University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Conflict Resolution Center offers training in nonviolent communication

The Conflict Resolution Center will offer foundational training in nonviolent communication May 31, June 1, 2, and 3. Special UND staff/faculty rates are offered. Space is limited, so register today.

In anticipation of this event, we are providing weekly concepts in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that anyone can use in their daily lives.

NVC Concepts - Week #4: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And, if not now, when?” – Hillel. This quote is a testament to caring for oneself so one may be of better service to others. In the consciousness of Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., places great emphasis on the practice of empathy - self empathy - as well as empathy for others. In NVC practice, deep listening is a cornerstone, requiring us to develop an attitude of respect for ourselves, and others, and to be attentive, to give and receive from the heart in order to transform our own lives as well as our relationships. Remember: "This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." - Chief Seattle.

Come to one or all four days of the Foundational Training in NVC. Register by Calling 777-3664 or e-mail us at Find out more on our web site at

-- Kristine Paranica, executive director, Conflict Resolution Center, 777-3664, .

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