NonViolent Communication is a language of truth and compassion based on a philosophy of abundance and connection via shared human needs, rather than divided thinking. This introductory workshop will provide the basic communication model and its underpinings of compassion, connection and conflict resolution that supports individual integrity. People First Language, Motivational Interviewing, and other human service best practices are outgrowths of the foundational practice of non-judgement that is the heart of NonViolent Communication.
Presenters: Carol Kapaun Ratchenski and Laurie J Baker
Carol Kapaun Ratchenski, M.Ed., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, NonViolent Communication/Compassionate Communication Trainer, Group Conflict Mediator, Collaborative Law Divorce Coach, poet and fiction writer. She is the owner/operator of Center for Compassion and Creativity at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo.
Laurie J Baker, M.A., is the Executive Director of the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons. She has studied Nonviolent Communication since 2003 with NVC creator Marshall Rosenburg and other notable teachers.