Privilège, pouvoir et changement social

One of Dian’s blogs published in French by CommunicationNonViolente

How to Have Constructive Conversations About the US Election at Work

An interview with Dian in Quartz Magazine (November 4, 2020) about how to address politics in a work environment.

Finding Peace in Fear

An interview with Dian by Elle Magazine (Taiwan), February 2020. It’s about practicing self-empathy and attending to self-care during times of crisis.

Dian facilitated a talkback session between the audience and the cast of the Off-Broadway play, “Do You Feel Anger?” at the Vineyard Theatre on April 17, 2019.


Interview in Natural Awakenings in Austin, TX (January 2019): “Nonviolent Communication Promotes Judgment-free Expression.”


A  person attended one of Dian’s workshops and wrote an article about the impact, 6 Ways to Make Friends with our Awkward, Unspoken Needs.” (August 2019) 

Equal Time For Free Thought (August 2017)interview by Barry F. Seidman

Course Taught via NVC Connect (August 2017) about Overcoming Work Challenges

Step-by-step Guide to Breakthrough Conversations Across Party Lines

By Lila MacLellan, in Quartz, November 2016.

As a communications coach and mediator for civil rights and student activists during the US civil rights era, Rosenberg developed a practical strategy for peaceful conflict resolution called Nonviolent Communication. By focusing on language and process, the theory goes, injured parties can shift the tone of their communication and spur collaboration. Dian Killian, a certified trainer in Rosenberg’s method and collaborative communications consultant, breaks down the four steps. [read more…]

Interview on Blog Talk Radio (July 2016) about Breaking Up Non-Violently.

Featured Presenter (October 2016) NY State Dispute Resolution Annual Conference

Featured Presenter (October 2016) National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

Article published on self-management for joy at work in Empathische Zeit (September 2016)

featured presenter at  The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center (July 2016) at John Jay College and the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York’s Monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast.

Featured Course Presenter on (February 2016)

Check out FOUR STEPS TO EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK, a free course delivered to your email here.

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Article published in (November 2015). If you read German, the article is here >
An English translation is here.

Interview published on Transform Your Life (October 2015)

Nov. 2013, Radio Interview on The Marilu Henner Show

Oct. 2011, Culture of Empathy Interview


Dian is available for interviews, panels, and workshops to speak on her expertise about collaborative conflict resolution in the workplace and at home. Contact her to book her here.

Dian Killian, PhD, is a Certified Trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program) and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German). Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she now offers coaching and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also leads the annual East Coast Women’s Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in the Bahamas and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list at

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