October 2014 Blog Posts (32)

Volunteer Mediator Inspired by the Transformative Approach

In this blog entry, volunteer mediator, Pamela Gregg, describes how meaningful she has found the work.  You can read it here. 

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on October 31, 2014 at 9:45pm — No Comments

The Legacy of War

I feel fortunate. I’ve never (so far) lived in a country ravaged by war, and I can honestly say I hope I never do.

That feeling of gratitude was magnified recently, when I talked with an acquaintance who was raised in Kuwait and was living there during the Gulf War. Maybe I was too young to notice the reality (I was about 16 at the time), but I thought the Gulf War was a pretty open-and-shut case with few casualties.

Apparently, I was wrong.…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 31, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Strike Talks at Epsicopal Seminary Break Down When Faculty Demand an Ombuds

For the past month, eight out of ten full-time faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York City have refused to teach, alleging a pattern of harassment and bullying behavior by the school's dean, Kurt Dunkle. The GTS trustees subsequently deemed the striking faculty ("The GTS 8") to have resigned on September 29. Negotiations between the two sides reached an impasse last week when…

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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on October 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hair Trigger Temper

You may have heard the phrase hair trigger temper referring to someone who reacts strongly when angry. As an adjective hair trigger has been described to mean “easily activated or set off; reacting immediately to the slightest provocation or cause”.

As a noun hair trigger refers to “a trigger that allows the firing mechanism of a firearm to be operated by very slight pressure”. According to …

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Added by Cinnie Noble on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dealing with Intractable Conflict - Knowledge and Skills for Constructive Conversations

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The Conflict Information Consortium has a primary focus on complex, society-wide intractable conflict. It has pioneered efforts to use information technologies to provide people from all walks of life with the information that they need in order to deal with these incredibly difficult…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on October 28, 2014 at 9:57pm — No Comments

The Texas Conflict Coach"® November Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes starting in the month of November 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…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on October 28, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [10.28.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on October 27, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Buried Deep in the Sand Trap of Conflict

Rory McIlroy is the #1 golf player in the world.

But he has decided to skip two golf tournaments in next couple of weeks. Why? Injury? Family reasons?

Nope … it’s because he is preparing for a trial.

That, in a nutshell, is the price of conflict that escalates to litigation.

In the spring of 2013, Rory left Horizon Sports Management, about six months after signing a contract with Nike, which is reported to be a 9-figure endorsement…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 27, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

Transformative Mediation Chosen for Ohio Employees

When employers want to handle conflict in their organizations, in a way that resolves disputes and improves work environment, they choose transformative mediation. The State of Ohio is the most recent large organization to provide its employees with the option of using transformative mediation.  You can read more about the program here.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on October 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Brazil: Policemen trained on conflict resolution - Then go into Favelas

Although this was written in 2011, this is still a big step for Brasil. The national police have a history of being violent and overbearing. This is interesting! I'm wondering how this complimented the Pacification of the Favelas (UPP).

 

http://www.tdh.ch/en/news/brazil-policemen-trained-on-conflict-resolution…

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Added by Samuel Bakion on October 24, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Schedule It!

I’ve always been a big fan of scheduling things. I’m even one of the few people left who use an actual paper calendar to schedule things–mostly because I’m addicted to turning a page and seeing all my “to-do’s” written down.

So, it’s probably in my nature to bring the idea of scheduling into my work. In fact, for clients dealing with grief, I often recommend they “schedule” their grief, so they can still function in daily life. For so many, grief strikes at…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 23, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Expectations and Conflict

One of the things that can lead to conflict has to do with unmet expectations. For instance, we had hoped that another person would have said or done something that reflects their care and concern for us; they excluded us from a gathering or decision; they had something we wanted and knew it was important to us; or they didn’t provide their support or were unreliable about a matter. These and other examples of having expectations work both ways, of course, and we could have let someone else…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on October 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lowballing the Public: Mediators serving without a binding ethics code on 40 hours of training

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The practice of mediation is largely unregulated throughout the United States. In contrast to more formalized professions, such as nursing, social work, law, medicine or…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on October 22, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments

U.S. and Brazil resolve cotton trade fight

By Larry Dreiling

The U.S. and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to U.S. cotton growers.

The agreement announced Oct. 1 resolves a bitter trade fight that had strained relations between the two countries since 2002, when Brazil brought a case against the U.S. charging that the U.S. cotton subsidies were a violation of global trade rules. The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in Brazil’s favor, and the U.S. had been forced to…

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Added by Samuel Bakion on October 22, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [10.21.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on October 20, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Kids Say the Darndest Things!

I actually had a different topic in mind for today’s post, but that one will have to wait. Yesterday, I saw an article in the paper about a survey published by Highlights magazine called “The State of the Kid” and I just had to write about it.

If you are the parent of a child between the ages of 6 and 12 (or younger), you need to read the…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 20, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

NegMOOC starts today!

Hi all -

My MOOC on Negotiation: Navigating Professional and Personal Interactions begins today. The course is asynchronous, and there are no set times for lectures and meetups. As a result, the kickoff time of 10 am this morning is one of the only set times in the course - so I'm loading a lot of excitement onto it!

Glad to see so many of you with me at the starting line! Want to join? Sign up here: …

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Added by Noam Ebner on October 20, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

Happy Conflict Resolution Day!

It’s the third week in October, and that means one thing: It’s Conflict Resolution Day!

According to Mediate.com, The Association for Conflict Resolution came up with the idea in 2005, and here’s what the day is all about:Conflict Resolution Day

  • Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving…
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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 16, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Narrative Mediation: Loosening The Grip Of Conflict

Gerald Monk

Narrative mediation is a culturally focused practice that is based upon the notion that our lives are shaped by the stories that people tell about us and by the stories that we tell ourselves. The goal of the narrative mediator is to co-author stories that highlight…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on October 14, 2014 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Negotiation

Very intresting job

Added by Alireza Akhoundi on October 14, 2014 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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