list of NVC-UK trainers on this site
There are currently
two ways to join the list of trainers on this site (NVC-UK.info) if you
are already sharing NVC in the UK:
(i) By following The Centre for Nonviolent
Communication (CNVC.org)'s certification
process, the current version of which can be found here. Please
also refer to Who are Certified
Trainers (CT) and Independent Trainers (IT)?
(ii) By being acknowledged by the existing
community of NVC-UK CT and IT trainers as an 'Independent Trainer' via
the 'Robin Hood' process - see below. Please also refer to Who are Certified Trainers (CT)
and Independent Trainers (IT)?
'Robin Hood' process
For joining the NVC-UK Trainers List as an Independent Trainer (IT):
In order to assure the integrity of the NVC process, if you are
offering public trainings or mediation (as opposed to purely support /
organisational roles), you will be asked to have attended 30 days
training with a CNVC certified trainer, before applying to become an
Independent Trainer. In order to build up connections with other people
offering NVC in the UK network, you may also be asked to have completed
at least one training with another person on the UK Trainer List.
The Process in detail
1. Ask a UK-NVC network trainer who is known to
you to propose your name for consideration to the network, and to stand
as your 'Sponsor' (first point of contact) in the process of joining
the network. If you are not
known to current trainers, you will still need to find a trainer within
the network to sponsor you.
2. Please write your own introductory statement and send it to your
sponsor, who will send it to the network. Please respond to all of (a)
to (j) below:
(a) How would you describe your NVC journey to date in a couple of
(b) How are you currently using NVC?
(c) How do you wish to be involved in the NVC-UK network?
(d) Are you happy to contribute finanically to ventures such as the
(e) Are you willing to join or start a Peer (Quality Assurance) Circle?
(We want members of NVC-UK to have a commitment to assuring their
continuing development as a trainer/sharer of NVC. One way of doing
this is through Peer (Quality Assurance) Circles.)
(f) If joining a Peer (Quality Assurance) Circle is going to be
difficult for you, what other strategies do you propose for maintaining
(g) Are you willing to work within the 'Guidelines for non-certified
trainers sharing NVC', as specified by the Centre for Nonviolent
Communication (CNVC)? What are
(h) Are you willing to contribute to CNVC as and when you receive
income from NVC-related activities?
(i) Are you willing to work collaboratively with other NVC-UK trainers?
(j) Please finish with you request to be acknowledged by the NVC-UK
network as an Independent Trainer (IT).
3. Your Sponsor will write an email introducing you to the Network.
This will include:
(a) your Sponsor's own paragraph introducing you to the network
(b) your introductory paragraphs and responses (see 2. above)
(c) the names of others in the network who feel happy to support you
4. Your Sponsor will send this email out, a second email three weeks
later, and a third email two weeks after that, so that everyone has a
chance to see it and respond. In order to maintain and promote harmony
within the network, and to assure quality, you will be accepted onto
the list only if no-one objects. If there are objections, these can be
discussed and sorted out with the help of your 'Sponsor', perhaps with
third party NVC support, a 'Restorative Circle' or Sociocratic methods.
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Updated by Shantigarbha, October 2010.