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picture of Dorrit, the ED Greetings!  

Last month a group of us met with our dear consultants (thanks Marie Miyashiro and Ann Osborne!) for an extremely fruitful strategic planning session.  And now we are rolling up our sleeves so we can get to work and make some changes!  It's too early for me to unveil the entire plan because the details are still in flux.  However, I feel happy to share we will be building on all of the work BayNVC has being doing in the world. I plan to share more details about our transformation in each mid-month bulletin as things become clear.  I hope you will share my excitement as you learn about where we are going.

There is one piece I want to share with you now and to ask for your feedback. We are developing an entirely new curriculum to help people with every aspect of life - family, community and workplace.  Our goal is to build a corps of change agents - existing leaders, and people ready to take new leadership in the community and workplace who will infuse NVC into the world around them.

In order to create our new curriculum, we need to hear about your passions, so we can develop programs that serve the interests of our community. We would love to have your input into our planning process. We have set up a survey so you can respond with ease. Click Here. You can also email me directly with your thoughts by Monday, April 25th.  My email is Dorrit@BayNVC.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Dorrit Geshuri,
Executive Director

Gandhian Principle for Everyday Living 

    Seeing Others' Humanity    

Miki Kashtanby Miki Kashtan  

One translation of the word ahimsa refers to it as "the state of the heart which has no enemies." And, indeed, Gandhi worked tirelessly to maintain respectful, open, trusting relationships with everyone, regardless of how much he opposed the position, policies, and actions of whoever he was in struggle with. Read Full Article.

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Robert GonzalesLiving Compassion  with Robert Gonzales

5-day Retreat - May 21-25      Register

3-day Workshop -May 27-29     Register

Living Compassion is about bringing our full authentic selves into the space of relationships with mutual honesty and compassion. Robert's work includes deeply transformative inner work as well as intensely practical aspects of inter-personal relationships. CEUs available. **Each event is limited to 50 participants. Seats are filling up. Register soon!**  

Miki KashtanMaking Collaboration Real -Empowering the Workplace

Retreat and Optional Year-Long Program

with Miki Kashtan and Martha Lasley  May 9-13    Register   

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.     

Jared Finkelstein

Family Agreements with Jared Finkelstein  

Thursday, May 12, 6:45pm -9:15pm 

Families that make agreements 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.

Lisa Montana headshotIntermediate Conflict Resolution 

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

In this workshop 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

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