2019 Slovenia IIT

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Basic Information Sheet

Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
SLOVENIA, May 17-26, 2019

This IIT is FULL. We started a waiting list. 


find out more on the local link about this IIT at https://iit.nvc.si/

IIT – International intensive training in Nonviolent communication is an immersion into various workshops, home groups, practices and direct application of the principles of Nonviolent communication during the period of 9 days. The training is open to an international group of about 50-60 people from various countries, cultural backgrounds, professions and walks of life to co-create a safe space for exploring vulnerability, gaining communication skills and consciousness and fostering change on personal and community levels over an extended period of time.
Please feel a warm welcome to join us whether you are a parent, teacher, activist, leader, businessman, social worker or a curious explorer of life…

The retreat will be held by a group of 4 skilled organisers and 4 internationally established certified trainers in Nonviolent communication.

Seminar Language: English

Trainer Team

Robert KrzisnikTrainer: Robert Krzisnik, MS c. Psych:  
From early teenage years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other in our innocence, at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for over 29 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings.
Within the context of Nonviolent Communication I am most passionate about its spiritual and embodied dimensions and about conflict mediation. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation...
I am a certified trainer with CNVC, have been regularly serving as a trainer on 9-day International Intensive Trainings and 9-day European Intensive Courses, and have shared NVC in over 20 countries in Europe, Mideast, Asia, USA, Australia…
My permanent address is in Slovenia, a small country in Europe which used to be a part of a country that does not exist anymore, but still resides in my heart as the place where I grew up — Yugoslavia. I have given two TEDx talks, connected with Nonviolent Communication one in 2012 on Global Citizenship, and the other in 2013 on Personal Growth.
My website is: www.thatfield.eu

Trainer and Assessor: Kathleen Mcfarran Kathleen Macferran (USA)
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”)

Trainer and Assessor:Vivet Alevi Vivet Alevi (Turkey & Germany)

Vivet was born and raised in Turkey. She studied Visual Communication in the University of Arts in Berlin and has spent her adult life in Germany. For the past 14 years, Vivet has been living in Berlin and Istanbul. Vivet has worked as social pedagogue in adult education. She learned about NVC in 1999 and met Marshall Rosenberg in 2002. She has shared NVC with others as certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2004. Vivet has been a Certification Assessor for CNVC in German speaking north-east team (www.gfk-trainer-werden.de) since 2011.

Vivet planted the NVC seeds in Turkey in 2005 and now she is enjoying the thriving NVC community there. She co-founded the Turkish Association for Nonviolent Communication (www.siddetsiziletisim.org) in 2013 in Istanbul. She has led many trainings in Germany, Turkey and Cyprus.

People who experience Vivet’s training, coaching, and mediations appreciate her honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability. With humor and laughter, she engages all kinds of participants with joy and depth. She is passionate about the protection of child development. She especially enjoys focusing on how adults care for children. Learn more about Vivet here www.siddetsiz-iletisim.com and www.gewaltfrei-alevi.de www.gewaltfrei-alevi.de Short video in Turkish https://vimeo.com/280394872.

Yoram MosenzonTrainer: Yoram Mosenzon (Israel/ Netherlands)

I am a CNVC certified trainer and a Mediator, originally from Israel, now based in Amsterdam. When I met NVC in 2001 I was a dancer/choreographer. In 2008, while learning it deeper and deeper, I decided to stop all my artistic activities in order to have my time and energy fully be dedicated to teaching/living NVC.
During the week I teach in Amsterdam, and nearly every weekend I teach internationally in France, Israel/Palestine, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Ireland, USA, and other countries.
My focus lies on the Embodiment of NVC. NVC for me is ‘taking my Meditation cushion into real life’. I love people (or to say it more precisely: ‘I am obsessed with people’!) and the subtle delicacy of figuring out ‘what’s going on between people’ moment by moment. I see my mastery being in ‘The Art of Dialogues’, Intimate Relationships, Connecting with Children, Radical Honesty and Radical Empathy.
In 2016 I have co-founded the Democratic NVC school in Amsterdam- ‘L.I.F.E’ (Learning In Free Environment)’- for children at the age of 4 until 18 years old.
My TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGfqyhleUA I am offering NVC courses and workshops, including yearlong courses ‘Embodying & Teaching NVC’ and ’NVC based Mediation’. Details: http://www.connecting2life.net/


Dmitriy Kopina, MSc.Organizer: Dmitriy Kopina, MSc.

Being human first, finding precious gift of Life in me and in any other living being, thru connection and empathy, is my main aim of Life. Deeply connected with mother Nature I’m in my quest toward exploration, joy, grow, care, love and admiring the beauty of needs and feelings Life brings to us. My mission and my goals involve activities that are supporting individuals finding their authenticity, fullness of life and awareness; connecting people together, building “power with” communities based on equality of all needs and using forms of communication and full embodiment to support connecting individuals and groups into their essence, conciseness and spirituality. Working as trainer, expert, adviser, manager, father and a teacher for over 27 years I have gathered a broad variety of experiences and I’m keen to sharing it with other individuals, couples, in business environments and especially enjoy reinventing teams, organisations and communities.

Jaka KovačOrganizer: Jaka Kovač

was inspired by the spirit of NVC in 2010 and since then he is practising and exploring it with a help of his colleagues in the Slovenian NVC community. He uses it in his trainer and facilitation work – with colleagues he brings NVC into various fields, they runs workshops for teachers, youth workers, refugees, volunteers, sport coaches etc.

Javor Škerlj VogelnikOrganizer: Javor Škerlj Vogelnik

Javor is very passionate about artistic expression through movement, wood crafting, poetry and music. His inspirations for art, projects and workshops mostly derive from a unique connection with nature and its Fairy wonders. He uses nonviolent communication as a platform for establishing a quality of connection with self and others and nurturing people’s authentic expression in the world. In his workshop offerings, Javor also enjoys combining NVC with movement based practices.

Jana BurgerOrganizer: Jana Burger

Jana is CNVC Certified Trainer. After finishing her studies of Communication Science in Ljubljana, Slovenija and Miami, Florida, she has been traveling around the globe, settled for living and working between Ljubljana and Berlin, Germany. She is working as a communication trainer, facilitator, youth trainer, theater practitioner and pedagogue mostly on topics of intercultural dialog and gender. Her work focuses on participatory art methods, devoted to Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. She is passionate about dance and body movement. She is an active member of Slovene NVC community, practicing, sharing and facilitating NVC practice and training groups in Slovenia. She has been practicing NVC for the past five years and has committed with her heart to spread it in her everyday life and work. She has particular interest in sharing NVC in informal youth groups, schools and among youth in general which is already part of her work. NVC brings her back to the roots, symbolically and practically, opening the space for connection in all levels of life, striving for humanity and genuine, warm relationships.

venue Kranjska Gora

Venue: Best Western Hotel, Kranjska Gora


This IIT will be held in the alpine village of Kranjska Gora at an altitude of 810 metres. The village is a world-renowned ski resort and a very popular destination for active holiday-seekers during all seasons. With it’s stunning views of the Slovenian Alps and its green luxury of lakes, springs and streams it is a perfect place to centre your mind, spirit and practice of NVC. This lovely village offers all the basics like a grocery store, pharmacy, some restaurants and local stores. The hotel (named after the village) offers cosy rooms and three meals every day (vegetarian and vegan option). There is a swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. However we recommend that you spend any spare time in the amazing surroundings just around the corner of the hotel (we will provide specific recommendations on the spot). Because you are located in the mountains at a higher altitude the temperature at the end of May is usually around 18-20 °C (lower in the nights)


By air: The main airport in Slovenia is airport (letalisce in slo) Ljubljana Joze Pucnik (also called Brnik) which is about 1 hour car driving distance from the venue.

There is also a small international airport near Kranjska Gora, the airport of Klagenfurt (Kärnten Airport, Flughafen Klagenfurt) offering some budget airlines. More options with budget airlines are also airports in Italy, Trieste (Ronchi) or Venice (Treviso and Marco Polo). However note that you need to get to Ljubljana first, to be able to find a bus to Kranjska Gora. We will be providing some shuttles in case more of you get to the same airport.

Car driving distance from those airports to the venue are:
Airport Ljubljana (LJU) about 50 minutes
Klagenfurt (KLU) about 1h
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) or Treviso (TSF) about 3h
Trieste airport (TRS) about 2h


Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee (payable in US Dollars or Euros to CNVC) and accommodation fee (payable in local currency to the local organisation) - as outlined in the tables below.

Tuition Rates Total Fee
Full Tuition $2,340 USD/ €1990 EURO
6 month early-bird - payments received in full 6 months prior to start of IIT (December 20th 2018) - 15% off full tuition $1,989 USD/ €1692 EURO
3 month early-bird - payments received in full 3 months prior to start of IIT (February 20th 2019) - 10% off full tuition $2,106 USD/ €1791 EURO
Certification Candidate or Previous IIT attendance - 15% off full tuition $1,989 USD/ €1692 EURO

Scholarships: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is February 18, 2019 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)

Accommodation Options and Fees(for 9-day training in addition to the tuition fees):

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Fee Payable to a local organisation

Private Room with Private Bathroom

€747 EURO/Person

Double Room with Private Bathroom

€549 EURO/Person

Commuter Option, you stay somewhere else and just join for meals

€313 EURO/Person (breakfast not included)

Tent option more info here. You still join the group for meals

€313 EURO/Person (breakfast not included)

**In all packages tourist tax is NOT included in the price. Tourist tax is payable on site at the venue. The value for adult person in the years 2018 is 1,27€ per day.
Meals are included. Only vegan and vegetarian choices available.

How to register:

  1. Click here to fill out the online IIT Application Form sent at least a $100 payment is in US Dollars to CNVC.
  2. Applications sent before 18 April, 2019 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on 18 April, 2019. For applications sent on or after 18 April, 2019 please include all fees
  3. CNVC and organizer team usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive an acknowledgement within this time.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at iit@cnvc.org or contact the local organizers of the Slovenia IIT at IITSlovenija@gmail.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


  • When

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
    17:00 - 12:00
    Central Europe Time

  • Where

  • Best western Hotel Kranjska Gora
    Vrsiska 38
    Kranjska Gora 4280

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