Africa Kenya August 2013 IIT

Center For Nonviolent Communicationsm
Presents an
AFRICA – Kenya, August 13th – 22nd, 2013

Program: This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience.” It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers. The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.

Rag Gill Lead Trainer: Raj Gill
Raj Gill began practicing Nonviolent Communication in 2001 and currently serves as a CNVC certified trainer and life skills coach. She is the founder of Inclusive Leadership Adventures, a training program for young leaders to which she brings over 30 years of teaching and facilitating experience. Raj offers NVC workshops and coaching in diverse setting from schools and educational institutions to prisons, businesses, non-profit organizations and to members of religious communities. She is a strong believer in the power of compassion and human connection for resolving conflict and creating universal success. "I love creating and sustaining environments for mutual learning and sharing. For the past three years I had the opportunity to work with Lucy Leu and Judi Morin to publish the NVC Toolkit for Facilitators -- my friends and colleagues helped me learn and grow."

Regreatably, due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, Dow Gordon withdrew from this IIT.

Dorset Campbell-RossSupport trainer: Dorset Campbell-Ross

Dorset Campbell-Ross (U.K./Australia) has been a counselor, lecturer and seminar leader since 1992, specialising in communication and relationship skills. He attended his first mediation workshop with Marshall Rosenberg in 1999, and started teaching NVC in 2002. A Certified Trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication(CNVC) since 2004, he has conducted business and personal relationship trainings in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Greece, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. He has mediated between groups of people in conflict in Ireland and Australia, and trained the Peace Brigade NGO to empathise with soldiers holding them at gun point in Indonesian Papua.

Living in Byron Bay, Australia, he gives regular trainings and has a private practice mediating and coaching individuals, couples and families in NVC, both in person and by telephone. Earlier in his life he worked internationally as a musician, and also formed a successful trading company importing from Indonesia. From 1994 - 2000 he specialised and lectured in codependency, and ran an annual 7-day retreat, "The Dynamics of Intimacy", at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.

Using audio visual aids, puppets, singing songs and playing guitar, Dorset creates a safe and supportive learning environment and his trainings are engaging, entertaining, humorous, interactive, and experiential.

I am both delighted, honoured, and extremely grateful to be a part of the team facilitating the first IIT in Africa. I have experienced first hand the life saving and peace promoting qualities of NVC. Through sharing NVC my dream is to see a wave of peace spreading around the world - one conversation at a time

Irmtraud Kauschat Trainer: Irmtraud Kauschat
works as a medical doctor and has given NVC trainings in different countries, including Serbia/Croatia, Kenya and more recently Israel. Irmtraud has expertise in reconciliation between warring groups like in former Yugoslavia (in 1996 especially with youth from Serbia and Croatia), in Kenya with different communities that had been affected by the post-election violence in 2007/208, (in the Lake Victoria region through hot spots of violence like Eldoret and Nakuru in Rift Valley to a slum in Nairobi) as well as with two tribes from the north that had been at war with each other for about 30 years and most recently with people from Israel and Palestine. When she heard Marshall talk about his experiences in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland she was very enthusiastic about the impact NVC could have on people’s lives and her vision was to contribute to peace building in a similar way. This vision has come true. Peace is a very important topic for her since her childhood when she saw ruins in Frankfurt after World War 2 and witnessed the broadcasting of the Auschwitz process in her teenage years, when she was confused getting to know that the very same people who killed Jewish children and parents were describes as loving parents themselves. Now she is thrilled of being a support trainer for the IIT in Kenya – another vision of her’s - to offer this special experience to the people she has been training and supporting for 6 years by now with NVC. She is a founding member and chairperson of her local circle in Darmstadt as well as of the German speaking network: D-A-CH and served as a member of GCC (NVC Global Community Circle) and coordinator of the EAC (English speaking NVC European. African Circle). Since January 2012 she is a member of the CNVC board.

Jan van KoertTrainer: Jan van Koert
Jan van Koert is a certified trainer for Nonviolent Communication since 1999. He met Marshall Rosenberg at International Intensive Trainings in 1999 and in 2007. Jan started to deliver NVC trainings from 2001 and has sense made it his full time occupation. Since 2007 Jan has offered 9 trainings in Kenya, 3 times in Sierra Leone and once in South Africa. In his home country he works with the general public as well as judges, prosecutors, mediators, lawyers, technicians, medical doctors and personnel amongst others. His background is as an Electronics Engineer. From there he switched into natural healing, coaching and counseling, sound healing and NVC. He has a special bond with Africa and the African people.

D-A-CH LogoThis IIT is co-organized by D-A-CH, the German Language group supporting Nonviolent Communication, and is the the EU operator for finances.

Jumuia Conference & Country HomeVenue:
Jumuia Conference & Country Home, is located at a beautiful serene environment 26 km from Nairobi.

With an unmatched serene environment, this Resort in Limuru is a pioneer conference facility and a getaway destination in the country.  Modern facilities set in tranquil, green, lush environment for focused sessions

Travel:The nearest airport is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, about 45km away. Participants are responsible for their transportation to the venue and are asked to wait until their registration in the IIT has been confirmed before booking travel reservations.

Fee:Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee of $2,340 and accommodation fee- as outlined in the table below. 

Early Bird Discount::Receive a $234 discount on tuition (10% off tuition) on payments received in full by 13 May 2013 (3 months prior to start of IIT).

Other discounts: If you are a registered certification candidate with CNVC or have attended a CNVC IIT before, we offer you a $351 discount on tuition (15% discount off tuition) (not to be combined with other offers).

If you dream of attending this training and you feel concerned about the economic circumstances beyond your control, we encourage you to apply for a tuition reduction.

It is our dream and intention to offer this training to as many people as possible and we are working to find ways to raise funds to make this IIT accessible to as many participants as possible.

IIT Options and Fees (For a 9-Day Training):

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Fee Payable to CNVC in USD

Total Enrollment Fee
(Tuition + Accommodation)
Payable to CNVC in USD

Total Enrollment Fee
(Tuition + Accommodation)
Payable to CNVC in USD
if Paid by 13 May 2013
Single room,
including meals
$700 USD $3,040 $2,806
Double room,
including meals
$600 USD $2,940


** Vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices are available at each meal and are included in the accommodation fees.

How to register:



Download IIT Application Form

(1) 2013 IIT Application Form v1 english/MS Word (.doc) (63Kb)
(2) 2013 IIT Application Form v1 english/Rich Text (.rtf) (192Kb)
(3) 2013 IIT Application Form v1 english/Adobe (.pdf) (320Kb)

Then Fill out the IIT Application Form *, and send it with payment in US$ only to:

5600 San Francisco Rd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109

email: iitadmin [at] cnvc [dot] org
fax: +1 505 247 0414

CNVC usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive a confirmation.

For applications received before May 3rd, 2013 enclose full or partial payment (minimum $100 USD).  Balance due May 3rd, 2013.

For applications received on or after May 3rd, 2013, please enclose full payment of all fees, in US Dollars.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at 505-244-4041 or iitadmin [at] cnvc [dot] org (e-mail IIT)

IIT Nick Name: 
Kenya August 13
Tue, 2013-08-13 12:00 - Thu, 2013-08-22 12:00


Jumuia Conference & Country Home
Limuru Road
Facility Name: 
Jumuia Conference & Country Home
Facility Web Site:
Kendra Rodriguez
Lead Trainer: 
Raj Gill
Irmtraud Kauschat
Jan van Koert
Dorset Campbell-Ross

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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