Past Events

NVC Skill-Building Intensive at the Whidbey Institute
October 12-16, 2016



Gain communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation. This 4-day intensive training will immerse you in the consciousness, skills and practice of Nonviolent CommunicationTM (NVC), a powerful methodology for interpersonal harmony and effectiveness, and for creating positive social change that includes compassion.

With a powerful focus on positive Social Change, this retreat will amplify your ability to contribute to the world by providing you with crucial communication skills. These tools and mindsets will develop your relationships and internal awareness. You will earn and practice how to connect and transform conversations into productive, efficient and mutually beneficial situations!

Gather with other like-minded people at one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier sustainability retreat centers, Whidbey Institute, October 12-16, 2016


This is a four-day, four-night immersion in NVC, community, compassion, and making a positive difference.

NVC is a world-famous, proven, time-tested set of tools and skills with which you can:

  • Create exceptional personal and professional relationships
  • Offer compassionate understanding to others and know when and how to ask for it yourself
  • Prevent and resolve misunderstandings and conflicts
  • Speak your truth in a way that is far more likely to lead to harmony than conflict
  • Create mutual understanding without coercion

NVC was named by Marshall Rosenberg from a sense of alignment with Gandhi’s movement of truth-telling and compassion.

The term “Blackbelt” refers to Aikido — which is a martial art of peace — and also connotes the kind of mastery we want in high-stakes conversations and any time emotions are strong.


To learn more about the retreat and to register, click here.


Center For Nonviolent Communication Presents:

Tepoztlán, México, September 1-10, 2016

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.

Alan will join the CNVC along with 4 other trainers for this ALL SPANISH NVC immersion program.

For full program details please visit the event page: 2016 México IIT


NVC Weekend Workshop:NVC Flyer

August 20-21

Two afternoon sessions, Saturday & Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

The Majestic Building (Downstairs)
1027 North Forest St.
Bellingham, WA

$45 suggested tuition for the full workshop. 
No one turned away for lack of funds!

Day 1: We will focus on renewing, refreshing & developing your skills.
Day 2: We will go deeper into developing and expanding new skills.

This workshop is designed for NVC practitioners of ALL levels!

Learn how to create exceptional personal and professional relationships, offer compassionate understanding to others and learn when and how to ask for it yourself. We will also focus on how to prevent and resolve misunderstandings and conflicts, and how to speak your truth in a way that is far more likely to lead to harmony than conflict.

 No pre-registration required, but you can show us your interest by liking the event on FACEBOOK.

NVC Skill-building Campout at Bodhi Creek Farm 
July 14-17, 2016

REGISTRATION CLOSED – We hope to host many more events like this in the future! Check back soon!
A super fun and relaxed

Nonviolent Communication Skill-Building Weekend Camp-out at Bodhi Creek Farm, in The Great Northwest.


Bodhi Creek Farm, in the Foothills of Washington State’s North Cascades,
2 hours from Seattle, 90 minutes from Vancouver
(more info below)
July 14-17, 2016
    Arriving Thursday and leaving Sunday
For people who love nature and community, and who want to grow their NVC skills. 
    Because it will be super fun as well as deepening. 

How Much: US$450, includes simple catered meals (dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday), 3 nights of camping, workshops, coaching, mentoring, and our bonus calls, April, May, & June.