Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE TRAINING
Kandy, Sri Lanka, July 26 - August 4, 2017
Special Rates available for locals from Sri Lanka and surrounding countries, please contact the local organizer
Program: This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication "immersion experience". It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced trainers certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), USA.
Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg was the founder and director of educational services for CNVC. NVC training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg's quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. CNVC emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960's. NVC is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. Dr. Rosenberg has provided NVC training in 60 countries, including in Sri Lanka. He has worked with such groups as educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and individual families. He has been active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering NVC training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences.
The purpose of the Sri Lanka IIT is to offer participants opportunities to live the process of NVC in community in order to develop the mindsets and practical tools to create communities that thrive, communities that can reconcile differences, communities that can integrate cultures living peacefully side by side, communities where there is equity. We invite people to join us who want to impact their communities. We will do this by looking at three areas:
1. Personal and Professional Relationships
2. Inner Transformation
3. Contribution and Social Change
Training Language: English
Preparation for an IIT
Before attending the IIT, we recommend you have at least a basic introduction to NVC and/or have read Marshall's book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. In addition there are several YouTube video recordings by Marshall and other Certified Trainers, which can be downloaded by accessing CNVC and related websites.
Trainer: Dunia Hategekimana (Rwanda)
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).
Trainer: Inga Teekens (Netherlands)
My work has always been focussed on people: where do they get stuck and what is moving them. I am curious to know how people connect: with themselves and with others. Meeting Marshall Rosenberg in 1966 led to the introduction of NVC in the Netherlands. I made the book 'Nonviolent Communication, a language of compassion' come out in Dutch. Following an International Intensive Trainings (IIT) in Denmark where I met Chris Rajendram which led to giving more than a dozen trainings throughout Sri Lanka.
As certified trainer I worked together with Marshall in several IIT's in different European countries. I love working with conflicts. When you understand how the conflict came to life, it is easy to solve it. Unfortunately it does not necessarily mean the conflict with somebody else or the surrounding will come to an end as well. But you can have your inner peace.
Writing about how to gain your inner peace resulted in 4 books and many articles. The need for inner peace and true connection I find in my work in organizations, schools, hospitals and government institutions. And of course in the individual coaching and work with couples.
People like working with me because of the compassionate clarity and the sense of humour. my website: www.autonomica.nl
Trainer: Sabine Geiger (Germany)
Trainer: Chris Rajendram (Sri Lanka) "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."
Trainer: Ramanusha Poopalaratnam (Sri Lanka)
As someone who has grown up exposed to violence and War, I found NVC as my path to contribute to World Peace. While our country is struggling to recover from the effects of three decades of armed conflict, my firm belief is that NVC is not only a concept but a way of living that can contribute to building peace and harmony in individuals, families and communities. My dream is to share NVC in Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries as a small way to contribute towards building and sustaining peace and reconciliation, help transform relationships in communities in these countries. My vision is to help create a Sri Lanka where people of all ethnicities trust that they can share resources to meet everyone's needs in the country. Ramanusha is the Lead Trainer in the local host organization, Centre for Communication Training (whom are hosting this event).
Trainer and onsite assessor: Katherine Singer (Korea)
Having experienced the Korean War at the age of five, Katherine is deeply committed to bringing about a world that is peaceful, both within and without; by resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. In 1970, she migrated to the United States and, in 1997, she met Marshall. Later, she became a trainer, served CNVC as a board member, and is now an assessor.
Katherine introduced NVC to South Korea in 2003, subsequently founding the Korean Center for NVC in 2006. Now, aided by 4 full-time staff, 12 [yet-to-be-certified] trainers, and many volunteers, she is serving all areas of South Korean society. With John Kinyon, Katherine is currently organizing and supporting a team of NVC mediators, in the hope of contributing to someday peacefully resolving conflicts between North and South Korea.
Venue: Fatima Retreat House (Kandy).
The Fatima Retreat House (FRH), Lewella is in close proximity to the city of Kandy in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is situated on the banks of the Mahaweli River in tranquil surroundings conducive to silent reflection. FRH consists nearly 50 rooms accommodating up to 60 persons. It is a popular Retreat Centre run by the Jesuits and is open for residential seminars and workshops. It is a quiet place surrounded by gardens, trees and shrubs where one can relax during breaks and have workshops in the open air. Accommodation for a further 15 persons can be provided in a second location within the FRH compound.
Highlights of Kandy
Kandy is the capital of the Central province on the Kandy Plateau. Once the capital of the Sinhalese Kandyan kingdom, it is now a mountain resort and market center for an area producing tea, rubber, rice, and cocoa. The main part of the city overlooks a scenic artificial lake built by the last king of Kandy in 1806. Near the lake is the Temple of the Tooth, said to house one of Buddha's teeth. The relic, which has made Kandy a pilgrimage and tourist attraction, is honored in the annual Esala Perahera pageant which will take place in late July early August.
In the suburb of Peradeniya is one of the premier Universities of Sri Lanka established in 1942 and the famous Royal Botanical Gardens. The Gardens cover one hundred and fifty acres with most luxuriant exotic vegetation. It is the home to over 4000 species of plants visited by approximately two million tourists every year. Known for its unique collection of orchids, the Gardens can easily be classified as one of the best of its kind. In addition to orchids, the botanic gardens also hold a variety of spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Indeed the vegetation all around Kandy is luxuriant.
Kandy is located in a high elevation and in the middle of Sri Lanka. The island itself has a tropical climate but Kandy being in the middle and at high altitude, does have a cooler temperature. The monsoon season happens from May through July as well as December and January. The minimum temperature during the day will be around 27 Degrees Celsius while the night temperature will be around 22 Degrees Celsius, with a possibility of rain.
Centre for Communication Training
Contact: Dr. Joe William & Ms. Tanuja D Almeida
By air: Nearest International Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake
By taxi: Our venue is roughly 3 hours from the airport in non-peak hour traffic.
By public transportation: Will be provided later.
IIT Options and Fees (for the 9-day Training):
(for participants not local to Sri Lanka)
(for participants from Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan)
Payable in US Dollars to CNVC
For local adjusted tuition rate, please contact the Local Organizers at email@example.com
-Payable in LKR to "Centre for Communication Training"
Early Bird Discounts
Receive 15% off on tuition on payments made received in full by April 27, 2017. The Tuition fee payable to CNVC under this option is $1,989.
Receive 10% off on tuition on payments made in full by May 27, 2017. The tuition fee payable to CNVC under this option is $2,106.
If you are a registered Certification Candidate with CNVC or have attended a CNVC IIT before, we offer you 15% discount on tuition (not to be combined with other offers).
The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is April 27, 2017 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT).
Accommodation (meals included)
Single room (shared bathroom): LKR 60,000 [$400]
Double room (attached bathroom) : LKR 52,500 [$375]
Triple Room (attached bathroom): LKR 42,500 [$283]
Payable to "Centre for Communication Training".
Food: The venue offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian options (the cost of food is included in the accommodation fee).
For questions, please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Local Organizers of the Sri Lanka IIT: email@example.com
**Attendance at an IIT is a request of those who wish to become CNVC certified trainers, and it is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to share NVC, whether you want to be certified or not. more info here
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Friday, August 4, 2017 17:00 - 12:00Sri Lanka Time
Fatima Retreat HouseKandy Sri Lanka
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