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  1. Foundations 1: Explore the basics of nonviolent communication and NVC conflict mediation in the presence of a trained practitioner.  
  2. Foundations 2: Gain deeper fluency through structured learning exercises designed to build skill and to re-train your nervous system to a compassionate way of being that counters societal conditioning.
  3. Integration: Integrate the principles of NVC by honing specific skills and gaining support in consciousness transformation.  

See our schedule for classes in April, May and June!  


Jared Finkelstein

Family Agreements

with Jared Finkelstein - Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:45pm-9:15pm 

Families that make agreements with participation from every member and in the spirit of true partnership are very likely to experience greater connection, ease, and love in daily life.  In this workshop we will learn a process for creating family agreements that foster greater connection, trust, and understanding. Register. 

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Intermediate Conflict Resolution 

with Lisa Montana - Sundays, May 1-June 26th, 2011, 6:00pm-9:00pm

This Intermediate class builds on the tools presented in the Beginning workshop, and offers the chance to develop and deepen your skills by working with more challenging role-plays. You'll have the chance to mediate for longer durations and to practice more nuanced aspects of the mediation process. Learn emergency first-aid empathy, making clear requests and finding collaborative solutions.  Register. 

Collaborating For Change 

With Miki Kashtan and Itzel Damaris    Register for April 12 & April 19.

Owning a businessMiki Kashtan and Itzel Damaris, participating in a collective, living in a community - all these activities share a common challenge: how can we accomplish our goals while relating to each other in a way that maintains alignment with our values? Join us for a two-session workshop as we engage a discussion about cultivating leadership that empowers and transforms, inviting collaboration through connection and navigating difficult conversations.


Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan 

"The Power of Collaboration"  

Every thing that at some point is in the future eventually becomes the present and then the past. I know this is not major news for anyone, and yet the experience of it continues to amaze me each time. For some months now I had been inviting people to come to the Making Collaboration Real conference that took place on March 17 - 20th. Now that this conference is in the past, I want to share some of my highlights and what comes next. Read Full Article.   

Making Collaboration Real-Empowering the Workplace

Retreat and Optional Year-Long Program with Miki Kashtan and Martha Lasley, May 9-13, 2011 

Nonviolent communication is a revolutionary way to create and sustain a culture of shared partnership. Communicating with compassion and authenticity in the workplace inspires team members to actualize their full potential and supports productivity, high morale, and trust. Join us on May 9th! Register.  

Making Collaboration Real is going to Poland in September!  Read More.

Peace Ambassador Training   March 9 - July 20, 2011 pile of rocks

A groundbreaking course offered by The Shift Network. It's a 20-week certification program you can take in the comfort of your own home that will give you the skills and tools to be a leader for peaceful change within your family, your job, your community, and within our larger world. The course will be led by renowned peacebuilder and social healer James O'Dea, and Miki Kashtan will be one of the featured leaders, along with Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Don Beck and other top peacebuilders. More Info 


Transforming OppressionTransforming Oppression: Communication Across Differences

Join Nancy Kahn and Emilio Osorio on 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 deepening our collective learning in a community of diverse participants. To Register: Contact Nancy at Nancy.r.kahn@gmail.com or 415-336-0092.

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Join Us At The Oakland earthEXPO!

Wednesday, April 13th, from 10am to 2pm

Stop by our booth at the Oakland earthEXPO! We hope to see you there! 

Joseph McCormick

Reuniting America: Tools for Changing the Political Game

A Two-Day Intensive with Joseph McCormick, April 22 & 23 

Do you want to change the political discussion to what 80% of us can agree on? Do you want to attract people beyond "the choir" to your agenda? Are you looking for unexpected allies? Join Joseph in the San Francisco Area. More Info 


Read what Miki Kashtan has to say about Reuniting America:

Over the years I have always been conscious about how little success we have had in terms of crossing the political and cultural divide in this country. Joseph McCormick is someone who has really succeeded in doing the "impossible" and bringing together people with amazing results, both at the national level and locally in Seattle. I believe we all could learn a lot from him about this process, and I am grateful he is bringing his work to the Bay Area. 

State of Grace Document 2-day Workshop is Coming to Berkeley!  

State of Grace

Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Beyond self-awareness, our world now demands collaborative awareness; how can we do this fast-paced dance without stepping on each others toes? For more info call (847) 859-9046 or email events@stateofgracedocument.com 

NVC Family Camp

With Jared Finkelstein, Grass Valley, June 18 - 25, 2011

Imagine bringing the transformations you've experienced with Non-Violent Communication (NVC) to your whole family.  More Info  

Francois BeausoleilPractical Sustainability with NVC Skills

A 4-month Program With Francois Beausoleil and Micheal Costuros, begins May 1st!

Learn the Art of Empathic Coaching, a modality that focuses on presence and empathy as the main ingredient to provide support to individuals.  Receive support in marketing and selling your services.  For more info, contact Francois at francois@baynvc.org 


Join Jared Finkelstein, Sura Hart and Jean Morrison,  July 26 -July 31, 2011 

TEACH FOR LIFE! draws educators from around the world to come together in a living laboratory to create a Compassionate Classroom. Come to learn, play and co-create! More info 

Coaching For TransformationCoaching for Transformation Certification

With Mary Kuentz and Belma Gonzalez, May 13, 2011 - January 15, 2012

Leadership that Works is offering a nine-month coaching certification program so that you can access your inner wisdom and creativity and support others in your constituencies and communities to do the same. More Info.

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