Beginning the Journey of Courageous Communication

May 17-18 | 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. | Program fee: $150 per person 

The comprehensive program will benefit participants from a wide variety of fields, both for-profit and non-profit sectors, including education, healthcare, criminology and social services.

The goal of this interactive program is to explore a way of thinking, acting and speaking that builds connection, even during times of stress and conflict. It will provide participants with direct experience in empathic listening and problem-solving–practical concepts and skills to use daily.

As a participant you will:
  •  explore ways of thinking, acting, and speaking that builds communication
  •  have direct experiences of empathic listening and problem- solving
  •  learn ways to bring your innate empathic capacities to experiences of everyday life
  • learn and practice the components of life-serving thinking and communicating as developed through Nonviolent Communication
  • leave the workshop with practical concepts and skills you can put to use immediately

Program presenter Peggy Smith earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, with over four decades of teaching experience. A co-founder of the Maine NVC Network, Smith is at the forefront of bringing empathic thinking and communicating to the midcoast Maine region.

The program, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. each day will include a continental breakfast and catered lunch. The fee is $150 per person, with need-based scholarships available. CEU’s (1.4) and contact hours (14) are available.

For more information, to register or request an accommodation or scholarship application, contact Diana McSorley, 338.8093,

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