POSITIVE COMMUNICATION AT THE WORKPLACE

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”

(Henry Ford)

Positive communication at the workplace is a training offer for companies, organisations and individuals who wish to communicate in a way that creates and maintains connection – even in challenging situations. Based on the clearly structured process and life-affirming attitude of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) you will learn to:

  • Recognize and understand your own patterns of communication
  • Express your concerns without provoking resistance from your counterpart
  • Empathize with the concerns of your counterpart without necessarily agreeing to them
  • Find solutions to conflicts that benefit everyone involved

The results are respectful and authentic interactions at eye level.

Content and Methods

Typical content for trainings on positive communication at the workplace include:

  • The 4-step model of Nonviolent Communication
  • Creating connections through self-empathy, self-expression and empathy for others
  • Expressing appreciation in a way that it can be received well
  • Saying no without abandoning the relationship
  • Constructive ways of dealing with “mistakes”

All workshops and trainings are practice-oriented with short theoretical inputs, individual exercises or exercises in small groups, role plays as well as panel discussions. It is possible to work with examples from your own work life. The approach is relaxed and joyful.

Formats

We offer company trainings (including specialised trainings for development cooperation), open trainings, individual trainings (online or personal), as well as practise groups.

Half-day workshops give a first insight; full-day trainings provide an overview and practical experience of the method; 2-day trainings allow for a full immersion in the method and an exploration of different aspects. Individual trainings enable us to focus on your specific situations and concerns; practise groups and days serve to deepen and anchor the learning and to reflect on its implementation.

Employee Trainings

For companies and organisations of all kinds, we offer tailor-made in-house trainings on positive communication at the workplace ranging from a half-day to two days in length.  Content and formats will be adapted to the respective needs, challenges and resources as assessed during an initial meeting.

If you are interested, please contact us here.

Special: Positive communication in development cooperation

Thanks to our many years of working experience in development cooperation, we offer specific trainings on positive communication in development cooperation. The trainings are specifically tailored to the challenges encountered in development cooperation and can be offered in German, English or French in Europe or abroad.

If you are interested, please contact us here.

Open Trainings

Open trainings are trainings for individuals open to everyone. They are mostly half, full or 2-day trainings, partly directly from the Akademie für Arbeitslust, partly in cooperation with other organisations or people.

Our offer includes:

  • Introductory trainings on positive communication at the workplace;
  • General introductory trainings on the approach and methods of Nonviolent Communication;
  • Immersion and practice days; and
  • Trainings with a specific thematic focus (for example the “transformation of enemy images”).

Our training offer is expanding continuously. You can find an overview of upcoming trainings here.

 If you wish to organise an open training at your location, please contact us.

Individual Training

– online or in person –

In individual trainings we work 1:1 on a topic or scenario of your choice.

  • Benefit: We work together on your individual situation while you simultaneously practice the application of Nonviolent Communication methods. We are also happy to answer all technical and procedural questions during our time together.
  • Costs: 1,5 hours for 80 EUR
  • Who: For everyone with an interest in Nonviolent Communication and some prior experience in that area.
  • Where: Individual trainings can be done online or in our coaching room at Löwengasse 38, 1030 Vienna.

Click here to make an appointment.

Practise Groups

In an open or, if required, closed group, we regularly practice the approaches and methods of positive communication in a safe environment.

  • Benefit: Positive communication lives through practice. Sometimes it is not easy to apply the methods learned immediately in real life situations. In our practise groups we create a safe environment in which you can try and fail, ask questions, share experiences and learn from one another. It is a space for learning and practicing – and usually also a heart-warming time together.
  • Who: For all those who have already attended an introductory training in positive or in Nonviolent Communication.
  • Dates, location and costs for ongoing or upcoming groups can be found here.

For companies and organisations, we also offer in-house practise groups following an introductory training.

Testimonials

“Very inspiring! I would right away participate in another training by Lisa.”

– Simone Ungersböck, Head of Office in the local office in Albania, Austrian Development Agency

„Lisa’s NVC workshop was very powerful and really fulfilling for my team. The NVC approach really changed my awareness of how powerful words are and enabled me to understand myself and others better. With her understanding, warmth and perfect-going pace, Lisa really made it a great experience for us and I can definitely say that my team and I all remember it with great satisfaction. I can highly recommend it to any individual or group of people!”

– Neva Pirc, Civil Action Network

“Lisa helped me to incorporate Non Violent Communication into my daily work. With empathy I am able to give space to my clients’ feelings, understand their needs and connect with them more deeply. All this allows me to support them in better ways.”

– Peter Kofler, “Code Cop”, Trainer (https://www.code-cop.org/)

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If you have any further questions about our offers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.