2019 Slovenia IIT

Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE TRAINING
SLOVENIA, May 17-26, 2019

find out more about this IIT at the local link https://iit.nvc.si/

IIT – International intensive training in Nonviolent communication is an immersion into various workshops, home groups, practices and direct application of the principles of Nonviolent communication during the period of 9 days. The training is open to an international group of about 50-60 people from various countries, cultural backgrounds, professions and walks of life to co-create a safe space for exploring vulnerability, gaining communication skills and consciousness and fostering change on personal and community levels over an extended period of time.
Please feel a warm welcome to join us whether you are a parent, teacher, activist, leader, businessman, social worker or a curious explorer of life…

The retreat will be held by a group of 4 skilled organisers and 4 internationally established certified trainers in Nonviolent communication.

Seminar Language: English

Trainer Team


Robert KrzisnikTrainer: Robert Krzisnik, MS c. Psych:  
From early teenage years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other in our innocence, at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for over 29 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings.
Within the context of Nonviolent Communication I am most passionate about its spiritual and embodied dimensions and about conflict mediation. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation...
I am a certified trainer with CNVC, have been regularly serving as a trainer on 9-day International Intensive Trainings and 9-day European Intensive Courses, and have shared NVC in over 20 countries in Europe, Mideast, Asia, USA, Australia…
My permanent address is in Slovenia, a small country in Europe which used to be a part of a country that does not exist anymore, but still resides in my heart as the place where I grew up — Yugoslavia. I have given two TEDx talks, connected with Nonviolent Communication one in 2012 on Global Citizenship, and the other in 2013 on Personal Growth.
My website is: www.thatfield.eu


Trainer and Assessor: Kathleen Mcfarran Kathleen Macferran (USA)
Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for CNVC since 2003 and serves as an assessor with CNVC by supporting trainer candidates through a community-based certification process.  Offering communication and conflict resolution exploration is a passion of hers having worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. Kathleen is on the faculty of Seattle Central Community College where she offers courses in Conflict Management.

Kathleen enjoys exploring ways to engage with conflict in life-serving ways through the development of restorative systems. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an affiliate organization of CNVC that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. Kathleen offers trainings in concrete skills of nonviolence leading to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and the community. For over 25 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities. Her experience includes two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Her website is www.StrengthofConnection.com. You can see Kathleen's 15 minute Ted Talks. (There are two: “Art of Listening” and “Houses of Healing”)


Yoram MosenzonTrainer: Yoram Mosenzon (Israel/ Netherlands)

I am a CNVC certified trainer and a Mediator, originally from Israel, now based in Amsterdam. When I met NVC in 2001 I was a dancer/choreographer. In 2008, while learning it deeper and deeper, I decided to stop all my artistic activities in order to have my time and energy fully be dedicated to teaching/living NVC.
During the week I teach in Amsterdam, and nearly every weekend I teach internationally in France, Israel/Palestine, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Ireland, USA, and other countries.
My focus lies on the Embodiment of NVC. NVC for me is ‘taking my Meditation cushion into real life’. I love people (or to say it more precisely: ‘I am obsessed with people’!) and the subtle delicacy of figuring out ‘what’s going on between people’ moment by moment. I see my mastery being in ‘The Art of Dialogues’, Intimate Relationships, Connecting with Children, Radical Honesty and Radical Empathy.
In 2016 I have co-founded the Democratic NVC school in Amsterdam- ‘L.I.F.E’ (Learning In Free Environment)’- for children at the age of 4 until 18 years old.
My TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGfqyhleUA I am offering NVC courses and workshops, including yearlong courses ‘Embodying & Teaching NVC’ and ’NVC based Mediation’. Details: http://www.connecting2life.net/


Monica ReuTrainer: Monica Reu (Romania)
At the age of 27, Monica started on an intense journey of self-discovery, delving into holotropic breathwork, Zen meditation, the ESPERE communication model, family constellations and ultimately Nonviolent Communication. And then there was light. She came across NVC in 2003, started organising trainings for experienced CNVC trainers, translated NVC books into Romanian and brought Marshall to Bucharest. Soon after, she started on a deeply fulfilling certification process with the CNVC. In 2007, she founded the Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication, providing training for businesses, schools, organisations and open groups.
For the past ten years, she’s mainly been supporting parents and children in building deep connection to each other, in her conviction that raising kids can be a process of learning and healing for parents. In 2010 she initiated her Education through Empathy Program for schools and kindergartens. Three of her very dear projects are a 6 month NVC intensive training, a yearly NVC camp in the Romanian mountains and her summer family camps. Her work has taken her to Poland, Brussels, Greece and the Republic of Moldova.
She is regular contributor in TV and radio shows on parenting.
She is living in Romania with her husband, daughter and two dogs.


Organizers


Dmitriy Kopina, MSc.Organizer: Dmitriy Kopina, MSc.

Being human first, finding precious gift of Life in me and in any other living being, thru connection and empathy, is my main aim of Life. Deeply connected with mother Nature I’m in my quest toward exploration, joy, grow, care, love and admiring the beauty of needs and feelings Life brings to us. My mission and my goals involve activities that are supporting individuals finding their authenticity, fullness of life and awareness; connecting people together, building “power with” communities based on equality of all needs and using forms of communication and full embodiment to support connecting individuals and groups into their essence, conciseness and spirituality. Working as trainer, expert, adviser, manager, father and a teacher for over 27 years I have gathered a broad variety of experiences and I’m keen to sharing it with other individuals, couples, in business environments and especially enjoy reinventing teams, organisations and communities.


Jaka KovačOrganizer: Jaka Kovač

was inspired by the spirit of NVC in 2010 and since then he is practising and exploring it with a help of his colleagues in the Slovenian NVC community. He uses it in his trainer and facilitation work – with colleagues he brings NVC into various fields, they runs workshops for teachers, youth workers, refugees, volunteers, sport coaches etc.


Javor Škerlj VogelnikOrganizer: Javor Škerlj Vogelnik

Javor is very passionate about artistic expression through movement, wood crafting, poetry and music. His inspirations for art, projects and workshops mostly derive from a unique connection with nature and its Fairy wonders. He uses nonviolent communication as a platform for establishing a quality of connection with self and others and nurturing people’s authentic expression in the world. In his workshop offerings, Javor also enjoys combining NVC with movement based practices.


venue Kranjska Gora

Venue: Best Western Hotel, Kranjska Gora

 

This IIT will be held in the alpine village of Kranjska Gora at an altitude of 810 metres. The village is a world-renowned ski resort and a very popular destination for active holiday-seekers during all seasons. With it’s stunning views of the Slovenian Alps and its green luxury of lakes, springs and streams it is a perfect place to centre your mind, spirit and practice of NVC. This lovely village offers all the basics like a grocery store, pharmacy, some restaurants and local stores. The hotel (named after the village) offers cosy rooms and three meals every day (vegetarian and vegan option). There is a swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. However we recommend that you spend any spare time in the amazing surroundings just around the corner of the hotel (we will provide specific recommendations on the spot). Because you are located in the mountains at a higher altitude the temperature at the end of May is usually around 18-20 °C (lower in the nights)

Travel:

By air: The main airport in Slovenia is airport (letalisce in slo) Ljubljana Joze Pucnik (also called Brnik) which is about 1 hour car driving distance from the venue.

There is also a small international airport near Kranjska Gora, the airport of Klagenfurt (Kärnten Airport, Flughafen Klagenfurt) offering some budget airlines. More options with budget airlines are also airports in Italy, Trieste (Ronchi) or Venice (Treviso and Marco Polo). However note that you need to get to Ljubljana first, to be able to find a bus to Kranjska Gora. We will be providing some shuttles in case more of you get to the same airport.

Car driving distance from those airports to the venue are:
Airport Ljubljana (LJU) about 50 minutes
Klagenfurt (KLU) about 1h
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) or Treviso (TSF) about 3h
Trieste airport (TRS) about 2h

Fees

Tuition Rates Total Fee
Full Tuition $2,340 USD/ €1990 EURO
6 month early-bird - payments received in full 6 months prior to start of IIT (April 12th 2018) - 15% off full tuition $1,989 USD/ €1692 EURO
3 month early-bird - payments received in full 3 months prior to start of IIT (July 12th 2018) - 10% off full tuition $2,106 USD/ €1791 EURO
Certification Candidate or Previous IIT attendance - 15% off full tuition $1,989 USD/ €1692 EURO

Scholarships: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is February 18, 2019 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)

Accommodation Options and Fees(for 9-day training in addition to the tuition fees):

 
Accommodation Type

 
Accommodation Fee Payable to a local organisation

Private Room with Private Bathroom

€747 EURO/Person

Double Room with Private Bathroom

€549 EURO/Person

Commuter Option, you stay somewhere else and just join for meals

€313 EURO/Person (breakfast not included)

Tent option more info here. You still join the group for meals

€313 EURO/Person (breakfast not included)

**In all packages tourist tax is NOT included in the price. Tourist tax is payable on site at the venue. The value for adult person in the years 2018 is 1,27€ per day.
Meals are included. Only vegan and vegetarian choices available.

How to register:

  1. Click on Register below to fill out the online IIT Application Form sent at least a $100 payment is in US Dollars to CNVC.
  2. Applications sent before 18 April, 2019 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on 18 April, 2019. For applications sent on or after 18 April, 2019 please include all fees
  3. CNVC and organizer team 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 +1 505-244-4041 or email at iit [at] cnvc [dot] org or contact the local organizers of the Slovenia IIT at IITSlovenija [at] gmail [dot] com

****Attendance at an IIT is a request of those who wish to become CNVC certified trainers, and it is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to share NVC, whether you want to be certified or not. more info here

IIT Nick Name: 
2019 Slovenia IIT
Date: 
Fri, 2019-05-17 17:00 - Sun, 2019-05-26 13:00

Location

Best Western Hotel, Kranjska Gora Kranjska Gora
Slovenia
Place
Facility Name: 
Best Western Hotel, Kranjska Gora
People
Organizer: 
Dmitriy Kopina
Organizer: 
Jaka Kovac
Organizer: 
Javor Skerlj Vogelnik
Trainers: 
Robert Krzisnik
Trainers: 
Kathleen Macferran
Trainers: 
Yoram Mosenzon
Trainers: 
Monica Reu
CNVC IIT Administrator: 
Danielle Beenders
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