2020 Montenegro IIT

Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
Montenegro, October 8 - 17, 2021


Discover skills that will help you improve the quality of your relationships, deepen your inner peace, and increase your contribution in the world.

Join us to be part of a compassionate community learning together how to speak from the heart;

practice deep, nonjudgmental listening; and build self empowerment from the inside out.  


This event is a 9-day residential training designed as an "immersion experience" in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers.

The purpose is to offer you the opportunity to live the process of NVC in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop the mindsets and practical tools.

Seminar Language: English.

Trainer Team:

Robert KrzisnikTrainer: Robert Krzisnik
From early teenage years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for over 30 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings. Within the context of NVC I am most passionate about its spiritual and embodied dimensions and about conflict mediation. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation… I have been regularly serving as a trainer on IITs and have shared NVC in over 25 countries in Europe, Mideast, Asia, USA, Australia… My permanent address is in Slovenia, which used to be a part of a country that does not exist anymore, but still resides in my heart as the place where I grew up — Yugoslavia. I have given two TEDx talks, connected with Nonviolent Communication one in 2012 on Global Citizenship, and the other in 2013 on Personal Growth.







Liv LarssonTrainer: Liv Larsson
is the author of 20 books. She is a mediator and loves to be of support to people in conflict. she has been a Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication since 2002 and an educator since 1992. Her aspiration is to release some new books during the coming years. Shame has become one of the mysteries of inner human life that Liv appreciates studying and sharing her knowledge about. Embracing shame means opening up possibilities to learning about human interaction and showing how to find dignity, acceptance and belonging.













Dymitri KopinaTrainer: Dymitri Kopina
Being human first, finding precious gift of Life in me and any other living being, thru connection and empathy, is the main aim of Life in me. Deeply connected with mother Nature I’m in my quest toward exploration, joy, grow, care, love and admiring the beauty of needs and feelings Life brings to us. My mission and my goals involve activities that are supporting individuals finding their authenticity, fullness of life and awareness; connecting people together, building “power with” communities based on equality of all needs and using forms of communication and full embodiment to support connecting individuals and groups into their essence, conciseness and spirituality . Working as trainer, expert, adviser, manager, father and a teacher for over 29 years I gathered broad variety of experiences and I’m very keen in sharing it with other individuals, couples, in business environments and especially enjoying reinventing teams, organisations and communities.







Kathleen MacferranTrainer: Kathleen Macferran
holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, is an assessor for CNVC certification candidates, and served on the Integration Council for the restructuring of this international organization. Community system building and conflict transformation are passions of hers. Kathleen has worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an organization that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Kathleen is the author of and conductor for Giraffe Tales, a children’s CD setting stories to music. She is the conductor on multiple classical music recordings.

Ian PeateyTrainer: Ian Peatey
is a consultant and trainer with SolutionSurfers Romania. Originally from the UK he has been living in Romania since 2009 having lived in Poland for 15 years before that. Ian has over 20 years working in Management and Personal Development including as head of Training for PwC in Poland. Ian runs the Brief Coaching PURE program in Romania together with Petra and brings Solution Focus training, coaching and consulting to business in a variety of tailor made projects. He is known for his calm and insightful approach, together with a quality for deep listening. He is also a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication.


Venue: To be determined


By air: The nearby airports are:

Tivat Airport  
Čilipi Airport (Dubrovnik, Croatia) 
Podgorica Airport 

By car or public transportation: Once you are registered, you will receive a welcome letter with a rideshare document that can be filled out to meet ease in connecting and sharing rides.

IIT Options and Fees (for 9-day training): Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee and accommodation(payable in US Dollars to CNVC) - as outlined in the tables below. No part of the fees is optional or negotiable.

Tuition Rates Total Fee
Full Tuition $US2,340 
6 month early-bird - payments received in full 6 months prior to start of IIT (8 May 2021) - 15% off full tuition $UD1,989 
3 month early-bird - payments received in full 3 months prior to start of IIT (8 July 2021) - 10% off full tuition $US2,106 
Certification Candidate or Previous IIT attendance - If you are a registered certification candidate with CNVC or have attended a CNVC IIT before - 15% off full tuition $US1,989 

Scholarships: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is July 8, 2021 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)

Accommodation Options and Fees (for 9-day training in addition to the tuition fees): to be determent.


How to register:


  1. Click on Register below to fill out the online IIT Application Form

For questions please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at [email protected] or
contact the local organizers of the Montenegro IIT at [email protected]


****Attendance at an IIT is a request of those who wish to become CNVC certified trainers, and it is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to share NVC, whether you want to be certified or not. more info here