Webinar: Key Differentiations in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Are you learning more about NVC? Are you sharing or would you like to share NVC in your community? Are you a Certification Candidate?

If your answer is yes to any or more of the three questions above, then this training is for you. As you know, NVC is a simple and very challenging model and life philosophy which connects us through honesty and empathy on a human needs-based foundation. NVC aims to contribute to well-being and is key to managing frustrations, stress and conflicts across the world. At the same time, NVC helps us get in touch with our own authentic self and our interdependence with others and the planet.

In this webinar, Kathleen Macferran (USA) and Gert Ceville-Danielsen (Norway), both NVC trainers who have been certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), will explore Key Differentiations (KD) in NVC. The webinar is needs-based, and will therefore explore key NVC concepts which participants may find challenging, and examples and dialogue will be used to enhance and enrich learning and relevance. The webinar may or may not include looking at key differentiations such as:

– Being vs doing giraffe/NVC
– Feelings vs thoughts
– Needs vs strategies
– Requests vs demands
– Empathy vs sympathy
– Power with vs power over
– Persisting vs demanding
– Respect for authority vs fear of authority

These are just some examples of some of the NVC Key Differentiations (KD) and Kathleen and Gert will very gladly receive requests from participants with regard to the KDs they would like to explore and learn more about.

If needed, all participants in this training will get four hours (half a day) credit towards their NVC Certification Process.

Kathleen Macferran is a Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She is also the owner of Strength of Connection in Seattle, USA, and has an MMus in Conducting from Western Washington University and a BA from Whitworth University.

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She offers communication and conflict resolution training internationally to organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She’s one of 25 assessors worldwide who supports CNVC trainer candidates through the certification process for CNVC.

For over 25 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities. Her experience includes nearly two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Kathleen enjoys exploring with communities ways to engage with conflict in life-serving ways, including developing restorative justice systems and exploring Restorative Circles. Kathleen is one of the lead trainers for the Freedom Project, an affiliate organization of CNVC that strengthens community safety through supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. Kathleen offers trainings in concrete skills of nonviolence leading to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and the community.

Gert Ceville-Danielsen is also a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, the Managing Director of Empathos Partners and the Chairperson of NVC Norway. He has an MA in International Relations and Spanish from the University of St Andrews, an MA in International Relations, Peace and Conflict resolution at the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, and a Diploma in Mediation from the University of Buenos Aires.

Gert has more than 14 years of experience from the United Nations, civil society organisations and the private sector. He is also a translator and interpreter in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

His work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Volunteers (UNV) included providing policy advice on development cooperation effectiveness, south-south cooperation, gender equality, human rights, democratic governance, political economy analysis and volunteerism; project design and management; and knowledge management and communications. He has also worked as a volunteer on human rights in Guatemala and as Conflict Transformation coordinator in Colombia. Prior to that, Gert was a junior lecturer in Peace Studies and International Relations at the University of the North West in South Africa, and the coordinator of the Norwegian Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Campaign in Norway.

Currently, Gert offers NVC and conflict management trainings in Norwegian, English, Spanish and Portuguese in Norway, abroad and online and wishes to bring NVC to “mainstream society” through opinion pieces in the media and public presentations.

For this webinar, we ask that all participants have at least four days (approx 32 hours) of NVC training with a Certified Trainer.

The webinar will be held on Zoom, a Skype-like programme where we can interact by camera and audio. There is no need to download the programme, as all participants will receive a link ahead of the training.

The webinar will use sharing and dialogue in plenary, and will also enable work in groups and pairs for further participation and reflection. Some slides will also be shown through the shared-screen function and can be shared with participants after the webinar.

29 November at the following time:
Seattle: 7:30 AM-12:00 noon
Oslo: 1630-2100 (4:30 PM-9:00 PM)
Johannesburg: 1730-2200 (5:30 PM-10:00 PM)
Hong Kong: 2330-0400 (11:30 PM-4:00 AM)

All participants are asked to contribute EUR 60. In order to enable participants with limited funds or in low-income countries to participate, some stipends are available upon request. A stipend application may be sent to info@empathos.org where you explain your situation and state how much you are willing to pay.

To confirm your participation, register on the link below and kindly make your payment to Empathos Partners via Vipps 88069 (Empathos Partners), by international bank transfer to BIC DNBANOKKXXX and IBAN NO4315038546071 or by credit card through PayPal below. You do not need a PayPal account to make a payment by credit card via PayPal. Alternatively, you could transfer via TransferWise to gert@empathos.org or make a payment via Western Union. For Western Union or any questions on payment, please get in touch on info@empathos.org.

Spaces are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Pay only EUR 45 by registering and making your payment by 19 October.

Kindly click here to register

All registered participants will receive a confirmation by e-mail and your participation will be confirmed upon payment.

Please send e-mail us on info@empathos.org

We look forward to welcoming you and engaging with you on Key Differentiations on 29 November!

With warmth, energy and excitement,

Kathleen and Gert