2017 USA Hawaii Mediation

Center For Nonviolent Communicationsm
Presents an
Maui, USA
  November 10—19, 2017


Program: Please join us for this great opportunity to learn about NVC-based mediation, conflict resolution and reconciliation from 5 different CNVC-certified trainers. This event is a 9-day residential training where you will enjoy opportunities to both build your conflict transformation skills and to connect with your intentions behind wanting to be part of supporting others in resolving conflicts.

The training will include experience of and skills around different themes that are part of mediation and reconciliation:

  • Empathy (skills, intention, timing, warmth etc)
  • Honesty (how to support honesty in others as well as in ourselves as mediators)
  • Self-connection (how to remain present in the midst of conflict and recover from your own reactivity
  • Creating trust and safety (how to interrupt with care, creating a safe container for facilitating formal and informal restorative processes including mediation, how to make agreements that will actually be lived, structures as a support for connection)
  • Self-care (how to care for mental, emotional, physical, economical health, tools and practises that will help you
  • navigate supporting others in conflict in restoring connection)
  • Tracking the needs and pain of those in conflict
  • Conflict transformation as a part of a larger setting
  • Conflict transformation between individuals as well as groups
  • Supporting others in formal and informal reconciliation processes
  • Working with inner conflict
  • Shame in mediation and other third party restorative processes
  • Shuttle mediation and dealing with violence and threats
  • Skills, clarity (key differentiations etc) and intention of mediation and reconciliation
  • Restorative circles
  • Restorative dialogs

Liv LarssonTrainer: Liv Larsson
is Certified Trainer with CNVC since 2002. She has worked as a coach, mediator and workshop leader since 1992. Liv has written 18 books on the theme of NVC, for adults and children, translated to different languages.The titles include Anger Guilt and Shame - Reclaiming Power and Choice, A Helping Hand- Mediation with Nonviolent Communication and Cracking the NVC Code.

She lives in the north of Sweden and one of her contracts as a mediator is for Swedish FSC - Forest Stewardess Council - mediating between the indigenous group of Sweden - the Same - and the biggest forest companies in Sweden as well as mining companies.

Liv has been sharing her special way of teaching mediation skills to many different groups - from UN mediators to social workers and parents and has been leading mediation trainings in Australia, Europe and Asia. One of here special skills and areas of interest is how shame is affecting both the mediator and the parties in a mediation. Her passions are cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, yoga, nature, her son, writing and connecting with people.

Karl SteyaertTrainer: Karl Steyaert
Karl is passionate about co-creating learning experiences and communities that contribute to peace, justice, and sustainability. With over 20 years of experience teaching and facilitating groups, he has helped catalyze learning in settings ranging from university classrooms to ecovillages and urban gardens. As a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Karl leads trainings in conflict resolution and communication across North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, he facilitates Restorative Circles, a community-based approach to restorative justice grounded in NVC, and collaborates with Kathleen Macferran in supporting CNVC trainer candidates through the Trainer Candidate Community Program (TCCP). In addition to his work with NVC and conflict resolution, Karl is actively involved in co-creating communities that embody values such as sustainability, transformational learning, and consciousness. He is also dedicated to the practices of aikido (a nonviolent Japanese martial art), yoga, Buddhist meditation, permaculture, integral theory, and play. Karl's website is www.culturalcatalystnetwork.com.

Trainers: Jim and Jori Manske, married and working together for over 30 years, share the intentions to cooperate together in the great adventure of life, to openly and honestly share their deepest thoughts and feelings, and to honor and accept each other with ever-increasing ability. These intentions continue to frame not only their relationship together, but also all their relationships and work.

As co-creators of peaceworks, they offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational development, consulting and mentoring. They have been working with a variety of businesses, community groups, government, NGO's, private groups and individuals since 1971.

They each have certifications as Trainers, Mediators, and Facilitators, as well as certifications in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and individually have degrees in Communication (Jim) and Social Work (Jori).

In June 2008, they completed their year and a half term as inaugural leaders of the Global Community Circle (GCC) for The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), supporting the growth and well-being of communities in the worldwide CNVC network.

They were founding members of the New Mexico Network for Nonviolent Communication. and have contributed directly to many emerging NVC communities worldwide. Jori also served as Interim Director of CNVC from January 2006 until May 2007, on the CNVC Board of Directors for 3 years, as founding board member of Comienzos (a program for jail inmates and staff), and serves on the Advisory Committee for NVC Academy

They continue to evolve Compassionate Leadership and Pathways to Liberation, and remain eager to discover new ways of evolving personal leadership and compassion.  Currently Jim and Jori are contribute to Hawaii NVC and the Network for Nonviolent Communication's NVC in the School's program in Hawai'i.  They offer a telephone-based training, Mentoring+ and enjoy contributing to the growing NVC communities of Korea and Japan. 

Annett ZupkeTrainer: Annett Zupke
Annett has been working with international groups for 20 years on cross cultural communication. In the past 9 years, her work has been mainly grounded in the spirit of NVC and she is certified with the CNVC. As a trainer and conflict coach/mediator she worked in a wide spectrum of environments (corporate, NGOs, schools, prisons, spiritual groups, couples, families…)

Her passion lies in creating spaces where people can move through grievances for deeper connection with self, others and life itself. She has facilitated healing circles in different contexts such as schools and universities after incidents of suicide and sexual abuse as well as in an international grass roots online community after an escalated conflict required deep listening for re-weaving connection and trust.

About eight years ago, she learned about Restorative Circles as developed in Brasil and found her way to Restorative Justice. As a facilitator of restorative dialogues, her work now often comprises working with both sides, survivors and offenders alike as well as their respective communities.

In 2012 she worked for the German documentary Beyond Punishment and recently supported the U.S./German documentary To Germany with Love, both films dealing with people on both ends of murder.

Annett’s passion lies in the transformational power of NVC, the exploration of conflicts and how to move through them knowing that they are just another portal to deeper connection and the holding spaces for dialogues where the power of vulnerability can unfold. Together with colleagues in Germany, she leads several residential workshops on NVC and Living Compassion to create learning environments where depth, playfulness, compassion, laughter and tears can flow easily. She loves traveling, being in nature and with friends and family. Her website is www.annett-zupke.de



Venue: Hale Akua Garden Farm

Surrounded by tropical vegetation, coconut palms, and towering bamboo gently swaying in the wind, Hale Akua Garden Farm’s secluded six acres provide the perfect location for your Hawaiian experience.  The grounds sit atop a 300-foot cliff overlooking the ocean, providing one of the most spectacular views on Maui -- the magnificent sunrises over the ocean.  This lush tropical paradise offers a quiet retreat for the body, mind and spirit with ocean-side hot tubs, hammocks, a 60-foot saltwater pool, or hikes down to natural waterfalls at a  nearby bamboo forest.  Professional massages available.

Our event includes an Introduction to Organic Gardening and Permaculture Class Tour.

Address: 110 Door of Faith Road, Haiku, HI 96708 USA
P.O. Box 767
Tel: +1-(808) 572-9300
Web site: http://haleakuagardenfarm.com/


By airplane:
The main airport on Maui is Kahului (OGG) airport 
(marked A and the venue is marked B in the picture left).

By car:
See the directions link below.

Rental car and Taxi information will be available. 



Directions Link: http://haleakuagardenfarm.com/contact/directions/

Note: Participants are asked to wait until the CNVC office has confirmed their enrollment in the IIT before booking travel and accommodation reservations. 


Fee: Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee (payable in US Dollars to CNVC) and accommodation fee as outlined in the table below. 

Early Bird Discount: Receive 15% off tuition on payments received in full*** by August 10, 2017. Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $1,989.

Receive 10% off tuition on payments received in full*** by September 10, 2017. Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $2,106.

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

Scholarships: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is August 10, 2017 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)

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

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Fee

(meals included)


Tuition Fee (discounts available above)



(Payable to CNVC in USD)

A: Single w/shared bath (few available) FULL

$1800 $2,340 $ 4140**

B:2 persons sharing w/shared bath *

$1400 $2,340 $3740 **

C:3-5 persons sharing w/shared bath​ *

$1095 $2,340 $3435 **
D: Additional Futon (few available) FULL $850 $2,340 $3190 **
`E: Commuter with Food
(facility usage fee included)
$700 $2,340 $3040 **

* Accommodations include a combination of beds and futons.

** Discounts described above only apply to the tuition fee not the accommodation fee.

*** Please pay only the tuition part by the date discount required if you did not hear the conformation from the organizer that your room request is accepted.

Accommodation fee is due to October 10th. We will let you  know the amount of the fee based on your request and availability of the rooms.

Meals: The venue offers all organic vegetarian and non-vegetarian (meals with meat) options. Please indicate your choice in the IIT application form. 

How to register:

  1. Click here to fill out the online IIT Application Form,  please follow the instructions in the form to make payment.
  2. Applications sent before 10 October 2017 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on 10 October, 2017. For applications sent on or after 10 October, 2017 please include full tuition fees.
  3. CNVC usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive an acknowledgment within this time.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at 505-244-4041 or iit [at] cnvc [dot] org" spfieldtype="null" sprt target="_blank">e-mail IIT Department or contact the local organizer Jennifer Warnick via her email jawarnick [at] sbcglobal [dot] net" spfieldtype="null" sprt target="_blank">jawarnick [at] sbcglobal [dot] net or phone: +1 608-556-3199

****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

IIT Nick Name: 
2017 USA Hawaii
Fri, 2017-11-10 17:00 - Sun, 2017-11-19 12:00
Facility Name: 
Hale Akua Garden Farms
Jennifer Warnick
Liv Larsson
Annett Zupke
Jim Manske
Jori Manske
Karl Steyaert
CNVC IIT Administrator: 
Danielle Beenders

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
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