Our Code of Ethics

Last Updated: January 11, 2022

In order to support the purpose and vision of NVC Matters UK CIC, I agree to:

NVC Core Values 

  • Maintain the core values of the NVC process.
  • Clearly distinguish NVC from other teachings, concepts, skills, methods or philosophies, even if consistent with NVC

NVC UK Network

  • Participate in my local NVC network
  • Work collaboratively rather than competitively with fellow NVC facilitators/trainers in the UK
  • Consider attending the annual gathering for facilitators in the UK – held in November each year

Continued Professional Development

  • A practice of Continued Professional Development (CPD) – a minimum of 5 days learning per year e.g. attending NVC trainings or trainings in modalities that complement NVC
  • Actively seek feedback from participants on my trainings/events
  • Actively seek feedback from my colleagues when I work with them
  • Actively offer my feedback (when appropriate) to support others’ growth and learning

Conflict Engagement

  • Hold an intention that, where possible, I will step towards conflict when it emerges with peers and participants, to play my part in living NVC consciousness as a community
  • If I have reached the limit of my capacity and resources for responding to a conflict, I will ask for support – e.g. by contacting the Conflict Transformation Weave or another NVC facilitator

Working within the UK Law and Public Safety

  • Whenever required by law (e.g. working with children or protected adults etc), I will have a relevant and current DBS certificate
  • Be GDPR compliant (see: https://www.gov.uk/data-protection) as required by UK law
  • Have current Professional Indemnity Insurance for my NVC Practice where legally needed.
  • Have a clear and easily accessible (e.g. on the footer of your website) complaints procedure that aligns with NVC Matters UK guidelines [see:  https://ctw-uk.com/resources-2/resources/ ]
  • Inform participants of my events that I have a complaints procedure and where to find it

Holding Boundaries

  • Act as a steward of the trust that participants place in me as an NVC Facilitator, trainer, coach (etc) and hold a respectful and non-sexual boundary with people who engage my services and to seek peer support if needed
  • Abstain from sexual contact with training participants, private students, or clients during the training or coaching period and for a period of 3 months after the professional relationship has ended


  • Actively create inclusivity, celebrate diversity and ensure there is equity and fairness for all participants with regard to their colour, race, religion, health, sexual orientation, gender, age and ability and support participants to make their needs known

Supporting the purpose and vision of NVC Matters UK CIC

  • Assume all liability, financial or otherwise, for accidents and negligence arising from events or training or services that I run and advertise on the NVC Matters UK CIC website.
  • Keep a clear and current ‘head and shoulders’ picture of myself and a bio on my nvc-uk website profile for the public to access.
  • Inform myself of the nvc-uk website privacy policy here: https://nvc-uk.com/privacy-policy/
  • Inform myself of the nvc-uk website terms and conditions found here: https://nvc-uk.com/terms-and-conditions-2/
  • Only list events that have NVC as their main focus on the NVC-UK website
  • Agree to NVC Matters UK team members contacting me about membership-relevant matters
  • Let people know about NVC Matters UK and the resources we offer during events that I run
  • Accept that the final decision about my Facilitator Membership will be made by the person who holds the Membership Lead role for NVC Matters UK. The person holding this role, as with all role-holders, has a responsibility to make sure no harm is done to the purpose of the organisation