Alicia Titus Memorial Peace fund sponsors free workshop


Teaches non-violent communication skills

By Bev Titus



Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University will host a free 6-week Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Workshop beginning Monday, Oct. 15. The free workshop, sponsored by the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, is open to all UU students, faculty, staff, alumni, high school students and community members. The workshop will be held on Mondays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Moore Conference Room on the lower level of the Urbana University Student Center.

This year’s offering marks the third 6-week Non-Violent Communication Workshop sponsored by the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, taught by NVC trained Diane Diller. The funds raised during the Alicia Titus Memorial Run for Peace and donations throughout the year help keep Alicia’s memory and spirit alive by providing programs and events for Urbana University and community that promote and support a culture of peace. Alicia longed for a world in which people would learn to get along with one another, and one of the first places we believe we must start is through educating ourselves and our young children on how to communicate in a nonviolent way.

Workshop presenter Diane Diller is a certified Nonviolent Communication©/NVC trainer and Dialogue Facilitator. She offers classes, workshops, practice groups, and individual sessions throughout the Miami Valley.

NVC fosters cooperation and collaboration in relationships at home, at work, and in the community. It is a transformative approach to living developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg and supported internationally by The Center for Nonviolent Communication, www.cnvc.org.

Diller has a B.A. in sociology and has been involved with NVC since 2004, teaching since 2009. She finds great joy in helping people recognize their common humanity, grow in compassion for themselves and others, and build practical skills for resolving conflicts peacefully— even happily!

She believes NVC can help foster difficult conversations that help build trust and understanding.

NVC is a tool that can help reach children at home, in the classroom and on the street when respectful compassionate is used to give people a sense of being understood and heard.

Everyone connected to youth are encouraged to consider signing up for this free workshop. Participation is an investment in the future of our young children and the quality of life in which they live.

To register please call Stephani Islam at Urbana University (937) 772-9292. You can also register by emailing Stephani at stephani.islam@urbana.edu or Bev Titus at bjtitus11@windstream.net.

Teaches non-violent communication skills

By Bev Titus

Information from event organizers and the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund.

Information from event organizers and the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund.