I am a North American living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am dedicating my retirement from service in New York State government to teaching Nonviolent CommunicationEvery ten weeks or so, I offer two 8-week courses in the basics of Nonviolent Communication on Zoom. These courses are offered in Spanish, are interactive and include a practice group component in which every week there is an assignment and 4-person groups meet to practice what we have learned in class that week.
In addition, I offer three intermediate/advanced classes each week to persons who have taken the basic course. Here we address topics of interest to the participants. On Fridays, I offer a 2-hour Empathy Circle, also in Spanish (no experience with Nonviolent Communication is required).
In addition, I am the founder of ViviendoCNV, a team of five people who organize an online NVC Festival in Spanish three times per year. We invite trainers from South America, Central America, Mexico, Europe and from the US to participate in our festivals and, we are celebrating our tenth festival in November 2023.
All of my classes are offered free of charge in recognition that many Spanish speakers have little to no discretionary income to spend on education and personal growth. I find that there is a high demand for training in NVC in Spanish. Similarly, our festivals are free of charge to anyone who registers on our website.
“My primary mission is to spread NVC in Latin America through online classes and festivals. I long to see NVC offered in schools, and to that end, work with teachers in various Spanish-speaking countries to provide instructional materials for adolescents.”