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The Promise of Mediation

The Transformative Approach to Conflict

Author: Robert A. Baruch Bush,Joseph P. Folger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787976743

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 9357

The award-winning first edition of The Promise of Mediation, published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the field's understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention. That volume first articulated the "transformative model" of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how the mediation process could help parties in conflict. In the past decade, the transformative model has proved itself and gained increasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenas as workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policy conflicts, among others. In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work in theory development, training, practice, research, and assessment to present a thoroughly revised and updated account of the transformative model of mediation and its practical application, including a compelling description of how the field has moved toward increasing acceptance of the transformative model a new and clearer presentation of the theory and practices of transformative mediation, with many concrete examples a new case study that provides a vivid picture of the model in practice, with a commentary full of new information about how to use it effectively clarifications of common misconceptions about the model a vision for the future that shows how the model can coexist with other approaches and where the "market" for transformative mediation is emerging This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice, for both readers of the first edition and new readers - including mediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resource professionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researchers and educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord with anyone interested in humanizing our social institutions and building on a relational vision of society.

The Promise of Mediation

Responding to Conflict Through Empowerment and Recognition

Author: Robert A. Baruch Bush

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 1708

Bring a fresh approach to the bargaining table Tap the transformative potential of mediation and discover the full promise of the mediation process. In this insightful work, the authors present an alternative theoretical framework that affords a deeper understanding of conflict and mediation -- one based on respect for personal strength and compassion for others. Drawing on their own experience and a wide body of research, they offer mediation practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and researchers a new and useful perspective on how mediation is currently practiced, how it could be structured to accomplish more, and how to refine the process for future application.

Designing Mediation

Approaches to Training and Practice Within a Transformative Framework

Author: Joseph P. Folger,Robert A. Baruch Bush

Publisher: Study of Conflict Transformation

ISBN: 9780970949202

Category: Conflict management

Page: 192

View: 1144

Practicing Narrative Mediation

Loosening the Grip of Conflict

Author: John Winslade,Gerald D. Monk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 078799474X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 1398

PRACTICING NARRATIVE MEDIATION WHEN IT WAS published in 2000, John Winslade and Gerald Monk's groundbreaking book Narrative Mediation quickly became the classic work on the theory of narrative technique in mediation. Practicing Narrative Mediation is the next-step resource that explores the explosive development of narrative practice that has taken place in the past ten years. Practicing Narrative Mediation provides mediation practitioners with practical narrative approaches that can be applied to a wide variety of conflict resolution situations. Written by John Winslade and Gerald Monk—leaders in the narrative therapy movement—the book contains suggestions and illustrative examples for applying the proven narrative technique when working with restorative conferencing and mediation in organizations, schools, health care, divorce cases, employer and employee problems, and civil and international conflicts. Practicing Narrative Mediation also explores the most recent research available on discursive positioning and exposes the influence of the moment-to-moment factors that are playing out in conflict situations. The authors include new concepts derived from narrative family work such as "absent but implicit," "double listening," and "outsider-witness practices." Practicing Narrative Mediation will help both family and community mediators hone their skills to make sense from and generate meaning within the conflicts they encounter.

Working Through Conflict

Strategies for Relationships, Groups, and Organizations

Author: Joseph Folger,Marshall Scott Poole,Randall K. Stutman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315296276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 3618

Now in its eighth edition, Working Through Conflict provides an introduction to conflict and conflict management that is firmly grounded in current theory, research, and practice, covering a range of conflict settings (interpersonal, group, and organizational). The text includes an abundance of real life case studies that encompass a spectrum of theoretical perspectives. Its emphasis on application makes it highly accessible to students, while expanding their comprehension of conflict theory and practical skills. This new edition features a wealth of up-to-date research and case examples, suggested readings and video resources, and integrated questions for review and discussion.

The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation & Conflict Resolution

Rebuilding Working Relationships

Author: Nora Doherty,Marcelas Guyler

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749450193

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 1935

The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation and Conflict Resolution examines the nature, process, uses and skills for employing and using mediation. The authors examine what mediation is and how it can be successfully applied to resolve issues, by presenting a range of techniques and case studies. Applicable to not only one-on-one conflict, but also at team and board room level, this is the book for you whether you are in the front line and have to anticipate, pre-empt or defuse conflicts in support of productive working relationships, are already a mediator or are training to become one.

Handbook of Solution-Focused Conflict Management

Author: Fredrike Bannink

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1613343841

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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Benjamin Franklin once said: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” In the new and highly successful approach of solution-focused conflict management described here, the focus is on discovering these opportunities to find the “win-win” scenario. The key lies in asking eliciting questions about goals, exceptions, and competencies and in motivating clients to change. Clients’ perspectives are considered primary, and they are empowered to formulate their own hopes for the future and to devise ways to make them happen. Focusing on the preferred future facilitates change in the desired direction.

Therapeutic Family Mediation

Helping Families Resolve Conflict

Author: Howard H. Irving,Michael Benjamin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452264155

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 4297

Designed as a practical hands-on manual or text for students and professors of social work, Therapeutic Family Mediation will also prove highly useful to mental health practitioners, legal professionals and mediators, couples going through divorce, and community workers specializing in family services. Key Features: Guides the reader through the authors' five-step model: Intake/Assessment, Pre-Mediation, Negotiation, Termination, and Follow-Up Outlines the use of parenting plans and financial plans Explores patterns of conflict and monetary issues Explains the process of drafting contracts Provides the tools necessary for assisting high-conflict couples and culturally diverse couples

Transformative Mediation

A Sourcebook : Resources for Conflict Intervention Practitioners and Programs

Author: Robert A. Baruch Bush

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970949226

Category: Conflict management

Page: 479

View: 4712

Mediating Dangerously

The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution

Author: Kenneth Cloke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787959296

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 8108

Sometimes it's necessary to push beyond the usual limits of the mediation process to achieve deeper and more lasting change. Mediating Dangerously shows how to reach beyond technical and traditional intervention to the outer edges and dark places of dispute resolution, where risk taking is essential and fundamental change is the desired result. It means opening wounds and looking beneath the surface, challenging comfortable assumptions, and exploring dangerous issues such as dishonesty, denial, apathy, domestic violence, grief, war, and slavery in order to reach a deeper level of transformational change. Mediating Dangerously shows conflict resolution professionals how to advance beyond the traditional steps, procedures, and techniques of mediation to unveil its invisible heart and soul and to reveal the subtle and sensitive engine that drives the process of personal and organizational transformation. This book is a major new contribution to the literature of conflict resolution that will inspire and educate professionals in the field for years to come.

The Mediation Handbook

Research, theory, and practice

Author: Alexia Georgakopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 3994

The Handbook of Mediation gathers leading experts across fields related to peace, justice, human rights, and conflict resolution to explore ways that mediation can be applied to a range of spectrums, including new age settings, relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, environmental conflicts, and intercultural and international conflicts. The text is informed by cogent theory, state-of-the-art research, and best practices to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of mediation practice in contemporary times. Based on four signature themes—contexts; skills and competencies; applications; and recommendations—the handbook provides theoretical, applicable, and practical insight into a variety of key approaches to mediation. Authors consider modern conflict on a local and global scale, emphasizing the importance of identifying effective strategies, foundations, and methods to shape the nature of a mediation mindfully and effectively. With a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, the text complements the development of the reader’s competencies and understanding of mediation in order to contribute to the advancement of the mediation field. With a conversational tone that will welcome readers, this comprehensive book is essential reading for students and professionals wanting to learn a wide range of potential interventions for conflict.

Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution

Author: Martin A. Frey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285657349

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 3521

This book uncovers the distinguishing factors, advantages and disadvantages of the various processes in alternative dispute resolution. Chapter concepts are illustrated by examples and examples are followed by problem-solving activities that give opportunities to find potential solutions and develop reasoning abilities. Judicial options explore more difficult concepts, showing how the courts handle dispute resolution issues when the outcome is not certain. Web sites are cited for those seeking additional information, and a glossary and extensive index provide quick references. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Safe and Peaceful Schools

Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

Author: John Winslade,Michael Williams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412986753

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 4019

This book provides practical strategies for teaching conflict resolution skills that help prevent bullying and violence for a safe and peaceful school environment.

Explorative Mediation at Work

The Importance of Dialogue for Mediation Practice

Author: Roger Seaman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137516747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 9798

Exploring and critiquing various methods of mediation, this innovative book critically develops a new explorative practice in the field. Considering ways in which mediators may influence disputing parties, especially in the workplace where mediators are paid to intervene, Explorative Mediation at Work questions the common claim that mediation is a neutral intervention. The difference between offering minimally intrusive support and acting to secure a containment and even suppression of workplace conflict is heavily dependent upon a mediator’s practices. At worst, engineering resolution may tarnish mediation’s reputation for impartiality. At best, mediation can win the trust of parties in conflict, facilitate a democratic engagement and be of real benefit to organizations. This book aims to demonstrate the latter in proposing a practice that supports parties to seek out dialogue from which relationships may be rebuilt and practical problems resolved.

The Transformative Negotiator

Changing the Way We Come to Agreement from the Inside Out

Author: Michèle Huff

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1936268817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 8276

This innovative book presents a transformative approach to negotiation that weaves together the spiritual and the strategic. You’ll learn a profoundly effective way of communication that helps you move past the ordinary mechanics of negotiations and achieve realistic goals and positive, lasting outcomes. This holistic, mindful method will change the way you interact with people in all areas of life. A down-to-earth approach to negotiating that focuses on connecting with others and coming to an agreement, rather than simply “winning.” “The Transformative Negotiator is a beautifully written meditation on the art of human interaction. Huff writes from the heart, not just the head. The book is easy to read, with practical advice and an engaging wide range of stories about how to come to agreement.” —Natalie Goldberg, bestselling author of Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind, and The True Secret of Writing

The Mediation Process

Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Author: Christopher W. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421523

Category: Law

Page: 704

View: 6455

The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution—family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation

Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills

Author: Neil H. Katz,John W. Lawyer,Marcia Koppelman Sweedler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757578755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

View: 3110

When Talk Works

Profiles of Mediators

Author: Deborah M. Kolb

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787910907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 6754

An intimate look at how twelve mediators achieve extraordinary results. At last, Deborah Kolb's collection of interview-based profiles of mediators at work is available in paperback. Written in the style of the New Yorker, the book consists of twelve personal and compelling stories of successful mediators for all areas of our society. Kolb reveals who they are and what techniques they use to achieve results. "The best examination of what mediators actually do. Anyone who wants to settle a dispute will learn from these profiles." —Roger Fisher, coauthor, Getting to Yes

I Hear What You Say, But What Are You Telling Me

The Strategic Use of Nonverbal Communication in Mediation

Author: Barbara G. Madonik

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787957094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7653

I Hear What You Say, But What Are You Telling Me? is a fascinating, original, and invaluable tool kit filled with practical information and techniques for mediators who want to use nonverbal communication to their strategic advantage. Employing a proven process, Barbara Madonik--communication expert, mediator, and international consultant--reveals what it takes to understand, analyze, and utilize nonverbal communication to greatly enhance the mediation process.

Leadership for Sustainability

An Action Research Approach

Author: Judi Marshall,Gill Coleman,Peter Reason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351278266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 1731

Those who advocate moving towards sustainability debate how change can be achieved. Does it have necessarily to be top-down or can it also be bottom-up? Can radical organizational and social change be spread from "the middle"? Who can lead change when those with seniority and credibility are necessarily embedded in currently dominant mind-sets and power structures? This book focuses on what it means to take up leadership for sustainability, from a variety of organizational and social positions, and considers the consequences of different strategies and practices for influencing change. Leadership for Sustainability shows what an action research based practice of leadership for sustainability looks like and provides a sense of the personal and professional challenges this involves; it demonstrates how people who are influencing change draw on reflective practice strategically (to create a context in which they can be influential) and also tactically (in moment-to-moment choices about how to act). It also illustrates and reflects on the kinds of outcomes that can be expected from this work, both the specific and strategic achievements, and the difficulties, challenges and disappointments. Thus the major part of this volume consists of accounts by graduates of an innovative master's programme, the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, of their activities, projects, achievements and learning. Accompanying sections from the editors overview, analyse and reflect on these accounts and the issues they raise for notions of leadership, practice, sustainability and change. One substantial chapter offers ideas, frameworks and practices for people taking leadership. One of the most dispiriting aspects of the environmental challenges that beset us is the lack of agency that many people experience: we do not know what to do or how to do it. Many organizations espouse a sustainable approach. This may be lip service or it may be a genuine attempt to integrate sustainability into business strategy. Whatever form it takes, organizational sustainability programmes need committed, intelligent, reflective leadership at all levels to make them work. The examples in this book show how people in very different contexts have seized the opportunities open to them and acted with courage and initiative to make a difference. This book will be relevant to a wide range of people, including managers, consultants and others in commercial, non-profit, public and intergovernmental organisations who want to contribute to the development of a sustainable world. It will be of particular interest to people working in organizations already thinking about issues of sustainability and those who are seeking to take on the role of change agents in organisations or communities. In addition, the book will be a resource for those in educational fields, primarily but not exclusively higher and further education, who wish to work with their students to develop leadership practices through action research based educational approaches. All contributors to this book have been associated with the MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice at the University of Bath, School of Management, UK, either as tutors or participants. This innovative degree course used action research to engage with challenging issues in a wide range of business, public service and civil society contexts.At the heart of this book are stories from 29 people who are seeking to make the world more environmentally sustainable and socially just. They report their purposes, journeys, impacts, learning and disappointments. Their accounts are diverse and from many different worlds, ranging from fast moving consumer goods to international forestry and conservation projects. They have in common that they are among the 254 graduates of an innovative Master's programme, the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice community, who in one way or another are adopting action research as a practice of taking leadership for sustainability, and believe their actions can be significant contributions to the causes that matter to them.

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