Process for a New Future

CNVC is engaged in a multi-year project to create a new global NVC organisation. Members of the global NVC community were invited to rethink, from the ground up, how we will organise ourselves. We are now in the phase of implementing this new organisational vision. You are invited to follow this "New Future" process as it unfolds. There will be chances for your voice to be heard, and your talents may help to move things forward towards a collective dream being realised. This page serves as a portal to finding out about the process.

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What is Happening Now

We are in the Implementation Phase (Phase 4), in which the decisions made in prior phases are being put into practice, guided by the Implementation Council.


For a June 2015 overview of the process, you might want to view this video:

4 Minute Video Summary of the New Future Process created by Milla Ahola

For further information on the process overall, you might want to view the New Future Information page.


New Future meetings are open to observers. View a list of all meetings, see List of Upcoming Meetings or Calendar (in UTC time zone, might not be up to date). Or visit the wep page for a particular group to see meetings or listen to recorded meetings for that particular group.

Main Pages about Process

New Future Home (here)

Discussion Forum

To discuss the process and receive announcements, join the forum cnvc-futur [at] googlegroups [dot] com. You can do this by sending an email tocnvc-futur+subscribe [at] googlegroups [dot] com ( cnvc-futur+subscribe [at] googlegroups [dot] com). When you receive an acknowledgment email, either reply to that message or click the "Join" button that appears in the message. Or, join on the web by visiting Just click on the Join Group icon and select your options for immediate access.

Volunteer to Help Translate

CNVC  would like information on the process and its progress to be accessible to people who speak a variety of languages. If you would like to volunteer to help translate written materials from English to a language in which you are fluent, please write to translationmanager [at] cnvc [dot] org for information on how to join CNVC' s team of volunteer translators.


January 2017. The Integration Council ratified the New Future Plan. The Implementation Phase began in February 2017.

December 2016. Working Groups completed their work, handing it off to the Integration Council.

December 2015. Nine Working Groups (WGs) in total were approved by the CNVC Board to developed plans, and elect an Integration Council.

June 8, 2015. The second Working Group began its work.

May 2015. The first Working Group began its work. 

August 2014. Results of the Synanim process became available.

June 6, 2014. The invitation to sign-up for the Synanim on-line process was sent out.

June 5, 2014. A diagram of the overall process has been made available.

May 1, 2014. A letter was sent encouraging self-organizing to "clear the space" emotionally.

April 13, 2014. Calls to talk about the “Process for a New Future” with a CNVC Board member were announced: conference call on April 15, 16/17, or 22SummariesCall #1,  Call #3;  RecordingsCall #1,   Call #2,   Call #3.

April 10, 2014. The process was announced. Details included a cover letterprocess description, and commentary.

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