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Events


Sep
20
to Sep 23

The Transformative Possibilities of Authentic Dialog

With Kathleen Macferran (USA) and Yoram Mosenzon (Israel/Netherlands)

Sept 20-23, 2018

Kathleen and Yoram unite forces and differences to offer this unique NVC workshop, from inner work, to interpersonal dialogues, to global transformation.

Day 1 & 2 with Yoram: The Art of Dialogue:

  • Radical Honesty, Radical Empathy - Leading an authentic dialogue
  • Healing dialogues- having the skills to clear up the mess instead of trying to be perfect
  • The art of details:  The miniature subtlety of being a human, and being humans together
  • Anger guilt, fear, depression and other dear friends:
  • Processes such as: ‘Liberating from guilt’, ‘The beauty of Anger’, ‘Fear as a gate to my life project’, ‘Loving my depression’

Day 3 & 4 with Kathleen: Application of skills moving out into the world:

  • Explore ways to build trust at work and in your community
  • Build bridges between polarized groups
  • Bring dynamic dialog to tough social issues
  • Find ways to transform conflict into cooperation

Where: Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave ●  Madison, WI

When: September 20 - 23, 2018 (Thursday - Sunday)

Fee: $400

Register Here (https://goo.gl/forms/xODWz8zkp23qor9d2)

 

Yoram Mosenzon

I am a CNVC certified trainer and a Mediator, originally from Israel, and now based in Amsterdam. I was a dancer/choreographer when I met NVC in 2001. While learning it deeper and deeper, in 2008 I decided to stop all my artistic activities in order to have my time and energy fully be dedicated to teaching/living NVC. During the week I teach in Amsterdam, and nearly every weekend I teach Internationally in France, Israel/Palestine, Belgium, Poland, Italy, USA, and more.

My focus is on the Embodied part of NVC. NVC for me is ‘taking my Meditation cushion into real life’. I love people (or perhaps I might say say ‘I am obsessed with people’), and I love the miniature delicacy of figuring out ‘what’s going on between people’ moment by moment what prevents love and cooperation to flow naturally. I see my mastery being in ‘The art of Dialogues’, Intimate Relationships, Connecting with Children, Radical Honesty and Radical Empathy.

In 2016 I initiated the Democratic NVC school in Amsterdam- ‘L.I.F.E’ (Learning In Free Environment)’- for children at the age of 4 until 18 years old.

My TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGfqyhleUA

I am offering NVC courses and workshops, including Year-long Courses ‘Embodying & Teaching NVC’ and ’NVC based Mediation’. Details: http://www.connecting2life.net/

 

Kathleen Macferran

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, is an assessor for CNVC certification candidates, and served on the Integration Council for the restructuring of this international organization. Community system building and conflict transformation are passions of hers.

Kathleen has worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an organization that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers.

Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Kathleen is the author of and conductor for Giraffe Tales, a children’s CD setting stories to music. She is the conductor on multiple classical music recordings. Her website is www.StrengthofConnection.com where her two TEDx talks can be found.

 

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Jun
11
to Jun 17

Family HEART Camp Wisconsin

Registration is now open!

Jennifer Warnick, Jared Finkelstein & Gregory Rouillard, Certified Trainers with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication
June 11 - 17, 2017
House in the Wood, Delavan, WI
Find more information and register on Feb. 14th here.

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Apr
22
to Apr 23

Living & Working in Community

Join us for Living and Working in Community, a two-day workshop  facilitated by Gregory Rouillard and sponsored by the Wisconsin Empathy Guild, a project of the Center for Community Stewardship. This workshop offers individuals and groups an opportunity to explore and practice egalitarian community decision making using the Sociocratic Process.

Sociocracy offers processes for making decisions that are informed by the wisdom and experience of the whole group while making progress in the work we are gathered to do. It encourages the whole to truly become more than the sum of the parts, allowing synergistic solutions to emerge that would not have been visible in a traditional oppositional, or even consensus decision processes.

These processes support decision making, reaching goals, and strengthening relationships within an organization or community. Sociocracy supports compassionate connections within groups, transforming how we work together. The result is leaving meetings energized and celebrating progress and efficiency.  Ease of connection within our communities and organizations increases and a clearer vision of where we are going together emerges. We know our decisions will be made in ways that respect the needs, capabilities, and limits of all who are affected by them.

Fee Request:
$100* each / 2 day workshop for an individual.
$85 each / 3 or more participants from an organization, group or community who are registering and attending together.

*We value inclusion and wish to make this training available to all communities. Please contact us if you experience the requested fee to be a barrier to your participation.

Lunch is not included. We will invite a food cart to join us for lunch so you will be able to purchase lunch if you prefer not to pack a meal. 

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is sponsored by the Wisconsin Empathy Guild, a project of the Center for Community Stewardship.

If you have questions about the event please contact us at 608-669-5439

Gregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div., is devoted to unleashing the power and potential of community, whether in the family, the neighborhood, the faith community or the workplace. He brings presence, skill and experience to the Community Arts of relationship development, effective decision making and conflict transformation. A former Marine officer, Gregory lives with his family in a cohousing community near Boulder Colorado, is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University.

 

 

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Apr
21
5:30 PM17:30

Equity & Including All Voices

Join us for a conversation with Gregory Rouillard exploring how we can include the voices of all those who will be impacted by a decision, without slowing our decision making, and the understanding that hearing and caring for everyone's needs improves our outcomes. 

Suggested Donation: $10* 

*We value inclusion and wish to make this conversation available to all. Please don't let the requested donation be a barrier to your participation.

RSVP: here

This workshop is sponsored by the Wisconsin Empathy Guild, a project of the Center for Community Stewardship.

If you have questions about the event please contact us at 608-669-5439

Gregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div., is devoted to unleashing the power and potential of community, whether in the family, the neighborhood, the faith community or the workplace. He brings presence, skill and experience to the Community Arts of relationship development, effective decision making and conflict transformation. A former Marine officer, Gregory lives with his family in a cohousing community near Boulder Colorado, is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University.

 

 

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Apr
22
to May 1

International Intensive Training (IIT)

An experiential workshop for developing fluency in Nonviolent Communication

Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

April 22 - May 1, 2016

Developed by Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communication, this 9-day residential training, is an "immersion experience" to offer people the opportunity to live the process of NVC in community, over an extended period of time, in order to develop NVC knowledge, skills and consciousness.

Lead by Certified Trainers

  • Myra Walden (Chicago, Illinois area)
  • Jeff Brown (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Kathleen Macferran (Seattle, Washington area)
  • Yoram Mosenzan (Netherlands, originally Israel)

Nonviolent Communication - also known as “NVC” or “Compassionate Communication” helps us avoid unnecessary suffering & contribute to peace by helping people connect across differences in gender, age, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religious and political beliefs.

Join us to discover and practice life-changing skills in a supportive community of like-minded people from around the world!

Earlybird discounts on tuition: 15% by December 22, 2015 / 10% by January 22, 2016

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