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KILN Trainer Candidate Program: starts January 2017

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Knowing ourselves

Inspiring social change

Leading the way with



KILN: a 10-month immersion program for NVC Trainer Candidates (Jan – Nov 2017)


Lead Trainers: Angela Walkley and Mitch Miyagawa

Assessor/Director: Penny Wassman

Support Trainers: Wes Taylor, Aya Caspi

The KILN Vision

Imagine that you, in your current journey of integrating and sharing NVC, are like a clay pot. The clay pot has form and shape, but is missing the final transformation needed to hold water and fulfill its purpose.

You are looking for your own process of fire; a process that brings together what you offer – your uniqueness, passion for change, knowledge and skills – with the heat of support, structure, experience, collaboration, commitment and connections.

This is the vision for KILN: to fire and inspire you to be a powerful vessel in the world.

What is KILN?

KILN is a ten-month immersion program for NVC Trainer Candidates on various stages of their path to certification, who are also passionate about social and structural change. It offers a unique combination of experiences (eg. retreat, online calls, camp, and projects) within a supportive community of fellow learners, all guided by experienced and creative Certified Trainers.

We see NVC as a powerful approach and worldview to support movements, organizations and individuals working towards important social and environmental changes and initiatives. We believe there is a great need for compassionate, conscious leaders to guide these shifts to a more life-affirming culture. We want to both be this kind of leader, and support others to step towards this as well.

The goal of KILN is to support each individual’s integration and unique expression of NVC, to explore NVC-based approaches towards greater social goals, and to assist candidates to complete the CNVC requirements for Certification. The program is lead by CNVC Trainers Angela Walkley and Mitch Miyagawa with direction and guidance by CNVC Assessor Penny Wassman.

I approached Mitch and Angela to create this program because I recognized there were a number of very able individuals already offering NVC in Western Canada who had expressed an interest in certification. I wanted to support them (and interested people from other areas) on their journey. I specifically asked Angela and Mitch because they are very familiar with my approach to certification, live in British Columbia, and also because I hold them as highly skilled and experienced educators living and sharing the NVC process with enthusiasm, commitment and full hearts. Mitch and Angela’s feedback will be invaluable to both me and the candidates. – Penny Wassman

This program includes a variety of different settings and experiences for your learning, some of which may be “edgy” for you. While we absolutely value the workshop/retreat setting, we want to create as many applied, experiential, and “real-life” opportunities as possible. This is an intentional approach to “raise the heat” for our work together.

Dates and Costs

The program starts on January 18, 2017, with the first calls. The first retreat is February 28 – March 5, 2017. The program is limited to 12 people. The program costs $2850CDN.

For more detailed info, and to apply: