The mission of the University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning (DLL) is to promote learning as a continuous and lifelong process and to provide experiences that enhance quality of life, empower individuals and organizations, improve professional practice and foster global understanding throughout Maine and beyond. The DLL mission is accomplished through a broad spectrum of innovative and alternative academic programs and services designed to provide educational access and equality of opportunity to the people of Maine.
PAX 470/PAX 598: Sustainable Communication: The Theory and Practice of Nonviolent Communication
At the Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine
July 29 – August 2 in class 8:30 – 4:30 (plus 2 weeks distance – end date for work, August 16)
This 3-credit interdisciplinary course combines the principles of Peace and Reconciliation Studies with cutting edge work in conflict transformation and reconciliation through dialogue. Based on the work of clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, participants will investigate and practice the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process he developed. The course will provide participants with concrete skills in thinking and speaking which are necessary for analyzing and addressing conflict in a variety of settings. The goal is to increase peace in themselves, their personal and work communities, and the world. Additionally, a goal is to provide students with specific tools to work collaboratively within any team experience to enhance the likelihood of success in any future endeavor through building a process to maintain and sustain efforts for the long term.
3 week intensive course, with one week face to face.
There is no prerequisite for this course.
For more information, please contact Peggy Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please contact your academic advisor or call the UMaine Summer University at 207.581.3414
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October 25 ~ Paul Chappell
4:00 pm in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union
Sponsored by Peace and Reconciliation Studies
Open to the public.