NVC Assessment

Romania, 18-21 July 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Join us for 3 days in the heart of the Romanian mountains for our first NVC Assessment. This is the final element of a journey for Certification Candidates and is done within a supportive community which ensures integration into the worldwide NVC community while ensuring the integrity of NVC.

As a small community including two Assessors and other Certified Trainers, we will be supporting several Romanian Candidates as they complete their Certification process during 3 days of learning together and celebration.

About You

This event is for you if you are part of or connected to the Romanian NVC  community and if any of these apply:

    • you are interested in becoming a Certified Trainer with CNVC and want to see how the process works
    • you want an enriching and unique NVC learning experience
    • you want to support the assessment of our candidates
    • you are curious about how asessment can be done in a ‘power with’ paradigm.


As a Community Member you will deepen and develop your NVC skills and awareness while focusing on the candidates. At certain times you will be invited to give feedback and through the event hold the space with NVC consciousness.

Learning for Community Members

The intention is not only to support Certification Candidates but also provide a rich learning experience for the supporting Community Members. This is likely to include:

  • how to share NVC in your community, with family and friends
  • learning a feedback process which will enrich your practise of NVC
  • giving feedback in a way that increases connection
  • specific topics offered by the Candidates


The Team

The Assessment will be led by two CNVC Assessors (Deborah Bellamy and Frank Gaschler) and hosted by two Certified Trainers (Ian Peatey and Monica Reu).

Deborah Bellamy (Assessor)

Deborah is a trainer based in Vienna since 1991 in adult education using alternative methods.  She met Marshall Rosenberg in 1995 and became Certified Trainer in 2003 when she co-founded a network in Austria for NVC (GFK Austria) which now has over 50 trainers and 120 members through out the country. Deborah joined the CNVC Assessor team in 2012 and has taken on candidates for certification from Eastern Europe. She has had many years of experience working internationally, especially in Eastern European countries.

Frank Gaschler (Assessor)

Frank’s main focus is NVC with parents, teachers and everybody living and working with children. He has been an NVC trainer since 2005, an assessor for the CNVC certification process, mediator and coach. He is a co-founding member of the German-speaking network, D-A-CH, and member of the Munich network.  Frank´s passion is to experience NVC off the beaten track – away from the limitations of words and languages. He focuses on intuition, empathic presence, body language and theater technics.

Ian Peatey (Organiser)

Ian was born in UK and has lived in Eastern Europe since 1994 – in Poland and in Romania. In 2001 he came across Nonviolent Communication and immediately experienced its transformative approach to life, self and relationships. He has been a internationally Certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008 and, together with Monica Reu (his wife), runs Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication.

Monica Reu (Organiser)

Monica was born and lives in Bucharest and is founder of the Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication. She is a Certified Trainer and has been working with NVC since 2004. She is very active and well known in the parenting and education fields running workshops and conferences across the country and with regular media appearances on TV, radio and national magazines.


The retreat will be in Pestera, near to Bran, with its world famous Dracula Castle.

Pestera itself sits on the top of a ridge and, surrounded on all sides by hills and mountains, is perfect for hiking or simply for slowing down into a more relaxed pace of life. We have selected Pestera for its beauty, tranquility and connection with a more traditional way of life.

We will stay in a local guest house* where the accommodation is comfortable, clean and basic. All rooms are double rooms and most are ensuite.

Food is home cooked, largely from locally grown sources and will cater for both meat-eaters and vegetarians.

* We may also use a neighbouring guest house if we need extra accommodation – we will still all eat and play together.


Coming from within Romania

The easiest way to get there is by car – we will provide detailed directions once your registration is confirmed.

If you do not drive then we will do our best to connect you with participants who are driving or help you with public transport options (train or bus to Brasov and then bus to Bran).

Coming from outside Romania

Travel is either by International Train from Budapest to Brasov (then about 1 hour to Pestera) or fly to Bucharest International Airport (about 4 hours to Pestera).

Once in Romania we will do everything we can to ensure you arrive at the retreat safely and relaxed. Romania, despite it’s reputation, is actually very safe and welcoming to visitors.

Contact us to discuss options and how we can help.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival is on Thursday 18th July from 14.00. Start time is at 16.00.

We finish on Sunday 21st July at 14.00.

If you wish to arrive a day or two earlier or leave later to enjoy a vacation please let us know as soon as possible so we can help you organise accommodation.


The tuition fee (payable by Candidates and Community Members) is €400. 

Room and meals is an additional 360 lei (€75) per person. For a single room there is an extra 160 lei (€35).


Contact Us

If you would like more information or have some specific needs or requests in relation to this event then please contact Ian Peatey.

Registration – FULLY BOOKED