Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT
Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM CST

Add to Calendar 


This is an online event. 



Todd Porter 
HoustonNVC, a nonprofit 

Fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication 

8 Week Series

For an in depth learning of the fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication and a journey through "Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life" by Marshall Rosenberg, please join facilitator Todd Porter this fall!

We will be meeting on Mondays, October 5th - November 23rd, 7-9 pm CT.

  • What is it? This is a highly interactive, discussion-based exploration of Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life, 3rd Ed.” (Puddle Dancer Press, 2015). Together, we will form an online learning community in which we can apply what we’ve read about with real people in real conversation. Reading, reflection, and review homework provide participants with the opportunity to make the most of the weekly online interactions, which will focus on practice and application. This is an excellent foundational workshop for the beginner or a sound refresher for returning practitioners.
  • Who is it for? This course is for people who have occasion to communicate with people and want to be able to do so more effectively, especially in the conversations which are most important to us. The people who will get the most out of the experience are those who read along in advance of each week’s session and come ready and willing to risk trying the things they read about in a real conversation with a real person.
  • What is unique about this course? Rosenberg’s compassionate communication framework is a powerful tool we can use to make authentic, heart-to-heart connections. Being heard, understood, and accepted is one of the most powerful gifts we can offer one another. It is also a gift that those around us desperately need. This group provides an opportunity to create peace in the world by creating peace within ourselves, as well as between ourselves and all with whom we speak.

The requested amount is $180 USD per participant for the 8 week series. You will also need to buy a copy of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life.

Please read the introduction and first two chapters of Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life" and come ready to practice. If you have never used Zoom as a meeting option, come a few minutes early to get settled with your technology.

Houston NVC supports all economic levels and does not turn away participants. Please contact Todd (todd.porter@kairoscollaborative.org) to make a request for tuition assistance or scholarship, as needed.