International Intensive Training
Schedule of IITs: http://cnvc.org/iit-schedule.htm
The format is always developing, but currently goes something like this:
Each day begins with a remembering (participants sign up to do this): a reading and/or activity to remind us of why we are there - to connect with and learn from one another, to shift our thinking and behavior in the direction of life-serving, heart-connected, power-with ways of living.
Anyone can offer sessions during the four time slots each day, or at any time, so IITs have a very Open Space feel to them. Several paid trainers make sure there are always at least a few options. There are always some introductory sessions toward the beginning, and lots of opportunities to practice giving and receiving empathy and expression, often in creative ways - for example silent empathy or NVC Dance Floors. Other sessions range widely in content and process, here are just a few that are typically offered: healing, social change, mediation, the power of gratitude. Some sessions are are experimental, improvisational, and/or responsive to the moment. They don't have to be about NVC at all, though they are usually in the same spirit, such as aikido, meditation, etc.
And of course a lot of valuable connection and learning happens outside of scheduled activities.
Many other organizations offer lengthy retreats: