Jori Manske

Language of Report: 
English
Year of Report: 
2014
Share My Report With: 
General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
94
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Hawaii DOE (Maui school teachers and students), Parents, Farm workers, Mentoring+ Leadership program, Regional Hospital, NVC Communities in Houston-Albuquerque-Korea-hawaii-Japan (including IIT)-NVC Academy-LA NVC Conference
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
3060
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
I introduced NVC to at least 1200 new people, and many more experienced practitioners are taking leadership and offering NVC in practice groups and organizations.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
It has been challenging to work with intermediate school students and create cooperative systems. Games have engaged some students. Offering choice to participate or to work on projects on their own has built some trust, as has providing opportunities for self-leadership. Empathy has resulted in vulnerability for some, particularly when in smaller groups.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
Foremost, by warmth and modeling! -By cultivating my own spiritual clarity and acting from that place with ever-increasing awareness and ability, putting connection ahead of correction. -By pointing to the universal language of observation, feeling, need and request. -By honoring the growth and development of every individual at their own pace and in their own style. -By working on myself to integrate the skills and consciousness of NVC. -By seeing with clarity that there is only one Giraffe.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
Much of the focus on my work this year has been in the schools. Students are the next leaders, and bringing NVC to teachers and parents can effect major changes in our society within just 2 decades. In addition, creating more and more leaders in the NVC community can increase change throughout many aspects of our communities. Reframing power dynamics through peeling layers of submission and domination remains the framework for my work in social change. I'm hopeful that the Matrix created by our Pathways to Liberation team will continue to inform and enhance the Certification process and be translated into more languages. My long term vision is a world where we question the belief that we are separate from one another, and live from an understanding that we are all connected.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
About half my work this year has been with Jim. I also worked with several groups of leaders including:15 practitioners in the schools on Maui, the board of Hawaii NVC, the NVC Japan organizers and leaders, the Japan IIT organizers and Trainers, Katherine singer and the leadership program in Korea, a local leaders from Houston, NVC Academy team, the Aussie Tribe. The non-profit we created was the umbrella for 3 projects this year: NVC in the Schools, Hawaii NVC, and NVC Japan.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
The feedback is very important as we evolve our offerings and training structure. It is important to know what is working and what could work better. The feedback has been predominantly positive and constructive. We actually teach 4 ways of giving and receiving feedback so participants working together can learn from each other. I also clarify that their feedback is a gift to me in any form they are willing to give it. My edge is the feedback from co-trainers who have different styles of co-training and are not comfortable in the verbal "dance". In these cases it is easier to take turns taking different parts of the training.
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
Patience and impulsivity remain my edges.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
I often hear from people that they learn so much from observing the interactions of those of us who are training together as we navigate our relationships and differences.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I appreciate any feedback you are willing to share with me about this report and any interaction we have had. Feel free to contact me at radicalcompassion [at] gmail [dot] com
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