The scientifically proven, step-by-step guide to having a breakthrough conversation 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 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
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 DailyBitsOf.com (February 2016)
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 www.workcollaboratively.com.