CCM for Management Undergraduate Students

Sabancı University

Owned by the Sabancı Group, Sabancı University is a “world university” led by the Sabancı Foundation. Based in Istanbul, the University provides both undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

The University aspires to develop students who are competent and confident individuals, infused with a strong sense of responsibility for social change and through participatory teamwork, contribute to the development of science and technology created for the benefit of the community.

CCM for Undergraduate students

On the Summer 2011 Sabancı University Students attending the Faculty of Management undergraduate programs have the possibility to elect CCM as a credit course. 24 students registered to attend the first edition of the course.

This course is strongly based on the principles of Conscious and Collaborative Communication (NVC).

Examples of what students learn are:

  • Listen to themselves and to others more deeply
  • Engage in conversation with empathy, without giving up on what they believe in
  • Develop the skills to take decision in teams quickly, and in forms that engage everyone involved.
  • Express their anger fully, while staying connected to themselves and to others
  • Give and receive meaningful feedback
  • Use a language that defuse conflicts
  • Handle difficult conversations by focusing on both parties’ perspectives and needs, and arriving to solutions that are possible for everyone to take

NVC Workshops

Workshops

From time to time we organize workshops, seminars or other events to share our knowledge of Conscious Communication (Based on NVC).

Watch this space for further announcements.

If you are interested in having Giuseppe for a workshop on this topic or to register your interest for a future workshop please contact him directly.

Examples of past workshops

February 2011 at PERYON – Association of HR Personnel, Istanbul
June 2010 at BUMED – Bogazici University, Istanbul

About NVC

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

NVC is based on the principles of nonviolence – the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.

NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies – whether verbal or physical – are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture.

NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

The NVC communication process

NVC delineates four components of communication:

  • Observations free of evaluations;
  • Feelings straight from the heart;
  • Needs, values and longings; and
  • Requests expressed clearly in positive action language.

Authentic communication and deeper connections

When we communicate ‘in NVC’ we may find greater authenticity in our communication, increase understanding, deepen connections and defuse conflicts.

The empathic way to conflict resolution

NVC promotes the idea of building relationships based on our compassionate nature, and help us focus our attention on

  • Empathic understanding of others without compromising our own values, and
  • Expressing our real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism.

When practiced, these tools help create the kind of dialogue that can foster resolutions satisfying everyone without painful sacrifice. Even in situations of longstanding conflict or hostility, the NVC process can open new doors to compassionate connection and action.

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CCM for MBA students

Yeditepe University

Yeditepe University, based in Istanbul, provides higher eduction, both in Turkish and English.

CCM for MBA students

Since May 2010, students taking the MBA program at Yeditepe University have the possibility to register for the Communication and Conflict Management (CCM) Course.
An average of 20 students are taking the course each term. Their background is varied, mostly working in corporations.

This course is strongly based on the principles of Conscious and Collaborative Communication (NVC).

Examples of what students learn are:

  • Listen to themselves and to others more deeply
  • Engage in conversation with empathy, without giving up on what they believe in
  • Develop the skills to take decision in teams quickly, and in forms that engage everyone involved.
  • Express their anger fully, while staying connected to themselves and to others
  • Give and receive meaningful feedback
  • Use a language that defuse conflicts
  • Handle difficult conversations by focusing on both parties’ perspectives and needs, and arriving to solutions that are possible for everyone to take

Some students’ comments

This course was really enjoyable, and I am fully satisfied with it. I am so happy that I have taken this course. It is the best I’ve taken in all my life. Giuseppe, you were not a teacher for me, you were like a life-coach to me !
(Aydinnur Kilic)

Written practise exercises supported my learning very well; with the help of them I had chance to think on and go back and practice with my real life examples.
(Özgecan Yaşat)

Our class discussions and case studies helped me a lot to understand, because we discussed real life cases!
(Bülent Velioğlu)

It is the most difficult course I have taken in my life!
(Mehmet Ali Comak)

Our class communication practices were very good. I never shared my opinion so much in any other class during my entire school life. That is very beneficial to our speaking and expressing capability in English, too.
(Davut Demirkol)

I really like the way in which Giuseppe teaches. We practiced a lot and he gave us notes and tip that were easy to understand. This was very important for me. Because having that kind of course in another language is difficult. Giuseppe taught me well such a kind of difficult topic.
(Bariş Berksun)

Marshall Rosenberg, PhD.

Marshall B. Rosenberg is founder and director of educational services for The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

His key interest was, for over 35 years, to spread around the world new forms of communication that would provide peaceful alternatives to the violence he encountered. From the U.S. civil rights movement in the ’60s, to Rwanda, Colombia, Ireland, and recently the Middle East, Dr. Rosenberg has spoken his message of hope through a language of compassion.

Developing and sharing the language and process of Nonviolent Communication allowed Dr. Rosenberg to have the tools to show the way to reach a shift in consciousness from reliance on violence, alienation and oppression to a new paradigm of interconnectedness.

Thousands of people around the globe are finding new avenues to peace within their families and communities, in schools, prisons and urban gangs, and between warring factions in some of the most violent places on earth.

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