Press Release

FREE - 6 Week Non-Violent Communication Workshop to be held at Urbana University


Sherry Mercurio
Director of Communications and Public Relations
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Urbana, OH (October 12, 2018)

Urbana University, A Branch Campus of Franklin University will host a FREE – 6 Week Non-Violent  Communication (NVC) Workshop beginning Monday, Oct. 15. The FREE NVC Workshop, sponsored by the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund,  is open to all UU Students, faculty, staff, alumni, high school students and community members. The workshop will be held on Mondays, Oct. 15 – Nov. 19, from 6:30  – 8:30 p.m. in the Moore Conference Room on the lower level of the Urbana University Student Center.

This year’s offering marks the  third 6-Week Non-Violent Communication Workshop sponsored by the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, taught by NVC trained Diane Diller. The funds raised during the Alicia Titus Memorial Run for Peace and donations throughout the year  help keep Alicia’s memory and spirit alive by providing programs and events for Urbana University and community that promote and support a culture of peace. Alicia longed for a world in which people would learn to get along with one another, and one of the first places we believe we must start is through educating ourselves and our young children on how to communicate in a nonviolent way.

Workshop presenter Diane Diller is a certified Nonviolent Communication©/NVC trainer and Dialogue Facilitator.  She offers classes, workshops, practice groups, and individual sessions throughout the Miami Valley.

NVC fosters cooperation and collaboration in relationships at home, at work, and in the community.  It is a transformative approach to living developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg and supported internationally by The Center for Nonviolent Communication,

Diane has a B.A. in Sociology and has been involved with NVC since 2004, teaching since 2009.  She finds great joy in helping people recognize their common humanity, grow in compassion for themselves and others, and build practical skills for resolving conflicts peacefully-- even happily!

She believes NVC can help foster  difficult conversations that help build trust and understanding.

NVC  is a tool that can help reach children at home, in the classroom and on the street when respectful compassionate is used to give people a sense of being understood and heard.

Everyone connected to  youth are encouraged to consider signing up for this FREE 6 – Week Non-Violent Communication Workshop. Participation is an investment in the future of our young children and the quality of life in which they live.

To register please call Stephani Islam at Urbana University (937)772-9292. You can also register by emailing Stephani at  or Bev Titus at

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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