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Two graduates of the Non-Violence Certified Change Facilitators Program An Nguyen and William L McClain.
Two graduates of the Non-Violence Certified Change Facilitators Program An Nguyen and William L McClain.

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Non-Violence kicks off 2024 with first graduates of the Non-Violence Certified Change Facilitators Program

The Non-Violence Project Foundation is incredibly proud to kick off 2024 with our first group of recent graduates of the Non-Violence Certified Change Facilitators Program - setting a high standard for quality and consistency across the globe from Africa, Columbia, India, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, and the USA.

Our Change facilitators are equipped with nonviolence skills enhanced by the nonviolent roles and contexts of conflict resolution including:

•Nonviolence Interpersonal Competencies

•Emotional mastery in nonviolence

•Nontoxic Ethical Leadership

One of the graduates An Nguyen says; "The Change Facilitator course has been transformative, elevating not only my proficiency in crafting change programs from the ground up but also enriching my self-awareness and fostering compassion in both personal and professional relationships. The exceptional collaboration with the core team and peers makes the journey remarkable, offering an immersive experience and meaningful real-life learning as we share perspectives and challenge each other to grow."

Non-Violence Graduate William L McClain; “I had the opportunity to take part in the Change Facilitator Certification Program of the Non-Violence Project Foundation. Not only was it an opportunity to become a certified facilitator but it was a personal learning for me of the 35 Non-Violence Skills and their impact on the 4 Non-Violence roles of Victim, Perpetrator, Bystander and Upstander. I was able to self-reflect on different experiences where I assumed one or more of these roles and why I may have assumed that role in a conflict situation. I specifically felt drawn to focus on developing myself in the skills of Empathy and Non-judgement to improve my interactions and play a stronger role as an Upstander. The four-week training was well-designed in providing context, self-reflection activities and confirmation of understanding of key learnings while meeting a great team of trainers and fellow Change Facilitator colleagues.”

At NVPF we continue to push the bar for nonviolence education and initiatives across all domains: academic, corporate, sports, hospitality, and the arts.

Our Non-Violence Change Facilitators are leading the movement to cultivate understanding, build communities of peace, and inspire legions of hope in a world that needs it more than ever...

Dare to Pay it forward – Dare to be the change!

Contact us for more information:

Anouk Tenten, CEO,

Jude Lee, Head of Global Education & Development,

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The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. NVPF was founded in 1993 in Switzerland and has educated more than 9 million young people, teachers, and sports coaches on five continents.

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We inspire, motivate and engage people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully through raising awareness and education.

The Non-Violence Project Foundation empowers people with creative tools and skills to cultivate awareness and understanding of non-violence, enabling them to overcome violence, leading to a virtuous cycle of positive impact. We believe that knowledge is power, and that creativity can help unlock the full potential of this power through skill-based learning and learning tools that are more engaging, impactful, and relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

We have educated more than 9 million people on five continents since the organisation was founded in 1993 in Switzerland. Our education programs and outreach initiatives have won several awards for best practise. President Obama awarded NVP the ”President’s Call to Service Award” in 2011. Other awards include the Presidential Daily Light Award, received by President Bill Clinton, the Paul Harris Fellow Award given by Rotary International, the American National Safety Council Award for best practise and the Weed & Seed Award given by US Justice Department in 2009.

It is thanks to our 30-year legacy, symbol of the Knotted Gun, innovative methods, and a growing community of change advocates like you that we can shape a more peaceful and non-violent world.

We are a non-profit based in Geneva, Switzerland, but operating globally, which means you can join us wherever you are.

For more information about us and our initiatives please visit or contact us at

The Non-Violence Project Foundation
Avenue Louis Casaï 18
1209 Geneva