Community Practice Groups & Training Tools

Community Practice Groups & Training Tools

Monthly Series for Ongoing Practice

Deep learning happens with ongoing practice and support from a community.  Join other dedicated learners and a facilitator in ongoing practice. Share, be accompanied, and be received as you are on your learning path. Ask questions and learn through the experiences of others. Learning is enhanced when we are accompanied, seen, and heard. 

The Practice
Weekly Public Training

1.5 hours, online
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MT (Edmonton)
Public group training.

The Practice is an ongoing online exploration of Collaborative Communication (NVC) where the facilitator focuses on areas participants request or show interest in. Concepts are presented and facilitated practice is included.

This class follows a gentle pace that allows you to delve deeper. There is no prerequisite.

In January, 2023, the topic is empathy.

Starting in February and continuing through June, we will be doing a facilitated book study of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.

You can start any time in those months and will get the most out of it if you begin with the group in January or February. We recommend that you purchase a copy of the book for your reference. You are encouraged to read each chapter in time for the next class, however, it is not a requirement.

Facilitator: Elke Haggerty

After you try a session (or a few individual sessions), you can switch to calendar monthly booking through Stripe. The Stripe option simplifies registration and lets you choose your price more. You will find the Stripe link in the payment notes after your first session purchase. 

Journaling Learning Community
Weekly Practice

1 hour, online
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT (Edmonton)
Practice with accompaniment.

Ever find that you take a course and then, well, then you go away and forget to practice?  Journaling on a weekly basis keeps you connected and gives you regular opportunities to shift habitual responses, and this is how habits transform. You will have a chance to:

  • Be accompanied and witnessed in your growth and transformation
  • Practice using a structured journaling table provided in class
  • Get clarity about your issue
  • Take time to slow down so you feel calmer and more grounded

We have seen journaling in community save a marriage, facilitate a peaceful divorce, support nurturing parenting, and stave off unhealthy workplace stress. Structured NVC journaling is in community can be powerful, even when incremental.

The typical format is 1-2 minutes of self connection, check ins about what is most alive for everyone in the moment, journaling time (where you can also receive support from the facilitator), and a closing sharing for those who wish to share about their insights or questions.

Prerequisite to support group safety: a minimum of one 4 hours of training or 2 months of drop-in sessions with Process Works.

Facilitator: Elke Haggerty

After you try a session (or a few individual sessions), you can switch to calendar monthly booking through Stripe. The Stripe option simplifies registration and lets you choose your price more. You will find the Stripe link in the payment notes after your first session purchase. 

Taste of Nonviolent Communication

Join various NVC practitioners making short presentations on collaborative communication such as key distinctions, model elements, and commonly encountered communication challenges. Find out something new each time! 

The session is a low-priced opportunity to taste NVC.  In return, the request is to offer feedback for each presenter as they try something new. We aim to host a short offering on the First Friday of every month, from 10:15 – 11:45 am MT (Edmonton).  Book and pay for these directly through Calendly (Click Book Now at the top of the page).

Facilitators: NVC practitioners.

Training Toolkits

Are you looking to offer communication training but you do not like creating curriculum? I am developing a trainer toolkit that may be of interest to you. Available to NVC practitioners with 10 or more days of training with certified trainers, the Communication Training Shoebox is a modular system that has concept cards, activity cards, participant handouts, and administrative handouts. You will be able to buy just the components you are most interested in, for example Key Differentiation concept cards. The puppets are available below. More is to come!

If you would like to know more, contact me.

Giraffe, Jackal, Ought-ter, and Stratapus puppets, hand drawn