Find Mediators Near You:

Janet Rifkin Wins Follett Award

The Association for Conflict Resolution will honor Janet Rifkin with Mary Parker Follett Award at its 9th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 7-10, 2009. Rifkin was nominated for the honor based on her pioneering alternative dispute resolution contributions, assessment of potential flaws in the field’s theories and practice, and leadership in conflict resolution studies at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


The Mary Parker Follett Award is presented to an individual who has shown a passion and willingness to take risks, is confronting a contemporary problem or opportunity in the field of dispute resolution, has used innovative and experimental techniques, and draws upon the talents and ideas of all persons involved. An early advocate of encouraging parties to consider interests when negotiating, Follett shifted her focus from community group processes to the field of business during the mid-1920s. Business leaders sought her advice on how to manage their enterprises, and she became a featured speaker at national and international business conferences.


Rifkin is Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and former Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She served as Ombudsperson of the college from 1992-1996, and has served as Director of the University of Massachusetts Mediation Project. Rifkin is co-founder of the National Association of Mediation in Education, an advisor to the American Bar Association Committee on Dispute Resolution, and a member of the board of the National Association of Community Justice.


                        author

ACR ACR

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is the professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes approximately 5,000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution. ACR also… MORE >

Featured Members

ad
View all

Read these next

Category

Success leaves clues: Nancy Hudgins

Success Leaves Clues is my occasional series of interviews with interesting ADR professionals who have effectively navigated the intersection of technology use and ADR practice-building. This time around, I have...

By Tammy Lenski
Category

Exemplary Leadership: How Dispute Resolution Professionals Change Cultures – video and materials

This presentation and these materials were offered at CADRE’s Fifth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education during October 2011. Be sure to review CADRE's Video Resource Center from...

By Michelle LeBaron
Category

Start in Mediation

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. Maxine Baker-Jackson describes that coming into mediation was a natural.

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
×