Two nonviolent communication events to be held at Binghamton University

2007-07-03

       Binghamton University's Southern Tier Center for Compassionate Communication (STCCC) will offer two events featuring the strategies of nonviolent communication (NVC).


       “Nonviolent Communication and Diversity” will be offered July 21 - 27, and “The 4th New York Intensive Residential Training in Nonviolent Communication” will take place July 28 - August 4.  The conferences will take place on the Binghamton University campus.


       Both conferences will feature NVC, which is based on the work of psychologist Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. NVC offers practical, effective communication skills to improve interpersonal relationships, reduce conflict, and transform organizations, families and classrooms into empowering, productive environments where emotional safety is top priority.

       The “Nonviolent Communication and Diversity” conference will offer training on the transformation of language in communication with and among our nation’s and the world’s diverse populations.


       Conference sessions will nurture connection among persons from diverse groups; heighten awareness of challenges facing persons from varied backgrounds; facilitate healing of wounds from painful past experiences associated with race, ethnicity and social class; and promote greater effectiveness in creating meaningful social change.
The conference’s team of trainers will be led by Binghamton University Professor Jane Connor and include Dunia Hategekimana, Nancy Kahn, Roxanne Manning and Jorge Rubio.


       Participants will hear from NVC practitioners from around the world, including India, Burundi/Rwanda, Canada; the Middle East as well as throughout the United States.


       Participants will be asked to support the retreat with a financial contribution of between $1,099 and $1,599, which covers tuition, lodging and meals.  Financial aid is available so that all who wish to attend may be able to do so.

       The 4TH New York Intensive Training is a weeklong immersion in the principles of NVC and is designed to provide a rich learning experience to persons at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in the process.


       Trainers include Robert Gonzales, Dian Killian, Jean Morrison, and Myra Walden who unite to form a team with a broad range of learning styles and areas of specialization. Collectively, they bring over 50 years of training experience.


       Participants will learn to be more fully heard, to heal pain and lack of deep connection with loved ones, and to increase joy in communication with co-workers, community members, family and friends.


       Persons with previous experience with NVC will explore and deepen their facility with the process.


       Participants will be asked to support the retreat with a financial contribution of between $1,199 and $1,699, which covers tuition, lodging and meals.  Financial aid is available so that all who wish to attend may be able to do so.

       To register for these events, visit www.newyorkintensive.org or call 607-760-1731. For more information, contact Jane Connor at 607-797-2179 or jconnor@binghamton.edu.


       The STCCC was founded in 2003 to provide affordable training in NVC to help address and resolve conflict. The center offers workshops on communication for couples, teachers, teen-agers, senior citizens, employers, workers and family members. It also offers practice groups in which participants learn from each other and from printed and audio-video materials.

 

Last Updated: 9/17/13