Collaborative Communication Resources


Findings from Merck, Inc., supported by research conducted by the Center for Collaborative Communication, and training designed and led by CCC's former E.D. and lead trainer, Dian Killian, documenting significant benefits of CC listening skill training in the workplace: Read more here ::

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Communication Articles

Beyond Good and Evil: Marshall Rosenberg on Creating a Nonviolent World

By Dian Killian, Ph.D., former E.D., Lead Trainer, and founder of CCC
I first met Marshall Rosenberg when I was assigned by a local paper to cover one of his “Nonviolent Communication” training seminars. Disturbed by the inequalities in the world and impatient for change, I couldn’t imagine what use a communication technique could be in solving problems such as global warming or the debt of developing nations. But I was surprised by the visible effect Rosenberg’s work had on individuals and families caught in conflict... Read full article ::

On the Front Line: Meet Marshall Rosenberg, Quiet Revolutionary

By Dian Killian, Ph.D., former E.D., Lead Trainer, and founder of CCC
Based on cover endorsements' from John Gray and Jack Canfield (Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Chicken Soup for the Soul), Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion sounds like another New Age, self-help book. Yet like Noam Chomsky — who deconstructed language and then moved on to media and politics — Rosenberg's work is intrinsically radical... Read full article ::


The Communication Transformer [also on our blog here]
By Dian Killian, Ph.D., former E.D., Lead Trainer, and founder of CCC

Want to see how easy it is to transform a challenging situation to connection and insight? This simple exercise introduces the basic steps of the NVC model. Download the exercise now (PDF) ::

Empathy Buddies: How-to Guide and Listserv

Would you like to deepen your NVC practice and also experience being deeply heard? With an empathy buddy, you can do both! Click here to download a How-To Guide to working with an Empathy Buddy.

If you'd like to join in conversation with others who are looking for or working with Empathy Buddies, you can join the tri-state's NYC Empathy Buddy listserv by clicking here.