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Training Details

Sharing Nonviolent Communication in your Community


All Levels




In Person




Beausoleil, Francois
Bowers, Irene

Date and Time

Sun, Feb 17, 2019 — [10:00 am - 5:00 pm] — Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)


[exact location in Ann Arbor TBD]
Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States


For people who have been touched deeply by the practice of NVC like we have, it’s a natural impulse to want to share it with others. But how to do it? What are the key skills needed to be successful?

Join us for this daylong session to learn the basic skills involved in successfully sharing NVC in your communities. We’ll share specific approaches, tips, and materials related to offering an introduction to NVC.

Also, we’ll offer some guidelines and teach NVC facilitation skills, which is useful for any type of NVC program.

Meet the Trainers:

François Beausoleil, MBA (Quebec, Canada), trains, coaches and supports individuals and organizations throughout Canada, U.S., Mexico, Europe, Costa Rica, Japan and China. In addition to his engaging approaches on how to share the foundations of NVC with others and developing trainers, François brings a strong business and coaching focus to his work.

    With his expertise in business and working with organizations, François supports participants to clarify their vision, articulate what they want to contribute to the world and identify strategies of doing this that are designed to attend to their needs. François is highly skilled at helping participants discover and transcend internal and external barriers so that they can live from a more fully empowered state.

    François' previous career was as a musician with Cirque de Soleil – he brings creativity and music into the rooms and hearts wherever he shares his work. He has an MBA from Sherbrooke University in Quebec and has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008. In 2014, he wrote the book, The Blame-Free State, and has been helping people move out of blame for others and themselves in several countries since then. Learn more about François here.

Irene Bowers (Avon Lake, OH) has years of experience as writer, editor and communication consultant. With a Communication degree from Purdue University, Irene began her career writing and editing for consumer and trade publications, later working as a communication consultant in an international management consulting firm. In this role, she developed complex communication and training projects.

    In 2004, Irene discovered NVC and began integrating and sharing it, and is pursuing Trainer Certification through the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Irene is a member of the Oberlin College Center for Dialogue which provides mediation and facilitation to the College and community. She taught a popular full-semester NVC class at Oberlin and continues to offer workshops by request for student groups and departments at the College.

Who is it for

People with 30 or more hours of in-person training in Nonviolent Communication.


  • A detailed outline for an Introduction to Nonviolent Communication, providing clarity and ease for you as you approach this type of offering.
  • Tips on how to lead basic tried-and-tested activities at an Introduction so that you can approach them with confidence.
  • Ideas about how to answer typical questions that come up at NVC Introductions in order to avoid hesitations, difficulties, and awkwardness when faced with difficult questions.
  • Guidelines for how to make basic decisions when facilitating a group, which will help you lead in an efficient and inclusive way.
  • Examples of how to give instructions for activities to maximize clarity and effectiveness for participants.

Registration Investment

EARLYBIRD: $115/person (by Jan. 26, 2019)
STANDARD: $135/person (after Jan. 26)

MULTIPLE PERSON DISCOUNT: (can be combined with early bird discount)
• 2 people register together - both save 10%
• 3+ people register together - everyone saves 15%

Registration, payment and deposit info.

If you have questions about registration, payments or other logistics, email Jeff Brown at If you have questions about the program or content, email François Beausoleil at


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