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Australia – Queensland 2013 IIT

Center For Nonviolent Communicationsm
Presents an
Australia – Queensland, January 11-20, 2013

Program: This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience.” It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers. The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.

Barbara Larson and Doug Dolstad LEAD TRAINER: ROBERT GONZALES
Robert’s passion is in the spirituality of compassionate communication. He sees compassionate communication both as a process that helps us connect more authentically with ourselves and others, and as a spiritual practice and a way of living.

Robert Gonzales received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989. He met Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication in 1985, and has been offering Nonviolent Communication training in some form since 1986. His original training is as a licensed psychotherapist.

Robert has offered Nonviolent Communication training for community colleges, high schools, churches, social workers, psychologists, mediators, teenagers and public groups. He has taught psychology, counseling and communication at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. In June 2000, he established the Prescott 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.

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!

I met Marshall and NVC when I was studying in Ohio State University in 1996 through Maria Mankien, a close friend of mine, who was then the secretary at CNVC. NVC reinforced my studies at the University. I was involved with Paulo Freire and the Sense-Making studies at the time and NVC just gave it all a new form. I fell in love with the process. When I returned to Sri Lanka I invited Marshall to introduce NVC to Sri Lanka and I introduced it to my teaching at the University.

Since then I have met wonderful NVC people and I wished that the whole world be full of people who lived NVC. I began my journey living NVC with 20 children who had lost their parents in the war in Sri Lanka. It has been a great journey of learning and I am looking forward to continue the journey learning with this IIT team

Vicky Peirce lives in, and works mainly in South Gloucestershire, UK, offering residential Living NVC experiences and other NVC related trainings at the 'Come to Life' Barn. Her passion is in deep healing that can result from the inner enquiry that NVC encourages alongside more recent integration of the work of Robert Gonzales and the 'Living Energy of Needs'.

She works with individuals, couples and small groups, offering a fluid, open and explorative space to live a quality of non-judgmental acceptance for who we are and how we can show up in any given moment.......a place of compassionate care for our unique individuality and expression of being, with all the ways we have learnt over years being met with love and consideration, for ourselves and each other.

If you are interested in attending any workshops, practice-groups, etc., in preparation for the IIT, please see the following local training schedules: click for trainings in Australia and New Zealand. Also see our Training Schedule to search for training opportunities in other locations.

Mt Tamborine Convention CentreVenue: Mount Tamborine is a plateau about 8 kilometres long and 5 kilometres at its widest point, rising approximately 600 metres (1700 ft) above sea level. The plateau is a world of subtropical, eucalypt and cycad rainforests featuring an abundance of easy walks and magnificent views to the Gold Coast in the east, and the national parks of the Scenic Rim to the west. Plentiful vantage points and picnic spots provide magnificent views to the Gold Coast to the east and the national parks of the Scenic Rim to the west.

TRAVEL: Cedar Creek Lodges, also known as Thunderbird Park, is located in the beautiful and natural setting on Mt Tamborine 60 mins drive from Brisbane. It is also a 75 minute drive from Brisbane Airport or 65 minute drive from the Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta. A shuttle bus service is available from Brisbane Airport or Coomera train station.

Participants are asked to wait until their registration in the IIT has been confirmed before booking travel reservations.

FEE: Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee (payable in US Dollars to CNVC) and accommodation fee (payable in Australian Dollars to the venue) - as outlined in the table below.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Receive a $234 discount on tuition (10% off tuition) on payments received in full by December 11, 2012 (4 weeks prior to start of IIT). Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $2,106.

CERTIFICATION CANDIDATE/PREVIOUS IIT PARTICIPANT DISCOUNT: If you are a registered certification candidate with CNVC or have attended a CNVC IIT before, we offer you a $351 discount on tuition (15% discount off tuition) (not to be combined with other offers). Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $1,989.

IIT Options and Fees (For a 9-Day Training):

There are places still available. It would be fabulous to have you there.

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Fee Payable to Organizer Team (in AUD)

Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC
(in USD)

Meals and Accommodation:
Please NOTE:
There has been a change of venue at Mt Tamborine.

The IIT is now being held at Cedar Creek Lodges also known as Thunderbird Park.

Here is the website: Bookings for accommodation and meals are being made through Cedar Creek Lodges.

Email: reservations [at] cedarcreeklodges [dot] com [dot] au
Ph: +61 (0) 7 5545 1468
Fax: +61 (0)7 5545 2707

The basic cost is $675 for bunkhouse accommodation (or camping) and all meals

There are additional choices for accommodation choices available, for an additional fee. Please contact Judy Minikin or Kate Larter directly, for details.

AUD 675 USD 2,340
Early Bird: USD 2,106
Canditates & Previous USD 1,989


1. Fill out the IIT Application Form *, and send it with payment in US$ only to:

5600 San Francisco Rd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109

email: iitadmin [at] cnvc [dot] org
fax: +1 505 247 0414

2. Applications sent before December 11, 2012 need to include full or partial payment for TUITION, with a minimum of $100. The balance of tuition is due on December 11, 2012. For applications sent on or after December 11, 2012 please include full tuition fees.
PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION: You will be contacted by organizer team approximately 3 weeks before IIT starts to process this part of the payment.

3. CNVC usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive an acknowledgement within this time.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at 505-244-4041 or e-mail IIT


Or, Download IIT Application Form

(1) 2012 IIT Application Form v3 english/MS Word (.doc) (52Kb)
(2) 2012 IIT Application Form v3 english/Rich Text (.rtf) (180Kb)
(3) 2012 IIT Application Form v3 english/Adobe (.pdf) (99Kb)

IIT Nick Name: 
Australia – Queensland 2013 IIT
Fri, 2013-01-11 12:00 - Sun, 2013-01-20 12:00


Thunderbird Park
Corner Cedar Creek Falls Road
Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
Facility Name: 
Cedar Creek Lodges also known as Thunderbird Park.
Lead Trainer: 
Robert Gonzales
Cate Crombie
Chris Rajendram
Vicky Peirce

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

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