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Conversational Connections: Practical Skills for Communicating Compassionately

  • Get a primer on all the basic NVC components
  • Understand key distinctions and foundational principles
  • Know how to listen empathically to yourself and others
  • Integrate the lessons quicker with practice-buddy sessions!

Mondays, June 5-July 10, 2023 (skip July 3) (five sessions)
11:00am-12:30pm Pacific (California) time with 30 minutes optional Q&A

On May 15 we held a 30-minute Q&A 

Registration Fee: $213
NVC Library Members: $171
Enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout.

The live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.


Would you like to engage in more mutually fulfilling conversations?

Do you seek an easier time expressing yourself compassionately?

Are you longing to experience more connection in your personal relationships?

This five-week course is an opportunity to learn the foundational NVC concepts developed by Marshall Rosenberg and grow powerful communication skills.

In this introductory series, you will learn and practice:

  • The components of NVC (Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests)
  • The key differentiations of NVC
  • Empathic listening
  • Self-Empathy
  • Compassionate Honest Expression
  • Using Requests to Facilitate Connection

Each week will incorporate a combination of teaching and free-form Q&A after each lesson. In addition, those who wish to will be invited to two 30-minute practice buddy sessions a week with other course participants for deeper integration!

  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
  • Translated captions available in 23 languages

When you register, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your course.
Note that course recordings display images of active speakers only, and are made available to all registrants.


The live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.

About James Prieto
James Prieto

CNVC Certified Trainer from San Francisco, United States

James Prieto author, engineer, lover of nature helps professionals communicate to connect through workshops, coaching and business consulting. He started his career in electrical and computer engineering, satellite communications, and Agile development. After several decades in the technology industry, he experienced the need for compassionate leadership and a collaborative organizational culture.

After discovering NVC in 2002, he began his interpersonal growth journey, and began facilitating NVC workshops and groups in 2005. After attending his first intensive training with Marshall Rosenberg in 2007, he was inspired to pursue his NVC trainer certification from the Center...