Convergent Facilitation with Miki Kashtan


   Miki Kashtan (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Location: Seattle

   7741 25th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
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Date and Time:

   Sat, Jul 2, 2016 - Sun, Jul 3, 2016

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  The tuition is a sliding scale, $425-325.
We are committed to making this training accessible to anyone who is drawn to participate. If finances are a barrier for you, please contact Adriana ( a d r i a n a AT DOMAIN baynvc~org) for scholarship options.


   Miki Kashtan, who has profoundly influenced the worldwide NVC community for decades, returns to Seattle for the first time in many years! And she is excited to introduce Convergent Facilitation, a powerful tool she has developed that enables leaders & change agents to facilitate efficient & fully-collaborative group decisions.

Imagine: finding common ground amidst conflict, helping each person's voice be heard despite power differences, creating energetic & inspiring meetings, and achieving wholehearted agreement and forward momentum. This is what Convergent Facilitation enables.

The most potent testimony of this method's capacity for enabling breakthroughs and systemic change is to understand its transformative impact on a contentious and intractable battle in the Minnesota State Legislature over child custody legislation.

If Convergent Facilitation can transform political deadlock of something as fundamentally important as child custody into landmark and widely-supported legislation, imagine what it can do for your efforts to find agreement and foster systemic change among the groups you work with.  

Miki Kashtan is co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (, a prominent NVC training organization, and Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration ( ). She is the author of several books, including "Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future." Miki has helped hundreds of people work more effectively together in nonprofits, corporations, governments and community groups. Miki’s teaching focuses on hands-on practice and draws from participants’ real lives, so participants are prepared to apply the framework right away.


  • A practical, step-by-step process for discovering breakthrough solutions to problems that seemed unsolvable
  • A strategy that helps people transcend conflicts, stretch beyond their initial positions, and embrace a decision that attends to everyone’s needs
  • Many ways to give groups forward progress without leaving anyone behind

Who is it for?

  Team leaders: Reap the benefits of whole-hearted collaboration - buy-in at all levels, a more cohesive team, and better decisions informed by stakeholder needs.

Community organizers and activists: Learn to surface people’s core concerns and reach consensus decisions where no one is marginalized, while avoiding long, draining, divisive meetings.

Facilitators: Zoom in on the source of conflicts, and learn transformative, practical options that work even when your group seems completely stuck.

Mediators: Get new tools to help any number of parties work towards breakthrough solutions, using a process that is transparent to all.

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