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KILN: 10-Month Trainer Candidate Program


  • Gabriola Island, BC (map)

Knowing ourselves - Inspiring social change - Leading the way - with NVC

(2017 KILN Currently Underway)

February - November 2018

Lead Trainers: Angela Walkley and Mitch Miyagawa

Assessor/ Director: Penny Wassman

KILN is a ten-month immersion program for for people who have been studying NVC (at least 10-20 days of training) and who are on the path to becoming NVC Trainers. It is a hands on opportunity for collaboration and stepping into the leadership role of a trainer.

KILN combines a unique diversity of approaches: online calls, support triads, a retreat, a summer camp, 2 collaborative projects, mentorship, and community-based feedback. These experiences are all set within a supportive community of fellow learners, and guided by experienced and creative Certified Trainers.

The goal of KILN is to support each individual’s integration and unique expression of NVC, to explore NVC-based approaches towards greater social goals, and to assist candidates to complete the CNVC requirements for Certification. The program is lead by CNVC Trainers Angela Walkley and Mitch Miyagawa with direction and guidance by CNVC Assessor Penny Wassman.

Penny writes: “I approached Mitch and Angela to create this program because I recognized there were a number of very able individuals already offering NVC in Western Canada who had expressed an interest in certification. I wanted to support them (and interested people from other areas) on their journey. I specifically asked Angela and Mitch because they are very familiar with my approach to certification, live in British Columbia, and also because I hold them as highly skilled and experienced educators living and sharing the NVC process with enthusiasm, commitment and full hearts. Mitch and Angela’s feedback will be invaluable to both me and the candidates.”

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