Added by Jillian Post on April 16, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments
I just wanted to follow up on my last blog post entitled "The Touchy Subject of Religion". And by the way, a big thank you to Jeff Thompson for adding it to your blog "What's Happening in Conflict Resolution".
If you want, go back and read it first but I wanted…Continue
Added by Jillian Post on February 28, 2015 at 11:27am — No Comments
You've got your Christians, your Muslims, your Jews, your Atheists, your Agnostics, your dogmatists, your "pseudo-ists" and about everything in between. Some show great tolerance and some shout from a pedestal, leaving no room for any interpretation but their own. How important is one's religion when it comes to conflict? It feels like sides are being drawn. And we haven't even begun to figure out how to moderate the extreme influences of groups like ISIS. (Do they belong in this…Continue
Added by Jillian Post on June 4, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments
I got a great education at the Werner Institute. I felt on fire with knowledge throughout the program and now I go equipped with my new degree (and my old degree and experience) out into the world to search for meaningful work. This of course if no small task. I haven't written any books or articles, or won any great awards but I did graduate with a 4.0 and my professors nominated me for a prestigious national honor society into which I was inducted as a lifetime member.
The Origins of Deep Conflict
As I prepare to become a conflict specialist, I will be charged with the task of listening ... really, deeply listening. Conflict specialists in any discipline are not to guess of the content of someone’s conflict. We are to understand and to do that we need to listen and then ask the right questions so we can more fully understand.
I have been observing the sound bites, blogs, posts, news stories, conversations, and bewilderment…Continue
Added by Jillian Post on December 17, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
I just came on board with The Center for Cultural Exchange (http://www.cci-exchange.org)
This is a sponsor organization that places International Exchange students with host families here in the United States. I will be their Local Coordinator, matching host families with students within a 120 mile radius of Omaha. They have an awesome database, and a well organized system in place. I am impressed.
I am less than half way through my…Continue
I just finished my mediation residency at the Werner Institute. Although we didn't have a peak experience like we did last October with the Arab Spring panel discussion occurring on the day Gaddafi lost his life (wow, was that powerful and timely), many of us attended two great films that addressed the healing slowly progressing in N. Ireland. That was a very good night..... a very good night indeed.
Regardless, the massive amount of learning that took place at the residency (through…Continue
Added by Jillian Post on March 5, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments
I will continue this blog post as time permits.... but I just wanted to report how much insight and pleasure I am getting from reading Bernie Mayer's "Beyond Neutrality". Besides being fascinating, it is also frightening, enlightening, and reassuring because I am an original thinker and I was starting to think that we would all have to go the route of the Neutral Third Party Zombie style of Conflict Engagement. (Note the correction from Conflict Resolution to Conflict Engagement.)