ICAL Dates and Topics

ICAL ’18 Schedule

January February March April May June
20: 10-5pm

9-14: 6-day retreat

26: 7-9pm

 

12: 7-9pm

24: 10-5pm

25: 12-4pm

 

9: 7-9pm

28: 10-5pm

29: 12-4pm

 

7: 7-9pm

19: 10-5pm

20: 12-4pm

 

9: 10-5pm

Monthly Monday Night Practice Groups from 7 pm-9pm to role-play and practice NVC skills:

  • Feb. 26
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 7

Typically, one of the practice groups will include skyping for those commuting from out of the area.

ICAL ’18 Curriculum

January 20Saturday 10-5 

Topic: Welcoming, intentions, connecting and building community; overview of program

  • Summary/overview of NVC
  • Form Empathy Groups, review purpose and practices
  • Introduction to trainers and assistants
  • Logistics for February retreat

February 9 – 14; 6-day retreat at Quaker Center Ben Lomond, CA

  • Mindful and experiential practices of 4 Key NVC Distinctions: Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests; owning our honesty; intro to self-empathy
  • Deep exploration and role plays to bring relevance and authenticity in empathy and honesty
  • 9 patterns of: core needs/values and their distortions
  • family patterns and conversations to understand, heal, and connect

March 24, 25; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 12-4 ~ NVC and Inner World 

  • self-empathy perspectives and practices; compassionate embrace

April 28, 29; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 12-4 ~ NVC & Outer World

  • NVC in the workplace and careers
  • leadership
  • passions and goals

May 19, 20; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 12-4 ~ Integration

  • health, self-care
  • loss, mourning, and grief
  • gratitude and celebration

June 9; Saturday 10-5, one day ~ Transition

  • left-overs
  • summary of growth and learning
  • next steps
  • written feed-back

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