Marshall Rosenberg

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Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg is founder and director of educational services for The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Growing up in an inner–city Detroit neighborhood, Rosenberg was confronted daily with various forms of violence. Wanting to explore the causes of violence and what could be done to reduce it, he studied clinical psychology and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.

Nonviolent Communication training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg’s quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. The Center for Nonviolent Communication emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960’s. During this period he mediated between rioting students and college administrators and worked to peacefully desegregate public schools.

The response to Nonviolent Communication training has been extremely positive. It is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. Dr. Rosenberg has provided Nonviolent Communication training in 60 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldavia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Puerto Rico, Russia, Rwanda, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Yugoslavia. He has worked with educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and families. In war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, Nonviolent Communication training has promoted reconciliation and peaceful resolutions.

Worldwide reactions have been inspiring. Evaluations indicate that this training vastly strengthens the ability to connect compassionately with oneself and others, as well as to resolve differences peacefully; and that the benefit is not only stable over time, but actually increases.

(source: www.cnvc.org)