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I Have A Dream: Activism and Right Speech

  • Victoria BC, Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Road Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2 Canada (map)

Course Description


Effective activism begins with clear vision and effective speech. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi readily come to mind when we look to those who have been significant in social change movements. Explore what made these individuals so compelling and how we might apply similar tactics to present day issues whether we’re addressing organizational, political or environmental concerns. Using the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, formulate a powerful message relevant to your own life and be given an opportunity to deliver it.

• The power of speech 
• Befriending conflict 
• Big picture thinking
• Working with strong emotions 
• Risk taking 
• Building rapport

Learning Outcomes: 
• Increasing self-awareness 
• Transforming negative judgments 
• Identifying universal “needs” 
• Making clear and effective requests 
• The NVC “4 step” dialogue process

Facilitator: Rachelle Lamb, speaker, author and president of Mindful Communication, offers highly stimulating and engaging training for leaders, managers, coaches, educators, HR specialists, and counsellors across Canada in public and private sectors.

Registration: Royal Roads University