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Talking About Bullying
Family Agreements with Jared Finkelstein
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Introducing our new bulletin format!



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You may have noticed that we have changed the frequency of the BayNVC Bulletin from once to twice a month.  This change came about because we wanted to tame the unwieldy length of the monthly Bulletin while continuing to provide you with interesting, engaging, information that you would enjoy reading.  As it stands now, each edition of the Bulletin has a special flavor with articles, class selections and new added features. 


At the beginning of the month, we will share with you our celebrations and our involvements in the community.  Our "Hot Picks!" will highlight the events we are really excited about and "The Fearless Heart" will keep you up to date with Miki Kashtan's writings and events. 


Mid-month we will let you in on what is happening at BayNVC and draw your attention to the activities of our trainers as they are out and about moving NVC into the world.


As with everything, the newsletter remains an ever-evolving process as we continue to look for effective and pleasing ways to connect with you, serve you and encourage your participation with BayNVC.




Talking About Bullying  

by Miki Kashtan  

Miki Kashtan When I said "yes" to giving a keynote speech about bullying I knew I could count on a global network of NVC trainers to help me. The biggest support I received was a deeply moving story about Zeke, a 16-year-old boy, member of the KKK, who was met with such empathy that he could recognize that his membership was an attempt to have connection with his father. Being understood as deeply as he was by my colleague Catherine Cadden was a new experience for Zeke. Read Full ArticleWatch Miki's Keynote Speech about Bullying on YouTube

Family Agreements & Jared Finkelstein 

Jared Finkelstein


Jared Finkelstein has over 12 years experience in alternative education and is a graduate of the 2009 BayNVC Leadership Program. As a collaborative trainer with BayNVC, Jared has offered professional development training in NVC to Bay Area school teachers and administrators, as well as workshops for parent groups and student classrooms.

A former filmmaker and media educator, Jared taught Media Literacy to youth in New York through the Children's Media Project, as well as through the Summer Institute for the Gifted, The Randolph School, and the Poughkeepsie Day School. In his years as an educator he has worked closely with children as young as 3 and as old as 21, facilitating hands-on experiential learning projects, coupled with character education and community building.

If you are interested in learning more about Jared or Family Agreements we invite you to join one of his classes listed below   

Family Agreements

with Jared Finkelstein -Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:45pm-9:15pm  Register!

or Thursday, April 14, 2011 6:45pm-9:15pm  Register!

Parents often would like to see their children act differently, although they are at a loss for strategies other than using their greater power to force the behavior they want. In this workshop learn a process for supporting the quality of connection necessary in your family to create agreements, and to take advantage of the opportunity to foster greater connection, trust, and understanding when agreements are not kept.

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Making Collaboration Real 4-day Conference!

Global Collaboration Greenwith Miki Kashtan, Martha Lasley and many more!

Thursday, March 17 - Sunday, March 20, 2011

Discover new practices that enhance partnership, teamwork and productivity at the Making Collaboration Real conference. For more info and to register, http://leadershipthatworks.com/MCR 

NVC in Families  With Kathy SimonFamilies

Thursdays, March 31-May 19, 2011, 10:00am-12:00pm

This series is an introduction to NVC in parenting, grand-parenting, and other family relationships. We will explore how nonviolent communication can support us in being the parents and family members we would most like to be. Register!

NVC for Couples

with Kathy Simon - Thursdays, March 31-May 19, 2011, 7:00pm-9:00pm

CouplesOur intimate relationships are so important to us, and yet sometimes we struggle to connect with our partners and to express ourselves both authentically and lovingly. In this series we will explore sharing truth honestly, opening ourselves to vulnerability, choosing compassion, and how to use challenges in relationship as opportunities to grow both individually and as a couple. Register!

Transforming Oppression: Communication Across Differences

Transforming Oppression

with Nancy Kahn and Emilio Osorio - Thursdays, April 7 - -June 9, 7-9pm

We will provide a supportive container for opening to new experiences in relating across differences with greater authenticity, as well as practice time for deepening our collective learning by grounding ourselves with opportunities to practice leading edge tools in a learning community of diverse participants..

To Register: Contact Nancy at Nancy.r.kahn@gmail.com or 415-336-0992 


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