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Duke Duchscherer

CNVC Certified Trainer from Rochester, New York, USA

CNVC Certified Trainer from Rochester, New York, USA

Facilitator Duke Duchscherer is a past member of the Board of Directors for the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. He has facilitated training in Restorative Circles and Nonviolent Communication around the world with a depth and breadth of peoples and communities from small villages at the grassroots to governmental leaders at the United Nations on five continents.

Some of this work has included supporting the transformation of active conflicts such as leading a series of restorative dialogues between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian community where they reside near the warfront in Ukraine(2015); or facilitating dialogue between state-level government officials, minority/indigenous groups, and those who have been directly harmed by strikes, protests, and border closings due to the promulgation of the new Nepal constitution. Duke has also worked extensively in the area of reconciliation leading numerous dialogues such as one between former Shining Path & MRTA rebels, former military, civil society leaders, and those directly harmed during the 'time of violence' in Peru; or between Rwandan genocide survivors and recently released prisoners who killed their families. (see the documentary In The Eyes of the Good and the website www.togetherwethrive.world for examples of Duke’s work).

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Upcoming Live NVC Courses with Duke Duchscherer

  • Learn to design systematic, transformative, grass-roots restorative dialogue
  • Find hope and inspiration for mutual understanding, shared humanity, and healing when violence – even war – has painfully torn apart your community
  • Learn how to develop a robust container for dialogue in your local communities including in families, schools, church groups, neighborhoods, and businesses
  • See how restorative circle work can contribute organically to community development and wellness

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Latest NVC Library Resources with Duke Duchscherer

In this snippet from Duke Duchscherer's course, Restorative Dialogues: Transforming Conflict, Building Community Resilience, he shares a structured approach for conflict resolution or communication facilitation. It involves a facilitator guiding a conversation between two parties in conflict. The process begins with one party expressing their perspective while the other listens actively. The facilitator then prompts the listener to paraphrase what they heard, ensuring mutual understanding. This cycle continues until both parties feel heard. Subsequently, the facilitator encourages them to discuss potential solutions collaboratively. Once both sides are satisfied, the session concludes, with participants potentially swapping roles for further practice. The aim is for everyone involved to gain experience in effective communication and conflict resolution.

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