min. 10sec. • 

4min. 10sec.

Certified CNVC Trainer Roxy Manning, Phd, shares three steps on how to reflect on what needs are being served when deciding to implement a strategy.


Article •  6-9 minutes • 
Introductory Skill Level
6-9 minutes

There are many polarizing issues we can resist and fight over. The word "resistance" can mean fighting against what we don’t agree with in counterproductive ways. It can also be the illusion and futility of mentally fighting against reality of 'what is'. But acceptance, non-resistance, of what is doesn’t mean powerless resignation. Another way to resist is to accept and love whole-heartedly, with empathy and care for the people doing the things we are resisting.

Safe spaces and confidentiality agreements

Video •  4min. 7sec. • 

4min. 7sec.

Certified CNVC trainer Roxy Manning, Phd, answers a question: how to create a safe space for a first time group working on power and privileges ?

How to present "harm being done" in an NVC way

Video •  1min. 19sec. • 

1min. 19sec.

Certified CNVC trainer Roxy Manning, Phd, answers a question: how do we use the term "harm" in NVC? Think of the word "harm" as an unmet need, practice observation to identify the need or needs that are not met.

What Is In Your Power To Change?

Trainer Tip •  2-3 minutes • 
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes

Even in the face of societal upheavals we can look for what's in our power to change. For example, we can participate in systemic change, and heal whatever we need to heal that which keeps us from living our values more readily. We can take the time to be present to those in pain, and to show up fully in our lives even when we feel stress. We can take strides to make a difference towards creating the world we want to live in.

The Challenge Of Connecting Dots

Article •  10 - 15 minutes • 
Advanced Skill Level
10 - 15 minutes

The word "privilege" signifies the benefit to the person having it, and the relationship between that person’s benefit and others' lack of benefit. When privileged, there are incentives to not see this interdependent link. For instance, it's easier for the wealthy to think of the poverty of many and the wealth of some are unrelated. If the wealthy want to keep wealth they would need to continue with approaches rooted in this separation.

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

Audio •  7 - 9 hours • 
Intermediate Skill Level
7 - 9 hours

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session course recording to learn how to transform your method of meeting facilitation. Many NVC organizations have begun using sociocratic tools, including circle meetings and decision making by consent, with satisfying results.

Restoring Dignity And Meaning To Work and Separating It From Sustainability

Article •  24 - 36 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
24 - 36 minutes

Even in the pandemic the line between what’s essential for people and what is “essential” for fueling the economy, often gets confused. Capitalist market economies actively undermine attending to needs for the many and for life as a whole. Economic recovery is a mirage leading to continued collective oppression. This article explores possible ways to bring us closer to attending to our actual needs — and caring for self, others and life.

The Building Blocks of Interpersonal Collaboration (4 Session Course)

Audio •  5 -7 hours • 
Intermediate Skill Level
5 -7 hours

Don’t know how to effectively work through differences with others in your organization? You are not alone… Like most of us, you simply lack the training and skills – and that’s what you’ll acquire listening to this course recording. Join Miki and learn specific tools and tips that work – for everyone!

The Inside Job of Collaboration (4 Session Course)

Audio •  5 - 7 hours • 
Intermediate Skill Level
5 - 7 hours

Although we are evolutionarily designed for collaborating with others when attending to our basic needs, the weight of the systems and cultural messages we have inherited interfere. Many of us are doubtful that collaboration is possible or effective, and most of us lack both the faith and the skills to live collaboratively, regardless of cultural imperatives. Miki helps us navigate this terrain.

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