Non-Violent Communication (Live Online)

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    Live Online


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    18 hours

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Part-Time: Coming again in 2023

This course has been approved for 18 CEU hours through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation



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Non-Violent Communication Course Overview

For centuries, contemporary culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can perpetuate conflict, pain and even violence. This course in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) combines practical skills with consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.

NVC is about connecting with ourselves and others from the heart. It is about seeing the humanity in all of us. It is about recognizing our commonalities and differences and finding ways to make life wonderful for all of us. With NVC we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening, to ourselves as well as to others, NVC helps us to discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honour universal values and needs.

CACCF Accreditation

Certified members of the CACCF require 40 CEU hours every two years to maintain their Certification(s). Members are encouraged to take pre-approved CEUs as they simply need to submit their certificates of completion together with their Re-certification Application when they are due for renewal.

Ashton College's Non-Violent Communication course is now listed as a pre-approved course with CACCF to satisfy the hours needed for recertification.

For more information, check out the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) website.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify what Nonviolent Communication is
  • Describe and use the four components needed to practice Nonviolent Communication
  • Discuss the primary modes of application of Nonviolent Communication
  • Discuss and use the effective strategies of Nonviolent Communication
  • Define the applications of Nonviolent Communication

Admission Requirements



Subject to change without notice

Shalimar Woods

Shalimar Woods, Ashton College Instructor Shalimar Woods specializes in Family Relations and Community Care. She studied Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner at York University and has a Master's of Law from Carleton University. As an individual of Caribbean background, she appreciates the nuanced vibrancy that diverse community support can bring. A believer of compassionate and future-forward thinking, Shalimar chose Family Mediation as an avenue to aid families through complex life transitions and provide them with resources to prepare them for a successful future. Shalimar began her family relations and community outreach journey working with grassroots not-for-profit organizations that allowed her the privilege to provide advocacy work for vulnerable groups. Some of her passions include trauma-informed care, cultural competency, mental wellness and restorative justice.  As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, Shalimar looks forward to continuing her work in community growth by supporting individuals through compassionate knowledge building.


Live Online

  • Coming again in 2023
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

Required texts or other online reference materials will be determined by the instructor.


The registration fee for this course is $450.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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