(NYC) Building Trust-Based Relationships [Nov. 1, 2019]

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

How well do you respond to difficult people and situations? Do you judge yourself and others? Or end up disappointed, frustrated, or shut down? (Register here)



Come learn the first steps in how to transform your relationships, including with yourself, by practicing Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC shows you how to shift judgment, demand, and blame into empathic mutual understanding and trust. In doing so, you can find greater authenticity, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships.

Using four simple steps, in this introductory program you will learn how to stay self-connected during challenging conversations; hear others on a cognitive and “core” level; and find solutions that are more satisfying, doable, and effective—and that truly meet your needs and build healthy relationships.

  • DATE:  Friday, November 1, 2019
  • TIME:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm ET
  • HOST & SPONSOR: New York Open Center,  22 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016 (between Madison and 5th Avenues) (directions)
  • COST: $60/person Open Center members; $75/person non-members
  • QUESTIONS:  For questions about registration, scholarships, directions, or other logistics, contact the host.

About the Trainer:

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Dian Killian, Ph.D., is the founder and lead trainer of Work Collaboratively, an internationally recognized leader in supporting managers and teams in working more effectively together with greater shared vision and harmony.

Dian is the author of Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York and co-author of Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere. A certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and a certified life coach, Dian is passionate about the power of empathy in transforming individual lives and the world.

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We’re delighted that you’re planning to join us for this in-person program! We invite you to care for the environment by offsetting your carbon impact in traveling to the event by making a donation to one of these organizations:

  1. Trees for the Future: Improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. Donate.
  2. Tree Sisters: Planetary restoration at the grassroots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. Donate.

hands holding green earthWork Collaboratively offsets any travel our trainers do by making donations to these two organizations to offset our carbon impact. In addition, we reuse materials, use recycled paper products, and reuse name tag holders. We also avoid using non-reusable, non-durable plastic products.