ToTAL/OPEN Programs "Nonviolent Communication (Series of 2 classes)" (AY2023 1Q2Q)


Published: April 11, 2023

We are happy to announce "Call for Entries" to the subject workshop. Any of Tokyo Tech students, who are belonging to the categories below, are being encouraged to apply the workshop.

Any Graduate students who applied ToTAL courses: "Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I/II (S)", "Master's/Doctoral Essential Group Work for Leadership (S)"
Any students (both Graduates and Under Graduate students) who are interested in the workshop on ad-hoc basis (no credit and GA will be given)
Any Doctoral students who are member of "Cross the border! Tokyo-Tech pioneering doctoral research program"


Communication skills are fundamental to the collaboration of diverse people. It is a process where people with different values and opinions understand each other and work together. However, improving communication skills is not easy. Nonviolent Communication is attracting attention as a practical technique. By learning these methods now, you will be more confident in your future research, friendships, and ways of doing things at work. This time, we will be hosting a two-day intensive workshop with two NVC specialists.

What is Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?
NVC is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. NVC is based on the assumption that all human beings have capacity for compassion an empathy and that people only resort to violence or behavior harmful to others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs. NVC theory supposes that all human behavior stems from attempts to meet universal human needs, and that these needs are never in conflict; rather, conflict arises when strategies for meeting needs clash. NVC proposes that people should identify shared needs, which are revealed by the thoughts and feelings surrounding these needs, and then they should collaborate to develop strategies and make requests of each other to meet each other's needs. The goal is interpersonal harmony and learning for future cooperation.

Date and Venue

Day 1: Monday, May 8, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @Room S4-202, Ookayama Campus
Day 2: Monday, May 22, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @Online (Zoom)


S. Nagata, M. Imai

ToTAL/OPEN Programs "Nonviolent Communication (Series of 2 classes)" (AY2023 1Q2Q)

ToTAL/OPEN Programs

ToTAL/OPEN Programs are courses that graduate students outside of ToTAL may apply (credits and Gas can be given) and are workshops, the contents of ToTAL courses, to which both graduate and undergraduate students may join on ad-hoc basis (no credits/GAs will not be given).
The most of ToTAL/OPEN Programs are a part of "Entrepreneurship Development Programs" of Tokyo Tech and are also "events" listed in "Cross the border! Tokyo-Tech pioneering doctoral research program".



Assoc. Prof. Kamura, Assoc. Prof. Matsuzaki and Prof. Yamada

Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL)


Tel +81-3-5734-3755