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Tammy Lenski- Is it better to start with the biggest issues, then work out the ancillary or other smaller issues? Or will you be better off sorting out a bunch of smaller issues before taking on the big one?
The upside of starting with the biggest issue in conflict resolution is that ancillary issues may no longer matter once the main issue is resolved, or they’ll seem easier to sort out. The downside is that the big issue is often the most difficult and starting there could lead to early frustration and temptation to throw in the towel.
Read more [HERE].
Ron Supancic- The Dance of Opposites, a new book by Dr. Kenneth Cloke, will change your life. You will never view conflict the same way again. If you only read one more book on the theory & practice of Conflict Resolution, make it this one. Dr. Cloke's explorations in mediation, dialogue, and conflict resolution systems are revolutionary.
Dr. Cloke quotes Albert Camus, "The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." It is clear that his new vision for conflict resolution intends to do just that.
Read more from Mediate.com [HERE].
The world’s best negotiators. This year, PON honored Ambassador Tommy Koh of Singapore as its 2014 “Great Negotiator.” PON has annually granted this award to a range of remarkable men and women such as former Secretary of State James Baker, Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein, and U.S. Special Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky.
Tommy Koh became the youngest ambassador ever appointed to the United Nations and later served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States.
This expression seems to be used when referring to what a third party does that results in a schism between two (or more) others. That is, the two (or more) people may not be in conflict or there may be some tension but they are not necessarily disconnected. However, for some reason the third party attempts to turn one or both against the other.
Reasons that someone may intentionally drive a wedge between others undoubtedly vary
The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes in our "Back to School" series in August held every Tuesday night from 5:00-5:30 pm PST/7:00-7:30 pm CST/8:00-8:30 pm EST.
To participate, go to the designated link for each program or call-in live at 347-324-3591.
August 5th: Back to School Strategies for Divorced or Divorcing Parents
August 12th: "Dis-Abling Bullying: When Children with Special Needs are Bullied & What To Do About It"
August 19th: Student-Athletes In Transition: Secrets to Success
August 26th: Working with and Learning from Conflict in Higher Education
See more and the full schedule [HERE].
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Michael Lang is a professional mediator and co-author of a book titled "The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice".He recently participated in a video conference with mediators Roberta Lee-Driscoll, Susan Terry, and yours truly that…Continue
Mediation Skills for the WorkplaceDates: September 8-12, 2014Times: M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (F - 1:00 p.m.)Location: FMCS Washington, DCCost: $1200.00 Course Information Dealing effectively with conflict in the workplace has become a critical…Continue
(CLICK TO OPEN MAP)Imagine a map that uses computers to “read” news reports from across the entire world each day, identifying the events described within and their locations, and placing all of…Continue
Country Name: United States of AmericaState/Province: District of ColumbiaWork at the U.S. Department of State on formulating and negotiating international climate change policy. The Office of Global Change is looking for exceptional…Continue
If you are interested in becoming a mediator and/or enhance your current practice, this training is designed for you. You will learn to utilize a full range of effective mediation skills, techniques, and strategies; understand the intricacies of…Continue
Dear ADR Professionals:The Department of State’s Youth Programs Division invites you to help us enhance cross-cultural understanding and improve our international relations around the world by taking part in a social media campaign called “Host an…Continue
Anthony K. Tjan- Time and emotion — these are the two things most often wasted during a negotiation. We simply spend too much time on items that don’t…Continue
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