Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a practical framework for acquiring the skills and language tools that support positive, compassionate outcomes. United Way is using this framework to support productive classroom learning environments by delivering workshops to local teachers and administrators, and to improve mental health outcomes in transitional-age youth by offering workshops directly to at-risk teens and young adults ages 16-24. All workshops are led by the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s Certified Trainers, and help teach the principles of diplomatic communication in diverse settings. Click on the Center for Nonviolent Communication logo to visit their website and learn more about NVC, or check back for workshop updates.
January/February /March 2013 "Introduction to NVC" Series
Pay for this class online with Pay Pal (http://www.unitedwayslo.org/GIVE.html) Fee: $150, includes book. $90 discount for SLO County Pre K-9 Educator
“I'm really enjoying the class. I had the opportunity to use some of what we are learning with a teacher at my school. It's conference week and the teacher is about ready to meet with a parent who can be difficult. She shared that one of the things that she was going to tell the parent was that their child cheats if she (the teacher) is not constantly standing over him . I suggested that instead of using that approach, she rephrase it as an observation and explain what she sees the student doing. The teacher got it.” ~ Principal from a school in Morro Bay
To learn more about NVC we encourage you to view "The Basics of Nonviolent Communication", with Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD. The following 4 part presentation is from a 1 day Introductory Workshop held in San Francisco, CA.
Part 1: The Purpose of Nonviolent Communication & Expressing Observations and Feelings (47:19)
Part 2: Expressing Needs and Requests (43:25)
Part 3: Empathically Hearing Others (52:41)
Part 4: Questions & Expressing and Receiving Gratitude (42:36)