Japan December 2014 IIT -- Full

Center For Nonviolent Communicationsm
Presents an
Kiyosato, Japan
  December 5—14, 2014

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. Seminar languages: English with translation to Japanese.

Katherine SingerLead Trainer: Katherine Singer
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.

Marianne GoethlinSupport Trainer: Marianne Göthlin Marianne Göthlin lives in Sweden, has been practicing and integrating NVC for 20 years and was certified as CNVC trainer 1998.The last 10 years Marianne has shared NVC internationally, has worked together with many trainers and has served as a trainer on IITs together with Marshall Rosenberg.

Since 1990 she has worked in education, with teachers, parents and young people using the process of Nonviolent Communication to foster compassionate relations in learning environments. In 1998 she co-founded a school based on NVC values and principles outside Stockholm. She has been a partner in a European Union project that brings Peace Education into kindergartens.

In 2009 she participated in initiating “NVC in Education Europe” a program with the intention of supporting the development of Nonviolent Education in European school systems. Marianne is appreciated for embodying the subtle power of empathic presence where there is a space for everyone to be. www.skolande.se

Robert KrzisnikSupport Trainer: Robert Krzisnik, Robert Krzisnik, MS c. Psych., has been working for 26 years (which of course cannot be true because that would mean he is already old) with individuals and groups as psychotherapist, trainer, team coach, complex meeting facilitator and conflict mediator in a wide spectrum of environments: from corporate to educational to personal and spiritual retreats.

While all his work is infused with the spirit and the approach of Nonviolent Communication, he is also a dedicated practitioner of Art of Hosting practices, and an explorer of inter-cultural communication. In Nonviolent Communication he is most passionate about its spiritual aspects, as well as its use in conflict mediation (between individuals, within groups and between groups).

Since his early teenage years, Robert has been eagerly exploring the spiritual realms of Self and the Whole, as well as existential questions of life, through numerous inward journeys and travels around this wonderful world. He is also an eager practitioner (in beginning stages) of Contact Improvisation

He lives 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 his heart - Yugoslavia. His website: www.humus.si/en

Jim and JoriSupport Trainers: Jim and Jori Manske, married and working together for over 30 years, share the intentions to cooperate together in the great adventure of life, to openly and honestly share their deepest thoughts and feelings, and to honor and accept each other with ever-increasing ability. These intentions continue to frame not only their relationship together, but also all their relationships and work.

As co-creators of peaceworks, they offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational development, consulting and mentoring. They have been working with a variety of businesses, community groups, government, NGO's, private groups and individuals since 1971.

They each have certifications as Trainers, Mediators, and Facilitators, as well as certifications in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and individually have degrees in Communication (Jim) and Social Work (Jori).

In June 2008, they completed their year and a half term as inaugural leaders of the Global Community Circle (GCC) for The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), supporting the growth and well-being of communities in the worldwide CNVC network.

They were founding members of the New Mexico Network for Nonviolent Communication. and have contributed directly to many emerging NVC communities worldwide. Jori also served as Interim Director of CNVC from January 2006 until May 2007, on the CNVC Board of Directors for 3 years, as founding board member of Comienzos (a program for jail inmates and staff), and serves on the Advisory Committee for NVC Academy

They continue to evolve Compassionate Leadership and Pathways to Liberation, and remain eager to discover new ways of evolving personal leadership and compassion.  Currently Jim and Jori are contribute to Hawaii NVC and the Network for Nonviolent Communication's NVC in the School's program in Hawai'i.  They offer a telephone-based training, Mentoring+ and enjoy contributing to the growing NVC communities of Korea and Japan. 

roxymanningSupport Trainer: Roxy Manning For over three decades, I did the "right" thing, the expected thing. I was a "good" student, a "successful" member of society. And, for over three decades, my outer success hid a deep unhappiness. I was so focused on doing what others expected, I lost touch with what I needed to thrive.

When I was introduced to NVC, I began to learn what it means to be free. I discovered the freedom and power that comes when I could acknowledge my heart's longings and value my needs as much as I valued the needs of others. NVC offered me the possibility that I could care for my family and community without such cost to myself. As a psychologist, this was a possibility that I had always sought to help others, as well as myself, achieve. NVC has immeasurably improved my capacity to do this.

I delight in helping people discover pathways to healing and freedom that allow them to create the kinds of communities that help them thrive. In recent years, I have been very lucky to travel to Asia (to Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand). In each country, I have met people working to create the structures to help themselves, their families and communities thrive after a number of challenges (earthquake/tsunami in Japan, end of civil war in Sri Lanka, and severe civil unrest in Thailand). In each case, despite differences among our cultures, I have seen people yearning for the kind of freedom I describe, a freedom that is universal.

Come join us at the retreat to experience first hand what it is like when each person's needs are valued, and learn the skills to create that environment in your home communities

Jorge Rubio VollertSupport Trainer: Jorge Rubio Vollert: Jorge has been a CNVC certified trainer for 9 years. He has worked intensively in his country of origin, Colombia, as founder and executive director of The Foundation for Nonviolent Communication Center and participated in the Presidential program "Haz Paz", with the intention to create a culture of peace in a country of war. He also directed three Community Peace pilot projects with the Colombian Institute for the Welfare of the Family, and worked at the INEM School (Instituto Nacional de Educacion Media), a public school in Ibague that serves the poorest economic strata.

He travels internationally to conduct workshops, and to consult and mediate with businesses, schools, organizations, police, families and individuals. Workshops include training participants in basic NVC skills, anger management, parenting, and community building. He is currently working in the U.S., Spain, and Latin America trying to support the creation of living empathic networks. Recent extensive work in several regions of Bolivia has included workshops with government agencies at the national level, with child protective agencies, and with community and human rights organizations.


Seisen Ryo is the centerpiece of KEEP, a 240 hectare facility in Yatsugatake Highlands.  Founded by Paul Rusch in 1938 with the vision of a place for communal learning, enrichment, and development, Seisen Ryo has offered spaces for activities around four major concepts of Food, Health, Faith, Hope for Youth, and after 1980’s, two more of Environmental Education and International Exchange/Cooperation.

As a cornerstone of KEEP, Seisen Ryo is centrally located within a short walk of any of the six hiking trails around the area and other buildings at KEEP. Natural beauty abounds in every direction. Mountains surround the area, with the Yatsugatake Kogen Prefectural Park to the north, Mt. Fuji and the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to the south, the Southern Alps National Park to the west and the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park to the west.

Seisen-Ryo in KEEP (Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project)
Address: 3545 Kiyosato, Takane-chou
Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture 407-0301
Tel: +81-(0)551-48-2111
General Enquiries: https://seisenryo-jp.ssl-xserver.jp/en/contact/index.php


The nearest airports are Narita International and Haneda in Tokyo. 

You must go to Shinjuku to take a train to the venue. 

It takes about eighty minutes by Narita Express line from Narita, and an hour by monorail and Yamanote-line from Haneda to Shinjuku. 

From Shinjuku, it’s about 3 hours to get to the venue by Azusa Express Train on Chuo-line and Koumi-line. 

Participants are asked to wait until the CNVC office has confirmed their enrollment in the IIT before booking travel and accommodation reservations.

Fee: Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee of $2,340 plus accommodation fee - as outlined in the table below. Tuition is payable to CNVC, and accommodation is payable directly to venue (please wait for information from organizer before processing accommodation payment).

Early Bird Discount: Receive a $351 discount on tuition (15% off tuition) on payments received in full by August 5, 2014 (4 months prior to start of IIT). Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $1,989.

Receive a $234 discount on full tuition (10% off tuition) on payments received in full by September 5, 2014 (3 months prior to start of IIT). Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $2,106

Other discounts: 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).

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

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Fee
Per Person
(Payable to venue in JPY)

Tuition Fee

(Payable to CNVC in USD)

A1: Japanese Cottage Group Plan
Japanese rooms in a cottage scattered in the woods.
Futon on tatami floor. Shared by 5 to 8 people

¥90,000 $2,340

B1Twin rooms in Old Lodge
Western style room with two single beds. Shared by two people.

¥105,000 $2,340

B2Single occupancy of a Twin room in Old Lodge.
Same room as B1. Not shared.

¥145,000 $2,340

C1Group plan in New Lodge
Japanese room (futon on tatami floor) and living room.
Shared by 4 to 5 people.

¥115,000 $2,340

D1Twin room in New Lodge
Western style bedroom with two single beds & living room with a fireplace. Shared by two people.

¥155,000 $2,340

D2Single occupancy of a twin room in New Lodge
Same room as D1. Not shared.

¥225,000 $2,340

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Meals: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices are available at each meal and are included in the accommodation fees. (from dinner on the 5th through breakfast on the 14th)

How to register:

  1. Click here to fill out the online IIT Application Form in English,  please follow the instructions in the form to make payment: or
  2. Applications sent before 4 November 2014 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on 4 November 2014 . For applications sent on or after 4 November 2014, please include full tuition fees.
  3. CNVC usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive an acknowledgment within this time
  4. If you would prefer a written application contact the IIT department and we will mail you one.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at 505-244-4041 or iitadmin [at] cnvc [dot] org (e-mail IIT)

IIT Nick Name: 
Japan December IIT
Fri, 2014-12-05 18:15 - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:00


3545 Kiyosato Takane-chou
Ymanashi-ken Hokuto City 407-0301
Ken Anno
Lead Trainer: 
Katherine Hahn (Kay) Singer
Robert Krzisnik
Marianne Göthlin
Roxy Manning
Jori Manske
Jim Manske
Jorge. Rubio-Vollert
CNVC IIT Administrator: 
Kendra Rodriguez

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