2017 Kenya IIT
Irmtraud Kauschat works as a medical doctor and has given NVC trainings in different countries, including Serbia/Croatia, Kenya and more recently Israel/Palestine and Ukraine. Irmtraud has expertise in =reconciliation between warring groups like in former Yugoslavia (in 1996 especially with youth from Serbia and Croatia), in Kenya with different communities that had been affected by the post-election violence in 2007/208, (in the Lake Victoria region through hotspots of violence like Eldoret and Nakuru in Rift Valley to a slum in Nairobi) as well as with two tribes from the north that had been at war with each other for about 30 years and most recently with people from Israel/Palestine and Ukraine . When she heard Marshall talk about his experiences in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland she was very enthusiastic about the impact NVC could have on people’s lives and her vision was to contribute to peacebuilding in a similar way. This vision has come true. Peace is a very important topic for her since her childhood when she saw ruins in Frankfurt after World War 2 and witnessed the broadcasting of the Auschwitz process in her teenage years, when she was confused getting to know that the very same people who killed Jewish children and parents were described as loving parents themselves. Now she is thrilled of being a trainer for the IIT in Kenya – another vision of her’s - to offer this special experience to the people she has been training and supporting for 10 years by now with NVC. She is a founding member and chairperson of her local circle in Darmstadt as well as of the German speaking network: D-A-CH and served as a member of GCC (NVC Global Community Circle) and coordinator of the EAC (English speaking NVC European. African Circle). From January 2012 till October 2013 she served as a member of the CNVC board. She started her journey of becoming an assessor for CNVC certification in 2015.
Raj Gill began practicing Nonviolent Communication in 2001 and currently serves as a CNVC certified trainer and life skills coach. She is the founder of Inclusive Leadership Adventures, a training program for young leaders to which she brings over 30 years of teaching and facilitating experience. Raj offers NVC workshops and coaching in diverse setting from schools and educational institutions to prisons, businesses, non-profit organizations and to members of religious communities. She is a strong believer in the power of compassion and human connection for resolving conflict and creating universal success. "I love creating and sustaining environments for mutual learning and sharing. For the past three years I had the opportunity to work with Lucy Leu and Judi Morin to publish the NVC Toolkit for Facilitators -- my friends and colleagues helped me learn and grow."
Or a newer one:Trainer: Raj Gill
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and CNVC Certified Trainer. When I transitioned out of a career in health care I launched a Training and Development Company, Prosperity Circles Coaching International to provide coaching, mediation and trainings in communication, Emotional Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership to audiences worldwide. I am a founding member of Freedom Project Canada offering NVC in prisons and the Experiential Leadership Initiative. A 4 year collaboration with Judi Morin and Lucy Leu provided many opportunities to learn and we published the Nonviolent Communication Toolkit for Facilitators. I have enjoyed developing Compassionate Communication curricula and manuals for a variety of organizations, including the Cowichan Intercultural Society, Community Colleges, Correctional Service of Canada and Relationship-Based Classroom Management for teachers throughout Latin America I enjoy working with people co-creating a motivational and supportive environment for managing the human aspect of growth and development. I am strong believer in the power of human connection and compassion for resolving conflict and creating universal success This belief has taken me to North America, Latin America, Nunavut, Africa, Ireland, and beyond, in settings of higher education, prisons, religious communities and boardrooms. My experiences and skills gained working alongside Marshall Rosenberg are gifts that keep manifesting in my personal and professional life. I recently adjusted my work schedule to include much more playtime with my much loved grandsons.
TED talk on Transcending Apathy: 3 Keys to Building Compassionate Communities
“I met Marshall and NVC when I was studying in Ohio State University in 1996 through Maria Mankien, a close friend of mine, who was then the secretary at CNVC. NVC reinforced my studies at the University. I was involved with Paulo Freire and the Sense-Making studies at the time and NVC just gave it all a new form. I fell in love with the process. When I returned to Sri Lanka, I invited Marshall to introduce NVC to Sri Lanka and I introduced it to my teaching at the University. Since then, I have met wonderful NVC people and I wished that the whole world be full of people who lived NVC. I began my journey living NVC with 20 children who had lost their parents in the war in Sri Lanka. It has been a great journey of learning and I am looking forward to continuing the journey, learning with this IIT team.”
Dunia met Marshall Rosenberg in 1993 and since then he followed him around the world, organising NVC trainings in Africa and for Africans as well as training alongside him in IITs. Dunia has been exploring since, the power of empathy and its effects in healing ( body, mind, spirit) and on social transformation.
Training with Marshall offered him an opportunity of meeting with interesting people who were integrating NVC in their lives/work ,
Nada I. Savic , Trish Dickinson, David Servant Schreiber ( healing without psychoanalyse an prozac) , Andrew Lecompte
Daniel Miron ( médecine naturelle )
Working across cultures and disciplines has helped Dunia to understand the connectedness between NVC and and Art, Ubuntu, Chaos theory, Spirituality, Healing, Socio-politic.
Also , having understood the metaphor of dance in different cultures , the principles such as "Not doing anything that is not it is a play, "Don't walk when you can dance" , Connect to the need in whatever circumstance for life trans-form-action, he's came up with a Five minutes Tool for Transformation that is changing people/organisation lives.
After many years living and working from Europe , Dunia is living in Rwanda with his family. He is learning a lot from young generation through Education, from nature through agriculture,harvesting water and recycling. He is sharing his experience with people, community and organisation( business).
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