Binghamton University offers compassionate communication workshop


Binghamton University’s Southern Tier Center for Compassionate Communication (STCCC) is offering a workshop on the basic principles of conflict resolution. The session, “An Introduction to Compassionate Communication,” will be offered from 8: 45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 11, at the Main Street Baptist Church, 117 Main Street, Binghamton.

Trainers Kit and Dave Miller will demonstrate how a technique known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can be used to foster better relationships between people through peaceful conflict resolution. Kit is the chair of the board of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), an international nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where conflict between individuals and groups is resolved peacefully.

A contribution of between $40 and $60 is requested, however, no one will be denied admission because of a lack of funds. Coupons that allow two persons to attend the workshop for the price of one are available from the STCCC office. Call 777-2416 for details.

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