Monday - Thursday
December 18 - December 21
(3 sessions)


10:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific (California) Time


Recordings Included

This is a Zoom course: Zoom technology allows everyone the choice to see other participants and to be seen.
(Recordings will display images of only the active speakers.)

If you've been studying NVC for some time, you've no doubt experienced first-hand its transformative effects: maybe a greater sense of inner freedom, or breakthrough conversations with people you didn't know how to approach previously, or forward leaps in your work in organizations or activism.

More and more people recognize that the principles and practices of NVC regularly produce far-reaching results. At the same time, like so many who've learned NVC before you and even through you, you've likely had the experience of using NVC with quite the opposite results, even when you've applied everything you've learned: alienating people who don't trust your authenticity, being seen as a member of a cult, or endless meetings that don't converge on anything.

What is the difference, and why does it exist?

If you're sharing NVC with others, or are envisioning yourself going there in the future, this class may well help you understand and practice how you can present NVC basics to others, as well as rethink for yourself how you apply NVC, so that you and others are more and more likely to live the promise of NVC and less likely to approach NVC as a mechanical formula that could even interfere with connection.

Here are some of the topics that are covered in this class:

How the Program Is Structured:

Registrants will receive a free packet of materials (that Miki usually sells for $30) a week before the class starts to support your experience and learning.

About Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration. Miki aims to support visionary leadership and shape a livable future using collaborative tools based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication. She shares these tools through meeting facilitation, mediation, consulting, coaching, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Her latest book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future (2015) explores the practices and systems needed for a collaborative society. She is also the author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives, and The Little Book of Courageous Living. Miki blogs at The Fearless Heart and her articles have appeared in the New York Times ("Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech"), Tikkun, Waging Nonviolence, Shareable, Peace and Conflict, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley. More...