Rita Herzog

Language of Report: 
English
Year of Report: 
2013
Share My Report With: 
General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
21
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Nine-day IIT 2013 Individual counseling NVC Academy -- MP3 sales Mentoring CNVC staff Coordinating CNVC certification team
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
55
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
As the CNVC certification coordinator I have had the privilege of ongoing work with the international group of assessors, other trainers, and with the CNVC office staff. In our interactions with each other and with candidates for certification, we have shared celebrations and difficulties with joy, understanding, and empathy. This work supports and challenges me in my efforts to live in NVC consciousness.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
Attempting to connect with potential candidates, who do not yet understand what they do not know, and are imagining that they are ready to apply to become a registered candidate. Sometimes I need a lot of self empathy and patience to find mutual understanding and agreement with a potential candidate. This work also supports and challenges me in my efforts to live in NVC consciousness.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
To me the spiritual basis of NVC is authentic human connection -- we are here to connect with and support each other, to contribute and receive freely and willingly, with joy and clear intent. Since the goal of NVC is connection, every expressoon of NVC, every step, every concept, is an expression of spirituality.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
My social change goals are focused on the CNVC communities I work with most often, which are the Certification Team and the CNVC staff. My goal is to support these communities, so that we can all contribute to the increasing spread of NVC consciousness in the world. Within the certification team: -- how assessors work with applicants for registration -- how assessors work with candidates -- how CNVC supports NVC consciousness within the administrative core of CNVC and in relating to the NVC network. With the CNVC staff: -- with each other, with the IIT department, with the certification team
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
My NVC community is the continuing challenge of working with the international CNVC Certification Team, who are working in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Korea, in four languages. We have bimonthly teleconference meetings to celebrate our successes, to accommodate our differences in custom, culture, and language, and to consistently maintain the standards for CNVC certification. I am also celebrating the diverse and creative processes that our assessors have developed for working with candidates toward final assessments.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
I am told by participants that they experience being deeply listened to; that I offer a depth of NVC, focusing on self care, self awareness, and the powerful combination of choice and accountability, as distinct from being "stuck" in the domination paradigm. I use everyday language to offer NVC, so that participants are able to learn NVC skills without the "NVC jargon."
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
When times are tough, to remind myself that I and others are still embedded in a domination culture. We all need ongoing empathy to find our way back to NVC consciousness. I would like to practice emergency self-empathy much more often than I do.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
My collaborative work with other trainers is focused on supporting the resolution of differences, interactions with the international network, and working with CNVC certified trainers to support their NVC training for certification candidates.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I enjoy my interactions on the trainers email forum, and being able to respond to questions with any of the experience or expertise I might have gathered over the years.
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