Jeff Thompson's Blog – December 2011 Archive (9)

Mediators Beyond Borders 5th Annual Conference, March 1-4

Mediators Beyond Borders International's 5th Annual Congress is approaching on March 1-4, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.This year's Congress promises to be an exciting weekend of organizational development, networking and learning.

 

Registration is now open at …

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [12.20.11]

Models of Standards For Mediator Certification Programs

The Model Standards for Mediator Certification Programs stands on the shoulders of those who have previously designed and…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

New data allows for unique conflict research

New data allows for unique conflict research

Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for peace is to bear fruit; these questions needs to be answered. Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 18, 2011 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [12.13.11]

Mladic, Qaddafi, Saleh and Assad like Tsunamis or Hurricanes?

Dr. Janice McRae, Werner Institute Blog

I like to compare things.  Not everyday things like apples and oranges, but unusual pairings…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 13, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mediating the Sound of Drums for Occupy Wall Street

On a brisk fall day in Zuccotti Park, the one demand was to stop the drumming.

That meant trouble among the faithful who had gathered to shake up the established order, create a little chaos and, with a little luck and determination, make a dent in things-as-they-are.

Hence, Occupy Wall Street.

The Occupy movement has received plenty of press about its disputes…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Keeping up on World Conflict

The Week In Conflict

Interested in keeping up on the latest conflict news around the world?  

Rebecca Sargent's blog then is a must read:…



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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Mediators & Metaphors

Have a look at my latest blog posting at PsychologyToday.com on metaphors.  I invite conflict resolution practitioners to check it out from the lens of the work you do.  If you are  guiding people through conflict and disputes, are you aware of the metaphors you use?  Are you aware of the metaphors they use?

Do your metaphors help you in trying to help a situation go from confrontational towards collaboration?

Have you noticed the metaphors used in this post?

 

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [12.06.11]

Doug Noll- As a professional peacemaker, I tend to look at conflicts from the perspective of the people instead of…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Webinar: Flexing Facebook's Civic Muscles: Public Engagement in the Age of Social Media

Flexing Facebook's Civic Muscles: Public Engagement in the Age of Social Media

Presented by, Susanna Haas Lyons

 

Flexing Facebook’s Civic Muscles is a…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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