Level up your relationships with Blackbelt Communication Skills
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Blackbelt Communication Skills 2020 Online Course!
If you're the kind of person who...
wants to make a difference and you are frustrated with your message not being heard and received...
is looking for a time-tested method for showing up with power, clarity, and compassion...
wants to see your efforts get more traction...
is committed to both making a positive difference AND to continually learning and growing.
Get Skilled through World Class Training
Alan Rafael Seid is a Certified Trainer through the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2003, working with individuals and organizations on 5 continents in English and Spanish-speaking trainings.
Tess Burke is a trainer candidate and has been studying NVC since 2012. She teaches people from more than 30 countries, and offers coaching and mentoring for deeper integration as well.
Have you noticed how so often the key to:
• getting things done,
• getting through your day feeling good,
• not feeling alone and isolated,
• working well with others,
• enjoying the company of others as well as your own,
• excelling in what you do,
• being a leader…
…is effective communication skills?
What if your communication skills were extraordinary?
• What would you be able to accomplish?
• Who could you enroll in your vision?
• What more could be possible by knowing how to ask for what you want, and having the courage to do so?
What People Are Saying
“Possessing an intellect and wealth of knowledge that doctoral students would envy, Alan Seid brings a quality of clarity to his work and training that is a rare commodity. I know few people who live so completely in harmony with their espoused values.”
~ Wes Taylor
CNVC Certified Trainer, Organizational Development Specialist, Service Excellence Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
“Alan, your lucid presence combined with your command of the concepts and your ease/simplicity in presenting them were not only a pleasure to experience. You up-leveled the center of gravity of the entire conversation/experience for us all.”
~ Sandra Poulson
Organization Effectiveness Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency
“I have very high regard for Alan. My opinion is that he knows his stuff backwards and forwards, is creative in synthesizing understandings, and lives with ENORMOUS integrity. I find him to be very inspiring – and am encouraged that he represents the best of the next generation.”
~ Lucy Leu
CNVC Certified Trainer; Former President of the Board, Center for Nonviolent Communication; Author, Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook: A Practical Guide for Individual, Group or Classroom Study
“Alan is a tremendous resource, he helped me to focus on my goals and find my inner strength and courage to become my greatest version. Alan has a unique ability to convey complex theories and adapt them into everyday practical use; I highly recommend Alan and Cascadia Workshops.”
~ Kofi Debrah
Consultant, Event Organizer, Co-Founder & Partner of Oko Forests
How is the program set up?
This program will cover the fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication over the course of 9 months.
There are two levels of participation: Learners and Practitioners.
• The course runs April-December 2020
• Each call will last approximately 2 hours on Zoom.
• Both levels receive their call recordings and handouts and are able to participate in our learning community.
• We have payment plans available
The Learner Level includes one group Training and Q&A call per month, usually the 1st Tuesday 11a-1p Pacific time. It is comprised of approximately 1 hour of presentation followed by 1 hour of Question and Answer.
The Practitioner Level includes the Learner call PLUS an additional monthly group call, usually the 3rd Tuesday 11a-1p Pacific time for practice, Q&A, and mentoring.
Practitioners also receive a special BONUS: mp3 recordings and transcriptions from the A Path With Heart: NVC & Social Change interview series ($30 value)!
What we're learning
Module 1: Distinguishing two modes of consciousness; and recognizing life-disconnected and life-alienated thinking and language
Tuesday, Apr 7 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Apr 21 Practitioners
Module 2: Making it conscious – feelings and needs vocabulary
Tuesday, May 5 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, May 19 Practitioners
Module 3: The NVC Model: Mastering Observations
Tuesday, Jun 2 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Jun 16 Practitioners
Module 4: The NVC Model: Mastering Feelings
Tuesday, Jul 7 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Jul 21 Practitioners
Module 5: The NVC Model: Mastering Needs
Tuesday, Aug 4 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Aug 18 Practitioners
Module 6: The NVC Model: Mastering Requests
Tuesday, Sept 1 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Sept 15 Practitioners
Module 7: Empathic connection with others
Tuesday, Oct 6 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Oct 20 Practitioners
Module 8: Self-Empathy and Honest Self-Expression
Tuesday, Nov 3 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Nov 17 Practitioners
Module 9: Using NVC to Express Appreciation and Gratitude
Tuesday, Dec 1 Learners and Practitioners
Tuesday, Dec 15 Practitioners
*Why Blackbelt? This is a respectful reference to aikido, a martial art of peace, as well as to the concept and experience of mastery. When emotions are "hitting the frying pan," THAT is when we want our Black Belt, right?
**If you don't already know this information, it's not your fault. They don't teach us this in school. And yet the world is crying out for these exact skills!
Please join us now.