Community Conversations

What are Community Conversations?

Community conversations are a chance to come together as an NVC-UK community and delve into juicy topics, hear and appreciate different perspectives, and invite ourselves and the collective to grow through the experience. These conversations…

  • are ‘Outward looking’ and engaging with the challenges facing us
  • are responding to need, interest and aliveness of the NVC community
  • are responsive to and raising awareness of what is topical and emergent in the world
  • have a clear, sustainable structure
  • are open to anyone in NVC UK network and aim to contribute to greater connectivity in the network

Community conversations emerged from CTW as we reflected on pre-empting conflict, seeing how unspoken conversations can lead to misunderstanding and disconnection. We were excited by the idea of bringing the NVC-UK community to connect across differences, practice living nvc consciousness, and enjoy some time together discussing things that matter to us.

See below for upcoming & previous community conversations, and more information. Let us know if you have topics you want to explore.

Upcoming Events

Fri 15th October 7-9pm: Preparing for COP26 – How can your NVC practice support?

COP26 is the best – and according to some, possibly the last – chance for those who govern the world  to take swift and radical action to avert the climate and ecological emergency crisis. 

How can we collectively move our tanker of civilization away from a ‘business as usual’ that is killing life. 

How can those with power begin to believe that alternatives do exist and there is the creativity, innovation and people power to make them work?  

How can we be heard by those with political power so they muster the will to change? 

How can our practice of NVC support and usher in the change that is needed?

Come for an evening of small and whole group reflection and sharing around these (and other emergent) questions.

How can we be heard by those with political power so they muster the will to change? 

How can our practice of NVC support and usher in the change that is needed?

Come for an evening of small and whole group reflection and sharing around these (and other emergent) questions.

Sign up here: https://nvc-uk.com/events/community-conversation-preparing-for-cop26-how-can-your-nvc-practice-support/

Fri 19th November 7-9pm: On Neurodiversity or Class (TBC)

Details to follow – save the date!

Harvesting from Previous Events

Catch up on what happened at our previous community conversations here…

More about Community Conversations

There are several types of Community Conversation we envisage…

  • Conversations where there are different perspectives – to increase connection and preempt conflict, including debrief conversations to integrate events
  • Book / film / podcast discussions – to increase awareness and deepen understanding around conflict, nonviolence or social justice
  • Conversations about conflict processes – to share resources and increase learning
  • Community generated conversations – to bring people together where there is energy around a topic or suggestion ?

A live document with status and more info on events in planning is available to view here. If there are topics you would like to see added, or to host one yourself, please contact Viv at vivslack@gmail.com.