Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | July 4, 2011

July 4 2011 Host Corinne Frugoni Speaks with Non-Violent Communication Trainer Dian Killian

The Center for Collaborative Communication
Dian Killian, Executive Director

Dian Killian, Ph.D., is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), founder and director of The Center for Collaborative Communication (formerly known as Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication), and co-author of two books, Connecting Across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY.

Dian has designed and led workshops in the US, Europe and Asia for diverse organizations including the New York Open Center, the 92nd St Y, the New School University, Kripalu, Insight Meditation, New York University, the UN Development Program and Fortune 500 companies. In 2011, she will be leading Nonviolent Communication training at the Omega Institute and co-leading, with Marshall Rosenberg, an International Intensive Training (IIT). She is widely known as a highly engaging and dynamic facilitator, bringing humor, warmth and a high level of insight, play and integrity to her modeling and teaching.

Mission and Core Values

The Center for Collaborative Communication is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formerly known as Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication. Brooklyn NVC was founded in January 2005 by Dian Killian, Ph.D., Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication and author of several NVC books. Dian started Brooklyn NVC out of a desire to share the consciousness and skills of compassionate, Nonviolent Communication with her fellow New Yorkers and especially those working in organizations.

In 2010, Brooklyn NVC changed its name to The Center for Collaborative Communication (CCC) out of a desire to reach a broader audience and more effectively bring the practices we share into organizations. We believe that by broadening our audience it will help us reach our goal of a large range of people practicing NVC throughout New York City, the United States and the world.

Mission

Through sharing the consciousness and skills of Collaborative Communication, we support people in hearing each other and being heard. We share transformative communication skills with individuals, families, groups and organizations in the greater metro New York area, nationally and beyond, creating a world of abundance, interdependence and peace where the needs of all beings matter and are held with care.

Core Values

•Expanding Possibility —Maintain a consistent and playful openness to generate a lived experience of how options can shift and expand.

•Sustainable Transformation — Leverage intellectual and creative rigor to achieve upstream, systemic solutions that optimize transformation of ideas and behavior.

•Co-creation — Generate cultures of shared power where mutual responsibility and energetic engagement are the norm.

•Holistic Integration — In each moment, bring a commitment to recognize, value, and integrate all of who we are — intellectual, emotional, and physical.

•Integritous Interdependence — Live and work from a heightened awareness of our interdependence with others to generate the world we want to live in.

Protecting the Environment

The Center for Collaborative Communication is committed to creating a world of abundance, interdependence and peace where the needs of all beings matter and are held with care. As part of this commitment, we operate a “green” organization, engaging in the following practices:

•We use recycled paper and/or paper from sustained-growth forests and soy-based inks whenever possible for our printing and copying needs

•We avoid using products made of plastic or Styrofoam

•We recycle paper and board, electronic equipment, and any other materials we can

•When traveling, we use public transit whenever possible, carpool and, as a last resort, use air travel. We offset our carbon footprint by purchasing trees via Trees for the Future

•All cleaning products used in our offices are “green” and biodegradable

•At residential and other events where meals are provided, we make every effort to use local and organic food

•We encourage participants and visiting trainers to also use public transit and/or to carpool whenever possible and, if you do fly to our events, to calculate your carbon footprint via The Nature Conservatory and offset with Trees for the Future. (When calculating your carbon footprint keep in mind that one tree offsets 50lb of carbon emissions.)

If you have any suggestions or feedback regarding our green practices, please contact our office manager.

We are excited about our commitment to holding the needs of our beautiful planet with care and we hope you will join us in this commitment so that there can be sustainability for all of us living on the earth — including plants and animals.

Contact Information

http://www.collaborative-communication.org/html/contact-us.htm

Link to Women’s Retreat

http://www.collaborative-communication.org/html/WomensRetreat11.htm

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