MADISON – Marshall Rosenberg, international peacemaker, author and founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, will offer two days of training in Madison on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2.

“Speaking Peace in a World of Conflict” will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center. Participants are encouraged to bring particularly challenging situations to the seminar to discuss with Rosenberg.

A UW-Madison alumnus who has trained in prisons, war zones and organizations worldwide, Rosenberg addresses issues relevant to business, schools and communities alike. Law enforcement and corrections programs also use his techniques to reduce tensions and confrontations.

Rosenberg teaches specific skills to overcome the cultural conditioning that promotes violence. “He helps people move from ‘us and them’ thinking to partnership,” says Rick Brooks of UW-Madison’s Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies, which is hosting Rosenberg’s visit. “For professionals in mental health, counseling and social work, nonviolent communication can transform shame and unhealthy habits into personal empowerment.”

Clergy report that that Rosenberg’s approach makes it easier for their congregations to integrate their actions with spiritual values.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at The two-day registration fee is $179; one-day registration is $119. Students may register for $20 per day; a limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, call (608) 263-5130 or e-mail


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