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Alan Rafael Seid

CNVC Certified Trainer from Kendall, Washington, USA

Born in New York City, USA, Alan Seid grew up bilingual/bicultural in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a CNVC Certified Trainer and he has been studying Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 1995. He has trained primarily with the founder of the process, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D .while also attending many workshops with other trainers.

Alan brings a lively and engaging style to his trainings, combining humor, exercises for practice, a deep understanding of the theory behind the process, and a keen sensitivity to individual and group needs.

Alan has a university degree in Sustainability—the long-term health and vitality of people and communities in economy, ecology and culture. He also holds a certificate in Permaculture Design, which he practices where he lives with his wife and daughters on 25 acres in the foothills of Washington State’s North Cascade Mountains, USA.

Alan offers workshops in Permaculture Design, Financial Integrity (Your Money or Your Life), Integral Sustainability (based on Ken Wilber’s work and the 8-Shields Model, also known as the Acorn Model). In addition to his trainings, Alan offers meeting facilitation through Cascadia Workshops.

Website: Cascadia Workshops

Latest NVC Library Resources with Alan Rafael Seid

You Suck At Conflict

Avoiding conflict is an even greater issue than having conflict. Not being as competent at conflict we avoid it. And in many cases that creates more conflict. Conflict is inevitable because we have different perspectives. Conflict is not bad. It is an opportunity for increased connection, intimacy, joy, and creative win-win solutions. Instead of avoiding conflict, we can work on increasing our skill in handling conflict.

The Long-Short Way, And The Short-Long Way

Some things may seem to take longer at first, but end up making things easier and faster. Other things seem easier or faster in the short term, but end up taking more time in the long run. This applies to projects, group agreements about process, relationships, addressing conflicts, clearing up misunderstandings, damage control, etc. It can be faster to slow down, be more present, and take the time since we care about the outcome.

The Highest Leverage For Effective Meetings

The highest leverage point for effective meetings is preparing with self inquiry. Before saying something, we can ask ourselves about who this is serving, what needs it serves to say it, if there is a request we want to make, how to make the request actionable, and more. If more people at meetings do this, it can reduce the overall number of tangents we experience at meetings.

The Big Why

Some questions will take you deeper and deeper to universal human needs when you toggle between them. Questions like “What do I need?”, “If I had that, then what would I have?”, and “If I had that, what would that give me?”

How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects Men, Fishbowl Discussion

Join Alan Seid for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect men.