Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE TRAINING
Denmark, June 16 - 25, 2017
Discover skills that will help you improve the quality of your relationships, deepen your inner peace, and increase your contribution in the world.
Join us to be part of a compassionate community learning together how to speak from the heart; practice deep, nonjudgmental listening; and build self empowerment from the inside out.
This event is a 9-day residential training designed as an "immersion experience" in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers.
The purpose is to offer you the opportunity to live the process of NVC in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop the mindsets and practical tools to help you in three areas:
1. Personal and Professional Relationships
2. Inner Transformation
3. Contribution and Social Change
We intend to prioritize these three areas within the IIT curriculum and there is also room for co-creation. There will be opportunities for you to make requests for specific topics that you imagine will support you in applying NVC in these areas of your life.
Seminar Language: English.
This retreat will be offered in English and is designed for people who have at least a basic ability to speak and understand English. We will not provide full translation into Danish or any other language, however we will offer several alternative options including:
Participants of Denmark who are not fully comfortable expressing themselves in English can speak Danish in the full group and be translated into English.
In many sessions, there will be an opportunity for practice in small groups. You can choose to be with others who speak the same native language and may conduct their small group in the language of their choice.
If a trainer speaks a word or phrase that you don’t understand, you can request a spontaneous and brief translation of that word or phrase.
In the registration form we will ask “who will benefit from translation support” and if there is a request for translation support we will arrange it.
Trainer: Kirsten Kristensen
Kirsten is a family therapist, mediator and Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, through which she has led Nonviolent Communication trainings in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Her passion is to contribute to the personal development and healing that enables people to move closer to conflicts and to grow relational competencies. People who experience Kirsten’s training and facilitation often express enjoyment of how she models what she teaches with a drizzle of humor.
For 22 years, Kirsten has devoted her working life to supporting others in personal development and between 1998 and 2006, she spent more than 100 days learning with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
In 2014, Kirsten was on the trainer team for Healing and Reconciliation with NVC in Nepal, which resulted in a documentary “Raamro Aakha Ma (In the Eyes of the Good).” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqA2OydkXgg
She leads year-long NVC programs in Denmark and Germany and serves as a consultant and supervisor for institutions and organizations. She also publishes books on NVC in Danish and films about “Culture of Peace in Schools with NVC”.
Her website is here
Trainer: Gina Lawrie
Gina Lawrie lives in UK. She has been a certified trainer since 1997 and integrated NVC into her practice as a consultant, coach and trainer in both personal and organizational development. Being a facilitator of Open Space (OST), she recognized the synergy between OST and NVC and facilitated the first two giraffe conventions as well as other events since then. She may be best known in the NVC community for co-creating the NVC Dance Floors with Bridget Belgrave. This innovative method for sharing and practicing NVC is now translated into seven languages - http://www.nvcdancefloors.com. (Link needs to be activated) Gina continues to share NVC internationally, and introduced NVC to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. She is an experienced assessor for certification with CNVC, and has trained on previous IIT's both with and without Marshall. From 2007 to 2012 Gina was a trainer with the NVC Training Institute, collaborating with Robert Gonzales and Susan Skye, offering in-depth residential retreats "Living Energy of Needs" worldwide. www.ginalawrie.co.uk (link needs to be activated)
Trainer: Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown, M.A., has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2005, and has led hundreds of trainings in 26 U.S. states and seven countries including South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Romania and the U.K. People who experience Jeff's training, coaching, and group facilitation describe him as having a combination of authenticity, vulnerability and humor that engages audiences of all kinds. In addition to conducting hundreds of personal development workshops for individuals, Jeff works with leaders of organizations to increase collaboration and implement systems for:
Running engaging meetings that people enjoy participating in.
Making decisions in a way that is both inclusive and effective.
Giving and receiving feedback in a way that connects rather than stimulates defensiveness.
Addressing conflict creatively when it arises to prevent it from festering and causing bigger problems. Jeff is a trainer and consultant with the Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio, a nonprofit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, and previously served as the organization’s Executive Director from 2009-2015. He has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica (Los Angeles, CA) and facilitates difficult conversations with people in conflict using mediation, victim-offender reconciliation and Restorative Circles.
Trainer: Kathleen Macferran
Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for CNVC since 2003 and serves as an assessor with CNVC by supporting trainer candidates through a community-based certification process. Offering communication and conflict resolution exploration is a passion of hers having worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. Kathleen is on the faculty of Seattle Central Community College where she offers courses in Conflict Management.
Kathleen enjoys exploring ways to engage with conflict in life-serving ways through the development of restorative systems. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an affiliate organization of CNVC that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. Kathleen offers trainings in concrete skills of nonviolence leading to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and the community. For over 25 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities. Her experience includes two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Her website is www.StrengthofConnection.com. You can see Kathleen's 15 minute Ted Talks. (There are two: “Art of Listening” and “Houses of Healing”)
Venue: Martinus Center near Klint.
Martinus Center is located in a scenic area close to the Kattegat Sea, near the small town Klint west of Nykøbing S, Denmark. It has a peaceful atmosphere and serves as a cultural centre and a peaceful oasis for spiritual seekers from near and far who can be inspired by a bright and positive atmosphere. It is a modern conference centre with a lecture hall with room for over 200 participants and several meeting rooms
We serve delicious vegetarian food in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. We cook with inspiration from the kitchens of the world and with love for the process. Therefore we use healthy, organic and sustainable ingredients and cooking the food from scratch. Your choice of vegan, gluten-free and gluten-free vegan diet is included in the accommodation fee. Be sure to make your choices in the IIT application form. No meat will be served, but if you like you can cater for yourself. Every room has fully equipped kitchen or access to kitchen.
By air: Copenhagen (A) is the nearest airport. There are regular trains from airport with 2 transfers on the way, ending at Nykøbing S station 7 km from venue (B). Pick-up from Nykøbing S is available. Venue situated in North Seeland, Denmark.
Copenhagen is a beautiful city, so consider to spent a day or two.
By car or public transportation: When your participation in the IIT is confirmed we will provide you with further information about travel options to the venue.
Fee: Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee (payable in US Dollars to CNVC) and accommodation fee (payable in local currency to the venue) - as outlined in the table below.
Early Bird Discount: Receive 15% off tuition on payments received in full by 16 December 2016 (6 months prior to start of IIT). Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $1,989.
Receive 10% off tuition on payments received in full by 16 March 2017 (3 months prior to start of IIT). Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $2,106.
Other discounts: If you are a registered certification candidate with CNVC or have attended a CNVC IIT before, we offer you 15% discount off tuition (not to be combined with other offers).
Scholarships: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is 16 March 2017 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)
There are Erasmus grants available to EU citizens click here to find out how to apply.
IIT Options and Fees (for 9-day training):
Accommodation Fee, meals included, Payable to Venue
(Payable to CNVC in USD)
Luxury room in a pavilion:
Private shower, toilet, kitchen and private terrace.
2-3 participants share a cottage that has a bathroom, toilet, kitchen, living room and garden etc.
All homes have electric kettle, cooking hobs, fridge and kitchenware. (Except cabins which must use the shared kitchen and bath / toilet in nearby building)
Bed linen and towels can be replaced when necessary.
There is no regular cleaning of the rooms during the stay, but final cleaning is included.
We offer additional mattresses on demand
For questions please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the organizer of the Denmark IIT in USA:
Jennifer Warnick, email@example.com her mobile: +1 608-556-3199 (in the USA)
* IITs are not a requirement for certification.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017 17:00 - 12:00Central Europe Time
Martinus CentreKlint Denmark
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