Transform Your Relationships Using Nonviolent Communication
Martha Lasley, MBA, PCC, helps people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. She is a founder of Leadership that Works, the home of Coaching for Transformation, a certification program…
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Dian Killian, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, president of Work Collaboratively, and coauthor of Connecting Across Differences and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets…
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How do you respond to difficult people and challenging conversations? Nonviolent Communication offers tools for creating mutual understanding, trust, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships.
Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, and led by two trainers who have cotaught many intensives with Marshall, this program helps you transform how you relate to others—by practicing self-empathy, connecting to the needs of others, and asking for what you want.
Whether you are new to Nonviolent Communication or want to deepen your practice, you’ll learn practical skills, including how to
- Stay self-connected during challenging conversations
- Listen to yourself and others, even when triggered
- Discern what matters to you on a core level
- Create strategies that work for everyone
- Speak from your heart—with honesty and connection.
Recommended reading Jane Marantz Connor and Dian Killian, Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime; Martha Lasley, Facilitating with Heart: Awakening Personal Transformation and Social Change; Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.
- 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $575 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $875 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More