Using Non-violent Communication in Organizations

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Non-violent (or compassionate) communication operates from the assumption that we are all equals: your needs matter as much as my needs. This applies in all contexts. The parent's needs matter as much as the child's. The supervisor's needs matter as much as the employees's needs. The teacher's needs matter as much as the student's needs.

But what does that look like? Is there a limit to how much NVC we can use out there in the "real" world? How can I be in a position of power and honor everyone's needs, without "giving away" power and without abusing my power? How can I be in a position with less power and claim that I my needs matter?

There are (at least) two layers around the transformation that is waiting for you.

  • The first one is to understand how NVC applies in organizational contexts and how we can foster a feedback-rich environment.
  • The second layer is to practice of how to claim that space, in our actions and our words.

During this webinar, Jerry Koch-Gonzalez will show how to apply NVC in organizations and give some examples of what this would actually sound like.


This webinar is hosted by the non-profit Sociocracy For All (SoFA) which Jerry co-founded. While NVC focuses on equivalence between individuals in conversation, sociocracy applies equivalence to organizations. SoFA teaches sociocracy to workshop participants all over the world.