Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Language

Porto, Portugal

5 days

Erasmus+ KA1


Course Summary

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a philosophy and practice, designed to promote strong connections that meet other’s needs by being deeply empathic and caring towards them.
The goal of the “Nonviolent Communication and Education” course is to teach participants effective communication skills that promote empathy, understanding, and cooperation. As a result of Marshall B. Rosenberg’s research, NVC was developed to improve personal and professional relationships by addressing communication patterns that lead to conflict and misunderstandings.
This course will introduce participants to the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication and how it can be applied in a variety of educational settings. This course is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to communicate effectively and compassionately through the combination of theory, practical exercises, and real-life applications. During the course, you will learn how to express your feelings and needs without criticizing or blaming others. In addition, you will learn how to listen to them with empathy and understanding.
Healthy communication between students and teachers involves looking beyond the traditional roles of “student” and “teacher” and treating each other with kindness and consideration. Rather than reacting, this approach encourages curiosity. Using compassion to address behavioral problems and the emotions behind them is more effective than using judgments and punishments.
A healthy relationship between students and teachers is critical for children to learn how to interact constructively with adults, reducing misunderstandings.

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Costs can be supported with a Key Action grant under the Erasmus+ Program. Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs. 

Course fee: 400 euros per participant (5-day course).

What is Included?

  • Daily assistance and suggestions (accommodation, restaurants, sightseeing, hospitals…) – we also have a section on our website dedicated to Discovering Porto, Lisbon and Madeira (eating, sleeping, sightseeing suggestions) that we always recommend our participants to check out.
  • If you’re interested in our Social Program Pack 🏛, you can also purchase it for a fee. Kindly let us know and we will provide you with all the details, included activities and pricing!

Course Goals

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn the origins of NVC.
  • Understand the core principles of NVC.
  • Understand the importance of empathy and compassion in communication.
  • Learning how to make observations without evaluating.
  • Understand how to identify feelings and needs.
  • Learn how to express feelings and needs clearly and honestly.
  • Learn how to make requests that are clear, specific, and doable
  • Improve relationships through compassionate communication.
  • Facilitate experience and cultural exchanges between European participants and teaching personnel, which results in a fruitful international experience.
  • Enhance communicative competencies in English and social skills.
  • Promote intercultural awareness.
  • Identify and share good practices that can be implemented at a local level.

Daily Program

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

  • Overview of NVC and its origins.
  • The four components of NVC: Observations, Feelings, Needs, and Requests.
  • The importance of empathy and compassion in communication.

Observing Without Evaluating

  • Distinguishing between observations and evaluations.
  • Practicing making neutral observations.

Identifying and Expressing Feelings

  • Understanding the role of feelings in NVC.
  • Expanding emotional vocabulary.

Understanding Needs

  • Differentiating between needs and strategies.
  • Identifying universal human needs.

Making Requests

  • Formulating clear, specific, and doable requests.
  • The difference between requests and demands.


The daily schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.
Classes are scheduled for either the morning or afternoon, based on the provider's preference.
If there's a particular topic you wish to cover, please mention it no later than 1 month in advance.

  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, secondary schools and higher education. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Certification
    Participants who attend at least 80% of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English
  • 2-Weeks Course
    Pair a confirmed date of this course with another confirmed course to effortlessly design a 2-week training (and enjoy a discount)! Contact us for more information.
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