Binghamton University offers workshop on couple, family communication


Binghamton University’s Southern Tier Center for Compassionate Communication (STCCC) is offering a workshop on strengthening family relationships through effective communication. The workshop, “Family, Couples and Communication,” will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 83 Main Street, Binghamton.

Trainers Duke Duchscherer and Emily Agnew will demonstrate how a technique known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can be used to foster better relationships between couples and family groups through peaceful conflict resolution. Duchscherer and Agnew have extensive experience as NVC trainers.

A contribution of between $40 and $60 is requested, however, no one will be denied admission because of a lack of funds.

The STCCC was founded in 2003 to provide affordable training in NVC to residents of the Southern Tier to help address and resolve conflict. The center offers workshops on communication for couples, teachers, teen-agers, senior citizens, employers, workers and family members. It also offers practice groups in which participants learn from each other and from printed and audio-video materials.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Verne de Bourg, STCCC executive director, at 607-760-6673, or Jane Connor, STCCC founder, at 607-777-2416.

Last Updated: 9/17/13