"Most conversations are simply monologues
delivered in the presence of a witness."

–Margaret Millar, mystery and suspense writer

It IS possible to dramatically transform the way you communicate.

You can learn to move beyond disagreement or dispute… past misunderstanding and confusion… across barriers both visible and invisible in Miki Kashtan’s newest four-part telecourse, The Art and Craft of Dialogue.

In these new coursesoffered exclusively at the NVC Academy – Miki focuses on practical applications of Nonviolent Communication that demonstrate the power of dialogue to transform human communication! In each course, She’ll:

You may sign up for the entire series
or simply one or more of the specific courses that interest you.

What specifically might you learn?

How is this telecourse structured?
The Art and Craft of Dialogue series is divided into three stand-alone courses that focus on the key aspects of what makes a dialogue “work” in that particular area. These are:

In each course, Miki will:

You may sign up for the entire series – or simply one or more of the specific courses that interest you.

Dialogue in the Workplace

April 25 - May 30, 2014 (5 sessions, skipping May 23)
Fridays, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

One of the key challenges of engaging in dialogue in the workplace is that – while we are all equally human – the norms of the workplace make honest and open dialogue challenging, especially when power differences are present.

This course offers a plethora of considerations and tips designed to allow you to humanize your relationships at work, focus on your common goals, and bring more collaboration and goodwill to your team – and beyond.

During this course, Miki will focus on dialogue as it relates to each of the following five core types of relationships within the workplace:

BONUS: Register for all three courses and receive a FREE recording of Miki Kashtan’s recent telecourse, Dialogue within Your Family!

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Dialogue within Communities

July 18 and 25, August 1 and 8, 2014 (4 sessions)
Fridays, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

One of the most tragic outcomes of industrialization is the loss of community beyond our immediate family. Even though we continue to need and long for community, we have fewer avenues for fulfilling this longing – and far less experience dialoguing with other members of communities we belong to. As a result, many groups and communities flounder despite their members having shared values and goals.

This course offers both a framework and concrete practices that can support you in rebuilding necessary skills for moving beyond personal relationships to create and sustain community relations. It can also support you in choosing to re-engage or deepen your engagement with communities in which you’d like to be active.

During this course, Miki will focus on dialogue as it applies to a few specific types of communities:

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Dialogue with the World at Large

October 3, 10, 17 and 31, 2014 (4 sessions, skipping October 24)
Fridays, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

In the last few decades, we’ve been called on to dialogue with many more people than just those we know and have ongoing relationships with. Modern life confronts us with gaps and differences we’re often ill-equipped to bridge. The fundamental challenge is to remain deeply committed to honoring the dignity and humanity of people who occupy positions different from our own – and still aim for the possibility that there’s an outcome acceptable to all.

This course provides invaluable support in connecting with those who are different from us and offers practices and tips on how to embody the core principles of nonviolent engagement everywhere you are.

During this course, Miki will focus on dialogue as it supports bridging several quintessential differences:

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Why Take This Course?

Miki is offering this series one time only, and exclusively through the NVC Academy. This could be your only opportunity to work with her on these particular topics.

Besides, Miki is very well-known for her laser-sharp clarity and ability to hone in on the smallest detail of a dialogue to help you understand its nuances – which means this series is particularly well suited for her. As a result, this should be a very exciting course for the NVC community – as well as for those outside it.

We invite you to register today – and get ready for Miki’s refining new insights into The Art of Dialogue!

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What Happens After I Register?

Upon registration, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access the course.

All Registrants will receive access to all course recordings.

About Miki Kashtan

Certified CNVC Trainer and author Miki Kashtan, CNVC, is co-founder of the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and the North America NVC Leadership Program. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she leads workshops and intensive retreats in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and offers mediation, meeting facilitation, coaching and training for organizations throughout the USA and internationally. Read more…