Marshall Rosenberg

Marshall Rosenberg

We are saddened by the loss of Marshall B. Rosenberg, a special teacher and friend to Omega, who passed away in February 2015.

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, was founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm, an international, nonprofit organization.

Nonviolent Communication training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg's quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much -needed peacemaking skills. The Center for Nonviolent Communication emerged out of work he had been doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960s. During that period, he provided mediation and communication skills training to communities working to peacefully desegregate schools and other public institutions.

Awarded diplomate status in clinical psychology from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, Rosenberg was also active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering Nonviolent Communication training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences. Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Serbia, and Croatia are examples of countries where Nonviolent Communication is being utilized by teams of peace activists. Rosenberg taught individuals to provide training in their own community, work, educational, and political environments, and in their own languages.

His many books and CDs revealed how Nonviolent Communication can be used in a wide range of personal and social settings; they include Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values and Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting The Nonviolent Communication Way (Nonviolent Communication Guides).

Marshall Rosenberg at Omega