Become an NVC Facilitator

Becoming an NVC Facilitator offers you personal growth and professional development opportunities to collaborate with people from all walks of life and professional backgrounds.

NVC Facilitators have various roles working as consultants, trainers, coaches and mediators.

There are many ways you can learn NVC and accumulate the min 350 hours you need to register as an NVC Facilitator on this website and/or register as a Certification Candidate with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication.

The journey begins with attending an NVC Foundation Training and reading Dr Marshall Rosenberg’s book:  Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. You may attend intermediate trainings, practice sessions and residential events, Deepening awareness and personal lived experience of NVC is essential. NVC is not a technique, it's a way of being!

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Join the UK Network ...

NVC Facilitator membership is open to anyone with the relevant experience of NVC. There is a membership registration process which asks you to sign a code of conduct, to list your training hours and more.. to find out about this process and the benefits of being part of a national network follow this link

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Apply for CNVC Certification

Gaining this CNVC Certification means you have achieved a very high level of NVC skills and are officially recognised by your peers internationally and the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

You will find this process quite different from most traditional training programs. To discover why this is, follow this link to the European English speaking assessment team  AND you can read more about this process on the CNVC website here

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Want to know more?

If it is about becoming a Facilitator Member of this site: Contact our membership administrator here to discuss your options with NVC Matters UK CIC 

If it is about becoming a CNVC Certified Trainer: Read the CNVC Certification Preparation pack  for information about how to register as an assessment candidate with CNVC. 

What are the benefits of becoming CNVC Certified?

  • You join a worldwide community of people who support one another and share their knowledge and experiences.
  • Wherever in the world you choose to hold training events, you can publicise them by listing them on the website of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
  • 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)

This is what two trainers told us about the benefit of becoming internationally Certified :

Shona Cameron: I became a CT in 2006. Since then every time I have asked for support, I have been able to reach out to 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.’