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Social Change and NVC in BC

The British Columbia Network for Compassionate Communication

Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Social Change and NVC in BC

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BCNCC member   more info 10 Tickets 1d 21h 28m $120.00 $4.80
Non member   more info 10 Tickets 1d 21h 28m $140.00 $5.50

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Social Change and NVC:
How can NVC support us becoming more engaged in social change?


Saturday, April 29, 9am - 3:30pm
West End, Vancouver, BC

Leslie Williamson & Rachelle Lamb
CNVC Certified Trainers

Sponsored by the BC Network for Compassionate Communication

Rachelle Lamb and Leslie Williamson have decided to come together to talk about what is close to their hearts. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be with two experienced and passionate NVC facilitators.

What's the workshop about?

Marshall Rosenberg was especially interested in applying NVC to Social Change efforts. Certainly one of the best ways to honour his work is to develop a social change muscle. During this session, we will do some ‘flexing’ and explore the ways in which NVC can support us in becoming more engaged in social change work. For some people this may mean active involvement with political, socio-economic or environmental issues and for others it may mean the various ways we engage with our loved ones and colleagues around the seemingly benign day to day tasks and necessities that draw on our attention. 

This is a day for rolling up our collective sleeves so that we might positively influence the current human and planetary story and come to know on a deeper level what it means to be life-serving citizens and live from NVC consciousness.

We want to encourage people who already have connection and experience with NVC, to stretch and think ''outside of the box" with these two very experienced trainers and facilitators.


About the Trainers:


Rachelle is a speaker, writer, workshop presenter, communication coach and certified NVC trainer. She has worked in the field of Interpersonal Relating and Conflict Resolution for over 20 years. Countless clients have learned how to skillfully navigate interpersonal conflict and challenges through her guidance and instruction, quite often leading to profound breakthrough. Her lifelong interest in human development, relationship dynamics and the roles that culture and ecology play in people's lives, along with her ability to skillfully pave the way for transformational dialogue between people consistently produces powerful learning experiences for individuals and audiences.



Leslie is a coach, facilitator, keynote speaker and certified NVC trainer. She has been teaching Nonviolent Communication Skills for the past thirteen years. She began her career in the counselling field 23 years ago. Leslie creates a safe environment for individuals to open their minds and hearts, to hear how they might heal themselves, to expand their minds and to walk with more peace in their hearts. Leslie has been fortunate to work as a trainer in native organizations across Canada from Vancouver in the west, to Inuvik in the north, to Kuujjuaq in northern Quebec.

$120 with BCNCC membership / $140 without a membership

(lunch is extra)

CNVC Certified Trainers who would like to attend with complimentary admission please contact us directly. Discounts available for CNVC certification candidates. If cost is a barrier to your attendance please contact us regarding limited financial support we have available. 

Katrina Kaneda ( for details. 

The workshop will be followed by the  BCNCC AGM, and a Free Networking Evening of Interactive Activities and Fun, lead by Warren Hooley.

AGM Register here 

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Is this an Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

This event is for people who already have an introductory understanding of NVC. If you are interested in this event but are new to NVC, contact the organisers and we maybe able to find introductory training you can attend prior to the event. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is limited self parking available for $10 at the Lord Stanley. There is other parking nearby, such as Metro Parking. The Lord Stanley is close to Georgia Street bus stations and close to Devonian Harbour Park and Stanley Park. 

What can I bring into the event?

You are encouraged to bring writing materials and a notebook. 

If registering before April 25, lunch is included. After April 25, it is not included in the ticket price, and you will need to provide your own lunch, either stay in with your own packed lunch or go out to nearby resturants. 

What will be served for lunch?

Registrations before April 25, included The Bread Garden Classic Lunch. It includes an assortment of sandwiches, wraps, salad, coffee, tea and dessert.  Vegetarian and gluten free options available on request. When purchaisng your ticket for this event, use the lunch options drop down menu to select vegetarian or gluten free options, as the Classic lunch is the default choice. Contact the Bread Garden Catering for specific information regarding ingredients. 

Is wifi available?


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Katrina Kaneda-

What's the refund policy?

A full refund (less fees from PayPal and Eventbright) up to April 2.

No refund after April 2 (to support sustainablity for this event). If you are unable to attend for any reason, tickets are transferable by contacting the organisers with the name of the new registrant that you select.

If you cannot find a new registrant and the event is full, please contact us as we may have waitlist. If there is a waitlist we may be able to refund your ticket (less costs of money transfers and ticket fees) and allow someone on the waitlist to attend. 

What if this event is cancelled?

The organisers may cancel this event due to unforseen circumstances or low ticket sales. The organisers may substitute another CNVC certified trainer if unforseen circumstances prevent Leslie or Rachelle from attending. Please purchase tickets by April 2 to avoid cancellation of the event from low attendance. If this event is cancelled due to unforseen events or low ticket sales full ticket price will be refunded. BCNCC membership cannot be refunded. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

 No, you just need to be registered and have your name on the guest list. 

Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, please contact us to transfer the name.

 Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but please contact us to transfer the name. Participant names must match guest list.


Have questions about Social Change and NVC in BC ? Contact The British Columbia Network for Compassionate Communication

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When & Where

Lord Stanley Suites on the Park
1889 Alberni Street
West End, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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The British Columbia Network for Compassionate Communication

The British Columbia Network for Compassionate Communication ( is a non-profit society supporting Nonviolent Communication in British Columbia. We are one of a number of global organisations which support the mission of The Center for Nonviolent Communication (

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