About Us

Conference Hosts

The 6th International Conference of NVR is organized by INA – Institute for New Authority and AKJF – Academy Child Youth Family.


INA – Institute for New Authority

In 2011, Stefan Ofner and Hans Steinkellner – inspired by the ideas of Prof. Haim Omer (University of Tel Aviv) – founded the 1st Institute for New Authority in Austria. Since then INA has successfully spread the ideas of non violent resistance and the New Autority in schools, social and health institutions, companies, … and inspires many for a „new“ culture of respectful togetherness.

We are very proud and delighted to be the official host of the 6th International NVR ONLINE- Conference  from 13 to 15 May 2021.

Mag. Stefan Ofner
Mag. Christiane Leimer
Sigrid Grottenthaler


„The new image of authority has very different associations:
of strength, of an anchor, of persistence, of self-control.“
(Haim Omer)

AKJF – Academy Child Youth Family

Dr. Philip Streit

  • Clinical and Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist (Systemic Family Therapy)
  • CEO of the Institut für Kind, Jugend und Familie (IKJF) and the Akademie for Kind, Jugend und Familie (AKJF)
  • Director of the Institut für Positive Psychologie und Mentalcoaching (IPPM)
  • Member of the Board of Advisors of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)   
  • Founder and Coordinator of Seligman Europe
  • Member of the NVR (NonViolent Resistance Psychology) Founders Group
  • ÖAS Trainers Trainer in Systemic Therapy
  • EUPPA Certified Trainers Trainer in Positive Psychology
  • NVR Trainers Trainer