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Canada November 2016

Center For NonviolentCommunicationsm
Presents an 


Canada (West Coast)
, November 1-10, 2016

Basic Information Sheet (BIS)

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.

Seminar Language: ENGLISH ONLY

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Trainer: Robert Gonzales Robert Gonzales

Robert has contributed to the work of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication as a Certified Trainer, serving as a Certification Assessor, and as former President of the Board of Directors. He continues to serve as a lead trainer for International Intensive Trainings (IITs). He was one of the co-founders of the NVC Training Institute. In the year 2000, he established the Prescott Center for Nonviolent Communication. In June 2010, he relocated to Portland, Oregon and re-formed the organization to the Center for Living Compassion, a nonprofit organization through which he shares his work. As the director of the Center for Living Compassion, he conducts seminars and retreats internationally. Robert's work, Living Compassion has emerged from a lifetime of inquiry into the intersection between spirituality and human communication. His primary influences include Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (founder of Nonviolent Communication), Stephen Schwartz (creator of Compassionate Self-Care). His trainings offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully, grounded in compassion for one’s self and others. The integration of self-compassion and compassionate communication is at the heart of his work.

Raj GillTrainer: Raj Gill

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and CNVC Certified Trainer. When I transitioned out of a career in health care I launched a Training and Development Company, Prosperity Circles Coaching International to provide coaching, mediation and trainings in communication, Emotional Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership to audiences worldwide. I am a founding member of Freedom Project Canada offering NVC in prisons and the Experiential Leadership Initiative. A 4 year collaboration with Judi Morin and Lucy Leu provided many opportunities to learn and we published the Nonviolent Communication Toolkit for Facilitators. I have enjoyed developing Compassionate Communication curricula and manuals for a variety of organizations, including the Cowichan Intercultural Society, Community Colleges, Correctional Service of Canada and Relationship-Based Classroom Management for teachers throughout Latin America I enjoy working with people co-creating a motivational and supportive environment for managing the human aspect of growth and development. I am strong believer in the power of human connection and compassion for resolving conflict and creating universal success This belief has taken me to North America, Latin America, Nunavut, Africa, Ireland, and beyond, in settings of higher education, prisons, religious communities and boardrooms. My experiences and skills gained working alongside Marshall Rosenberg are gifts that keep manifesting in my personal and professional life. I recently adjusted my work schedule to include much more playtime with my much loved grandsons. I look forward to welcoming you and sharing Nonviolent Communication in community.

Allan Rohlfs

Trainer: Allan Rohlfs

My first workshop with Marshall Rosenberg was in March, 1973. And I’ve been learning and teaching NVC ever since to private groups, organizations, corporations. I was one of 3 signers of the articles of incorporation of CNVC in 1984 (the other 2 are no longer connected to NVC) and was in the first group of trainers certified by Marshall. Additional to teaching NVC I’ve been a psychotherapist in private practice for 40 years following the practice of Carl Rogers (Marshall’s teacher) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing) serving on the faculty/staff for 10 years of the ChicagoCounseling Center which was founded by Carl Rogers. Teaching empathic listening is currently my main focus and teaching the specific interaction between feeling and speaking itself which results in change. I’m especially interested in passing NVC along to people of faith, to social service agencies and agencies working for social justice.

Simone Anliker

Trainer: Simone Anliker

I learned about NVC in 2004 when looking for a way to be of service on a deeper spiritual level. What I found was a practical „how to do it“ – to reconnect with myself, to my family members and my fellow human beings thru compassionate listening and expressing in an authentic and connecting way. After having met Marshall B. Rosenberg in 2005 at an IIT in Poland, I got so inspired and fascinated, I went back home to Switzerland starting to offer trainings pretty soon after as a way of learning and deepening what's so dear to me. My interest is in spiritual psychology, healing and transformation work (emotional, trauma, relationship). I am an iEMDR Coach and a NARM-practitioner in training (both trauma specialties). My passion is in deepening the spiritual aspects of NVC in daily life, hoping and trusting that reconnecting with our essence helps to create the world I'd love to live in.

The Brew Creek

Venue: The Brew Creek Centre

The IIT is taking place at The Brew Creek Centre, 1 Brew Creek Road, Whistler, BC, which is 90 minutes north of downtown Vancouver, and 20 minutes south of Whistler, the world-renowned ski and snowboard resort town & Olympics host venue. The Centre is secluded on a 12-acre property that is designed to provide a place of reflection and dialogue. The venue includes a complex of several buildings, with a 2000 square foot space, called The Gathering at Brew Creek, equipped with full AV and wireless communications systems, a separate meditation space awash with light and contemplative walking paths for reflection. There are meeting areas for group gatherings, shared accommodations in 5 buildings, and a main lodge that houses the dining room and lounge. In addition to the beauty and atmosphere of the physical space, the Centre is operated with a commitment to a set of Guiding Principles, including the practice of “environmental stewardship of the land and non-violent communication in all of our operations and actions”. See the full description on their website.

Travel: Travel instructions.

By Airplane:

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located in Richmond, BC, south of the city of Vancouver. Travel from the airport to the venue can be arranged by rental car, public transit, private shuttle, or taxi. For Shuttle Service direct from Vancouver Airport to The Brew Creek Centre, please visit

By car:

Coming from the south – watch for the small blue highway sign just past the turn of to Black Tusk Village and Pinecrest Estates. LANDMARKS FROM VANCOUVER: – Approximately 33.1 Km from the PetroCan, Chevron, Husky intersection at Garibaldi Highlands in Squamish. – 0.5 Km past the turn-off to Black Tusk & Pinecrest (move to left lane as you pass this intersection)

By public transportation:

Pacific Coach’s YVR Whistler SkyLynx, is a daily frequent scheduled bus transportation service between YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and Whistler Village, BC. Pacific Coach Lines Whistler SkyLynx coach service offers departures every day from YVR (Vancouver International Airport) to Whistler Village. Once you arrive at the Bus Loop in Whistler Village, take a taxi to The Brew Creek Centre or call Whistler Taxi at (604) 932-4430.

We ask you to wait until your registration in the IIT has been confirmed before booking travel reservations.

Fee:Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee (payable in US Dollars to CNVC) and accommodation fee (payable in Canadian Dollars to the venue).

Early Bird Discount: Receive 15% off tuition on payments received in full by August 22, 2016. Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $1,989.

Receive 10% off tuition on payments received in full by September 15, 2016. Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC under this option is $2,106.

SPECIAL: Sign up with 2 and get one tuition half off with a full paid tuition.

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).

Note: The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is August 1, 2016 (3 months prior to the start of the IIT.)

IIT Options and Fees (for 9-day training):  

Accommodation Type 

Accommodation Fee Payable to Venue
(in CANADIAN dollars)

Tuition Fee Payable to CNVC in US Dollars.

(1 full and 1 half off discount available)

Single room

1950 CAD (approx. 1500 USD)

USD 2340

Double room

1350 CAD (approx. 1040 USD)

USD 2340

Triple room 1150 CAD (approx. 885 USD)  USD 2340

Prices including meals. The venue offers meals using ingredients that are local and most often, organic. They can prepare meals to accommodate guests with food allergies or sensitivities, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian (meals with meat) options. Please indicate your dietary restrictions and needs in the IIT application form.

Commuting is not an option for this venue.

How to register

  1. Click here to fill out the online IIT Application Form, and tuition payment in US Dollars to CNVC. 
  2. Applications sent before Ocober 1, 2016 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100. The balance is due on October 1, 2016. For applications sent on or after October 1, 2016 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 acknowledgement within this time.
  4. Once you have been enrolled, the organizer will provide you with details about the accommodation according to your choices. Payment regarding  the accommodation will be directly to the venue The Brew Creek.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at iit [at] cnvc [dot] org or contact the organizer of the Canada IIT: Judi Piggott phone: 604.733.5356 or 604.868.8049 (her cell) Skype: judi.piggott email her at : iit-canada-2016 [at] judipiggott [dot] ca.

IIT Nick Name: 
Canada 2016
Tue, 2016-11-01 18:00 - Thu, 2016-11-10 12:00


Whistler, BC
Judi Piggott
Raj Gill
Allan Rohlfs
Simone Anliker
Robert Gonzales
CNVC IIT Administrator: 
Danielle Beenders

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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