Day Programs
Consider arriving a day early, staying a day longer or spending the whole weekend at the Center.
Please call The Casa to inquire about room availability.
You are considered registered for a program at the Franciscan Renewal Center (FRC) only when your payment is received. In the event of a program cancellation, the FRC does not assume responsibility for airfare and transfer fees.
Cancellations of registrations without lodging received before the start of the program will receive a full refund, minus a $20 processing fee.
Cancellations of registrations with lodging received more than seven days in advance of the start of the program or retreat will receive a full refund, minus a $20 processing fee.
Cancellations of registrations with lodging received seven days or less than the start of the program or retreat will be charged 50% of the full price of the planned stay.
Full refunds will be made to you if the program is full or if it is cancelled by The Casa.
Services Rendered
All programs and retreats (unless otherwise noted) are offered on site at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253. Registrants are responsible for the cost of travel to/from the Franciscan Renewal Center.
For guests who opt to stay overnight, a check-in and check-out time will be provided to you following confirmation of your registration and before the date of the program or retreat.
Generally, check-in time for retreats is 5:00 pm, dinner is served at 6:00 pm, and the retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday unless otherwise specified.
Your Questions
Contact the Front Desk at 480.948.7460 between 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Customer Service inquiries to, 480.948.7460, x 132 or or 800.356.3247
February 2017 : Program Details
Thu, Feb 23
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Christine Dove
Compassionate Communication
Registration Open
Christine Dove

• Are you weary of not being heard and understood?

• Are you challenged by trying to maintain connection when anger is involved?

• Are you curious about how to resolve conflict mutually?


Compassionate Communication offers a process that helps us find a way through these difficult situations. You will learn how to speak authentically and listen empathically.


This class fills up quickly so please register early.


Foundation course for Nonviolence Leadership Certificate Program. You do not have to be enrolled in the Certificate Program to attend. Open to everyone.  

"This class was excellent. It has helped me begin to understand and express my needs.”

“This class presented important life skills. In this culture today communication is a hot button issue at every level of society and we need a lot of help."

“Christine Dove gets to the heart of the matter and she is an outstanding instructor.”


Text that will be used during the classes: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, 3rd edition - begin reading before Class 1


Fee per person: $70 for four sessions. Pre-registration required.  

Regular Registration Fees
$70.00 Commuter (None Available)
Program Code: 17SNV37255
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