Nonviolent Communication International Intensive Training

Details and Registration Information for IITs

An IIT is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication, "immersion experience" residential workshop typically including 40 to 70 participants with 3 to 5 CNVC Certified Trainers. All the participants and trainers live together in community during the training. You learn, eat, play and live with people who want to connect compassionately with others for nine days. An IIT training offers an opportunity to live Nonviolent Communication with a community over an extended period of time with the intention to develop Nonviolent Communication skills and consciousness. For frequently asked question visit our IIT FAQ page.

IITs have been held all over the world: Sri Lanka, Canada, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Colombia, Brazil, the United States of America, Hungary, and Argentina, to name some countries.

Preparation for an IIT

Before attending an IIT, we recommend you have at least a basic introduction to NVC and have read Marshall’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. If it is difficult for you to find access to NVC training, in addition to reading the book, we suggest you watch the DVD sets “The Basics of Nonviolent Communication” and, if possible, “Making Life Wonderful.” Also, the Nonviolent Communication Training Course Kit provides a look at what types of exercises you can expect during the IIT. These materials and others are available from CNVC.

More information about these items can be found in the Bookstore.

International Intensive Training (IIT) Schedule

Please note: More IITs are in the works for this year and future years, so please check back soon, or sign up for our notification list!

Date Title City Province Country
Tue, 2016-11-01 18:00 - Thu, 2016-11-10 12:00 Canada November 2016 Whistler British Columbia Canada
Fri, 2016-11-04 18:00 - Sun, 2016-11-13 12:00 2016 Czech Republic IIT FULL Ždírec nad Doubravou Czech Republic
Sat, 2016-11-12 08:00 - Sun, 2016-11-20 17:00 Senegal 2016 postponed till 2017 Dakar Senegal
Thu, 2017-01-19 17:00 - Sat, 2017-01-28 16:00 2017 Mideast IIT Beit Jala Palestinian Territory
Fri, 2017-02-10 18:00 - Sun, 2017-02-19 12:00 USA - Los Angeles 2017 IIT Rancho Palos Verdes California United States
Mon, 2017-02-27 18:00 - Wed, 2017-03-08 12:00 2017 France IIT France
Sat, 2017-04-01 17:00 - Fri, 2017-04-07 12:00 LIFE-ENRICHING LEARNING LAB IN EUROPE Poland
Wed, 2017-04-05 17:00 - Fri, 2017-04-14 12:00 2017 Kenya IIT Kenya
Fri, 2017-04-07 18:00 - Sun, 2017-04-16 12:00 2017 España IIT Spain
Fri, 2017-05-12 17:00 - Sun, 2017-05-21 12:00 2017 Bali IIT Ubud Bali Indonesia
Fri, 2017-06-16 17:00 - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:00 Denmark IIT 2017 Klint Denmark
Thu, 2017-06-29 17:00 - Sat, 2017-07-08 12:00 2017 Italy IIT Liguria Italy
Fri, 2017-08-18 17:00 - Sun, 2017-08-27 12:00 Germany August 2017 Reimlingen Germany

Register Online

We now offer our IIT application online in English, German and French. This process has greatly increased our ability to process and manage your application, including making the information available to the local organizers and to the IIT Training Team so they can help make your experience more wonderful.

We strongly recommend that you create an account on our site before you create your application so that you can edit it if you realize your information would benefit from updating.

At the bottom of the IIT Information Pages you will find a link to create an IIT Application.

Use these links to create an application.

If you would prefer a printed application, or if you have any questions, please contact IIT administration directly at Tel: +1.505.244.4041 or email IIT administration


CNVC Welcomes Donations to our IIT Scholarship Fund.


IIT Scholarships

CNVC gives a limited number of Tuition Reduction to IITs. For more information about the IIT Scholarships, check the FAQ page. If you would like to apply for an IIT Scholarship, Click on the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION section of the online application or contact the IIT department for a printed form.

If you would like to offer your services to bring an IIT to your area, either as an organizer/organization or venue, please click here to send us your information.

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The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

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