Training Details

Authenticity, Intimacy, and Trust: Creating the Relationships You Want with Nonviolent Communication




General NVC


In Person




Killian, PhD, Dian

Date and Time

Tue, Feb 5, 2019 — 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CT — Central Standard Time (GMT-6)


LifeWorks (East)

835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin, Texas 78702
United States


Most of us long to be fully authentic in our relationships. We want to be accepted and loved for who we are, yet turning up with full honesty can be challenging.

We wonder, “Will I be heard?” Or will the other person turn up with defensiveness, misunderstanding, and blame? And when misunderstanding does occur, how can we restore connection and trust?

This 2-hour introductory program will interest anyone wanting greater authenticity in their lives and to improve their communication and connection with others, at work or at home. Attend on your own or with family members, coworkers, and friends! A 2-day weekend immersion program will follow on Friday-Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 (details here).

You will take away from this program an ability to:
   • Self-manage your own responses, even when hurt, angry or disappointed.
   • Understand what’s driving other’s words and actions.
   • Separate out your stories and interpretations from what’s actually happening.
   • Make concrete, doable requests that will move situations and forward

Meet the Presenter:

The leader of this class, Dian Killian, Ph.D (pictured right) is a certified professional Life Coach specializing in communication, teamwork, and collaboration. She is the co-author of two books, “Connecting Across Differences: How to Find Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime” and "Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York.

Dian is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, appears regularly at the 92nd Street Y and the Omega Institute, and works in-house with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

This event is co-sponsored by Houston NVC, an organization that envisions greater Houston as a community valuing authenticity, compassion, and respect.


  • Know that you’ve been fully heard and have heard others
  • Understand what matters most, on a core level, in any situation
  • Resolve differences in a mutually satisfying way
  • Find the outcomes you want, free of demand, guilt or shame
  • Foster openness and cooperation
  • Restore empathy, trust, and connection

Registration Investment

$27 early bird (by Dec. 15, 2019); $37 standard (after Dec. 15).


More about the presenter, Dian Killian, Ph.D.
Directions to Lifeworks East
Follow-up 2-day immersion / deepening of this primer

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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