Training Calendar

Independent Trainer
Independent Trainers are members of the Independent Training Circle (ITC) connected to Northwest Compassionate Communication (NCC). People who join ITC choose to present and share Compassionate Communication in a way they believe would be in harmony with CNVC. For more about how the ITC assesses the quality of trainings offered through that circle, please contact

Certified Trainer
Certified Trainers have chosen to go through a training and assessment process established by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) Please follow this link for more about Certified Trainers:

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Sun, Jul 05, 2015

3:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Introduction to Compassionate Communication (Cindy Zody) (Bothell)
An introduction to the basic framework of how to effectively express your feelings and needs. In our time together we'll practice cultivating self empathy (compassion towards self) as a foundation for compassionate exchange with others.

Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Monday evenings July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, (skip Aug. 3rd), Aug. 10th, 17th.
Living Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)
Are you familiar with basic NVC concepts, yet struggling to put them into practice in daily life? Join us for 6 weeks of experiential learning! Together we will practice NVC using a wide variety of hands-on activities, explore the places we want to grow, and support each other to integrate this consciousness more fully into our way of being.

Sat, Jul 18, 2015

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION BASICS (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Yelm, Washington)
Join us for a lively, heart-connecting day of learning the basics of Nonviolent Communication, including cultivating self-empathy, transforming blame and anger, and practicing empathic listening. Through one-on-one and group practice you'll develop a solid grounding in the basics of this powerful approach to conscious living!

Thur, Jul 23, 2015 to
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, August 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE TRAINING (IIT) for Life-Enriching Education -USA (Sura Hart - CNVC Certified Trainer, Jean Morrison, Jared Finkelstein, Penny Vine) (Albuquerque, NM)
This International Intensive Training (IIT) for Life-Enriching Education is a 9-day Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience” for educators intent on exploring Marshall Rosenberg’s vision and its application in the daily life of classrooms and schools.

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 to
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Starts with Dinner, Saturday, August 1 and ends with Lunch, Saturday, August 8
11th Annual Family Camp Intergenerational Village (NCC-Family Camp - CNVC Certified Trainer, Barb Larson, Doug Dolstad, Ingrid Bauer, Rena Patty, Elana Sabajon, Mel Sears, Kathleen MacFarran, David Weinstock, Maren Metke, Jefe, Micah & Bonnie ....) (Vashon Island, WA)
Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique family training immersion/vacation experience.

Sun, Aug 09, 2015

12:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Deepening of NVC concepts (Cindy Zody) (Bothell)
Let's go deeper learning to apply NVC to our own internal family systems.

Sun, Aug 09, 2015

12:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Deepening of NVC concepts (Cindy Zody) (Bothell Public Library)
Let's use NVC to explore and support our own internal family systems.

Wed, Aug 12, 2015 to
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Starts with Dinner, Wednesday, August 12, ends with Lunch, Sunday, August 16.
POSTPONED TIL 2016: Northwest NVC Summer Festival (All of Us, Doug Dolstad, Barbara Larson and more TBD...) (Cedar Springs Farm, Vashon Island)
SORRY,,,POSTPONED TIL 2016. LET US KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP ORGANIZE (Please don't register) Join fellow NVC friends, old and new, in a casual festival environment: all ages welcome, camp on a Vashon Island farm/retreat center, help cook with food grown on the farm, using Open Space Technology share and learn what you want to, collaborate, connect, play, create, chillax...

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 to
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri) (Feathered Pipe Ranch)
This week we invite you to bring your body, mind and spirit on retreat to take part in a full-bodied exploration of connection. Gathering in the sacred refuge of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, this is an opportunity to come together in community to focus on discovering how to keep the energy of kindness and compassion present in your connections. Your guides are Kathleen Macferran and Chiara Guerrieri, who have a shared passion for teaching people how to walk the way of yoga and the compassionate communicator. They weave their wisdom and experience together to offer an integrative approach that can be carried home with you to nurture and strengthen your connections even more so. Together they support you in moving beyond techniques, cultivating new pathways that will become second nature with practice, attention and time. Throughout the week, you’ll have multiple opportunities to experiment and play, opening your body and inspiring your spirit through movement and breath. Each day Chiara turns your senses inward guiding you through a series of yoga poses chosen for their ability to make room in the body for deeper connections to take root. ‘Kathleen brings well-established principles and skills in communication to explore vibrant relationships with self and others. The Feathered Pipe offers the perfect haven to step into this conversation, making room for your heart to hear what is true and alive in the present moment.


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