The scientifically proven, step-by-step guide to having a breakthrough conversation across party lines [link]

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 non-violent 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…]

Beyond Good and Evil: Marshall Rosenberg on Creating a Nonviolent World

By Dian Killian, Ph.D. [download pdf]

I first met Marshall Rosenberg when I was assigned by a local paper to cover one of his “Nonviolent Communication” training seminars. Disturbed by the inequalities in the world and impatient for change, I couldn’t imagine what use a communication technique could be in solving problems such as global warming or the debt of developing nations. But I was surprised by the visible effect Rosenberg’s work had on individuals and families caught in conflict… [click here to read the pdf online]

On the Front Line: Meet Marshall Rosenberg, Quiet Revolutionary

By Dian Killian, Ph.D. [download pdf]

Based on cover endorsements’ from John Gray and Jack Canfield (Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Chicken Soup for the Soul), Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion sounds like another New Age, self-help book. Yet like Noam Chomsky — who deconstructed language and then moved on to media and politics — Rosenberg’s work is intrinsically radical… [click here to read the pdf online]

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