Houston NVC: History, Mission & Vision
2001 - In response to a global United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate appeal to local peace groups, Bren Hardt started a nonprofit organization called "Decade of Nonviolence-Houston" (DNVH). Part of this organization was dedicated to learning how to live and share the transformative process known as Nonviolent or Compassionate Communication, created by Marshall Rosenberg.
2004 - DNVH launched this website (www.houstonnvc.org) and for the next six years continued offering workshops and classes teaching the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to the citizens of Houston.
2010 - DNVH’s ten-year charge ended and the organization was then reincorporated as Power of Compassion (PoC), a 510(c)(3) nonprofit organization. PoC continued offering NVC programs and inviting internationally renowned trainers while expanding the board of directors to 8 members and 5 committees.
2014 - In the process of updating the website, PoC began doing business as HoustonNVC to highlight its support of and association with the global phenomenon NVC has become.
Throughout the years and the changes, one thing remained constant: our commitment to creating a more peaceful world by sharing NVC and the power of compassion throughout our beloved Houston community.
We envision greater Houston as a community valuing authenticity, compassion, and respect.
We promote these values by facilitating the practice of a learnable process called Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
Current Board members of HoustonNVC (as of March 2018)
Susan Wildin, Bren Hardt, Karen Starz, Karoline Müller and Tina Michel.