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In-Person or ONLINE: We have given trainings in DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York City, San Antonio, San Diego, Mexico, and even China! We would love to come visit you with one of our trainings below. We also offer ONLINE training modules.
Core Training Topics: We offer basic, advanced, and training for trainers.
A. Nonviolent Communication
NVC is a form of compassionate communication that helps de-escalate and transform interpersonal, inter-group, and organizational conflicts. NVC helps us understand ourselves- feelings, needs- more fully and open our hearts to connect and collaborate better with others. It arises from a conflict transformation approach, which views conflict as an opportunity for growth in all parties. We offer ONLINE practice sessions and training.
B. Active Bystander Intervention
This training teaches effective skills for assessing, de-escalating, and diffusing a problematic situation. Active bystander training focuses on a bystander observing a problematic situation and determining if and how to intervene.
C. Unarmed Civilian Protection and Accompaniment
UCP directly protects others from harm and direct violence, as well as in some cases cultivates empathy between conflict parties. UCP is often deployed in pairs or teams for neighborhood events, political demonstrations, social gathering places, individual/group accompaniment, etc.
D. Restorative Justice and Circles
We offer basic restorative justice training and advanced training in specific skills such as circle processes. Restorative Justice focuses on the harm done to relationships and how to heal that harm. We offer ONLINE training and practice sessions.
E. Nonviolence and Meditation
We offer training on the integral relationship of nonviolence to the practice of meditation.
TRAINING FOR TRAINERS: *Depending on your needs, we can help build your local leaders and capacity by providing training for trainers for all the above trainings as well as other training modules that could include but are not exhausted by the following themes: An Exploration in the Philosophy and Practice of Nonviolence; Personality Styles and Communication; Cultural Diversity and Issues of Power and Privilege; Self-Care for Peace Teams, Spirituality and Nonviolence, etc.