Engaging with Polarity: Living and Deepening Our NVC Practice

In this 4 full days´ gathering we will explore how to engage with polarity and paradox in everyday life. Using real life situations that participants bring, we will explore diverse perspectives through the lens of key differentiations of NVC and how those differentiations can help us navigate polarity to find common ground. Interactive, practical and exploratory, this gathering is designed to support the integration of NVC principles in natural ways. This four day workshop is the first of its kind in Norway!

The intention of this training is to create a laboratory of aliveness, where participants will work with relevant scenarios that impact them directly. Participants can therefore come with requests, and the agenda will be shaped as participants request topics or training experiences, or as the trainers perceive what is alive in the participants.

This may – or may not – include:

– The essence vs the form of NVC
– Being giraffe vs doing giraffe (making NVC natural)
– Power with vs power over
– Respect for authority vs fear of authority
– Restorative Circles
– Managing Transitions
– Handling depression

Kathleen Macferran (USA) is a Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She is also the owner of Strength of Connection in Seattle, USA, and has an MMus in Conducting from Western Washington University and a BA from Whitworth University.

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She offers communication and conflict resolution training internationally to organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She’s one of 25 assessors worldwide who supports CNVC trainer candidates through the certification process for CNVC.

Gert Ceville-Danielsen (Norway) is also a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, the Managing Director of Empathos Partners and the Chairperson of NVC Norway. He has an MA in International Relations and Spanish from the University of St Andrews, an MA in International Relations, Peace and Conflict resolution at the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, and a Diploma in Mediation from the University of Buenos Aires.

Gert has more than 14 years of experience from the United Nations, civil society organisations and the private sector. Currently, Gert offers NVC and conflict management trainings in Norwegian, English, Spanish and Portuguese in Norway, abroad and online and wishes to bring NVC to “mainstream society” through opinion pieces in the media and public presentations.


We will meet from 0900-1700 every day, Thursday-Sunday.
There will be a one hour lunch break and several shorter breaks.

Kindly bring your own lunch or make use of the shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. Coffee, tea and fruit/snacks for the breaks will be provided.

Training Fee:
NOK 4,000 for non-members of NVC Norway
NOK 3,600 for members of NVC Norway

Early Bird Fee: Register and pay before 15 April and get a NOK 400 discount on your fee!

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