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
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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 …Continue
Added by Cinnie Noble on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on October 28, 2014 at 9:57pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Patricia M Porter on October 28, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments
"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].…
Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on October 27, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 27, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments
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
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).
Added by Samuel Bakion on October 24, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 23, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cinnie Noble on October 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on October 22, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Samuel Bakion on October 22, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments
"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].…Continue
Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on October 20, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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It’s the third week in October, and that means one thing: It’s Conflict Resolution Day!
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on October 16, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on October 14, 2014 at 10:31pm — No Comments
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