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Candidate Pods

We welcome candidates registering at about the same time or wanting to reconnect with their certification journey. Our intention is to support candidates in community building and receiving ongoing feedback on their certification path.  We see it as a way to ensure ESEAT candidates are covering all intended in the certification process and to ensure integrity of Nonviolent Communication towards assessment.

Gina, Shona and Ania

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Each Pod includes 6-10 candidates 
We ask for commitment for one year.
The Pod alternates between meeting as a peer group and having one of us three assessors present. We will rotate.

Assessors offer input, exercises and feedback. There will not be a set curriculum. We will respond to requests for what topics/ themes areas to explore.

Every other meeting is peer led: empathy exchange or practicing facilitation

Feedback built into each session.

Each Session 90 minutes 


We started with these 2 options and Pods are welcome to make slight adjustments to suit their schedules:

Option 1: Candidates meet twice a month- one assessor joins every other meeting. 11 sessions with us

Option 2: Candidates meet once a month - one assessor joins every other meeting. 6 sessions with us.


Candidates  take responsibility for organising and admin, living NVC as they work together.

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We request a set amount for our involvement over the whole year.

How much each person pays can vary or be shared equally: for you as candidates to work on. 

Candidates are asked to organise this and offer what they can.

3 equal payments through the year could spread the cost without increasing admin costs too much.
We can supply 3 invoices/receipts.

Choices for the group:

Questions for YOU to answer together:

  • How often? Option 1 or 2

  • 11 sessions £3300  3 payments of £1100 

       or 6 sessions £1800 3 payments of £600

  • Who is the link person with us?

  • Whose Zoom account will you use?

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If you are a candidate Contact Gina to find out more about joining or creating a Candidate POD. Current ones may be open to new members or a new one may be formed.

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