Life-Enriching Education Lab – LEE Lab in Europe

We are pleased to offer events to support NVC in education.

The Life-Enriching Education Lab (LEE Lab) is an event in line to further follow up on Marshall B. Rosenberg’s commitment to education.

The LEE Lab is created for everybody interested in Life-Enriching Education, including school and kindergarten teachers, child care staff, administrators, counselors, educators in youth programs, parents, NVC trainers, certification candidates, and practitioners who share the intent to explore and apply NVC values in education.

Our intention with LEE Lab is to:

  • Create a lab environment for lab participants to explore together a set of key questions and topics relevant to their particular field of interest in education
  • Support co-learning and exchange of experience
  • Draw upon the leadership and expertise of a team of certified CNVC trainers who have in-depth experience in the field

We treasure the form of the LEE Lab which strongly reflects mutuality and everyone ́s contribution to create the space. It is very empowering to realize how much people are doing in the world. The actions shared reinforce our trust that we together can empathically influence education.

Brief background

In 1999 Marshall Rosenberg led the first NVC in Education meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was an inspiring starting point for many of us to apply a systematic approach to NVC in education. Since that time, many trainers in many countries have done valuable ground work applying NVC in educational settings from preschool up to university level. We now have much to share with each other and with educators everywhere.

In 2015, Sura Hart (with Jean Morrison, Jared Finkelstein, Anniken Poulssen-Beer) worked on the design and pilot of the first LEE Lab which took place July 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Since then LEE lab has been offered yearly. The three last ones in Europe and with the participation from school actors from many different countries.

Read more about the LEE Labs at

Now we are looking forward to co-creating and co-facilitating a LEE Lab in Bosnia Herzegovina 2020.

Marianne Göthlin and a team of certified trainers including Corrylaura Van Bladel, Shona Cameron,  Gabriele Grunt, Giacomo Poleschi, Towe Widstrand.