Allies and Accountability: Integrating Nonviolent Communication into the Workplace

Event Details:
When: August 2, 2022 1:00 pm – August 2, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – $65
VBSR Members – $45

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Join VBSR and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategist Kadijah Means for a workshop on how to deliver on your commitment to improving marginalized groups’ material well-being in the workplace. Together we will explore conflict resolution using Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC is a tactic for conflict resolution and community building. Utilizing NVC empowers us to recognize our unmet needs and advocate for ourselves. NVC is foundational to any culturally competent workplace as it provides all employees with the tools for metacognition, empathy, and action-planning.

This workshop combines expert equity insights and rich lived experience to transform virtue-signaling into action. From everyday workplace interactions to organization-wide decision making, Allies & Accountability is a roadmap to ensure Nonviolent Communication, Equity, and Intentionality are at the center of your efforts.

Registration for this workshop is $45 for VBSR members and $65 for non-members. Fee includes 1.5 Professional Development Credits toward the SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP. Details to participate will be sent via email to all who register.

Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, at

Meet Our Trainer

Kadijah Means (She/They)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategist, Kadijah Means Strategy & Consulting

Kadijah Means is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist and serves on the Board of Directors for Nonviolent Communication Santa Cruz. She integrates the principles of nonviolent communication and harm-reduction into anti-oppression education. Kadijah has worked with organizations in the private and public sectors to facilitate conversations around gender, sexuality, race, and other topics of systemic oppression.

Through her work, she invites us, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing,” into a space the poet Rumi imagined could transform conflict into connection. By integrating introspection, empathy, and critical theory, Kadijah adopts a holistic approach to anti-oppression learning.

She is featured on various podcasts, most notably NPR’s This American Life, where she discussed racial identity development in children. For more information on fostering community, nonviolent communication, and anti-racism philosophy, read her chapter, “How To Address Racism In Schools,” in Teaching Resistance: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Subversives in the Classroom (2019). Visit her website for other offerings.

Thank you to our JEDI Learning Community Sponsors



VBSR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities

This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit