Join Us! Registration is open for this year’s Statewide Homeless Awareness Conference themed “HO’OHANA” – Working With Purpose which will be held on Friday, November 17th, at the KROC Center in Kapolei.
Featuring keynote speaker, Christopher G. Miller, a NVC Compassionate Communication Practitioner who facilitates Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainings, practice groups and restorative justice circles since 2004. He organizes NVC events and is currently involved with a state-wide effort to bring NVC into schools. His non-profit, Aloha Center, is an ardent supporter of NVC in Hawaii. NVC is a simple method of communicating that helps us to avoid triggering a defensive reaction, and instead stimulate understanding and agreement. Instead of habitual, automatic reactions, our words become conscious responses based firmly on awareness of what we are perceiving, feeling, and wanting. In light of the homelessness issues within our state, NVC can help communities address homelessness through empathetic listening, collaboration, and establishing mutually satisfying outcomes.