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IIT Slovenia 2019 - International intensive training in NVC


IIT – International intensive training in Nonviolent communication is an immersion into various workshops, home groups, practices and direct application of the principles of Nonviolent communication (Marshall Rosenberg) during the period of 9 days.

Date: 17.5.-26.5. 2019 - Slovenia (Kranjska Gora)
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Main trainers of this IIT: 
Robert Krzisnik, MSc. Psych., CNVC Certified trainer, (Slovenia) 
Kathleen Macferran, CNVC assesor and certified trainer (USA)
Yoram Mosenzon, CNVC certified trainer (Netherlands)
Vivet Alevi, CNVC assesor and certified trainer (Turkey)

Training organisers:
Jaka Kovač, Jana Burger, Dmitriy Kopina and Javor Škerlj Vogelnik

The training is open to an international group of about 50 people from various countries, cultural backgrounds, professions and walks of life to co-create a safe space for exploring vulnerability, gaining communication skills and consciousness and fostering change on personal and community levels over an extended period of time.
Please feel a warm welcome to join us whether you are a parent, teacher, activist, leader, businessman, social worker or a curious explorer of life… 

Some of the topics that will be explored are:
1. Self-Connection and principles of NVC
2. Dynamics of Empathy
3. Honest self-expression
4. Healing and reconciliation
5. Gratitude 
6. Mediation and Conflict resolution
7. Social Change 
8. How can I be guided by the principles of Nonviolent Communication while being true to my own authentic expression?
9. How can I make a difference in my own relationships and/or communities to bring about more compassion, collaboration and ease in getting along?
10. How can I give and receive feedback that is honest and caring at the same time?
11. How do I interact with children, elders, professional colleagues, friends, intimate partners in ways that are authentic to me, yet connecting in all the different contexts?
12. What is conflict? 
13. How to bring authenticity and courage into daily life by engaging with conflict in ways that are likely to inspire compassion
14. Transform blame into connection
15. Discover how to come back to center when upset
16. Explore individual and systemic options for engaging with conflict
17. Develop the concrete skills of nonviolence leading to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and the community
18. How to facilitate reconciliation when you are not part of the conflict
19. How to facilitate reconciliation when you are part of the conflict
20. How can we engage with conflict in ways that make us all more secure?
21. Can we find the beauty in conflict?

Please note that participants will be able to request subtopics and additional topics to be presented.

What is nonviolent communication
Nonviolent communication as developed by Marshal B. Rosenberg is a way of opening space for deep and sincere connections that encourage people to express their needs and feelings in an honest and full-hearted way. It thrives for equality instead of hierarchy, connection and readiness to show vulnerability instead of convincing others of their wrong doing. This specific language also gives space for efficiency, clarity, concrete strategies and requests that will best serve the needs of everyone included through joyful giving and receiving.

Rosenberg developed nonviolent communication on a base of humanistic psychology of Carl Rogers and on his experiences of mediation in highly conflict areas all over the world. Since it’s beginning in 1970’ nonviolent communication became renowned and recognized. Today there are hundreds of thousands of practitioners and around 700 certified trainers all over the globe, organized and supported by the Center for nonviolent communication. People are using it in various contexts, from personal relationships to business setting, school systems, NGO sectors, activism, restorative work in jails, municipalities, police, community setups, mediation …

Language: English
Translation: into Slovene when needed
Tuition fees:
from 1989USD

There is a special discounted price available if you are a resident of local or near by countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia FYR, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania or Bulgaria). Please contact organisers to get the special discounted price.


If you would really like to attend to our event, but the price is an obstacle you can not overcome, please write to us. We can offer some scholarships. The due date for Scholarship Applications for this IIT is 15. February, 2019. 

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