What are the benefits of becoming a CNVC certified trainer?
- You join a worldwide community of people who support one another and share their experience.
- Wherever in the world you choose to hold your training events, you can get publicity for them by listing them on the website of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
- People who might become your clients or workshop participants can be confident that you have a certain level of readiness to lead trainings and workshops as you can refer to yourself publicly as a ‘certified NVC trainer’
- You have the satisfaction of achieving a very high level of NVC skills and having this achievement officially recognised by your peers and the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
- You can freely use the terms ‘NVC Trainer’ and “Nonviolent Communication” in your publicity (people who are not certified are requested not to use these terms)
How do I become a CNVC Certified Trainer?
Click here for an introduction to the certification process.
I have read all about the certification process now and I would really like to speak with someone. Is there a person I can talk to about becoming a Certified Trainer and how I might proceed?
Yes. Gina Lawrie is an NVC assessor based in the UK. Gina is part of a European team of assessors working with candidates in English.
If you’d like to talk to Gina about the certification process, she requests that you respect her time by reading the Certification Preparation pack prior to contacting her. If you still have questions, you can contact Gina here.
Why choose this route?
Shona Cameron: ‘I became a CT in 2006. Since then every time I have asked for support, I have been able to reach out into trust and find it. Being part of the community of trainers enriches my life. I continue to learn and grow and be stretched by what we are trying to create. The words “Certified Trainer” mean so much more to me than becoming the person standing at the front of a room full of people- they have meant that I am part of a family.’
Penny Spawforth: ‘I so valued the process of becoming a certified trainer – at times it was challenging but I have grown so much – and the group assessment at the end was, believe it or not, the best bit! I now feel part of a much larger world-wide community of certified trainers.’
UK-Recognised Independent Trainers
What are the benefits of becoming an Independent Trainer ?
- You will be welcomed into the UK community of people sharing NVC from whom you can ask for support whenever you need it.
- You can have your profile listed on the Trainers page of this website.
- You will get publicity for your offerings by listing them on the ‘Events’ page of this NVC-UK website.
- The status of Independent Trainer can provide some reassurance to potential clients and workshop participants.
- Not as costly in terms of time or money as going through the certification process.
How do I become an Independent Trainer?
Click here to read some guidelines and requests from CNVC about how Independent Trainers share what they want to teach.
Click here for the Robin Hood process.
I have read the CNVC guidelines about Independent training now and would like to speak with someone. Is there a person I can talk to about becoming an Independent Trainer and how I might proceed?
Yes. Alice Sheldon can be emailed here in the first instance with any enquiry. Alice can discuss the Robin Hood process to you. Please consider doing as much research into your options prior to contacting her so that both you and Alice can benefit from an efficient use of her time.
How can I begin to share NVC skills with others without going through any certification process?
Someone who shares NVC skills with others without going through the certification process yet can list events on the nvc-uk.com website (provided they have given the NVC-UK admin team an endorsement by another Certified or UK-recognised Independent Trainer).
Click here to read some guidelines and requests from CNVC about how non-Certified Trainers sharing NVC .