Thursdays September 26th & October 3rd 2019: 6pm – 9pm | Halifax, NS | REGISTER NOW

This workshop is for anyone who strives to show up as a clear, empathic and effective communicator in the groups, teams and conflicts they encounter in their political and community engagement. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn the basics of Marshall Rosenburg’s model for Non-Violent Communication (NVC).

Non-violent communications involves clarifying what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and those around us. Using the techniques taught in this course, you’ll learn to do this without resorting to blame, judgment or domination.

Instructor: Casey Vaasjo, Conflict Mediator and Non-Violent Communications Trainer

Casey Vaasjo HeadshotCasey Vaasjo is a mediator and trainer with a focus on interpersonal relationships. She first learned Non-Violent Communications while working as an intern for the New Earth Institute. For the past five years she has developed and delivered Non-Violent Communications trainings with families, couples and organizations including:

– The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute Atlantic,

– Dalhousie University (South House, CKDU, Loaded Ladle Food Co-op)

– ReachAbility Halifax,

– The PowerShift Atlantic Conference,

In her work she combines facilitation, mediation, and coaching with a passion for mindfulness, personal growth, and relationship-building.

Workshop Details

This course will take place over two three-hour sessions, one week apart:

Week One: Thursday September 26th 6PM – 9PM

  • The Basics – Components and Translating Your Language

Week Two: Thursday October 3rd, 6PM – 9PM

  • Components Review, Application and Practise

WHERE: 5557 Cunard St, 2nd Floor Halifax, NS @ Common Good Solutions HUB (MAP)

Accessibility Note: Unfortunately, the space this workshop is being held in is not wheelchair accessible.

Who This Course is For

This course is for people engaged in public, political and community issues – at any level and scale – who want better tools for communicating within and across the teams and organizations they work with. If you’re looking for training in non-violent communications for any other purposes (e.g. within families, business partnerships etc.) this probably isn’t the workshop for you. The principles and methods taught in this workshop are primarily intended to be used in interpersonal communications (as opposed to public communications).

Workshop Size

Workshop size is limited to 12 participants, and registrations are secured on a first-come first-served basis.

Registration & Pricing

Early Bird Registration: $175 (Register by Friday September 13th)

General Registration: $190

Registration Deadline: Friday September 20th 2019

Fine Print
Cancellation Policy
Workshops with low sign-up rates at the registration deadline may be cancelled. If this occurs, and you have already registered for the course, you will be issued a full refund.
Refund Policy

Registration fees can be refunded (minus 10% processing fee) up until the registration deadline. Following the registration deadline, refunds will not be issued.