Penny is a certified trainer for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication.One of the original founders of the BC Network for Compassionate Communication, Penny has offered training in the Nonviolent Communication process to people in Canada and in the USA since 1999. She has worked with corporate groups, Provincial and Federal Government groups, First Nations people, educators, parents and students, palliative care providers, seniors’ groups, non-profits, mental health professionals and clients, and prison inmates among others.
Invited by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication to facilitate at several 9-day international intensive sessions, Penny has expanded her experience and knowledge to include international clients. In 2003, she was commissioned by the Province of British Columbia to re-write sections of the Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook to incorporate workplace situations. She is currently one of three assessors for North and South America for the certification of CNVC trainers.
“I have experienced Penny Wassman’s depth of knowledge in Nonviolent Communication and can say without question that her dedication, knowledge and ability to share this work will enable those who are intent on enhancing their connection with others to enrich those communications, both personal and professional.”
~Leah Bailey, Special Projects Director, BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
“Penny radiates unconditional love and knows all the little pieces of skill and NVC wisdom too. I guess I’m high right now – she seems like a living miracle.”
~International Intensive Training participant, Whitehorse, Yukon