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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Tue, Sep 09, 2014

9/9/14 - 10/28/14 6:45-9pm
Being Peace, Speaking Peace (Janice Eng - Independent Trainer) (North Seattle)
The quality of our lives and our relationships begins with the quality of our communication with each other. We will learn to release judgments of ourselves and others, and to speak more authentically from the heart. We will learn tools to stay centered and in our compassionate nature when we are triggered by someone's words or actions, and to resolve conflict in ways where everyone's needs are met. This six week Nonviolent Communication basics course is highly experiential.

Fri, Sep 12, 2014

06:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Community Based Restorative Justice Network with Dominic Barter (Dominic Barter) (Seattle University - Campion Ballroom)
Come be inspired and discover ways to help build a community-based Restorative Justice network to include our homes, schools, organizations, spiritual centers, and the legal system. You will learn from the experiences of internationally acclaimed practitioner of Restorative Circles, Dominic Barter, who has helped bring restorative practices around the world, beginning in the favelas of urban Brazil.

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Introductory Workshop on Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter (Dominic Barter) (Garfield Community Center, Seattle)
Restorative Circles support people to step into important and bold conversations with safety and provide a mechanism for vibrant, ongoing, community-based restorative justice systems. Come learn from the founder of Restorative Circles - Dominic Barter - who developed this system in the favelas (shanty towns) of Brazil. He has brought this powerful practice to communities, schools, court systems, and organizations around the world.

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

12-weeks, Tuesdays 5:30-7:15pm starting September 16th
LEVEL 2 Nonviolent Communication (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Capitol Hill, Seattle)
This intermediate NVC learning community will draw on and further develop core NVC skills learned in the Foundations of Nonviolent Communication series, yet will also integrate other approaches to personal development and group interaction. This learning community will engage in a variety of self-connection, interpersonal and system-transformation practices to deepen our embodiment of NVC.

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

12-weeks, Tuesdays 7:30-9:15pm starting September 16th
Deepening Integration Group (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Capitol Hill, Seattle)
This advanced NVC practice community is for people dedicated to personal and collective transformation, and will be a rigorous exploration of how we can each live a full and meaningfully engaged life. It will draw on and further develop core NVC skills, yet will also integrate other approaches to personal development and group interaction. This group will explore group process in an emergent and freestyle form.

Sat, Sep 20, 2014

09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Connecting through Communication (Janice Eng - Independent Trainer) (North Seattle)
Would you like to: Speak authentically from the heart, in ways most likely to be heard. Fully listen to each other without anger, blame, or defensiveness. Embrace differences and increase understanding and good will toward one another? This is a day of practicing the skills of Nonviolent Communication, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, to increase connection and compassion in your relationships.

Sun, Sep 21, 2014

12-weeks, Sundays 6:30-8:30pm starting September 21st
FOUNDATIONS OF NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (628 12th Ave E (Capitol Hill), Seattle)
Join this supportive learning community group to gain a solid foundation in Nonviolent Communication, including deepening our self-awareness and authenticity, our connection and intimacy with others, and our contribution to a thriving world!

Wed, Oct 01, 2014 to
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Begins Wed Oct 1 at 5pm, ends 3 pm Sun Oct 5, 2014
Blackbelt Communication Skills Retreat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Alan Seid, Karl Steyaert, Raj Gill) (Whidbey Institute)
Gain communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation. This 4-day intensive training will immerse you in the consciousness, skills and practice of Nonviolent CommunicationTM (NVC), a powerful methodology for interpersonal harmony and effectiveness, and for creating positive social change that includes compassion. Gather with other like-minded people at one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier sustainability retreat centers, Whidbey Institute. With a powerful focus on positive Social Change, this retreat will amplify your ability to contribute to the world by providing you with the communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation!

Fri, May 15, 2015 to
Sun, May 17, 2015

Friday, May 15 eve- Sunday 4 PM, May 17, 2015
Meeting Life Transitions with Courage and Grace (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Mary Mackenzie (CNVC Certified Trainer)) (Missoula, MT)
DURING THIS nurturing, experiential 2 1/2 day workshop, you will be challenged to step toward and embrace the life you want! Whether you have changed inside, but the rest of your life has not... or your life has turned upside down and you don’t know which way is up... or you simply see change on the horizon and want to be ready — this workshop will invite you to explore how to:  • Find peace amid the chaos • Get back to balance faster • Stop being hard on yourself • See beauty in the challenge • Spend less time being stressed • Speak your truth to anyone • Ask for help when you need it


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