Forget everything you think you know about negotiating, mediating and engaging with conflict via email. That's what I did.
Exactly three years ago, I finished work on a chapter for a negotiation textbook (Michael Benoliel’s Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making). The chapter focused on negotiation via email, and described the challenges, pitfalls and benefits of working thought this…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on October 28, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments
While Creighton University continues to offer the only graduate degree program with a required course in ODR, other institutions are beginning to offer ODR-themed programs of their own.
The most recent and impressive one is a certificate program offered online by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya called…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on October 6, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Ever feel like giving your students or trainees real-life negotiation assignments? Sending them out of the classroom to discover how the concepts learned in class play out in the real world?
This approach to learning negotiation, called “Adventure Learning” is a fairly new kid on the negotiation teaching block. In a nutshell, adventure learning involves sending students on negotiation missions beyond the classroom, brushing up against - or actively engaging in -…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on September 25, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
The Pasta Wars, our Prisoner’s Dilemma simulation-game, will be appearing in one of the negotiation field’s leading teaching books: NEGOTIATION: READINGS, EXERCISES, AND CASES (edited by Roy Lewicki, Bruce Barry, and David Saunders), soon to come out in a 7th edition.
The 6th edition included the AuraCall and Live8 simulations, which many of you out there have had the pleasure (?) of experiencing – they’ll be…Continue
The negotiation and dispute resolution field pictures itself as having so much to contribute to improving human interactions – relationships, transactions and engaging with conflict.
However – let’s face it:
99% of the population of the planet (a gross under-estimation!) have never taken, and will never take, a negotiation course. They will never buy a negotiation book (and even I buy negotiation books which sit on the shelf unread). They will never read my blog or my Facebook…Continue
Imagine a world in which important, top-level policy decisions, such as those regarding nuclear power, higher education or foreign relations were made on the basis of real discussion focused on real facts. In these conversations, hype would be washed away, moderate majorities would probably find more voice, and (hopefully) better decisions would be made – with less residual acrimony and polarization.
John Lennon’s “Imagine” material? I don’t think so.…Continue
After exploring objective measures for student assessment currently employed in negotiation courses, co-author Yael Efron and I set out to determine and explore the most subjective measures teachers apply. After having discovered that the most objective measure of all – old-school quizzes – was rarely employed, we were not at all surprised to conclude that the most subjective measure employed is also (by far!) the most popular one, an assessment tool encountered in nearly all negotiation…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on August 14, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
If you assess students in courses on negotiation, mediation or other conflict-related topics, you might find this helpful….
Evaluating our Evaluation, written with Yael Efron and Kim Kovach, is an effort to pick apart the practices of negotiation teachers in evaluating students. What are we looking for, in student performance? Deep understanding? Insight? Analytical capacity? Improvement? The ability to…Continue
One thing made clear to me at IACM's conference, which I attended in Tacoma last week, is that many, many teachers of negotiation are looking ahead at (with only some "looking forward to") teaching negotiation courses online sometime over the next year or two.
This chapter I wrote with David Matz of UMASS Boston addresses many issues which online teachers in this and related fields are concerned about, and in particular, the all time biggie - how do you conduct good simulations and role…
Added by Noam Ebner on July 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
If you're in mediation and dispute resolution, and have not yet taken a course on this topic - you don't want to miss out on this opportunity to study it with Dan Rainey (we are fortunate to have Dan teaching our Online Dispute Resolution course at Creighton)!
Added by Noam Ebner on July 9, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
A wonderful group of people are going to be hooded, gowned and deemed Masters of our field this weekend... and in one, final act of lurking, I'll be following it live as long as Creighton's web feed works.
Congratulations, people, and thank you for letting me tag along for part of your journey.
Check out Prof. Kristen Blankley of UNL discussing Limited Scope Representation in her recent short TED-style presentation "How to Get More Clients! Thinking About Unbundling Legal Services to Settle…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on April 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Lately, it seems as if everybody has been writing about MOOCS. I'm surprised we haven't seen Hollywood personages step in and do their part.
This piece by Andrew Delbanco in The New Republic is the most intelligent piece of writing on the topic I've seen in months - and in MOOC-time, a few months are the equivalent of a few centuries in traditional education.…Continue
I’ve commented before on the wonderful work done by the Distance Mediation Project conducted by the Mediate BC Society in British Columbia. As I’ve noted in this piece on e-mediation, they were the first to conduct serious evaluation on a carefully structured e-mediation project. Based on this experience, the Distance Mediation Project…Continue
Hi all -
Passing on this announcement by Susan Raines, introducing her new blog. Worth keeping an eye on!
Hello Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing because we share an interest in mediation, negotiation and conflict management.…
Added by Noam Ebner on March 17, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
It's been a while since a story on CNN took my breath away, but this one did just that.
No matter what your take on transformative mediation, this story demonstrates how conflict presents participants with critical opportunities for decisionmaking, decisions of a sharper nature than day-to-day life usually presents us with. And, with these moments of…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on March 11, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments
I’ve recently received quite a few queries from people interested in hearing about mediation in Israel – development, opportunities, market and to on. In partial response, I’ve uploaded a book chapter I co-authored in 2007 about ADR in Israel. While it is not a perfect picture of the state of the art in Israel today, most of the information there is still relevant and can provide background for people wanting to…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on March 3, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments
Just about anybody who has ever studied or trained with me has had the experience of engaging in The Pasta Wars, a Prisoner’s Dilemma simulation-game I developed with Yifat Winkler. Thank you all for helping us perfect it!
For all those of you who are now teachers or trainers yourselves – I’ve uploaded the game, complete with a…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on February 17, 2013 at 4:08am — No Comments
Normally, I wouldn't post other people's reviews of my work on my own blog (that's what their blog is for!). However, this review of Assessing our Students, Assessing Ourselves by Harvard's Program on Negotiation gives a good, brief summary of each of the book's chapters and puts it out there for anyone to pick and choose from - which I think is very helpful.
So - anyone out there teach negotiation, mediation or related topics? Want to take a serious look at student…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on February 4, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments