From Conflict to Connection for Professionals


  • Center for Compassionate Living 803 SW Industrial Drive Way, #200 Bend, OR 97702
Photo credit: Denise Torres

Photo credit: Denise Torres

5-Week Class: Thursdays, April 6 - May 4; 6 - 8 p.m.

This CEU qualified course shows participants how to build trust, safety, and connection in the workplace. Because this communication style is extremely helpful when conflict and misunderstandings arise, participants will learn how to apply these skills in all kinds of work situations, and with patients and clients as well. Participants will quickly notice how these skills are also useful not only at work but in all aspects of their lives. 

Nonviolent Communication has been endorsed by the Sanctuary Model© as an effective means of reducing the reactivity that results from judgmental communication which can then spill over into patient, client, student, and customer care. 

Participants will:

  • Learn the neuroscience behind conflict;
  • Examine how we learn to use judgments and blame as a strategy to get needs met;
  • Learn about and practice NVC skills, and apply them to real life situations.

Facilitator: Denise Torres.

Required Reading: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, available at the Center, the library, or at Barnes and Noble.

Cost: $80. Sliding scale available in case of financial hardship.

CEU: This class qualifies for 1 unit applicable toward continuing education requirements. For those wanting the CEU there is a an additional $50 fee for course credit, plus a one-time $35 application fee to take CEU courses for one year at OSU Cascades. You can check with Denise for more details on this.

Registration: Space is limited to 12 participants. Consider inviting a friend, family member, or co-worker to gain the maximum benefit from this class! Contact Denise for more info or to register: email or call 530-867-3198.