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Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interiew with John Stephens

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project

John talks with Michael about his efforts to assist local and regional governing bodies to manage conflicts within those institutions and between the government and its citizens.  

John has acted at times as educator, mediator, facilitator, and conflict advisor to administrators and elected members of North Carolina municipal and county governments.

John B. Stephens is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government in the School of Government at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

John’s publications include Guidebook to Public Dispute Resolution in North Carolina and Public Management Bulletin: Using a Mediator in Public Disputes. He is co-author of Reaching for Higher Ground: Tools for Powerful Groups and Communities and School Funding Disputes: Mediate, Don’t Litigate. John serves on the steering committee of the University Network for Collaborative Governance.

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John B. Stephens

John Stephens earned his B.A. from Earlham College, Master of Philosophy from The City University, London, and Ph.D. from George Mason University's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Before joining the Institute of Government in 1997, he was Research Director of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.… MORE >

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Michael Lang

For over 40 years Michael has mediated family, workplace and organizational disputes. He has designed and presented introductory and advanced mediation and conflict management courses, workshops and webinars in the US and internationally. Michael created one of the first graduate programs in conflict resolution in the US at Antioch University… MORE >

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