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NVC Immersion & Trainer Development Program

By Kathy Ziola

AUDIENCE: intermediate

Saturday, Nov 04, 2023 9:00 AM —
Sunday, Jun 02, 2024 6:00 PM
United States
Recurring event
Timezone: America/Denver

NEW:  START DATE FOR 2023-24 PROGRAM - NOVEMBER 4-5, Reduced pre-requisites and reduced tuition.

Informational Session Sunday October 8, 2023, 5-6pm MDT/Colorado: Register here

NVC Immersion & Trainer Development Program -An In-Depth Learning Experience. - Online

  • Do you share in the passion for NVC?
  • Would you like to deepen your NVC consciousness and skills?
  • Are you looking for personal transformation?
  • Are you facilitating NVC groups or classes?
  • Would you like to share NVC by facilitating groups or classes?
  • Would you like to develop or expand skills as a facilitator?

Announcing the twelfth year of the NVC Trainer Development Program. This is Colorado’s only extended length program designed to support deep immersion and new trainers. 

Eight months duration – Begins November 4-5, 2023. 

Interviews and Registration to be completed by October 12, 2023. If you discover this after that date, please call immediately. 

Includes: Eight two-day weekend trainings, 7 two-hour live online classes, 9 private coaching sessions, and ongoing buddy support. Assisting for one online training series is also included. If all components of this program are completed it will be 21 days of training.

Intention – to support individuals in deeply integrating NVC personally. Facilitate trainer development on multiple levels as some participants move toward effectively sharing NVC and/or becoming a certified trainer. If you are not interested in becoming a facilitator or trainer, this program will serve you in deeply integrating the consciousness and skills through the immersion experience and individualized attention to your goals.

Purposes –

Provide a supportive and nourishing learning environment.

Provide information, resources and learning experiences to support trainer development.

Support the development and expansion of the quality of deep presence and personal capacity for meeting life's challenges with courage and peace.

Give feedback and coaching in group and one on one settings.

Explore, process, and practice topics, skills, and consciousness relevant to NVC integration and facilitation.

Develop and support NVC consciousness and skills within each participant.

Intended Outcomes

Clarity and integration of Key distinctions
Increased embodiment of NVC consciousness & skills
Fluency and greater ease in naturally using NVC
Supported experience in presenting NVC with feedback and coaching
Increased capacity for presence and self-awareness when reactivity arises
Skill in facilitating an active group
Development of your learning materials and exercises
If you want to facilitate, you will have support in creating a plan for sharing NVC that is congruent with your skill level and both challenges you and supports your success
You will have experienced personal process and healing using NVC
You will have experience in facilitating individual process with co-participants
Confidence in leading practice groups and presenting basic NVC classes if desired


Full participation in weekend trainings, conference calls and individual coaching sessions to the best of your ability. This serves you in your learning, and the group and me in having continuity and ease in the learning and group experiences.
Homework completion between sessions supports your practice and integration.
Regular weekly meetings with a buddy for consistent mutual support, practice, and empathy via phone, video call, or in person.
Assisting a Level I or II training offered by Communication Works during the 9 month period, if you so choose.
Tuition investment is $5,600 or $5,800 if credit card is used. This will shift if we decide to meet in person for any retreat. Payment plans are available.
Required Pre-Requisite - 

Pre-Requisite -Level I Compassionate Communication Foundations Trainings, or accepted equivalent. Check with Kathy if you have other previous training.

Helpful experience (not required):

Participation in an NVC practice group
Participation in one NVC retreat experience of 4-7 days or an IIT (International Intensive Training from the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Intention to share/teach NVC is optional

Please contact Kathy with any questions or to set up an interview to register.

Testimonial from Denise Liebetrau, HR & Compensation Consultant, View here.

Testimonial from Jessica Cinco, Senior Global Educator, Arizona State University, View here.

Participation in an NVC practice group
Participation in one NVC retreat experience of 4-7 days or an IIT (International Intensive Training from the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Intention to share/teach NVC is optional


  • Conflict Transformation
  • Education (including schools and youth programs)
  • Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • General NVC
  • Peace and Civil Discourse
  • Social Change
  • Spirituality and Inner Work
Let's dive deeply into NVC, learn to live our deepest values in thought, word, act and interaction! Join us for eight months of community, support, learning, growth, and fun!