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Training Details

12th Annual NVC Conference


All Levels


General NVC


In Person




Sorrow, Rodger
Manske, Jori
Manske, Jim
Mackenzie, Mary
Finkelstein, Jared
Aguilar, Lorraine

Date and Time

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 to Sun, Mar 31, 2019 — Fri, Mar 29, 7 pm - 9 pm, Sat, Mar 30, 9 am - 4 pm and Sun, Mar 31, 9 am - 4 p — Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)


SBCC School of Extended Learning

Wake Campus
300 N Turnpike Road
Santa Barbara, California 93111
United States


The Nonviolent Communication work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg is well known around the world.  Santa Barbara City College's School of Extended Learning and Choose Connection are pleased to present the TWELFTH ANNUAL NVC Conference in Santa Barbara for two days of introductory, intermediate and in-depth sessions. 

The weekend begins with a FREE NVC Introduction Friday evening. Then Saturday will offer sessions by Certified Trainers, Mary Mackenzie, Lorraine Aguilar, Jori and Jim Manske from Maui, Jared Finkelstein, Rodger Sorrow and other presenters Shoshana Wheeler, Ariel Wrye, Jim Kwako, Dana Drobny, David & Bonnie Paul, Craig Chalquist, and Mark Dunlap.   They will  share their experience in using NVC in a variety of settings; from personal life and relationships to business, education, justice and government. Well known for their exciting workshops on several continents and service with the non-profit Center for NVC (CNVC).  Presenters will offer simultaneous breakout sessions. If you have already attended an NVC event or class, you will know that this is a rare opportunity to dramatically expand and deepen your knowledge and skills. If you are not familiar with NVC but would like to express yourself more fully and easily, be sure to attend this event and discover the power of communicating compassionately. 

Register online
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Organizer: Rodger Sorrow, Certified Trainer and Assessor in Training with CNVC.

For more information and FAQs visit

Who is it for

Everyone from beginner to experienced practitioners. This event has a wide range of topics and depth. The schedule of topics will soon be posted at in the NVC Conference drop down menu


  • Deepen connections with your friends, family and co-workers
  • Learn to speak from the heart and listen without judging
  • Transform conflict into compassionate dialogues
  • Create more harmony and peace at home and at work
  • Sharing Power in relationships
  • Dissolve Enemy Images
  • Money
  • Parenting with NVC
  • Intimate Relationships
  • NVC for Change Agents - Organizational and Social
  • Intro to NVC
  • Working with Anger
  • Navigating Conflict
  • Racial Harmony in Prisons
  • Power & Privilege: Unpacking the Layers of Discrimination
  • Let’s Talk Sex
  • Healing, Mourning & Reconciliation
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road: NVC & Forgiveness in Prison
  • NVC as a Spiritual Path
  • Listening with Empathy
  • Skill building with games

Registration Investment

Fri evening NVC Introduction is free.
$100 for Saturday or Sunday or both. This also applies to walk-ins.

Lunch is available for a fee. Pre-order link soon to be added online at

What to Bring

Pen and paper to write with. Picnic blanket, chairs, umbrella to enjoy your lucnch outside.

Registration, payment and deposit info.

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Pay $100 fee with credit card online.


More Info

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

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