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The Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication (ORNCC) wants to facilitate the coming together of NVC enthusiasts to meet, support, and inspire one another so we can belong to an NVC community that works together for a more collaborative and peaceful state.

With that goal in mind, ORNCC is sponsoring a picnic in Salem on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10am to 4pm at the covered area in Minto-Brown Park.

The primary purpose of this picnic is to offer people in the Salem-area NVC community an opportunity to connect with each other. Others interested in NVC are also welcome at the picnic. ORNCC board members Gary Baran (Eugene), Bryn Hazell (Bend), and Mark Babson (Salem) plan to attend.picnic

This will be our third picnic at Minto-Brown, a 1200 acre park with almost 20 miles of walking trails past ponds and sloughs along the west side of the Willamette River. In its first 2 years, we used Open Space technology, which enables the people who show up to determine the form and content of the meetings by “voting with their feet.”

What would you like to see this year?

Is there something you would like to offer at the picnic? Is there an offering you would hope to find there? What would be valuable to you, and might induce you to come?

Of particular interest to the planners of this event is the question, How can we build or strengthen NVC communities in Oregon?

Please respond to Mark Babson (markbabson@gmail.com  or 503-5697223).


Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a communication process developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg which creates a vision of the world in which everyone's needs are met peacefully through relationships guided by compassion. The Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication (ORNCC) promotes the growth and practice of NVC in Oregon and southwest Washington.
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GiraffesWhether you are curious about NVC, new to our region, or searching for something or someone in particular, we hope you will find exactly what you're looking for. Here's how to get started on this website:

Want to know more about the ORNCC?

In our About Us area you'll find links for the ORNCC vision and mission, history, our role, board meeting schedule, minutes, treasurer's reports, project sponsorship, and how to financially support the ORNCC.

Looking for a workshop, class or training?

In the NVC Education area you'll see a bulletin board for learning opportunities and workshops, our support for NVC books and other materials, bios for independent facilitators and counselors, some educational information and handouts about NVC, and links to external NVC educational resources.

Looking for a practice group or how to stay informed?

In our Community area you'll find listings for practice groups by geographical area, a number of regional NVC email newsletters you can sign up for, an excerpt of our Facebook page, info about how to start a practice group, and links to other NVC communities from around the world.

Looking for ORNCC contact info?

Lastly, in the Contact Us area are contact lists for the ORNCC, as well as independent facilitator contacts.

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