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 6 pre-registrants to launch this program; it is limited to 25. 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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