Katherine Singer

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General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Family Court, schools(universities, high schools), peace groups,media, coorporations, religious groups, parents, teachers, healthcare workers, NVC trainer candidates, etc.
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
I celebrate my national TV appearance last year which addressed 600 people including prime minster and many parliament members and some cabinet members. It was annual special program SBS(Seoul Broadcasing System) put out with the theme of "Communication". I celebrate the depth of my training this year especially with 1year long Life groups. My sense of trust and relief comes with it as the prospect of certified trainers come closer to reality. Another celebration is the NVC 'community' in Korea. We used open space for our gathering and there were so much laughter and fun. That touched my heart when I think back when I first introduced NVC to Korea in 2003.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
One day I just did not feel the excitement that I usually have when I start a class so after some self-empathy I felt the familiar energy flowing through my body again. My challenge ahead is how to assess the candidates who registered with me so far.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
Spirituality is always there when I teach NVC. It's something they get it when they feel the energy during the empathy practices or just any other processes.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
I offered mediation workshop and trying to form a group of trained mediatiors so that we can serve the community at large. Anything I do is part of social change. It starts with myself-whenever I work on myself translform any jackal thoughts, it's social change for me. When I teach parents who will make less demands on their children, it's social change. When I offer mediation workshop, it's part of social change.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
I already created a NVC community in Seoul, Korea and my challenge is now how to stay connected with smaller groups in different cities. So far each groups are autonomous and also interdependent.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
It seems that they enjoy the depth of the training I offer. The complaint about not enough opportunities for higher level of trainings. I'm dealing with it by inviting trainers from other countries as I can not offer any more classes then I'm already offering.
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
Creating curiculum for higher level of trainings. I'm working with other trainers supporting each other. How to grow as an assessor is most challening task I have this year.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
I invited John Kinyon and Ike Lasater for mediation training in Korea and we had pleasure of having Ania also. Their mediation training took our NVC community one notch higher in a sense of possible social change.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I enjoy and sametime feel the weight of being an assessor for this area. It provides me with special way to serve CNVC and stay connected with CNVC and it meets many of my needs including meaning, contributing, growing and learning.

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