Part Time: March 09, 2022 – April 13, 2022
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.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
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 non-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.
Required texts or other online reference materials will be determined by the instructor.
The registration fee for this course is $450.
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.