Compassion in Action FAQ

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Compassion In Action - Networking and Community Building for Nonviolent Communication in the United States

What, when and where is it?

Compassion In Action is a 3 day residential conference.

Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Mills College in Oakland, California.

  • closest airport is Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • if flying into San Francisco (SFO), you can use BART ( to get to Oakland.

Room and board are included in the conference price.

Weekend Schedule:
Registration begins at 3:00
Dinner 5:00-7:00
opening session at 7:00

9:30 - 11:00 - sessions 1
11:30 - 1:00 - session 2
2:30 - 4:00 - session 3
4:30 - 6:00 - session 4
7:30 - 9:00 - evening news

9.00 - 9.30 - morning news
9.30 - 11.00- session 5
11.30 - 1.00 - session 6
2.30 - 4.00 - harvesting
4.00- 5.00 closing

Registration information.

What is the purpose?

The focus of this gathering is to support the spread of NVC communities throughout the United States by enhancing community-building skills and connection among diverse people and values.

  • Develop culture where conflict is not seen as a problem, but as part of the natural flow.
  • Mentor new communities by older communities
    • setting up a 501c(3) organization; hiring staff
    • what goes into an intro training packet
    • experience with evolution of practice groups

Also address how we in the US can be a part of a global community.

What is on the events program?

We will utilize Open Space Technology to maximize choice and learning for the group. (From registration page)

Samples of possible sessions include:

  • education initiatives
  • restorative justice
  • NVC & research
  • Prisons
  • NVC & money
  • NVC and parenting with Inbal Kashtan
  • NVC Dance Floors
  • NVC EcoVillage (connecting, visioning, planning)

We are delighted that a Playback Theater troupe from Boston is coming with the hope of illustring how improv techniques and NVC can support each other. There will be a performance during the weekend.

How to register?

BayNVC is handling registration

Who is this for?

Trainers, event organizers, organization staff, people advocating the spread of NVC.

Why does it say "United States"? Why limit the scope?

A primary motivation for many of us involved in this project is promoting NVC in the US to help support major cultural and political shifts here, recognizing how the US's choices in many realms (political, economic and others) profoundly impacts much of the world.

How much does it cost?

The room and board are included in the conference price. To ensure accurate representation, the pricing is only listed on the registration page.

Can I get a cheaper price by staying at a friend's place nearby?

We'd like to find a way to meet your need for ease and inclusion in the community. With three days of conference time to connect and build, we'd like to understand your needs better to see if there is a way to address them in a way which also permits you to stay onsite with the group. If you're considering staying off-site for financial reasons, we encourage you to find ways to stay on-site. If you need to stay off-site for other reasons, please contact to make arrangements and receive additional info.

Room and board details?

This information is currently not available.