Training Details

Skillful Presence: Honing Empathy for Deeper Client Transformation (video conference program)


All Levels


General NVC


Online Video




Killian, PhD, Dian

Date and Time

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 — 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT | Feb. 12, 29, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19 — Central Standard Time (GMT-6)


This 6-week video conference program is for therapists and coaches* who want to fine-tune and deepen their own self-empathy-connection, as well as learn how to apply NVC-based processes with their clients.
This training is designed for mental health professionals
This online practicum is for mental health professionals
*Note: This program is open only to licensed therapists (LCSWs, LMSWs, LPCs, LPCIs, LMFTs, LMFT-As), social workers, CNVC Certified Trainers or candidates, full-time working coaches, or students in an accredited social work or counseling program.

This program has six sessions and runs 6 consecutive Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (90 minutes each). High-speed internet and a computer or smartphone is recommended so you receive the maximum benefit of the video, audio, and visual aids (we will use Zoom video conference software). We need at least 10 pre-registrants to launch this program; it is limited to 30. After each session, you will receive an email with a link to the video recording and key takeaway points.

How past participants have described this course:
   • “Practice in a safe, nurturing environment.”
   • “Very engaging, experiential, and involving.”
   • “Dian is an exceptional trainer. Her ability to connect and truly care about participants enhances the content. She is compassionate communication in motion!”

Meet the Presenter:

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.


  • Small group and peer coaching and practice.
  • In-depth demos of deep-empathy processes.
  • Troubleshooting how to use and apply deep empathy with clients.
  • Identifying and moving through your own blocks.
  • Honing somatic and kinesthetic applications.

Registration Investment

$275 early bird (by Dec. 21); $325 standard (after Dec. 21)
• Additional $100 savings when you register for this program and the Feb. 7-8, 2019 immersion in Austin, TX, “Empathic Presence.”


Pre-requisite to this online practicum (2-day in-person training, "Empathic Presence”)
More about the presenter, Dian Killian, Ph.D.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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