Nonviolent Communication Community of Practice

A guided practice of the principles of nonviolent communication.

Basic human needs connect us. Feelings give insight into needs. Speaking through feelings and needs opens up new strategies. Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, guides us to reframe communication. By focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting we transform how we express ourselves, how we hear others, and resolve conflicts.

It is a process that leads us toward a quality of connection among people where everyone’s needs are valued and are met through compassionate giving—out of the joy of contributing to another human being. The potency of NVC is in its pragmatic simplicity.

  • Second Thursday of the Month from 6:15 - 7:30 pm
  • Our Neighborhood Multi-Purpose Room
  • Host: Jenn Slack, Our Neighborhood NVC Mentor
  • Support: Gregg Kendrick, Certified NVC Trainer
  • Intentional practice of NVC skills.
  • A safe connected place for learning.
  • Facilitated exploration of communication challenges through connection to universal needs.
  • Everyone is welcome!
Diverse group paired up to practice communication skills, words reading "nonviolent communication, community of practice" and the hashtag #oncdctogether

We can do this together!

Everyone is welcome at the Our Neighborhood support groups. We happily provide professional development hours to teachers who need credit. Nonviolent communication is a tool for parents, and teachers, but also everyone. Please join us and check it out!