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Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Nonviolent communication workshop

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Nonviolent communication (NVC) workshop

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED, but alternative learning resources are listed below for those interested in Nonviolent Communication.

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Marti Johnson (WMF)
Program Officer, Project Grants - Wikimedia Foundation

You are welcome to contact me at mjohnson (_AT_) wikimedia  · org for more information about Nonviolent Communication.


  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Increasing the level of cooperation on the level of communities.
  1. Capacity development:
    • Conflict resolution.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

Not applicable - workshop cancelled


NVC can dramatically improve communication, and thereby relationships, by helping to focus attention on:

  1. Empathic understanding of others without compromising our own values, and
  2. Expressing authentic needs openly and honestly, without blame or criticism.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) means learning to:

  • Build relationships based on compassion and understanding
  • Accurately understand other people’s feelings and needs
  • Be assertive and negotiable at the same time
  • Break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression

Further information[edit]