** Teach for Life! 2017 **

July 30-AUGUST 4, 2017

Menucha Retreat Center • Corbett, Oregon (near Portland)

. . . Immerse yourself in 6 days co-creating

                                  a life-enriching learning community . . .

In our 16th year, TEACH FOR LIFE! invites educators from around the world into a living laboratory where we co-create a vibrant, compassionate classroom. Expect six days in a beautiful, nurturing retreat environment, renewing your spirit, reviving your passion to teach, and learning new ways to create compassionate learning communities. Expand your ability to live your values, listen deeply to yourself and to others, express yourself courageously, and have fun doing what you love.

Come explore how to:

  • Co-create a vibrant, compassionate classroom
  • Learn to co-create Group Agreements that work to inspire willing cooperation and radically reduce disruptive behavior
  • Teach students to resolve their own conflicts
  • Practice & strengthen Nonviolent Communication skills
  • Learn structures & processes to support compassion in schools
  • Learn fun activities to share with students
  • Explore proven practices for navigating conflict
  • Create a network for ongoing support
  • Leave with a step-by-step Action Plan to create your compassionate classroom or school
  • CEUs available upon request

Nonviolent Communication principles are embedded in Teach for Life! curriculum and all processes and activities can be used in classroom settings.

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Teach for Life! Participants

Teach for Life! is for school (and other youth program) teachers, administrators, counselors and Nonviolent Communication trainers who work in schools (or other youth programs) as well as trainers who have this intention.

Teach for Life! Training Team

Sura Hart, Jean Morrison, Jared Finkelstein and Jennifer Warnick are certified trainers with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication and they are assisted by Sarah Sievert and Kent Siebold. Sura and Jean are co-founders  and lead facilitators of Teach for Life! Jared is an experienced, international CNVC certified trainer and well-loved Teach for Life! facilitator. All have trained with Marshall Rosenberg and many other NVC trainers around the world.



Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon
Although it’s just 30 minutes from downtown Portland or the airport, Menucha feels like a world away. Its natural beauty, rich history and sincere hospitality inspired one write to describe it this way: “Past the stone entry, a forest embraces the travelers along a serpentine road. The destination: a one hundred acre sanctuary in the Columbia River Gorge. Seven hundred feet above one of the nation’s epic rivers, this is a place where bald eagles floor their shadows across old growth conifers; where trails may lead to heirloom gardens or perennial springs.


Shared Room:
Each room has a queen size bed, two twin beds and a private bathroom. 
View photos of the spaces – http://menucha.org/facilities/creevey

Single Room:
A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional fee. Please contact the registrar for availability and pricing. Jennifer Warnick jawarnick@sbcglobal.net 608-248-8893


(includes tuition, lodging and meals)
Early Bird Rate ( before April 28, 2017): $1350 
Full Rate (after April 28, 2017): $1500 

(includes tuition, lodging and meals)
$1230 each for 2-3 people from the same school, school district or organization.
$1050 each for 4 or more people from the same school, school district or organization.

A Deposit of $100 is due at registration with the balance due by July 7th, 2017.

All payments are made by check. If you have a strong preference to pay with a credit card please let us know when you register. Contact Jennifer jawarnick@sbcglobal.net 608-248-8893

**Make your check payable to “PSNCC”, and be sure to include “T4L Portland 2017” in the memo field to ensure that this payment is credited to you for this training.**

Northwest Compassionate Communication 
11205 Southwest Corbin Beach Road #2
Vashon, WA 98070

Full refund of deposit, minus $50 administrative charge, until May 20th, 2017.  After May 20th, we’ll return 1/2 of your deposit until June 15th.  Cancellations after June 15th:  you will receive a full refund, minus $550.


Questions about the Teach for Life! experience or registration? Contact: Jennifer Warnick jawarnick@sbcglobal.net 608-248-8893

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