2019 Sweden IIT

Basic Information Sheet

Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
SWEDEN - Stockholm, May 3-12, 2019


An IIT is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication, "immersion experience" residential workshop typically including 40 to 70 participants with 3 to 5 CNVC Certified Trainers. All the participants and trainers live together in community during the training. You learn, eat, play and live with people who want to connect compassionately with others for nine days. An IIT training offers an opportunity to live Nonviolent Communication with a community over an extended period of time with the intention to develop Nonviolent Communication skills and consciousness

Seminar Language: English.


Robert GonzalesTrainer: Robert Gonzales (USA)

Robert has contributed to the work of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication as a Certified Trainer, serving as a Certification Assessor, and as former President of the Board of Directors. He continues to serve as a trainer for International Intensive Trainings (IITs). He was one of the co-founders of the NVC Training Institute. In the year 2000, he established the Prescott Center for Nonviolent Communication. In June 2010, he relocated to Portland, Oregon and re-formed the organization to the Center for Living Compassion, a nonprofit organization through which he shares his work. As the director of the Center for Living Compassion, he conducts seminars and retreats internationally.

Robert's work, Living Compassion has emerged from a lifetime of inquiry into the intersection between spirituality and human communication. His primary influences include Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (founder of Nonviolent Communication) and Stephen Schwartz (creator of Compassionate Self-Care). His trainings offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully, grounded in compassion for one’s self and others. The integration of self-compassion and compassionate communication is at the heart of his work.

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.

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

Liv LarssonTrainer: Liv Larsson

is Certified Trainer with CNVC since 2002. She has worked as a coach, mediator and workshop leader since 1992. Liv has written 18 books on the theme of NVC, for adults and children, translated to different languages.The titles include Anger Guilt and Shame - Reclaiming Power and Choice, A Helping Hand- Mediation with Nonviolent Communication and Cracking the NVC Code.

She lives in the north of Sweden and one of her contracts as a mediator is for Swedish FSC - Forest Stewardess Council - mediating between the indigenous group of Sweden - the Same - and the biggest forest companies in Sweden as well as mining companies.

Liv has been sharing her special way of teaching mediation skills to many different groups - from UN mediators to social workers and parents and has been leading mediation trainings in Australia, Europe and Asia. One of here special skills and areas of interest is how shame is affecting both the mediator and the parties in a mediation. Her passions are cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, yoga, nature, her son, writing and connecting with people.

If there are more then 55 participants we will also have:

Agnieszka Rzewuska-PacaTrainer: Agnieszka Rzewuska-Paca (Poland)
I'm a free spirit with a great appetite for life. Seeker of meaning and life fulfillment, stemming from a deep connection to my own power. I am convinced that every person has a sage inside, who knows what is best for them. My passion is to support people in connecting to their inner sages and wisdom. Working with me is a journey, an exploration, in a safe space of acceptance, which I create.
My primary point of reference is Nonviolent Communication - “What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.” - this quote of Marshall Rosenberg went straight into my heart and initiated my journey of heartful living. Several years and several hundred workshop-days later, the NVC community has become my tribe, and the approach itself a way of living and the essence of what I share now in my professional life as a certified trainer. In my work I am particularly fascinated by the interplay of the intrapersonal, the interpersonal and the systemic. I balance great intellectual clarity and insightfulness, with the transformative potential of body-based practices – together with a collegue we set up an “NVC in Motion” in Poland, offering and organizing workshops that combine body-awareness and NVC.
My other passion is bringing NVC into education – for the past 4 years I’ve been working with an NVC kindergarten and nursery in Warsaw, as well as offering workshops for teachers. I have also co-created and run a first gap-year program for youth 18-25 in Poland, aiming at supporting young people in re-discovering their gifts and crafting a life journey, which is a manifestation of who they really are.
Agnieska's website: www.empoweredliving.pl

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Venue: Lillsveds Folkhögskola
The Lillsveds folkschool is in the Stockholm archipelago. You can arrive with ferryboat from the center of Stockholm landing right at the IIT venue. There is a lot of nature to enjoy for exercise of for long walks and talks during the IIT.



By air: The nearest airport is Stockholm- Arlanda just 42 km north of Stockholm.

By car or public transportation: Once you are registered, you will receive a welcome letter with more info.

IIT Options and Fees (for 9-day training): Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee and accomodation (payable in US Dollars or Euros to CNVC) - as outlined in the tables below. No part of the fees is optional or negotiable.

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 4th 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 4th 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 4th, 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 CNVC

Private Room 

15,000 SEK/Person (around 1460 Euros)

Double Room

11,000 SEK/Person (around 1070 Euros)

Shared Room and Bathroom FULL

9,000 SEK/Person (around 880 Euros)

Meals are included. Meat, Vegan and vegetarian choices available.

How to register:

  1. Click on Register button below to fill out the online IIT Application Form sent at least a $100 payment in US Dollars to CNVC.
  2. Applications sent before 4 April, 2019 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on 4 April, 2019. For applications sent on or after 4 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 Sweden IIT:

Kay Rung, phone number +46911241144, email iitsweden2019@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 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 12, 2019
    17:00 - 12:00
    Central Europe Time

  • Where

  • Lillsved
    Lillsvedsvägen 100
    Värmdö 13990
    08 – 541 385 30

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