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NVC Academy

The NVC Academy was established in 2006 by Mary Mackenzie and Mark Schultz. Its mission is to ensure the accessibility of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training to individuals worldwide, regardless of the availability of trainers in their immediate geographic region and financial situation.

Our primary purpose is to provide a hub for the global Nonviolent Communication (NVC) community — a platform for experienced trainers to teach what they love to those who want to learn. By providing a platform for trainers to offer a wide range of high-quality NVC e-learning courses, programs, and resources, our vision centers on striving to meet the following goals:

  • Significantly alleviate the financial and geographic barriers to learning the vital skills of Nonviolent Communication
  • Continually expand the global NVC community to new populations
  • Support the sustainability of NVC Certified Trainers worldwide by providing a mechanism for ongoing, NVC training-based revenue
  • Support non-certified NVC trainers and/or trainer candidates in strengthening their ability to teach NVC by providing inexpensive, ongoing train-the-trainer opportunities with world-renowned NVC Certified Trainers
  • Facilitate direct, personalized connections between trainers and practitioners in a safe learning environment
  • Provide a model for sustainable NVC organizations
  • Hear first-hand how Ukrainian trainers are supporting their communities
  • Discover practical ways the worldwide NVC community may support the Ukrainian people
  • Listen as the trainers discuss the difference between NVC philosophy and NVC reality in crisis situations
  • Begin to consider how we can mobilize the global NVC community “capital” when there is crisis

  • Celebrate and nurture your relationship to the Earth — and each other! 
  • Explore your connections to family, partner, work, nature, self and more 
  • Discover new ways to grow in community and work together to make this world a better place  
  • Engage and immerse yourself in NVC while making new friends! 

  • Integrate the underlying principles of NVC into your daily life
  • Create a daily practice of self empathy and connecting to needs
  • Strengthen your own personalized set of NVC skills
  • Increase your sense of power in the world
  • Deepen connection with yourself and those in your life

  • Start here to discover how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will enrich and deepen all your relationships.
  • You'll love this practical and enlightening approach to empathic listening and effective self-expression.
  • Learn on your schedule with self-paced learning modules in this 30-day program. 

In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.