Introduction to Compassionate Nonviolent Communication Training: Online
Sponsored by DC Peace Team
January 29th and 30th, 4-6 pm EST

This online training is an introduction to the theory and practice of compassionate nonviolent communication, with particular emphasis on key skill-building and foundational understanding.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC), or Compassionate Communication, is a powerful tool for transforming and mediating interpersonal, intra-personal, organizational, and inter-group conflicts. It is used worldwide by activists, teachers, conflict specialists, doctors, diplomats, social workers, managers and others to improve their work and home life. The practice of NVC can help us understand ourselves more fully, provide us with a sense of power and choice in our lives, and open our hearts to compassionately connect and collaborate with others.

This is an interactive and beginner’s workshop designed for those that may have no to little prior studies of any special nonviolent communication. This workshop will expose participants to the basic strategies and skills of nonviolent communication that are used in the types of conflicts that might arise in your personal life as well as in other settings. You may want to try out new skills with family members, co-workers, and neighbors.

****As we prepare for the session, please identify a recent internal or external conflict that you are comfortable using as an example for our exercises.***

Payment is requested on a sliding scale. Please consider $45-$85 to support our work and help us better serve the community. FREE for college/high students. No one will be turned away for lack of payment, we welcome you.

For those who can, please submit payment today--; or checks can be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 7305 Baylor Ave., College Park, MD 20740.

For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website @

Questions? Please contact LeeAnn King:

LeeAnn King is a geospatial scientist,  yoga teacher, community organizer, and health & wellness guide. She develops workshops and guides to cultivate and nurture safe spaces inside ourselves and throughout community organizations and businesses to allow open and honest communication that brings connection and bridges individuals to networks and support systems. We are stronger together.

Jamal Jones (He/They/It) is a second-generation educator who earned their bachelor degree in Psychology and Psychoeducational Studies whilst at Howard University. Jamal's career focus has been on at-risk, juvenile, and special education students, specifically students with Emotional Behavior Disorders. While teaching in these alternative school settings, Jamal became a self-taught and trialed by fire in the skills presented. Jamal is currently finishing a Masters in Special Education and currently teaches adult learners at the Academy of Hope, DC.

****A Zoom link will be presented in the confirmation message and emailed 24 hours before the event****
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