Irmtraud is a trainer, medical doctor and private consultant. Irmtraud has led NVC training in many cities and countries, including more recently Kenya and Iceland. She integrates NVC in her daily work with patients and offers long-term courses in NVC-based mediation and coaching as well as in social change. also has expertise in healing early childhood and preverbal/precognitive trauma which often triggers reactions, which then prevent us from staying grounded in the living energy of connection and compassion. She was a board member of CNVC, a founding member and chairperson of her local circle in Darmstadt as well as of the German-speaking network, D-A-CH, and served as a member of GCC (NVC Global Community Circle) and coordinator of the EAC (English-Speaking NVC European African Circle). You can reach Irmtraud at email@example.com.
Catherine Cadden – USA is an educator, storyteller, dancer with over 25 years of experience in bringing innovative programs in nonviolence, mindfulness, and conflict transformation to people of all ages, on six continents.
In 1997, she founded the TEMBA School, a visionary K–8 academic program which integrated nonviolent principles, mindfulness, art, and peace studies. In 2006, Catherine co-founded Play in the Wild! Initiations into Nonviolence for youth, families, and educators.
Internationally recognized for her work, Catherine was a keynote speaker at the UNESCO Asia Pacific Education conference in 2012. Catherine serves on the board of directors for the Wabunowin Dawn Society, a multi-cultural organization dedicated to advance the cultural, educational, environmental, and spiritual benefit of local indigenous communities.
Her work with her indigenous roots, elders, and teachers taught her to live interdependently with all life, which she shares with all who are willing to learn. She is a Center for Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer and the author of “Peaceable Revolution Through Education and the Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence”. Her passion is to advance a consciousness of interdependence among all peoples, for generations to come, through cultivating the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual maturity of the 7th generation, which is rising now.
She currently lives on N’dakina (aka: Vermont, USA) with her husband and two year old daughter who love to play in the creeks and grow their own food. To learn more and see her TEDx Talk please go to zenvc.org or playinthewild.org.
Program: This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience.” It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers. The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication in an international community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.
Seminar languages: We invite the respectively skilled members of the IIT community to serve with translation when needed, so that people with all different mothertongues are welcome to this IIT. All seminar material will be available in English and German. The organizers speak German and English and will serve you everytime with clarifications.
NOTE: All official IIT trainers are certified by CNVC. There will be at least four CNVC-certified trainers in case of 60 or more participants. There is the possibility of a name change. This IIT is a necessary component for candidates who are in the certification process with CNVC. An assessor for the CNVC certification process is also on site.
Venue: St. Virgil Salzburg
The conference house is located in the famous city of Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities of Austria. It is located at the foot of the Salzburger Hausberge of the Northern Alps and embedded in a 45,000 m² park. The conference house St. Virgil is a place to breathe. All rooms have a beautiful view into the green, equipped with small balcony, shower / WC, internet and a cozy reading place. Biological, regional and seasonal cuisine. Sightseeing Tour Wednesday afternoon is planned.
Travel: Salzburg has an international airport. Moreover Salzburg is located at the railway line from Munich (Germany) to Vienna (Austria). Please take from the airport or the train station bus or taxi to the venue.
Participants are asked to wait until their registration in the IIT has been confirmed before booking travel reservations.
Fee: Total IIT Fees consists of a tuition fee (payable in US Dollars to CNVC or in Euro to DACH *) and accommodation fee (payable in Euro to the venue) – as outlined in the table below.