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Training Details

Nonviolent Communication: A Spiritual Practice and Act of Social Change


All Levels


General NVC


In Person




Killian, PhD, Dian

Date and Time

Fri, Jun 21, 2019 to Sun, Jun 23, 2019 — [begins Friday with dinner at 7:00 pm; ends Sunday with lunch] — Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)


Powell House

524 Pitt Hall Rd.
Old Chatham, New York 12136
United States


Join us for this weekend workshop on Compassionate-Nonviolent Communication where you will learn how to artfully self-manage your reactions; empathize with others; and find solutions that restore harmony, are in integrity with your values, and hold everyone’s needs with care.

If you have young children and want to learn NVC, this is an ideal opportunity for you! If you register by May 17, you can benefit from child care for an additional fee of $50 per child!

Those around us can do or say things that we don’t like, disagree with, find hurtful, infuriating, or even plain wrong. So how do we, in these moments, find our common humanity and speak truth to power?

Join us for this engaging and interactive program that includes exercises, games, pair work, role play, and music. We’ll explore the core practices of Nonviolent Communication as well more advanced practices such as Protective Use of Force and how the very way we communicate each day can be a radical act of social change.

Meet the Trainer:

Dian Killian, Ph.D 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.

Special Event for the weekend: Empathy Songs and Stories:

On Saturday evening, Dian will share music and stories with us. A champion mountain dulcimer performer and singer-songwriter, she has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, People’s Voice Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, and many other venues. Join us to learn more about empathy via song!

Who is it for

Everyone is welcome, ranging from beginners to experienced practitioners.

Registration Investment

Early bird discount (through June 7, 2019): $295 for adults | $200 for ages 13-22
Standard price (after June 7): $310 for adults | $230 for ages 13-22
[Commuters pay $220 (early bird) or $250 (standard)]


Learn more about the host, the Powell House
Directions to the venue

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

NEW fundraising opportunity for US residents.