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The members of the CNVC Board of Directors govern the organization by articulating the vision, mission and aims of CNVC. They ensure its financial and legal integrity and establish board policies, strategies and objectives, including approving policies proposed by the Administrative Team and others. They also assign priorities and ensure the organization’s capacity to carry out programs by regularly reviewing its work. The Board of Directors provides continuity for the organization and also represents the organization’s point of view through interpretation of its products and services and through advocating for them.
Dominic is the CNVC Restorative Justice Project Coordinator and CNVC Lusophone Project Coordinator.
Dominic Barter has studied the interface between societal and personal change, and the role of conflict, since the 1980s. Since 2004 he has worked as consultant and training program director for the Brazilian Restorative Justice pilot projects, in collaboration with the UN Development Program, UNESCO, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Special Secretariat for Human Rights.
He has focused on developing effective models and training programs for practitioners to address youth crime and its consequences, as well as working with judges, school administrators, police, social services as well as youth and community leaders in supervising implementation. Dominic coordinates the Restorative Justice Project for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Cate has been a facilitator of communication courses for over 20 years. Her workshops and training is offered in a variety of settings: from corporate training, parenting workshops in community centres, university, to in-service training in the social services sector.
Cate also offers personal or private sessions in deep empathy, working with couples, individuals wanting to deepen the NVC process for personal healing, reconciliation and mediation.
As the mother of three young adult women, with whom she has close connected relationships; Cate enjoys opportunities to work with her daughters assisting in her workshops.
Since, 2001, Cate has been learning and practicing Nonviolent Communication skills in both her personal and professional life, as she is committed to fully living the process. Being inspired to share this powerful yet natural model with others, Cate is a Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) certified trainer.
Working in a gentle and empowered experiential style, Cate invites participants to work with examples from their own lives. Her workshops and private work involve a balance of support as well as challenge that people say they find both stimulating and enjoyable!
Having experienced the Korean War at the age of 5, Katherine has felt a deep commitment towards bringing about a world that is peaceful both within and without by resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. In 1970, she immigrated to the United States, and, in 1997, met Marshall. Later, she became a trainer, then served the CNVC as a board member, and now as an assessor.
Katherine introduced NVC to South Korea in 2003, subsequently founding the Korean Center for NVC in 2006. Now, aided by 4 full-time staff, 12 [yet to be certified] trainers, and many volunteers, she is now serving all areas of South Korean society. With John Kinyon, Katherine is currently organizing and supporting a team of NVC mediators in hopes of contributing, someday peacefully resolving the conflicts between North and South Korea.