Videos and interviews

Channels with more videos

Visit the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) YouTube Channel where more videos are posted from time to time, many of which Miki is a part of, including some in Spanish.

Visit the Convergent Facilitation Youtube Channel, initiated in 2021, for inspiration and learning on the topic.

What Could Possibly Go Right?: an interview with Vicki Robin (Episode 61, recorded November 16, 2021) In this series sponsored by the Post Carbon Institute, Vicki interviews a wide variety of individuals regarding where they see possibility or hope. Miki speaks to the possibility for transformation in the collaborative problem solving that is evolving in the midst of social and infrastructure breakdown. See the interview with Miki, here.

Food, Health, Community, and Capitalism: an interview with Adigo Atabo (Recorded October 2021) Adigo is hosting a summit on the topic of “Reverse Disease with Personalized Nutrition” and interviewed Miki on the intersection between this topic and Miki’s work. Unlisted on the NGL Channel until after the conference, here.

Sugar, Screens, and Parenting In this 12-minute video, Arnina Kashtan, Lisa Rothman, and Miki Kashtan touch on a topic near and dear to many parents: how to engage with our children about difficult topics such as sugar and screens. In this video they share insights about the nature of choice, for both children and adults, and how these difficult conversations can be an opportunity for supporting everyone’s growing choice as families come to more togetherness about their choices in many areas.

The Highest Common Denominator. For the entire book launch recording (which occurred in January 2021), and shorter clips from the same event, visit page about the book.

From Power Over to Power With: An Interview of Miki at Tamera in Portugal Martin Winiecki interviews Miki on a wide range of topics about community, the gift economy, decision-making, creating systems to support the shift from patriarchy, global governance, and more. Recorded on June 23, 2021, this video is approximately 78 minutes long and can be viewed on YouTube, here.

Why Capitalism Must Go (six clips) explores why capitalism can’t be redeemed, alternatives to Capitalism, how greed is not part of human nature it’s manufactured, why we can’t put our greed in the drawer, and how to address excess wealth. View these clips here.

Convergent Facilitation as a Decision Making Process. This is excerpts from a conversation on the topics. See the all the clips here.

This folder contains 8 files, 7 individual clips and a compilation of all the clips:

  1. Input from random sampling, inviting specific stakeholders, or both
  2. Framing non-polarizing purpose and moral authority
  3. Why to start with opposing viewpoints early
  4. Why you don’t need to hear every voice
  5. How to reframe controversial terms
  6. What Vision Mobilization is
  7. Why we don’t want to start from scratch

Empathy Across Power Differences is the recording of a March 13, 2021, online workshop with Miki, hosted by “Time for Empathy” a project of Empathic Way Europe.

The video is approximately 75 minutes long and can be viewed via vimeo here, or YouTube here.

Exiting the Either/Or Trap: Beyond Consensus vs. Command and Control. A 90 minute talk by Miki through the East Point Peace Academy in May of 2020.

Interview with Nicole Farkouh as part of the Visionary Leadership Summit in Feb 2018 offered through can be found at this link.

Miki leads a workshop on Naturalizing NVC at the 2012 International NVC convention in Orissa, India (4 more videos from this event are included below):

4-day Convergent Facilitation workshop for Israelis, Palestinians and others in the West Bank in 2013. She wrote about the workshop here. This 3-minute video was created to describe and raise funds for the workshop. (Although the cover image here is mysteriously taken from the Indian workshop below it, this is a different video!)

Miki Kashtan on group decision-making at the 2011 Making Collaboration Real Conference in San Francisco:

For the Benefit of all Children: A Compassionate Perspective on Bullying. A keynote speech at a community conference held by the Albany Unified School District in CA in 2011. Her blog post about it is here.

Miki is interviewed by Edwin Rutsch for the Empathy Documentary Project. Taped on May 22, 2009 at the BayNVC offices in Oakland CA. Some questions asked: What is Empathy? What does it feel like? What is a metaphor for empathy? What are benefits of sharing empathy? And personal stories of having learned an insight into the nature of empathy. Edwin’s interviews with other BayNVC trainers are here. See also the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. 

Videos from India in 2012

NVC & Inner Peace, Part 1 (23:49) –

NVC & Inner Peace, Part 2, Body Exercise (4:13) –

NVC & inner peace Part 3 – Wanting & detachment, strategic discomfort (13:44) –

NVC & inner peace Part 4 – Commitment to freedom (9:13) –

The Conflict Hotline: From 2009-11 Berkeley Community Television broadcast 22 episodes of the Conflict Hotline, a monthly television show featuring Miki Kashtan and other BayNVC trainers. A Conflict Coach, usually Miki, guided other trainers and practitioners through role-plays in order to support callers and other viewers in learning about using NVC for resolving conflicts and for healing. Many people found this to be an exciting way to bring NVC alive for viewers. You can watch a trailer (3:25), here. See descriptions of the 22 episodes with links to the videos here, or go straight to search the videos on the BayNVC YouTube channel here.

“I have sent the link to a few hundred people because I believe that those videos can change the world.” Ariane Korth, Stuttgart, Germany