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72 Hours • over 30 teachers • Worldwide

Live sessions, most of which will be recorded and available to listen to at your own pace, fully accessible from the comfort of your own home. No airports, no flights.


LEARN from world-known NVC trainers from 6 different continents.
CONNECT with the community from all around the world.
ADDRESS the crisis and potential of this moment in history together.
Gain tools to take a stand for a world where all needs matter!
Participate in an Echo-system of Co-Creation that supports Nonviolent change-making. (This is new! See more below!)
And on top of that, HAVE FUN and let your BODY AND HEART enjoy offerings of yoga, dance parties, story-telling, art, open stage, and more.

Bring your whole self

With all that is important to your heart

From the core of NVC

we learn,

If we wish now to



To freedom, safety

and abundance for all

The coordinates are inside each of us.

Our capacity to listen inwards,

deeply and consistently +

The extent in which are able to

fully express ourselves in community

=The power to rise together and co-create

the life-supporting world we are longing for.


ANYONE can participate, it's online.

This means that we can offer extra affordable prices and

still have amazing teachers on board.

This is a wonderful opportunity! We donate 10% of the

income to local NVC initiatives!

evening giraffe price: $115 / 103€

offer valid until October 6th

early giraffe tickets / SOLD OUT

noon giraffe tickets / SOLD OUT

Kathleen Macferran
Kathleen Macferran
Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication
Owner Strength of Connection in Seattle, WA
MMus in Conducting, Western Washington University; BA, Whitworth University

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She is committed
to spending the rest of her days building a world where peace replaces violence,
love replaces hate, equity replaces inequity, and all people live meaningful lives. She
has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication
(CNVC) since 2003, and as a CNVC Assessor since 2010 when she pioneered a
community-based path to certification. Community system building and conflict
transformation are passions of hers.
Kathleen has worked internationally with individuals, community groups,
businesses, schools, colleges, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison
inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a trainer
for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing
connection and restorative communities both inside and outside prison through the
strategies of Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti-
Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical
skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our
communities. . Kathleen is the author of,and conductor for Giraffe Tales, a children’s CD setting stories to music. She is the conductor on multiple classical music recordings. Her website is
www.StrengthofConnection.com where her two TEDx talks can be found.
Azzam Talhami
Azzam Talhami is a Palestinian CNVC Certified Trainer, peace-builder, and mental health advocate. He has trained hundreds of people across the Middle East, Europe and the US in peace-building and Nonviolent Communication (NVC), including at the MidEast International Intensive Training in NVC in Beit Jalla, Palestine. Dedicated to supporting historically conflicting communities towards a just peace, he has trained the students at the Peace Engineers School in Ukraine in sustainable peace and NVC, in partnership with PAX, the Netherlands, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Azzam founded the NVC Arabic Academy, leading in-person and online classes for Arabic-speaking journalists, psychologists, and aspiring peace-builders across the world, as well as creating programs that train international peace organizations, such as for forumZFD. Devoted to sharing the story of his people through the lens of compassion, his interests as a guest speaker and teacher include deepening the conversation around power and privilege. He has served as an on-camera political analyst, news correspondent, documentary filmmaker, journalist, translator, and war-zone photographer for many Palestinian, Israeli, Russian, and American media outlets. Among these, he has been a translator and Middle East journalist consultant for the AT&T Original Documentary The Volunteers, on Audience Network, as well as writer and reporter for Huffington Post Arabic and Ma’an News Agency.

As a means of self-expression, Azzam pours his heart and soul into writing poetry. One of his particularly compelling pieces, What Does Living Under the Occupation Mean? gained attention from peace activists around the world and was translated into English and Hebrew.
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Shari Elle

Shari is a co-founder of NVC in Australia and has offered NVC trainings for almost 20 years. She is inspired by working with people to powerfully and authentically create trust and connection, and transform the quality of relationships. She mentors future NVC trainers, works in organisations, runs a 6 month Peer Leadership Program, holds advanced trainings & coaches one on one. Shari has worked extensively with Dr Marshall Rosenberg and is Certified as an International NVC Trainer with CNVC since 2004.