The Parent Peer Leadership Program
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Leadership Training for Sharing 
Nonviolent Communication with Parents
Welcome to Parent Peer Leadership Program (PPLP)
2014 - 2015

The PPLP is a nine-month program, co-lead by Ingrid Bauer and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei, (Certified Trainers with the Center for Nonviolent Communication -CNVC) aimed at nurturing and developing leaders who are committed to spreading Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to parents in their communities, especially in those regions where there are no NVC trainers. 

Through a variety of program components, the PPLP hopes to provide these leaders the experience, skills and support they need to successfully support other parents who want to learn and practice NVC in their families.

The PPLP was originally created in 2006 by Inbal Kashtan (a CNVC Certified Trainer, co-founder of BayNVC and author of Parenting from Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection and Choice) as a program of the Peaceful Families, Peaceful World Project of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC for more info please click hereand BayNVC. The PPLP is grateful to work in partnership with the NVC Academy.

The PPLP-14 begins in October 2014 and runs through June 2015, and is structured as a long-distance program in order to support participation by lay leaders throughout the world. The components of the program include regularly scheduled teleclasses, weekly study suggestions, buddy relationships, and individualized tele-support. 

We anticipate that most participants will be parents, but non-parents who want to focus primarily on sharing NVC with parents, teachers, and people working with children, are warmly welcome. 


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I would like to share my huge gratitude for the PPLP program. I love that it is specifically designed for parents. I loved hearing from everyone about their parenting journey, gaining inspiration and learning. I was moved by the vulnerability and personal stories shared, many of which I resonated with. This contributed greatly towards a sense of mutuality, connection and community. I also really valued hearing Stephanie, Ingrid and our assistants sharing as it really met my need for authenticity, trust and equality or sense of shared humanity.

 I loved the way that brain science was brought in to support and illustrate what we were learning and found it very validating in understanding my experiences when 'triggered' as well as my child and others in general.

 I am amazed at the amount, variety and richness of the PPLP materials and know I will continue to use these to explore my challenges, to keep learning as well as share with others through offering the Parenting from the Heart course. 

I started the program with such high expectations of myself and that this could 'fix' all my problems. This has slowly transformed into more of a loving acceptance for myself, with room for the longing in me for growth, that is now tempered with more tenderness as I learn to respect my own timing. I am no longer as attached to 'doing it right' and more focused on growing the nvc consciousness from the roots up. 

I keep coming back to myself and my relationship with myself, as through this self-connection and empathy, I know, I have more space and resources to be able to  give this quality of presence to others. This clarity and understanding is what I am most inspired to share with the parents I work with. 

~ Annie Gardner, UK,  PPLP 2011