Find Mediators Near You: Podcast Episode 32: Understanding Human Dignity to Resolve Conflict in Organizations

Perhaps you are familiar with the concept of “psychological safety,” but are you also familiar with the concept of “human dignity?” In this episode, host, Veronica Cravener, talks with guest, Camilo Azcarate, about this important topic. Camilo is the current Ombuds at the European Southern Observatory and an international dispute resolution expert with over 25 years of experience as ombuds, mediator, facilitator, and trainer. 

Episode highlights include a discussion of the following questions:

  • What is “human dignity”?
  • What does indignity look like in organizations?
  • Why should mediators be familiar with the teachings related to “human dignity”?
  • How do the mediation skills of “active listening” and “paraphrasing” help support human dignity?

Link to related episode:

An Introduction to the Ombuds Role for Mediators with Chuck Doran

About Camilo Azcarate:

Camilo Azcarate is an international dispute resolution expert with over 25 years of experience as ombuds, mediator, facilitator and trainer working for public, private and international organizations. He is the current Ombuds at the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Previously, he managed the office of employment mediation services for the World Bank Group and was lead ombuds at Princeton University.

Camilo teaches graduate-level courses at Columbia University since 2005 and was a fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) a Masters in Corporate Law (LLM) and a Masters in Dispute Resolution (MA), the latter from the University of Massachusetts as well as a Certificate in Equal Employment from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Connect with Camilo:

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Veronica Cravener

Veronica Cravener is a mediator and trainer for Mediate to Achieve, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  She has mediated more than 500 disputes across areas such as landlord-tenant, contracts, consumer-business, personal injury, neighbors, individual disputes over money, and post-employment disputes.  She is experienced at mediating by text message in… MORE

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