Tools for Relationships 101: Collaborative Communication Key Distinction Series

Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s 25 key distinctions give us tools for building trust, connection, loyalty, and goodwill by showing us how to shift from reactivity to clear requests.  It can increase our influence and reduce our stress tremendously.

Dates & Times:  Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 pm PM MT (2:30-4 PM PT) starting March 11, 2021.  Sessions will be recorded

so you can revisit these.

Learning Methodologies: community exploration, modelling, journaling, small group practice, and instruction.

Series 1 (7 Sessions):  Foundations.  Series 1 offers six critical basics, including how to listen empathically to painful and sometimes scary messages in a way that builds connection and deescalates tension.  Audience: anyone relatively new to collaborative communication (CC) or those who wish more guided practice.   

Price:  $140 -$210 CDN per person.

March 11, 2021

Observation vs. Observation mixed with evaluation

March 18, 2021

Feelings vs. Feelings mixed with thoughts

March 25, 2021

Stimulus vs. Cause (& needs)

April 1, 2021

Empathy vs. Sympathy and other forms of response (fixing, reassuring…)

April 15, 2021

Need vs. Request (& strategies)

April 22, 2021

Self-empathy vs. Acting out, repressing, or wallowing in feelings

April 29, 2021

Role Play Session


Series 2 (6 Sessions):  Power & Persistence.* Series 2 helps us to shift from compromise to collaboration and introduces a new approach to power in relationships.  
* Series 1 participation is requested for participants who have not taken training in CC or NVC.

May 6, 2021

Shift vs. Compromise 

May 13, 2021

Request vs. Demand

May 20, 2021

Power over vs. power with

May 27, 2021

Persisting vs. Demanding

June 3, 2021

Choice vs. submission or rebellion

June 10, 2021

Role Play Session


Facilitator: Elke Haggerty, LL.M., MBA


To Register, please call or What'sApp/Signal Elke at +1 780 933-5542.   You can also reach me via Peace Region NVC on Facebook.  International payments can be made through PayPal upon confirmation of registration.  If means are the only reason you hold back from participating, please contact me to discuss alternative contributions.  I don't want money to be an obstacle to learning these great skills.