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The Wisdom Of Crowds, Collaborative Networks & Public Policy author.

The Wisdom Of Crowds, Collaborative Networks & Public Policy

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate Over the last few years, concepts like collaboration, the wisdom of crowds and collaborative...

By John Folk-Williams
McKnight, Marilyn: Pushing the Envelope as Mediator – Video author.

McKnight, Marilyn: Pushing the Envelope as Mediator – Video

Marilyn McKnight shares how mediators need to be pro-active about certain issues, such as pushing legislation and proving that domestic...

By Marilyn McKnight
What Should You Do When The Other Person Is Lying? author.

What Should You Do When The Other Person Is Lying?

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach There's a lot of confusion about the best way to respond...

By Larry Susskind
Mediator Power & Collaborative Public Policy author.

Mediator Power & Collaborative Public Policy

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate What is mediator power and how does it operate in collaborative governance and public...

By John Folk-Williams
How Should You Respond To The Noisy Health Reform Critics? author.

How Should You Respond To The Noisy Health Reform Critics?

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach Imagine you are one of the members of Congress running a...

By Larry Susskind
Lincoln, Bill: Mediators Not Neutral, But Impartial – Video author.

Lincoln, Bill: Mediators Not Neutral, But Impartial – Video

Bill Lincoln explains how he doesn't see mediators as being neutral, but sees them as having a duty to facilitate...

By Bill Lincoln
Rose, Chip: From Litigator to Mediator – Video author.

Rose, Chip: From Litigator to Mediator – Video

Chip Rose says he jumped into the practice of mediation in about two weeks. When he heard about mediation it...

By Chip Rose
Hey, C’mon, Why Can’t Reds And Blues Agree? author.

Hey, C’mon, Why Can’t Reds And Blues Agree?

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach I was thinking about the reds and the blues. You'd think...

By Larry Susskind
12 Online Resources On Collaboration And Public Policy author.

12 Online Resources On Collaboration And Public Policy

This is the first installment of a periodic series of posts highlighting sources of information and insight about collaborative public...

By John Folk-Williams
McKnight, Marilyn: Support for Mediator Certification – Video author.

McKnight, Marilyn: Support for Mediator Certification – Video

Marilyn McKnight discusses the mediator certification process and why she supports it as a positive thing for the mediation field.

By Marilyn McKnight
Weaving Collaborative Networks author.

Weaving Collaborative Networks

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate I want to pick up the theme of the last post in this series...

By John Folk-Williams
Michael Lang: Concern: Certification Processes – Video author.

Michael Lang: Concern: Certification Processes – Video

Michael Lang talks about his concern with how the certification process is lacking in the ability to assess - in...

By Michael Lang
Gates and Crowley: The Need For Mandatory Conflict Resolution Skills For Police Officers author.

Gates and Crowley: The Need For Mandatory Conflict Resolution Skills For Police Officers

“What happened between a Harvard professor and a street cop from Cambridge was a Testosterone laden confrontation fueled by ego...

By Christopher C. Cooper
Weaving Collaborative Networks – 1 author.

Weaving Collaborative Networks – 1

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate In an earlier post, I suggested that resolution of public policy conflict by collaborative...

By John Folk-Williams
Howard Gadlin: Scientists’ Motivation to Resolve Conflict – Video author.

Howard Gadlin: Scientists’ Motivation to Resolve Conflict – Video

Howard Gadlin speaks of the motivation that scientists have in getting conflicts resolved, as they need a fully functional and...

By Howard Gadlin
Howard Gadlin: Training Should Include More Empirical Research – Video author.

Howard Gadlin: Training Should Include More Empirical Research – Video

Howard Gadlin talks about training: from an academic's bias (admittedly) he believes training should be "grounded more in solid theoretical...

By Howard Gadlin
Collaboration, Dialogue And Negotiation author.

Collaboration, Dialogue And Negotiation

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate Reaching collaborative agreements is complicated and requires the favorable convergence of many factors, among...

By John Folk-Williams
Lowry, Randy: Getting Started and Staying in Field – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Getting Started and Staying in Field – Video

Randy Lowry talks about why he got into and stayed in mediation: enjoys teaching, relates to a sense of faith,...

By L. Randolph Lowry
Measuring Progress In The Fight Against Climate Change author.

Measuring Progress In The Fight Against Climate Change

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach At a recent Burlington, Vermont meeting hosted by Robert Costanza (the...

By Larry Susskind
Michelle LeBaron: Mormon Conflict Resolution Processes – Video author.

Michelle LeBaron: Mormon Conflict Resolution Processes – Video

Michelle LeBaron shares that mormon communities would historically handle conflicts by following the admonitions of the priesthood.

By Michelle LeBaron
Sid Lezak: Start in Mediation was Unconscious – Video author.

Sid Lezak: Start in Mediation was Unconscious – Video

Sid Lezak describes how he started practicing mediation without being conscious of it. As a US Attorney, he acted as...

By Sid Lezak
Negotiating Shadows: Working With Extreme Conflict author.

Negotiating Shadows: Working With Extreme Conflict

First published in Oregon Mediation Association Newsletter, Spring 2009.The other day I was having breakfast and was about to open...

By Grace Eagle Reed
Maxine Baker-Jackson: Preventing Escalation of Parties – Video author.

Maxine Baker-Jackson: Preventing Escalation of Parties – Video

Maxine Baker-Jackson talks about the challenge of being an intermediary and preventing escalation by being non-bias and non-partial.

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
The Sovereignty Claims Of Indigenous Peoples author.

The Sovereignty Claims Of Indigenous Peoples

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach Think about it from their perspective. Assume you are part of...

By Larry Susskind
A View of Mediation in the Future author.

A View of Mediation in the Future

I do my best to stay on top of the phenomenon and evolution of mediation. How is mediation growing and...

By James Melamed, J.D.
McAdoo, Barbara: Lack of Research – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Lack of Research – Video

Barbara McAdoo observes the little research that has compared parties' settlements and experience from mediation to parties' settlements through other...

By Barbara McAdoo
Lowry, Randy: Beginning of Mediation in Academics – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Beginning of Mediation in Academics – Video

Randy Lowry describes the introduction of mediation/negotiation study into the academic world.

By L. Randolph Lowry
Urban Planning: The Key Is Collaboration author.

Urban Planning: The Key Is Collaboration

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach Urban planning is a profession. People all over the world are...

By Larry Susskind
Governance:  What Does It Mean? And, What Is Good Governance? author.

Governance: What Does It Mean? And, What Is Good Governance?

From Larry Susskind's blog on the Consensus Building Approach We hear the term governance all the time. Sometimes it is...

By Larry Susskind
Meierding, Nina: Differences in Mediation Styles – Video author.

Meierding, Nina: Differences in Mediation Styles – Video

Nina Meierding explains a few different styles of mediation including transformative, facilitative, and evaluative. She mostly practices facilitative, but believes...

By Nina Meierding

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