We believe NVC has the capacity to transform the beliefs, institutions, policies and practices of society. That a power-sharing society is possible; where basic human needs are met and where all needs matter.
We want to help spread NVC consciousness so that we all view the world through an awareness of needs. We want to create social institutions that operate from that consciousness, that are grounded in trying to attend to the needs of all.
We want to create knowledge and education systems that provide our young people with the vision, inspiration and lived experiences that a needs based approach is doable.
We want to help individuals and communities develop the skills they need to interact with each other from needs awareness.
We envision NVC creating social change through changing schools and parenting practices; modifying the legal system to a more restorative approach, creating collaborative workplaces where each person’s contribution is valued, helping governments and social institutions create policies that include and attend to the needs of all under their care; teaching NVC practices like transforming enemy images; and developing creative pieces (writing, music, video) that help spread the consciousness of NVC.
During the course of the program, we offer many approaches to create change in many different situations. We encourage you to bring your own passion for social change to the program.
It is through all of us showing up with our own unique gifts, skills, passions, resources and circumstances, that we can effect change at all levels, around the world.