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Blackbelt Communication Skills Retreat 2014

October 1, 2014 - October 5, 2014


Why the Blackbelt Communication Skills Retreat?
Gain communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation. This 4-day intensive training will give you an immersion in the consciousness and skills 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 the communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation!

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What exactly is the Blackbelt Communication Skills Retreat?

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 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 a sense of mastery — the kind of mastery we want in high-stakes conversations and any time emotions are strong.

How is the retreat structured?

We will have a balance between time in the large group, as well as time in smaller groups in various breakout spaces.
Because we have four trainers, there will be times during which multiple offerings will be held simultaneously, to provide variety and choice. There may be some individual 1-on-1 work possible as well.

This retreat is designed to serve people at all levels of practice in NVC, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
We plan to have an Intro track for beginners and for people who want to review.

We will cover as much of the curriculum as time permits, but our focus will be on practice to help you accelerate in your skill development.

This retreat is for you if:

◦ You want to spend 4 days immersed and improving your NVC skills in a safe, growthful, and compassionate setting,
◦ You enjoy the idea of being able to choose among multiple offerings during any given session,
◦ You would enjoy this NVC immersion at one of the most respected, Earth-friendly retreat centers in the Pacific Northwest,
◦ You like eating wholesome organic food with access to many acres of beautiful nature trails,
◦ You want all this as a member of a powerful and compassionate learning community.

This retreat is designed to serve people at all levels of practice in NVC. Beginners and experts will all have something wonderful to gain, learn, and contribute.

The venue is fantastic. The team is amazing. The timing is just right.

Register at the Earlybird rate to save $200! After September 15 the cost is $1547.


October 1, 2014
October 5, 2014