European Intensive Education Course July 2017

European Intensive Education Course (EIEC)

21st to 30th July 2017

 Montolieu, France

We are very pleased to offer, for the third consecutive year, an intensive experience to contribute to peace in our educational system.

Several NVC certified trainers, passionate about education, are interested in exploring the extent and depth of Nonviolent Communication for mutual education. We are excited to create with you a safe space in which each person can draw energy and integrate more quickly and more deeply the skills into your daily life.

If you have strong motivation and a desire to integrate the living energy of NVC into the service of education, this course is for you!

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Training Objectives

Prior knowledge: none

Basics of Nonviolent Communication and revision (for beginners)

Knowing and expressing emotions


Develop relational and citizenship skills and then transmit them to adults and children

Preventing bullying among children

Listening to parents and / or colleagues

Learning cooperation

Improving living together in a group

Managing conflict in a group of children

Preventing violence

Introduction to Dynamic Participation

Presentation and integration of basic concepts

Conduct a participative dynamic.

Training Themes

The relationship between education and citizenship for living together

Discover educational tools to develop relational and citizenship skills among children:

Workshops from previous years “Living together” through using different themes: Cooperation; Living together; self respect, respecting others; Learning to communicate better; How to manage conflict without violence; Learning cooperation; Introduction to the cooperative dimension; Preventing harassment; Discover activities which allow discussion with children …

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? ● Richness and diversity During the first two European Intensive Education Courses, participants came from several countries! This wide cultural diversity contributes greatly to the exploration of others experiences. ● Depth and width Throughout the many sessions (workshops and joint meetings), we explore together a consciousness based on the needs in all aspects of education: relation to oneself, to others and to life, relation to internal resources and external. We explore what education is and what it can be, practically. Nothing will be left out and all contributions will be welcome. ● Community trainers: Our goal is to practice equality in our group of trainers within the community, as we explore and create ideas together. We recognise the different talents and passions we bring into the course. This diversity proves to be an important element of the EIEC.

HOW? The student ratio is limited to 10 participants per trainer. The program is intensive. While some participants’ skills and NVC consciousness are beyond the first few levels, others are starting their NVC journey. The course is designed to promote assimilation and continuity of work throughout the year following.

In addition to the nine days of training in July, there is the opportunity for small groups to stay in active contact at least once a week and be supervised by a trainer once a month.

Some objectives of our program: ● explore and identify personal core beliefs and create new cognitive structures directly from our vital needs; ● reduce the level of suffering endured by our system to generate satisfactory and responsible lives; ● honour leadership models ‘power with’ (for example, using Open Space Technology and Systemic Consensing); ● transform the fear of failure, clear the system of domination and promote abundance consciousness; ● overcome chronic struggles and “over activity” and shift towards fluidity and ease in our lives.

WHAT IS INCLUDED? ● a course of a week and a half of practice in the breathtaking beauty of Languedoc Roussillon (France) in July 2017; ● small groups encouraged to communicate and interact weekly or more throughout the following year ; ● If desired, a ‘buddy’ system to support the implementation of strategies.

The European Intensive Education Course takes place in Montolieu, 20 km from Carcassonne, France. This course and our training materials were developed by a team of professionals. Our themes are based on communication research, psychology and pedagogy. They refer to neuroscience, humanistic (including Carl Rogers) and cognitive theories. Training is rich and vibrant, with theoretical and hypothetical situations.

LANGUAGES We expect that you will have a good knowledge of French or English.

Schedule: Friday, July 21: Arrival from 5pm onwards to share a drink at 6.30 (included in price) and a first session until 8.30 for presentations and planning of the week.

From 22 to 29 July:

See the daily programme.

Sunday, July 30: Morning Sessions, departures as from noon.

The days are devoted to NVC activity, with individual choices of your level of commitment to your own learning needs.

Our experience is that the following daily schedule corresponds to the needs of groups: 10:00-10:25 1st Session (group exchange and logistics) 10:25-10:45 Break (20 minutes) 10:45-12:45 2nd Session 12:45-14:30 Lunch (not included in price) 14:30-16:20 3rd Session 16:20-16:40 Break (20 minutes) 16:40-17:30 4th Session (group exchange and logistics) After 17:30 Leisure (walking, swimming, cycling, sessions offered by the participants …)

TARIF Prices in Euros only. Registration Registration Registration Standard ‘Worker’ rate (reduction of €200) for two people together with 1 invoice (reduction of €200) €950 €750 €1700 The price includes the intensive course, the first evening aperitif and full documentation. The price does NOT include trips, breakfast, lunches, dinners or accommodation (the price varies depending on the desired level of comfort and is paid directly to the host – see below on the choice of accommodation) . We are pleased to be able to offer individualised payment terms as well as a limited number of “worker” tariffs for those who are willing to work the equivalent of two hours a day, offered on the basis of “first come first served” (€750 per person, which represents a saving of €200).

Choice of accommodation

Accommodation is NOT included in the course price. Please book directly with the host. You will be invited to a private Google Group in order to exchange with other participants for shared hosting (and travel too!) If you need assistance, please contact us.

Be aware that it is the high season and it is essential to book well in advance. The village offers a range of accommodation and comfort and prices vary. Many “hotel gites” (B&B) are at 5 to 10 minutes walk from the site. You can also get information and book via the Montolieu Tourist Office at +33 (0) 4 68 24 80 80

For lunch and dinner, you have a choice: to cook for yourself in our shared kitchen or eat at any of the four restaurants in the village.

PEACE FACTORY, MONTOLIEU As you can see from the photo, home to the Peace Factory is an unusual 1950’s factory nestling in the green vegetation of the French “Midi”. The vision held by the Peace Factory is a world where personal, social and global well-being is at the heart of peaceful living, and having held other NVC courses here, we’re confident that it’s an ideal site to hold this retreat. Even in the intense heat of July in the Languedoc-Roussillon, there are always cool places in the building and by the river!

TRAVEL 20km from the host site is “Carcassonne Salvaza Airport”, with direct flights with Ryanair from London Stansted, Dublin, Shannon, Belgium (Charleroi), Cork, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. Toulouse International Airport (British Airways, EasyJet, SAS, Lufthansa, etc…) is about 80km from Montolieu, in which case you’ll need to allow an extra hour and a half for transfer and train journey to Carcassonne station. By train: There is a train station at Carcassonne (SNCF French train network)

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