Workshop Nonviolent Communication by Mi Jung van der Velde

Workshop Nonviolent Communication by Mi Jung van der Velde

21 Sep 2018

13:00 - 14:00 @ Innovation Playground The Hague University of Applied Sciences 

Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC) is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall .Rosenberg beginnning in the 1960’s. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms themselves and others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs. Habits of thinking and speaking that lead to the use of violence (social, psychological and physical) are learned through culture. NVC theory supposes all human behavior stems from attempts to meet universal human needs and that these needs are never in conflict. Rather, conflict arises when strategies for meeting needs clash. NVC proposes that people identify shared needs, revealed by the thoughts and feelings that surround these needs, and collaborate to develop strategies that meet them. This creates both harmony and learning for future cooperation.

The workshop will provide practical tools to engage others through NVC. NVC can be used in formal negotiating settings, but also in private life. You will receive some theory, but NVC is learned best through practice, which you will have the opportunity for during the workshop, but also during the Masterclass International Negotiation that will follow the workshop.

Bio: Mi Jung van der Velde M.A. LL.M B.A.

Current positions
Lecturer at the Hague University: Human Rights, Law, Public Administration, Peace and Conflict Studies Researcher
Mediator: neighbor conflicts
Background / Expertise
Human Rights, nonviolent communication, International Relations, Islam and Arabic, ethnographic research, inclusiveness, migration and refugees


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