NVC for Educators: An Introduction
Nonviolent Communication for Educators
Date: 3rd October 2017
Cost: £120 Lunch and Refreshments provided.
(Early Bird Booking by 30th August: £105)
Venue: Carronvale House, Larbert FK3 3LH
An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a learnable set of skills based on a model which anyone can learn and use in any situation. It supports a peaceful classroom and offers a way to deal with conflicts and difficult behaviours. It only requires for one person to try it in a conversation and new solutions emerge and conflicts dissolve. Using NVC and building a culture of empathy in your classroom fosters a nonjudgmental and safe environment for all learners. Taking that wider into your school supports a nurturing and accepting environment which builds a restorative and emotionally intelligent workplace.
The aim of this very practical course is to give you an introduction to what NVC is, where it originates and what it can do for your practise as a teacher, manager, chair of a meeting or mediator. Especially when your days are filled with you working in all four of these roles! This course is interactive and experiential.
Through completion of this course you will be able to:
Understand what Nonviolent Communication is and what it offers young people in conflict
Distinguish feelings and needs and support others to identify their feelings and needs
Learn how empathy transforms challenging meetings and fosters a dialogue that leads to win:win
Learn how to express yourself rather than give up on your needs
Apply skills you have learnt immediately on your return to school.
The four ingredients of NVC and how they build connection
Exploration of empathy, what it is and how to use it with children
The barriers to making a connection and how to spot them in your own communication
A focus on you as a listener and a speaker; how to yourself honestly and with power
This training is for
Teachers, nursery staff, head teachers, educational psychologists, additional support needs advisors, and managers.
This training is facilitated by the founders of 4x4communication whose aim is to empower a community of NVC ambassadors and trainers within education and social care across Scotland by 2020.
This training is the gateway to a further set of training days and an extended programme of support and development which is planned for 2018/2019.
NVC is used around the world in Education to grow schools where relationships are the building blocks for the creation of a culture of empathy. This is the first training of this kind in Scotland following on from successful implementation of NVC principles in France, Slovenia, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, the USA and Poland. Schools which use and apply NVC note a decrease in conflicts and a more harmonious atmosphere. For more information we recommend reading Life Enriching Education By Dr Marshall Rosenberg
Carronvale Road, Larbert, United Kingdom