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No Meaningful Agreement In Copenhagen. No Surprise author.

No Meaningful Agreement In Copenhagen. No Surprise

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach Let's see if we can grasp the so-called agreement reached in...

By Larry Susskind
Me and Joe Lieberman:  Fantasy Negotiations and Little Irrationalities author.

Me and Joe Lieberman: Fantasy Negotiations and Little Irrationalities

Joe Lieberman, the independent Senator from Connecticut, pissed me off today. First, he is screwing up the pending health care...

By Robert Benjamin
The Back Of The Napkin: New Approaches To Visualizing And Communicating Ideas author.

The Back Of The Napkin: New Approaches To Visualizing And Communicating Ideas

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate Healthcare NapkinsView more documents from Dan Roam. As I discussed in the last post,...

By John Folk-Williams
Mediators Calling For Climate Change Mediation Provision author.

Mediators Calling For Climate Change Mediation Provision

November 2, 2009 Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) is calling on all delegates to include a mediation provision in the climate...

By Kenneth Cloke
Resolving Complaints About Irresponsible Corporations author.

Resolving Complaints About Irresponsible Corporations

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach Corporations are supposed to pay attention to environmental, health, safety, labor,...

By Larry Susskind
Mediation And Climate Change author.

Mediation And Climate Change

Climate change and its effects are no respecters of national borders. We are told that we face unprecedented alterations to...

By John Sturrock
Community Collaboration: Air Quality Resource Teams author.

Community Collaboration: Air Quality Resource Teams

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate This video, from Policy Consensus Council and Community Focus, depicts a community collaboration program...

By John Folk-Williams
What Do You Do When Consensus Fails? author.

What Do You Do When Consensus Fails?

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate This is the nightmare scenario for any consensus process: After months of hard work...

By John Folk-Williams
Multi-Party Facilitation – Improvisation: How to ‘Do The Jazz’ in Multi-party Facilitations author.

Multi-Party Facilitation – Improvisation: How to ‘Do The Jazz’ in Multi-party Facilitations

From the Author: I'm grateful to Peter Adler, James Melamed, Samantha Hardy, Nikola Balvin and Claire Holland for their vital...

By Alex Azarov
The Need For Collaborative Capacity author.

The Need For Collaborative Capacity

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate Increasingly, leaders and managers are looking to collaborative methods for dealing with contentious policy...

By John Folk-Williams
Meierding, Nina: Facilitating Conflict and Different Communication Styles of Parties – Video author.

Meierding, Nina: Facilitating Conflict and Different Communication Styles of Parties – Video

Nina Meierding describes different communication styles of parties. If the parties are comfortable with yelling or swearing at each other,...

By Nina Meierding
Michael Lang: Mediation’s Potential for Societal Change – Video author.

Michael Lang: Mediation’s Potential for Societal Change – Video

Michael Lang tells of when he first thought of mediation as a force for changing the way society looked at...

By Michael Lang
Mediate.com Inside: Dear Mr. Feinberg – The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and Mediation author.

Mediate.com Inside: Dear Mr. Feinberg – The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and Mediation

Presented as a plenary address to the joint conference of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM ) and the American...

By Kenneth Feinberg

Mediate.com Inside: Megatrends in Politics, Chris Honeyman

Access all Chris Honeyman videos here.Christopher Honeyman speaks on megatrends involving politics at the Keystone Conference, October, 2006.

By Christopher Honeyman
Implementing Agreements: The Ordeal Of Change author.

Implementing Agreements: The Ordeal Of Change

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate The real test of a collaborative agreement only begins when the changes it requires...

By John Folk-Williams
How Do Consensus Groups Make Choices? author.

How Do Consensus Groups Make Choices?

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate As in any other field, public sector consensus building always gets to the critical...

By John Folk-Williams
Harmonizing Science, Policy And Politics author.

Harmonizing Science, Policy And Politics

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach At MIT, we are training Science Impact Coordinators (SICs) willing to...

By Larry Susskind
Collaborative Implementation of Consensus Agreements author.

Collaborative Implementation of Consensus Agreements

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate Collaborative agreements often come together after seemingly endless sessions of hard negotiation. When reached,...

By John Folk-Williams
Jay Folberg: Mediating Failed Negotiation – Video author.

Jay Folberg: Mediating Failed Negotiation – Video

Jay Folberg explains how he mostly mediates failed negotiations.  He sees mediation as a laboratory for finding out why the...

By Jay Folberg
Susan Carpenter: Public Disputes Require Creativity – Video author.

Susan Carpenter: Public Disputes Require Creativity – Video

Susan Carpenter talks first about how a structured approach to dispute is good for volunteer mediation programs and how this...

By Susan Carpenter
Wakeen, Terry: Personal Challenges – Video author.

Wakeen, Terry: Personal Challenges – Video

Terry Wakeen voices the personal challenges she struggles with in her practice. One is the challenge of balancing life and...

By Teresa Wakeen
Juliana Birkhoff: Politics Don’t Have to Cloud Decision-Making – Video author.

Juliana Birkhoff: Politics Don’t Have to Cloud Decision-Making – Video

Juliana Birkhoff shares an example of how people under political influences often have good ideas without the political factors clouding...

By Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.
Juliana Birkhoff: Working With Public Policy Disputes – Video author.

Juliana Birkhoff: Working With Public Policy Disputes – Video

Juliana Birkhoff shares why environmental and public policy disputes are so complex and how she offers the promise of an...

By Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.
Juliana Birkhoff: Advice to Policy Makers When Obtaining Recommendations – Video author.

Juliana Birkhoff: Advice to Policy Makers When Obtaining Recommendations – Video

Juliana Birkhoff explains how she advises policy makers not to get recommendations from people involved unless they plan on implementing...

By Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.
Gail Bingham: Starting Out in Environmental Mediation – Video author.

Gail Bingham: Starting Out in Environmental Mediation – Video

Gail Bingham describes her motivation for getting into the field of environmental mediation.

By Gail Bingham
Gail Bingham: Positives in Public Policy Mediation – Video author.

Gail Bingham: Positives in Public Policy Mediation – Video

Gail Bingham shares what she feels has been a positive development in the ADR field, particularly in public disputes.

By Gail Bingham
Juliana Birkhoff: Rationality in Environmental Public Policy Disputes – Video author.

Juliana Birkhoff: Rationality in Environmental Public Policy Disputes – Video

Juliana Birkhoff believes the parties she works with in environmental public policy disputes are always acting rationally by having motives...

By Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.
Avoiding the Next Generation of Climate Change Conflicts author.

Avoiding the Next Generation of Climate Change Conflicts

This article was published in the Sacramento Bee on August 16, 2009. California’s move toward an environmental friendly future and...

By John K, Gamman, Scott McCreary
Resistance To Change author.

Resistance To Change

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate I’ve been following some excellent posts about resistance to change initiatives, such as those...

By John Folk-Williams
Neumann, Diane: Ability to Work with Strong Personalities – Video author.

Neumann, Diane: Ability to Work with Strong Personalities – Video

Diane Neumann discusses one of her strengths as being able to engage clients who are controlling and see the positive...

By Diane Neumann

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