General Training

A. Nonviolent Communication
We offer an introductory and advanced training in NVC, which is a form of compassionate communication that helps 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.

B. Active Bystander Training
We offer training in how to de-escalate and protect as an active bystander to hostile conflict or violence.

C. Restorative Justice
We offer an introductory restorative justice training and advanced training in specific skills such as circle processes.

D. Unarmed Civilian Protection and Peacekeeping
We offer an introductory and advanced training on the practice of unarmed civilian protection and peacekeeping to directly protect others from harm and direct violence, as well as in some cases to cultivate empathy. UCP is often deployed in pairs or teams.

E. Conflict Transformation
We offer an introductory training in conflict transformation, which views conflict as an opportunity for growth. This entails attending to the personal, relational, structural, and cultural dimensions of conflict.

F. Nonviolence and Meditation
We offer an introductory training on the relationship of nonviolence to the practice of meditation.

G. Nonviolent Conflict Intervention
We offer an introductory and advanced training in NVCI, including a 2-day training option in alternatives to violence. Eight Homecomers, formerly incarcerated citizens who are part of the National Homecomers Academy and committed to giving back to their communities, have been trained in this process and five have become HIP program trainers.

The HIP training includes topics such as: Affirmation: Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem; Communication: Listening, Speaking, and Observing; Anger-Violence-Conflict Resolution; Diversity and Intolerance; Understanding Self and Others: Racism, Internalized Oppression, Bullying; Sexism and Homophobia; Gender, Violence and Relationships; Cooperation and Trust.

*Depending on need, we can provide training for trainers 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; Cultural Diversity and Issues of Power and Privilege; Self-Care for Peace Teams, etc.