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Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton gave details on the NYPD's new three-day training that all officers will attend.
The three day training will cover different topics ranging from using discretion, effective communication techniques to de-escalate situations, and tactical skills.
Approximately 20 thousand patrol officers will be trained first and then the remaining members of the Department will receive the training. The NYPD members being trained includes police officers as well as supervisors and police executives. Officers from the same commands will be training together to help them work as a team while performing patrol in the communities they serve.
The IBA-VIAC International Mediation and Negotiation Competition Vienna
Claudia Winkler- We would like to share with you the new IBA-VIAC International Mediation and Negotiation Competition Vienna, co-founded by the International Bar Association and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre.
The IBA-VIAC International Mediation and Negotiation Competition is a premiering event in the field of Consensual Dispute Resolution, especially focusing on the fields of mediation and negotiation. The Competition will bring together students from around the world who specialize in mediation or negotiation and will enable them to prove their skill and strategy to achieve the best deals in simulated legal mediations based on an adapted version of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot case.
Read more [HERE].
Tammy Lenski- Really good negotiation skills and knowledge won’t completely do the trick. Learning the mechanics of confronting successfully usually isn’t enough. Deeper conflict resolution toolboxes only get you part of the way there.
You’ll still be missing a crucial 25% (maybe even up to 50%) of the puzzle. Without that missing piece, you can’t be fully on your game. And all the terrific conflict resolution and negotiation tools, techniques and skills in the world won’t really make much of a difference in your life.
My first hint of the missing piece came when I was asked to redesign and teach an interpersonal conflict resolution course to mediation students in 1999. I lovedteaching that course and the students loved taking it. They ate it up. They sang its praises. As the semester progressed, they talked enthusiastically about what a difference this material would make in their lives and work.
Read more [HERE].