2019 Taiwan IIT

Basic Information Sheet

Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 4 – April 13, 2019



Katherine Singer (Korean) Assessor, Rosanna Hung (Taiwanese) Certified Trainer In co-operation with the Vine Management Consulting.

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 to 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 spent her childhood on Taiwan, studied and lived in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Her life took a turn in 1995 when she met Marshall Rosenberg. While serving on CNVC's first Board, she launched the NVC community in Seattle, WA and co-founded Freedom Project, an organization offering NVC and mindfulness trainings inside prisons. Lucy edited Marshall's book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, wrote the Companion Workbook, and co-authored the NVC Toolkit for Facilitators. She is very excited for the opportunity to be in her childhood home to support new generations in embodying NVC consciousness and skills. Lucy is a dedicated practitioner of Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal meditation practice based on Buddhist wisdom teachings. She is actively engaged in the co-creation of non-hierarchical community founded on collective wisdom and deep listening, and profoundly grateful for the gifts of NVC that empower us to show up -- for ourselves, our loved ones, our community and our troubled planet.

Dian KillianTrainer: Dian Killian (USA)
is a certified life coach, and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German). Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she offers coaching, consulting and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies, including the UN Development Program, Americorp, Merck, and Cornell University. She also organizes and leads the bi-annual International NVC Women’s Retreat (held in Ireland) and regularly offers programs for the NVC Academy as well at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, the Omega Institute, and the New York Open Center, among others, and teaches regularly as well in Europe. She is passionate about sharing NVC skills in organizations (supporting managers and teams in working more joyfully and effectively together) and also loves to offer programs on NVC "street" giraffe, Somatic-Based Empathy (a deep empathy practice based on NVC), and demystifying empathy guessing. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list at www.workcollaboratively.com.

John KinyonTrainer: John Kinyon (USA)

John is an author and speaker, and provides training, coaching, and mediation in navigating all forms of human conflict, inner and outer. In 2002 co-founded the Bay Area NVC organization (BayNVC). He is co-creator of the Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program (in 2003), which has been offered as a year-long intensive program in different parts of the U.S. and in Asia, Europe, and Australia since 2007. The MYL approach is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC) and integrates mindfulness and a mediation framework. John has been a certified trainer of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2000. He was mentored by NVC founder Marshall Rosenberg for over a decade and has been a leader in the NVC global community. He has coached and mediated in a wide range of contexts, and is particularly experienced in helping families in conflict. John is co-author of the books:
Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict.
From Conflict to Connection: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Peaceful Resolutions
When Your Mind Sabotages Your Dreams: Turning Your Critical Internal Voices Into Collaborative Allies

Trainers: Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens

Catherine is an educator, storyteller, and dancer with over 30 years of experience in bringing innovative programs in nonviolence, mindfulness, and conflict transformation to people of all ages, on six continents. In 1997, she founded the TEMBA School, a visionary K­–8 academic program which integrated nonviolent principles, mindfulness, art, and peace studies. In 2006, Catherine co-founded Play in the Wild! Initiations into Nonviolence for youth, families, and educators. In 2016, Play in the Wild! partnered with Vermont Refuge Resettlement Program to establish Crossroads: Where Cultures Meet. Through this program Catherine trains mentors to support teenagers who have just immigrated to the United States. This program offers a unique approach to dismantle systems of racism and sexism. Internationally recognized for her work, Catherine was a keynote speaker at the UNESCO Asia Pacific Education conference in 2012. Her work with her indigenous roots, elders, and teachers taught her to live interdependently with nature, which she shares with all who are willing to learn. She is a Center for Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer and the author of Peaceable Revolution Through Education. Find out more here

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

Together, Catherine and Jesse live their practice with each other in Beloved partnership, one day at a time. They support people around the world in the learning and real-world application of spiritual practices in a lively, experiential, and integrated way. Catherine and Jesse are co-authors of The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence, a guidebook for individuals, couples, and groups in being nonviolence.


Venue: Mabuville

the venue is located in the city Beipu Township in Hsinchu county. It is the private eduation and training centrum of BenQ group. Mabuville covers 86 acres of nondeveloped forrest land full of nature. You will find the Taiwanese Blue Magpie and the Taipei tree frog here for example.

By air:
The main airport is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 75 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
4 month early-bird - payments received in full 6 months prior to start of IIT (Dec. l 1st 2018) - 15% off full tuition $1,989USD
3 month early-bird - payments received in full 3 months prior to start of IIT (January 1st 2019) - 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 January 1, 2019 (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 organizer
avarage price for 9 days including meals*

Single room

NTD31,900 ($1,063USD)/per person

Shared room Double Bed/or 2 singles (can be shared by two persons)

17,600NTD ($587USD)/per person

*payable in local currency to the organizer unified system to the venue. Please check in Chinese version Basic Information Sheet.

How to register:

  1. Click here to fill out the online IIT Application Form,  please follow the instructions in the form to make payment: or
  2. Applications sent before 4 March, 2019 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on 4 March, 2019. For applications sent on or after 4 March, 2019 please include full tuition fees.
  3. CNVC usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive an acknowledgment within this time.

For questions please contact:

  • the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at iit@cnvc.org or
    Contact the organizers of the Taiwan IIT in Taiwan:
  • Lisa Kuang at lisa.Kuang@lifecoach.com.tw or
  • Line ID: lisakuang or Wechat: lisakuang03


  • When

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
    17:00 - 12:00
    Taipei Time

  • Where

  • Mabuville
    No. 6 Burma Tree Row
    High-Tech Zone
    Beipu Township
    Hsinchu County

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