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Mission Statement

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) helps us stay connected with what is alive in ourselves and others moment-to-moment, and enhances our ability to make life more wonderful for ourselves and others.

The Korean Center for Nonviolent Communication (KRNVC) is a regional non-profit organization who envisions a world in which all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully. Our mission is to contribute to this vision by living and teaching the process of Nonviolent Communication, which strengthens the ability of people to connect compassionately with themselves and with one another, to share resources, and to resolve conflicts.

KRNVC offers regional support for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), a global organization whose vision we share. KNVC supports our regional community by making NVC educational materials available, coordinating practice circles, and offering practice sessions and training by regional and CNVC certified trainers.


In 2003, when NVC was just beginning in South Korea, certified trainer Katherine Singer would meet with people in coffee shops or each others' homes and offices. Since then we have been enjoying tremendous interest in NVC and strong growth as an NVC community here in Korea. Out of this growth, and with a passion for sharing NVC, Katherine founded the Korean Center for Nonviolent Communication in 2006, with the help and support of those who wished to have a place to gather for learning and sharing NVC.