Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Nonviolent Communication Workshop

November 5, 2022
8:00-1:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Lore Baur, MA
Lore Baur, MA , Certified Trainer for the International Center Nonviolent Communication, Teacher and Restorative Practices Ambassador, Iowa City Community School District

Event Details

One of our primary ways of connecting with others is through language, whether it is speaking, emailing, texting or even thinking.  

The way we communicate is born of habit and training from the people we interact with on a daily basis. Patiently bringing attention to specific aspects of our words and thinking can have profound and far-reaching impacts on our world.

The more we notice, understand and transform our own communication habits, the more care, clarity, and flexibility we are able to bring to all of our life’s relationships. In the classroom, our skills in speaking clearly and listening empathically are vitally important. With practice and attention, we can communicate in a way that helps us to connect with our students at a deeper level, enabling us to better meet their needs, academic and personal.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, we will:

  • practice skills to reduce stress and learn to lean into relational challenges
  • develop skills to create more trust and cooperation with students, parents, faculty, and administration
  • find creative tools to handle student behavior issues effectively
  • hear the genuine concerns and real needs of others no matter how they express it
  • practice expressing yourself in ways that are more likely to be heard by others

This workshop will meet online over the course of 3 days – November 5, 12, and 19 – from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit! 

Educators who register for, attend, and complete all readings and discussions via the online course platform for all 3 sessions will earn one free teacher license renewal credit. 

To receive ILRU credit: 

1) Register for the workshop.

2) Create your Baker Teacher Leader Center account/log into your account and click “Enroll”. (COMING SOON!)

Recommended texts:

Rosenberg, M. B. (2015).  (3rd ed.). Puddledancer Press.

Rosenberg, M. B., & Eisler, R. (2003). PuddleDancer Press.‌‌