ToTAL OPEN Program "Nonviolent Communication"


Published: July 1, 2020

This is an announcement of the subject ToTAL/OPEN program "Nonviolent Communication" that is a part of "Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I (S)" of ToTAL course.

  • 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. NVC (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.
  • 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 and 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.

"Nonviolent Communication"

Mr. Seiji Nagata, Ms. Makiko Imai
Date & Time
  • Day 1 July 12 (Sun) 10:00-18:00 by Zoom
  • Day 2 July 19 (Sun) 10:00-18:00 by Zoom
Under Graduate and Graduate Students
If you want to join this workshop
Please download the Schedule (and Application Sheet) from below URL and return it to the following after filling in the mandatory fields.

【Open Programs】Outline of 2020 1Q2Q ToTAL/OPEN Programs and Schedule (and Application Sheet) outer

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ToTAL OPEN Program "Nonviolent Communication"


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Update : July 1, 2020