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Trainings: Summaries

In-Person Trainings

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

This training will run for 6 Wednesdays 4/26 to 5/31 from 7pm-9pm
Communicating and Connecting with Compassion - An Intro level course (Pam Orbach) (Greenwood NW Seattle)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes." Marcel Proust. In these confusing times, there is a search to both be different and do things differently. This 6 week Wednesday evening intro to communicating and connecting with compassion is a response to a number of requests. Will you join the journey- we will learn and explore together?

Sat, Apr 29, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Introduction to Restorative Justice and Restorative Circles (Pam Orbach) (St Marks Cathedral, Capital Hill)

A one-day experiential workshop exploring restorative justice through an individual and community lens.

Sat, Apr 29, 2017

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Understanding Trauma through Compassionate Understanding (Cindy Zody) (Cascadia Community College)

Join me for an afternoon of exploration, connection, and healing those parts of us that need our attention and compassion. Using Marshall Rosenberg's Non violent Communication this workshop will focus on how to understand why we seem to keep making the same mistakes and end up in the same unsatisfying situation (job/relationship). And, how to change those negative dynamics.

Wed, May 3, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How would your life improve if the conflicts you experienced were generative, rather than destructive? If you could process your annoyance and irritation without isolating or blaming? If you could access compassion and empowerment, even when faced with challenging words or actions? Join us for an evening of exploration around the Basics of Compassionate Communication!

Fri, May 5, 2017 -
Sun, May 7, 2017

Friday evening through Sunday afternoon
Teen/YA Gathering (, Johnny, Elana, Doug, Gloria) (Vashon,)

THIS COURSE IS BY INVITATION ONLY. NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC If you are an invited participant, please register so we can connect with you with greater ease. If you are inviting a friend, check in with Doug, Johnny or Elana first.

Tue, May 23, 2017

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Communicating to Connect (Liv Monroe) (Olympia, WA)

An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Join us if you would like to learn the basic intentions of NVC and some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, improving relationships, growing personally, and changing society by transforming blame, criticism and violence into mutual understanding and caring.

Wed, May 24, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

Fri, Jun 2, 2017

10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Medicine for HATE (Pam Orbach) (Redmond Regional Library)

"When hate becomes respectable, then it is particularly dangerous." Harold Thurman. Do you feel powerless when you hear hate speech, or witness acts of hate? - Are you struggling to find a way to engage with current political polarization at the dinner table? - Is there disconnection from people you care about, because their views are difficult to hear? Please join this interactive exploratory conversation to tap into our own experiences and find wisdom about the medicine for hate (inspired by conversation with Kit Miller, Director of the Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence in Rochester New York).

Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Alternate/Additional dates will be 7/22 and 7/29 same time and content
Family Connections (Cindy Zody, Galit Arad-Trutner) (2025 112th Ave N.E. Bellevue 98004)

Join us for this fun and effective workshop utilizing Marshall Rosenberg's practice of Non Violent Communication. If you find it challenging to connect with your teen/tween, there is hope! In this experiential workshop we will learn/practice effective communication and conflict resolution skills.

Residential Intensives

Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Starts with dinner (6pm) Wednesday, ends after lunch (2pm) Sunday
NVC for Flowing Relationships (Liv Monroe, Fred Sly) (Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon)

Are you longing for the essential NVC tools, practice, and capacities to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships? We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into abilities you can take home. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief. Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends or intimate partners, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even your connection with yourself.

Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -
Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Arrive after 2 pm on the 29th, Leave after noon on the 5th
13th Annual International Vashon Island Family Camp Village (NCC-Family Camp) (Cedar Spring Farm and Training Center)

Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique immersion training/family vacation experience. Join families and staff from around the world on our 26-acre family heritage farm with nearby beach access on beautiful Vashon Island, WA.

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -
Fri, Aug 4, 2017

4 pm Sunday - 1 pm Friday
Teach for Life! NVC Educator's Institute (Sura Hart, Jean Morrison, Jared Finkelstein, Jennifer Warnick) (Near Portland Oregon)

Now in our 16th year, TEACH FOR LIFE! welcomes educators from around the world into a living laboratory to co-create vibrant, compassionate classrooms and schools.

Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

August 13 - August 18th
INTERNATIONAL NVC FAMILY CAMP (NCC-Family Camp, Team of Certified and Independent NVC Trainers) (Cedar Spring Farm, Vashon Island, WA, US)

We're thrilled to to be welcoming families from China, plus English-speaking families who would enjoy living and learning NVC in an environment of rich cultural exchange. All sessions will be fully translated into Mandarin by a team of translators.


  • In-Person Trainings involve meeting together, but without overnight accommodations, even if the event spans multiple days. 
    Residential Intensives include overnight accommodations. 
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