Marshall Rosenberg is Founder and Director of Educational Services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He developed an interest in compassionate responses to tragic situations while growing up as a Jewish person in racially turbulent Detroit during and after World War II. Pursuing this, he obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. He first used NVC in federally funded projects to teach mediation and communication skills during desegregation and civil rights efforts in the 1960’s.
Dr. Rosenberg founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication in 1984. It is now an international nonprofit organization. More than 100 trainers teach NVC in 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. They offer workshops for educators, counselors, parents, health care providers, mediators, business managers, prison inmates and guards, police, military personnel, clergy, and government officials. Marshall continues to initiate peace trainings in war torn areas throughout the globe, and draws on these experiences when he teaches NVC here in the United States.