Types of Trainings

MPT circleOrganized by a range of partner organizations, the following trainings, workshops and webinars offer tools for unleashing the power and possibility of nonviolent change in our lives, our communities, and our society. These trainings explore many facets of the vision, principles and concrete methods of active nonviolence, often integrating role-plays, exercises, story-telling, small and large group discussions, short presentations and journaling.  

Introducing Nonviolence

Participants are introduced to the vision and methods of nonviolence by exploring: the creative power of nonviolence; the dynamics of violence and nonviolence; practices for nonviolent living; tools for communicating nonviolently; and/or the process and effectiveness of principled and strategic nonviolent social change. Examples: Nonviolence 101 Training; Active Nonviolence Introductory Workshop. Click here to see trainings scheduled in this category.

Training partners that hold this type of training:
Meta Peace Team, Pace e Bene, Veterans for Peace, War Resisters League, World Beyond War, Alliance of Community Trainers, Backbone Campaign, DC Peace Team, Association for Active Nonviolence, NVC Academy, Something New, Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, Alternative to Nonviolence Project, Bay Area NVCCenter for Nonviolent CommunicationComunicación no Violenta ArgentinaGiraffe Social EnterprisesMinnesota Peacebuilding Leadership InstituteNonviolent Communication AustraliaPeace Circle CenterPeace Factory, Campaign Nonviolence, Gandhi Earth Keepers InternationalMetta Center for NonviolenceTeach for Life NVC Educators Institute, Christian Peacemaker TeamsChildren And Youths For Peace Agency Sierra LeoneInstitute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceChildren’s Defense FundThe Non-Violence Project UgandaImani WorksInstitute for Human Rights and Responsibilities, Inc.Play in the Wild! Initiations into NonviolenceAlternatives To Violence Queensland , Little Friends for PeaceMoose Anger Management and Healing AngerMahaKarunaEmbodying Empathy Conscience StudioCreating a Culture of Peace, Youth Icons GhanaInternational Empathy Trainers AssociationActive Peace, The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants, East Point Peace Academy

Nonviolent Social Change

These trainings build skills for changing our communities, our society and our world.  These programs include trainings on: models of successful nonviolent social change; the philosophy, dynamics, history, and effectiveness of nonviolent action and civil resistance, including nonviolent civil disobedience; concrete strategies for building campaigns and movements; creating a culture of peace and nonviolence; domestic violence advocacy training; and connecting personal, interpersonal and social change. Examples: Nonviolent Action Training; Social Change Skill Building; Nonviolent Cities Training. Click here to see trainings scheduled in this category.

Training partners that hold this type of training:
Pace e Bene,  Something New, Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, Backbone Campaign, Campaign NonviolenceMetta Center for NonviolenceTeach for Life NVC Educators InstituteChristian Peacemaker Teams,  Children And Youths For Peace Agency Sierra LeoneInstitute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceChildren’s Defense FundThe Non-Violence Project UgandaCompassionate Listening OregonImani WorksInstitute for Human Rights and Responsibilities, Inc.Youth Escape ArenaPlay in the Wild! Initiations into NonviolenceLittle Friends for PeaceYWCA of Greater PortlandMoose Anger Management and Healing AngerEmbodying Empathy Conscience StudioCreating a Culture of PeaceYouth Icons GhanaInternational Empathy Trainers Association, The Article 20 Network, Active Peace, The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants, East Point Peace Academy

Communicating Nonviolently

These trainings focus on applying nonviolence for more effective communication and relationship-building, often with a focus on active listening, I statements, non-defensive approaches, and identifying the needs of both parties. Examples: Nonviolent Communication (NVC); Powerful Non-Defensive Communication (PNDC); Compassionate Listening. Click here to see trainings scheduled in this category.

Training partners that hold this type of training:
NVC Academy, New York Center for Nonviolent Communication, Bay Area NVCCenter for Nonviolent CommunicationComunicación no Violenta ArgentinaGiraffe Social EnterprisesNonviolent Communication AustraliaPeace Circle CenterPeace Factory, Family Heart CampTeach for Life NVC Educators InstituteChristian Peacemaker Teams,  Children And Youths For Peace Agency Sierra LeoneInstitute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceChildren’s Defense FundCenter For Building A Culture Of EmpathyThe Non-Violence Project UgandaCompassionate Listening OregonImani WorksYouth Escape ArenaPlay in the Wild! Initiations into NonviolenceAlternatives To Violence QueenslandLittle Friends for PeaceMoose Anger Management and Healing AngerMahaKarunaEmbodying Empathy Conscience StudioCreating a Culture of PeaceInternational Empathy Trainers Association , The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants, East Point Peace Academy

Nonviolent Conflict Transformation

Trainings in unarmed peacekeeping, conflict resolution and restorative justice trainings. Examples: Restorative Justice Peace Circles; Nonviolent Trauma Healing; Domestic Peace Team Training; Mediation Training. Click here to see trainings scheduled in this category.

Training partners that hold this type of training:
War Resisters League, World Beyond War, Pace e Bene, Campaign Nonviolence, Veterans for Peace, Association for Active Nonviolence, Something NewMinnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Alternatives to Violence Project, DC Peace TeamGandhi Earth Keepers International, Meta Peace TeamTeach for Life NVC Educators InstituteChristian Peacemaker TeamsChildren And Youths For Peace Agency Sierra LeoneInstitute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceChildren’s Defense FundCenter For Building A Culture Of EmpathyThe Non-Violence Project UgandaCompassionate Listening OregonImani WorksInstitute for Human Rights and Responsibilities, Inc.Youth Escape ArenaPlay in the Wild! Initiations into NonviolenceAlternatives To Violence QueenslandLittle Friends for PeaceMoose Anger Management and Healing AngerEmbodying Empathy Conscience StudioCreating a Culture of PeaceYouth Icons GhanaInternational Empathy Trainers AssociationThe Article 20 NetworkActive Peace , The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants, East Point Peace Academy

Spiritually-Based Nonviolence

These trainings explore nonviolence rooted in the teaching, principles, and practices of specific faith traditions and spiritualities. Examples: Awakening Soulforce; Gospel Nonviolence Training; Engaged Buddhism Workshop. Click here to see trainings scheduled in this category.

Training partners that hold this type of training:
Pace e Bene, NVC AcademyCenter for Nonviolent Communication, Metta Center for NonviolenceTeach for Life NVC Educators InstituteChristian Peacemaker TeamsInstitute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceChildren’s Defense FundCompassionate Listening OregonInstitute for Human Rights and Responsibilities, IncPlay in the Wild! Initiations into NonviolenceAlternatives To Violence Queensland Little Friends for PeaceEmbodying Empathy Conscience StudioCreating a Culture of PeaceInternational Empathy Trainers Association, East Point Peace Academy

Training for Trainers

These trainings prepare individuals to facilitate nonviolence programming including trainings, workshops, classes, webinars, etc. Examples: Training for Trainers Weekend WorkshopClick here to see trainings scheduled in this category.

Training partners that hold this type of training:
Pace e BeneTeach for Life NVC Educators InstituteInstitute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceChildren’s Defense FundCenter For Building A Culture Of EmpathyThe Non-Violence Project UgandaCompassionate Listening OregonImani WorksInstitute for Human Rights and Responsibilities, Inc.Youth Escape ArenaPlay in the Wild! Initiations into NonviolenceAlternatives To Violence QueenslandLittle Friends for PeaceMoose Anger Management and Healing AngerMahaKarunaEmbodying EmpathyConscience StudioCreating a Culture of PeaceInternational Empathy Trainers Association , The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants, East Point Peace Academy