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Proposed LT Agenda - January 19 Meeting

US PT: 12 noon, Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 - US MT: 1pm - London (GMT): 8pm
Seoul: 5am, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007
Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 580-0600
Participant Access Code: 432094#
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Observer Request

The LT appreciates the presence of Observers at our meetings, because we value inclusion and diversity of perspectives. To conserve meeting time, we request that Observers "mute" their phone to reduce background noise, and withold any comments until the time we have set aside for feedback (up to 15 minutes toward the end of the meeting). We may also include other times for feedback, as our need for that arises and when there is sufficient time to receive and address those comments.

Please press 6 to mute and unmute your line during the call.


Note: Due to an urgent need, Valentina and Marshall will not be attending. Proposed changes to the proposed agenda and timing are indicated below.
  • 12:00 PT - Check-in (10 minutes).
  • 12:10 - Adjustments to agenda, Announcements (5 min.).
  • 12:15 - Relocation of Feb. Conference to Retreat Center (Jori, 10 min.).
  • 12:25 - Whether to have LT Meeting before Conference (John, 10 min.).
  • 12:35 - Role definitions and recruitment options for LT Positions (Jori, 20 min.).
  • 12:55 - Check-out (15 min.).
Tabled agenda items:
  • - Observer Policy for LT meetings (John, 15 min.).
  • - Jori & Jim compensation package review and decision (Jim, 15 min.).
  • - Update on organization restructuring review (Marshall & Valentina, 15 min.).
  • - What kind of special consulting we need and how to fund it (Marshall, 10 min.).
  • - Role and funding of Sociocracy and John Buck in CNVC (Valentina, 10 min.).
  • - Role and funding of Barbara & Sartaj in CNVC (Valentina, 10 min.).
  • - Discussion of desired deliverables / outputs for the LT meeting, suggest they include draft strategic plans in some of the key priority areas at the next level of detail

LT Position Descriptions

LT Position Descriptions - 12/06

Board Agenda - January 10 Meeting

PT: Jan. 10, 2007 at noon US PT -1pm US MT - 8pm London (GMT),
Seoul: Jan.11 at 5am
Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 580-0600
Participant Access Code: 432094#
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Observer Request

We ask non-Board members to reserve any comments until the time we have set aside for feedback (up to 15 minutes toward the end of the meeting) from Observers who have honored us with their presence. We may also include other times for feedback, as our need for that arises and when there is sufficient time to listen to and address those comments.

Please press 6 to mute and unmute your line during the call.


  • 12:00PT Check-in (15 min.)
  • 12:15PT Logistics & Announcements (John, 5 min.)
  • 12:20PT Set February physical meeting [2/25-3/1 Albq.?] (all - 20 min.).
  • 12:40PT Clarify definition of Board and LT (Valentina, Marshall, John Buck, 30 min.).
  • Tabled for LT meeting - Jori & Jim compensation package review and decision (Jim 20, min.).
  • 1:10PT Observer Check-out (10 min.)
  • 1:20PT Board Check-out (5 min.)

LT Minutes - January 5 Meeting

Members present: Marshall and Valentine Rosenberg, John Wiley, Jori and Jim Manske, Katherine Singer, Danielle Beenders and William Poehner.
Members not present: Anne Wiley and Stephen Wisbauer.

The LT will meet again on Friday January 19, 12PM PST, 1AM MT.

Next board meeting January 10, 8PM GMT (London), 2PM EST (New York), 11AM PST (Los Angeles).
January 11, 5AM (Seoul).

Jori is putting together an entrepreneurial application that is open for comments. Contact her if you are willing.

Update on origination restructuring review:
Valentina and Marshall would like to see us focus on Global transformation (Social Change), beyond a focus on personal healing.

There are 5 main program areas we offer within this overall focus on Social Change: Restorative Justice, Education, Government, Personal Liberation and Health, and Economics & Business. Media might be considered both a 6th program area for Social Change, and a tool in support of all the other program areas. We need some synergy connections for all of these programs. We could request all trainers to clarify which program they want to focus their contributions on.

The concept of Social change is now being presented earlier in trainings Marshall gives around the world, and has been more fully integrated in ways that participants have embraced. This explicit introduction to and inclusion of Social Change in NVC training has proven helpful in more quickly stimulating giraffe consciousness in participants.

Marshall wants to make sure that we get clarity and collaboration within and between media groups and synergy groups. He would like clarity with the circles regarding our common goals. He would like to set up structures. He would like for Circles that want to get involved to be clear with the LT that they are not conflicting with other groups. So there could be a contact person to coordinate this. Trainers would coordinate with local circles before they set up a training. Some of this is already in the trainer renewal.

Discussion of GCC circle organization:
The set up is now that there are language groups and the geographic groups within each of those language groups. Marshall wondered whether it would work well to reverse that, so geographic areas would be divided by language. Jori reported that this had been discussed in the GCC, and a term was set to experiment with the current organizing principle. The main advantage seen is that people seem to connect first by language, and then collaborate between languages within geographic areas.

Leadership positions:
Media coordinator: Marshall mentioned Pierre Pirot as a possibility, and would like him to be part of a team. Others agreed that a team approach to this might be effective, and further discussion is needed. Jori mentioned someone who was suggested by Gary Baran. We may need help with north America media. Europe and USA (and other regions) would probably need different strategies and leaders. There was some discussion of considering a media agent and/or publicist, particularly for North America. The question arose of whether any or all of these would be paid or volunteer positions.

Decision: we review the responsibilities of the positions and have further discussion in ABQ and revisit this item in the next meeting.

GCC participant on LT:
The LT team is not ready to have a GCC link nominated to join the LT. Maybe later. We would like to have more clarity on the nominee selection process and role(s) of such a "double-linking" participant on the LT. We discussed the differences between an elected or selected "representative" and nomination of a "participant." The latter might better serve the needs of double-linking, since that person's focus would be on contributing to the work of and meeting the needs of the LT rather than representing the needs of the GCC.

Check out:
John: Happy about the clarity we all got, and looking forward to moving forward together in developing strategies and expanding the LT team.

Jori: Feel amused, with all the acronyms we used. Thankful for getting more clarity it is very invigoration.

Jim: Content, I was missing connection, glad to have it back. Nurses me to get connected. My need for connection and community is met.

Valentina: Feeling alive, empathic connection with all our hearts, I feel the divine connection guiding us. Celebrating the connection, I missed you all. I appreciate the feedback and support. Happy new year.

Marshall: Still "confused" as to were I am (Switzerland or ABQ because of the 18 inches of snow), I enjoyed the meeting.

Danielle: Happy new year, glad to be back, connecting with you is important to me.

William: Tired, really enjoyed the connection and clarity. This was my first meeting as an LT member. I enjoyed it.

Katherine: Enjoying the community growth in Korea. More people want to get certification, like to get more clarity. Some sadness around not having more time with friends in USA.


Agenda items carried forward

  • Leadership positions (Jori)
  • Consultants (Valentina)
  • Certification (Katherine)
  • Planning February Board Conference
  • Valentina proposal
  • Clarifying differences between board and LT
  • Jim and Jori reimbursement proposal
  • Who will be at the February Board Conference

LT Agenda - January 5 Meeting

PT: Jan. 5, 2007 at noon US PT -1pm US MT - 8pm London (GMT),
Seoul: Jan.6 at 5am
Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 580-0600
Participant Access Code: 432094#
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  • Update on organization restructuring review (M&V).
  • Nominations for LT positions (Jori).
  • Invitation for GCC to nominate a participant to the LT (Jim).

Carried forward for next meeting:

  • We will explore role definitions and possible recruitment options for LT Positions.
  • Role of Sociocracy and John Buck in CNVC (Valentina).
  • Role and funding of Barbara & Sartaj (Valentina).
  • What kind of special consulting we need (MBR).

LT Minutes - December 22 Meeting

LT Minutes - December 22, 2006

Board Minutes - December 2006 Meeting

Board Minutes - December 2006 Meeting

Board Agenda - December 2006 Meeting

  Jim and Jori’s Report as Coordinators of the GCC

  John Wiley's Initial Report on "E.D." Role Analysis

Marshall's Statement to the NVC network

My wife, Valentina, and I would like to share our celebrations with you stimulated by the October CNVC Conference. We celebrated that CNVC now has NVC groups working in 65 countries on every continent and about 1/4 million people per year are receiving our training. We then shared our vision that within the next 10 years we would like to have NVC teams in every country and NVC reaching millions of people through mainstream media outlets.

We want to share with you how touched and celebratory we are feeling at the response of everyone present to this vision. To achieve these two visions we are radically transforming our organization.

  • Valentina and I will be leading a Leadership Team, (LT) formalizing what has been our unofficial role.
  • We are encouraging all trainers to operate, not on their own, but in association with local NVC circles so that they work together to support the NVC mission. To support this organizing effort, Jim and Jori Manske will focus on building the Global Coordinating Council (GCC).
  • We are also taking steps to synergize with other organizations who are also working for a transformation in consciousness.
  • We will expand the number of NVC trainers on the CNVC staff to better meet the number of requests for training and ensure continuity of CNVC’s services.
  • We are also creating means of making our training available through the media.

With Love and Gratitude, Marshall and Valentina Rosenberg

Note: this letter was edited slightly for clarity and wiki formatting by John Wiley, CNVC President. The original unedited version will be posted elsewhere.

Deutsch: Nachricht an das Netzwerk von Marshall

Meine Frau, Valentina und ich möchten gerne unser Feiern mit Euch teilen, das vom kürzlichen Boardmeeting des CNVC in der Nähe von Atanta, Georgia, angeregt wurde. Das Center for Nonviolent Communication hat nun GFK-Gruppen, die in 65 Ländern und in jedem Kontinent der Erde arbeiten mit über 1/4 Mio. TeilnehmerInnen an den Trainings, die dort gegeben werden. Beim diesem Boardmeeting haben wir über unsere Visionen gesprochen: dass wir innerhalb der nächsten 10 Jahre GFK-Teams in jedem Land der Erde haben und dass die Gewaltfreie Kommunikation Millionen Menschen durch die Haupt-Medien (mainstream media outlets) erreicht.

Wir möchten mit Euch teilen, wie berührt und voller Dankbarkeit wir uns fühlen durch die Reaktionen von allen, die diese Vision teilen. Um diese beiden Visionen erreichen zu können, werden wir unsere Orgnaisation grundsätzlich verändern.

Valentina und ich werden ein Leading Team (LT) führen, dadurch werden wir nun formell das tun, was bisher unsere inoffizielle Rolle war.

Wir ermutigen alle TrainerInnen, nicht mehr alleine zu wirken, sondern zusammen mit den lokalen GFK-Kreisen, damit sie zuammenarbeiten, um die Mission der Gewaltfreien Kommunikation zu unterstützen.

Damit die organisatorischen Bemühungen vorangehen, werden sich Jori und Jim Manske darauf konzentrieren, das Global Coordinating Council (GCC) aufzubauen.

Wir werden auch Schritte unternehmen, um Synergien mit anderen Organisationen zu erreichen, die auch auf eine Bewusstseinsänderung hinarbeiten.

Wir werden die Anzahl der GFK-TrainerInnen in der CNVC-Belegschaft erhöhen, um den vielen Anfragen nach Trainings besser nachkommen zu können und um den Fortbestand der CNVC-Dienste abzusichern.

Wir werden außerdem Wege finden, unsere Trainings durch die Medien verfügbar zu machen.

In Liebe und Dankbarkeit
Marshall und Valentina Rosenberg

LT Minutes - December 8, 2006 Meeting

LT Minutes - December 8, 2006 Meeting

LT Agenda - December 8, 2006 Meeting

LT Agenda December 8, 2006 Meeting

LT Minutes - November 15, 2006 Meeting

LT Minutes - November 15, 2006 Meeting

LT Agenda - November 15, 2006 Meeting

LT Agenda November 15, 2006 Meeting

Minutes October 21-25, 2006 CNVC LT/Board Conference

Minutes October 21-25 CNVC GCC/Board Conference

Note: A major decision at this meeting was redefining LT, Board and GCC.

Older Documents - GCC Before LT Creation

GCC Before LT Creation

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