Program: This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience.” It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers.
The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.
Trainer – Marianne Göthlin lives in Sweden, has been practicing and integrating NVC for 20 years and was certified as CNVC trainer in 1998.The last 10 years Marianne has shared NVC internationally, has worked together with many trainers and has served as a trainer on IITs together with Marshall Rosenberg. Since 1990 she has worked in education, with teachers, parents and young people using the process of Nonviolent Communication to foster compassionate relations in learning environments.
In 1998 she co-founded a school based on NVC values and principles outside Stockholm. In 2009 she participated in initiating “NVC in Education Europe” a program with the intention of supporting the development of Nonviolent Education in European school systems. During 2015 this program is renewed under the name Peach Education (www.peach-education.org). Marianne is appreciated for embodying the subtle power of empathic presence where there is a space for everyone to be.www.skolande.se
Trainer: Gina Lawrie lives in Surrey, UK. She has been a certified trainer since 1997 and integrated NVC into her practice as a consultant, coach and trainer in both personal and organisational development. Being a facilitator of Open Space (OST), she recognized the synergy between OST and NVC and facilitated the first two giraffe conventions as well as other events since then. She may be best known in the NVC community for co-creating the NVC Dance Floors with Bridget Belgrave. This innovative method for sharing and practicing NVC is now translated into seven languages –http://www.nvcdancefloors.com.
Gina has worked internationally, introducing NVC to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. She is an experienced assessor for certification with CNVC, and has trained on previous IIT’s both with and without Marshall. From 2007 to 2012 Gina was a trainer with the NVC Training Institute, a collaboration of six trainers who offered in-depth residential retreats “Living Energy of Needs” worldwide. www.ginalawrie.co.uk
Trainer: Jan van Koert is a certified trainer for Nonviolent Communication since 1999. He met Marshall Rosenberg at International Intensive Trainings in 1999 and in 2007. His background is as an Electronics Engineer. From there he switched into natural healing, coaching and counseling, sound healing and NVC. Jan started to deliver NVC trainings from 2001 and has since made it his full time occupation. Vine coaching & training, established in January 1998, was born from Jan’s quest for what is really important in his life – a search triggered by a 30-year management career in business.
Since 2007 Jan has offered 12 trainings in Kenya, 3 times in Sierra Leone and once in South Africa. In his home country he works amongst others with the general public, judges, prosecutors, mediators, lawyers, technicians, medical doctors and teams in organisations.
Jan have written a book in Dutch on the NVC basics (also available as an audiobook) and developed a DVD on the basics of NVC. Furthermore, since 2008, he offers each year a yearlong Train the NVC Trainer course with Martin van der Meulen and he brought the yearlong mediation training “Mediate your life” developed by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater to the Netherlands in collaboration with Christiaan Zandt.
Trainer: Martin van der Meulen is an industrial engineer and has fulfilled various management positions at government institutions and in commercial companies. Living in Brazil for 2,5 years he was touched by NVC in 2001 and since then has spent most of his time to learn, live and share NVC. He helped set up NVC-Brazil, co-founded the Dutch-speaking NVC-circle, started the yearly NVC-festival and, together with his colleague Jan van Koert, trained about 100 people to share NVC as a trainer.
In 2004 Martin became a certified trainer and, in that same year, started Ai-opener. Ai-opener is a NVC training institute offering a wide range of NVC-training to individuals and designing in-company programs for organisations. With Ai-opener his dream is to humanize the workplace by teaching NVC skills and consciousness to 1% of the Dutch labour force (70.000 people). Together with 4 other certified trainers they are now offering NVC to a variety of organizations. From companies like Microsoft, ABNAMRO, KLM and AkzoNobel to hospitals, educational institutes, NGO’s, public transport and government institutions: www.ai-opener.nl.
Together with his wife and their four children they live near the sea. The connection with the beach, dunes and sea support him in balancing the variety of needs he wants to fulfill in life.