2018 China IIT

Basic Information Sheet

Center for Nonviolent Communication
Presents the
Chengdu, China, September 28 - October 7, 2018
Basic Information Sheet (BIS)

In co-operation with the House of Partnership (HeTuYouDao) in Chengdu & Shanghai Jingyi Cultural Communication

Seats are limited to 60, to contribute to connection with oneself and others. Apply early if you feel called!

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 CNVC certified trainers. The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication in an international community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.

p.s You’re requested have at least foundational experience in NVC. (Please contact local organizers to join NVC foundational programs beforehand)

Seminar Language: English, with Mandarin translation.


Lucy LeuTrainer: Lucy Leu (Canada)

Lucy first encountered NVC in 1995, after which she joined the CNVC Board, founded the Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication (PSNCC/NWCC), and co-founded Freedom Project. She edited Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life and wrote Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook. Lucy values seeing new generations of practitioners supported in their intention to effectively share NVC skills and consciousness. She has actively mentored Freedom Project trainers, helped create the CNVC certification packet, and served as certification assessor in the U.S. Lucy grew up on Taiwan, lived in various parts of the world, and recently moved from Washington state to Vancouver, B.C Canada.

Katherine SingerTrainer and onsite assessor: Katherine Singer (South 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.

John KinyonTrainer: John Kinyon (USA)

John provides communication training, coaching, and facilitation to the public and organizations. He is co-creator of the Mediate Your Life training program, which is a year-long public training offered in different parts of the U.S. and internationally. The training gives people the ability to connect across conflicting differences and divides, and work together in highly effective ways to reach new possibilities and solutions. John's work is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, who John worked closely with for over a decade. John has been a certified trainer of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2000, and a leader in the world-wide NVC community. John is co-author of the books: From Conflict to Connection: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Peaceful Resolutions, and Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict.

Jesse WiensTrainer: Jesse Wiens (USA)

Jesse is the founder of ZENVC, an approach to the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that integrates meditation, mindfulness and inner work. He is passionate about bringing Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on the problems of today, as well as supporting individuals, couples and communities to come back into wholeness. He draws from his own Chinese-American heritage, seven years of living and practicing in Zen monasteries, as well as training with NVC founder, Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Understanding in Conflict co-founder, Gary Friedman. Jesse is a CNVC Certified Trainer and former volunteer with BayNVC's Restorative Justice Program at San Quentin State Prison. He is also a contributing author to A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community.
Jesse's website is www.zenvc.org



18 Step Island Hotel

Venue: 18 Step Island Hotel, Chengdu

The venue is in a retreat hotel in downtown Chengdu. Surrounded by two rivers, the hotel enjoys both quietness and easy access to airport (15 km) and city center (3km). The compound hosts big space of nature, well-facilitated conference rooms, comfortable accommodations of various options, and tasty cuisines.


It is the capital city of Sichuan Province, located in Western China. Chengdu Plain, one of the country’s most ancient places, is known as the “Country of Heaven” with rich soil of cultural and spiritual heritage over last 4000 years. It’s also known for its life style as slow-life and with best cuisine of the country. Today Chengdu is the place where you can have a wonderful combined taste of historical and modern China as well as enjoying both liveliness and nature.


By air:
The main airport is Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport just 15 km away

Participants are asked to wait until their registration in the IIT has been confirmed before booking travel reservations.

We expect limited numbers of seats of 60, to make sure the possibilities for connection with oneself and others. Apply early if you feel called!

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 tables below.

Tuition Rates Total Fee
Full Tuition $2,340USD
6 month early-bird - payments received in full 6 months prior to start of IIT (April 1st 2018) - 15% off full tuition $1,989USD
3 month early-bird - payments received in full 3 months prior to start of IIT (July 1st 2018) - 10% off full tuition $2,106USD
Certification Candidate or Previous IIT attendance - If you are a registered certification candidate with CNVC or have attended a CNVC IIT before - 15% off full tuition $1,989USD

Scholarships: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is July 1, 2018 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)

IIT Options and Fees (for 9-day training): 

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Fee per person payable to the venue
average price for 9 days including meals***

Tuition Fee payable to CNVC (discounts available)

Rustic Single (limited available)

2160RMB (~ 350USD)/Person


Single with a Double Bed/ Queen-size bed (can be shared by two persons)

3420RMB (~ 550USD)/Person


Suite & Suite Lux (can be shared by a family)

~ 6570RMB (~ 1075USD)/Person***


*** Prices are averages. Food ranges between 100 - 160 RMB ≈ 16 – 25 USD. suites range between 499 - 698 RMB ≈ 80-110 USD/night.

How to register:

For questions please contact:

  • the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at iit@cnvc.org or
    Contact the organizers of the China IIT in China:
  • 合途有道 (Chengdu): Liu Yi (Ms.) iit2018@nvcnet.cn / mob: 0086-13918200465 & Wechat: liuyilouise or
  • 上海静仪文化 (Shanghai): Zhu Jing (Ms.) Mob & Wechat: 0086-13661686964

****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

House of Partnership
We support individuals and communities to explore and create work of life-mission, and grow in systematic change based on partnership and co-creation. We work mainly in three aspects: 1/ learning that is connecting to the source wisdom, 2/ skills-building that practices wisdom, 3/incubation of individuals and communities seeking purposeful work.

Shanghai Jingyi Cultural Communication
We dedicate to a path of exploring self and creating harmony and happiness in the family. Our programs cover the areas of parenting, emotional management, family relation, personal growth, life exploration.


  • When

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
    17:00 - 12:00
    Central Europe Time

  • Where

  • 18 Step Island Hotel
    Renmin South Road
    High-Tech Zone
    Wuhou District

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