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Being You, Inspiring Others

BYIO group

Living, knowing and teaching NVC

  • Do you dream of enabling the emergence of NVC consciousness in the world?
  • Do you want to become the best trainer you possibly can?
  • Do you want to have confidence that you are fully equipped, solid, resilient, creative and versatile in your ability to share your skills?

Then join us for this intensive training program and retreat!

Who should attend?

“To be an NVC trainer is to be a more alive and real human being. The energy and activities at this retreat gave deep support to my quest to be more fully human and to bring that out into the world, in my own way.”

AnneBrissetteThis training has been created specifically for experienced, passionate and committed 
NVC practitioners who want to get better at sharing their skills, including :

  • Those sharing NVC in formal settings such as public training of any duration or depth, organizational training or NVC practice groups.
  • Those sharing NVC as facilitators, coaches, consultants, teachers, managers, HR professionals, mediators, activists, therapists, etc.

To best enable NVC trainers to become effective, skilled and powerful practitioners, this program will focus on three development paths :

  • Integrating NVC skills and consciousness into every aspect of daily life
  • Mastering NVC concepts in a deeply rooted way
  • Accessing a wide range of creative and effective ways to share NVC

We require participants to have a strong foundation in NVC, including a minimum of ten days of NVC certified training. We warmly welcome CNVC certification candidates!

Learning objectives

“The design is a perfect mix of teaching and experiencing moments allowing participants, small and larger group dynamics to evolve, fostering friendships amongst the participants and belonging to the NVC community.”

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In this program, you’ll improve your capacity to share NVC in ways that are both compelling and inspiring, as well enhancing your level of confidence as a trainer.

You will develop :

  • Your ease at embodying process and consciousness while offering training
  • Your ability to use role-playing throughout your trainings
  • Your capacity to flow between teaching moments and empathy moments during training
  • Your capacity to stay connected to yourself, the participants, the group as a whole and what you want to share
  • Your ability and skills in designing training for a variety of settings and clients
  • Your skill at facilitating groups and working with challenging participants
  • Your understanding of and ease with sharing NVC concepts and differentiations
  • Your ease and effectiveness in both giving and receiving feedback

Program format

“This is the place to go if one wants to immerse in NVC, live in an NVC community for one week, build a network for support, be re-energized, find one’s focus for the future, grow, stretch, dip in a bath of compassion and, I am happy to say, fun and friendship.”

1) The program begins with three group web classes. For all registered participants of the program, these gatherings will contribute to :

  • Coming together as a learning community
  • Developing a sense of both personal and collective purpose
  • Establishing a learning plan in very specific and effective ways.

2) This is followed by a six-day*, intensive residential retreat offering an opportunity to participate in :

  • Coached presentations
  • Thematic learning sessions
  • 2 days on facilitation skills and role-plays (**new in 2016**)
  • Peer support and feedback
  • Creation of a personalized, step-by-step guide to continued learning and growth

*half-day + 5 full days + half-day

The advantages of training with us

conversation-2You’ll benefit from working with two CNVC Educational Services assessors, as well as a professional organizational consultant with formal training design skills.

All three trainers have dedicated the bulk of their time and energy to bringing NVC and NVC-related consciousness and skills to people in an incredible variety of settings – from large government agencies, mental health organisations, activists and multi-national corporations to grassroots organizations, prisons, homeless shelters, families, couples, schools and universities.

We’re thrilled to share years of insight, experience, successes and failures – the whole thing!

Program format

“This is the place to go if one wants to immerse in NVC, live in an NVC community, build a network for support, be re-energized, find one’s focus for the future, grow, stretch, dip in a bath of compassion and, I am happy to say, fun and friendship.”

1. The program begins with three group web classes. For all registered participants of the program, these gatherings will contribute to :

  • Coming together as a learning community
  • Developing a sense of both personal and collective purpose
  • Establishing a learning plan in very specific and effective ways.

2. This is followed by a six-day, intensive residential retreat offering an opportunity to participate in :

  • Coached presentations
  • Thematic learning sessions
  • 2 days on facilitation skills and role-plays
  • Peer support and feedback
  • Creation of a personalized, step-by-step guide to continued learning and growth

When

notetakingWeb classes

Web classes will be held on weekday evenings in Marsh and April (exact dates TBD) from 7:30-9:00 pm (Eastern Time). These classes are designed to foster a working group in preparation for the retreat.

Retreat

Shortly after that, we’ll spend Monday, April 16th  through Sunday, April 22th, 2018 together in the Eastern Townships region of Québec for the rest of the program. Arrival is at 1:00 pm and the program starts 3:00 pm. Sunday lunch is included on the final day, after the morning session. Please plan to arrive before starting time and leave after ending time!

Where

Centre Tara
184 10ème rang Ouest
Bonsecours, Québec J0E 1H0 (Canada)

Accommodations

Five housing options are available. Please note that space is limited, so don’t wait too long (click register in menu above)!

  • Separate, male/female dormitory-style room, shared bath (beds for 11 women, 7 men)
  • Double-occupancy room, shared bath (4 available)
  • Double-occupancy room, private bath (4 available)
  • Single room, shared bath (2 available)
  • Single room, private bath (2 available)

Who

“The three teachers, Gina, Jean-Phillippe and Valerie complemented each other skilfully and created a safe environment for authenticity and honesty. I recommend this retreat to all and I am planning to participate in the next one.”

BYIO-trainersWith veteran trainers Gina Cenciose, Valerie Lanctot-Bedard and Jean-Philippe (JP) Bouchard. You can read more about our individual qualifications by clicking the Trainers tab above.

BYIO trainers

Valerie Lanctot-Bedard

I am passionate about truth and the unique beauty and power that emerge when everyone’s voice finds its place and can serve as a source of inspiration and creativity.

Valerie Lanctot-Bedardspiralis.ca / From a background in alternative medicine and activism, as well as a deep commitment to personal development, healing and peacemaking, I have been involved full time in NVC-related activities since 2006. I have brought NVC to others through training, mediation and coaching services. I work directly with the public as well as with organizations, with all kinds of people from teams in governmental agencies to parents in disarray in their relationships with their kids. I really enjoy working with couples who want to live their most intimate relationship in NVC consciousness.

As a CNVC certification assessor, I feel honoured to act as a guardian of and support to the integrity of the process and everything that underlies it. I am thrilled to participate in supporting its full potential of unfolding into the world.

I am currently finishing my master’s degree in Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and I am enrolled in the Coaching for Transformation Program. I am also learning Argentinian Tango and am a student in the Diamond Approach.

Gina Cenciose

I can’t say enough how the presence and the qualities you each offer is an amazing combination, a powerful range of beauty, grace, wisdom, love, competence, inspiration and authenticity and palpable presence from all of you.

Gina Cencioseembodying-empathy.com / I am a deeply experienced CNVC Certified Trainer and Assesor, I have been training NVC trainers in 1- to 3-year long programs in English and French. Being a social change activist, I have co-created and led over 45 yearlong programs in the past 11 years, created and led NVC sessions in prisons, with mothers and children in violent situations, in large organizations like the Canadian Space Agency, with Residential schools and other trauma survivors, as well as with the general public. In addition, I am certified as a facilitator and trainer in Circle work and have led circles in prisons and organizations for years. I also work in helping people bloom through Wholebody and Inner Relationship Focusing, in which I am certified and help to train new trainers. I am part of the Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy Program for Complex Trauma and have many years experience in trauma healing work with individuals and groups. My background has been filled with music and I lead peace dances and sacred singing circles in my programs.

I take great joy and meaning in implementing living systems that include Nonviolent Communication, circles and participatory leadership models. I work closely with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, as a certifying coordinator and have been offering 1 to 3-year long programs for new NVC trainers.

Restorative practices and Restorative Justice have been a major focus in my life. All of my work draws from the depths of my experience and passion with life; from my intensive training in Shamanism, Insight Meditation, Buddhism, Non-dual Awareness, The Diamond Approach, Permaculture, singing, music and much more. I bring a real depth of awareness and consciousness as well as the joy of nature and of music to my life and gatherings.

Jean-Philippe Bouchard

The biggest lesson this week was standing by and witnessing others take risks, create, make mistakes, succeed and above all SHARE what and how they are passionate about NVC. This is what I’ve been dreaming of!

Jean-Philippe Bouchardspiralis.ca / I have been a trainer and an organizational development (OD) consultant since 1996. I was introduced to NVC 10 years ago, and it completely changed my life and my practice as a consultant. Five years ago I co-founded Spiralis in order to offer NVC to all my corporate clients and to the general public.

I specialize in leadership development and workplace climate improvement and I have trained hundreds of managers of all levels in collaborative leadership, interpersonal communication, psychological harassment, conflict management and work team performance. NVC practices are always used as the core for all the content I teach.

I also work as a coach, supporting people going through difficult times and personal transformation. Trained as an Integral Development Coach, I also integrate NVC consciousness into my coaching practice.

I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montreal and a master’s degree in OD from Concordia University. 
I’m about to be certified as a CNVC trainer!