San Diego, CAUSA
Hometown: San Diego
April 17, 2013
I've been intrigued to learn that systematic nonviolent (NV) processes led to more peaceful resolution in Egypt, Sri Lanka, Philippines, South Sudan & the former Yugoslavia. I see NV as a tool that offers hope during a period of rapid global change.
Getting to know one another. Hearing what motivates your interest in NV. Sharing ideas, learning about positive alternatives for public policy. Questioning and expanding my paradigms by examining my systems thinking.
I stumbled across Nonviolent Communication (aka NVC or Compassionate Communication.) Not only did I find it useful to enhance my social intelligence, but I now see it shares "best practices" with organizational development and leadership disciplines.
I value World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space/unconference, empathy, mindfulness, interest-based negotiation, collaborative workplaces. Research interests include human capital, Getting to Yes, the practice of non-attachment, the neurobiology of compassion, the Somatically Empowered Organization and the Peace Alliance.
Evidence-based conversations that go beyond rhetoric & ground understanding of the world in measurable observations. Clarity on our hopes & fears and collectively voicing our greatest vision for a world of connection, enjoyment, prosperity and peace.
A kind group of people with interesting conversations.