What' Happening in Conflict Resolution [06.19.12]

Cinnie Noble- Welcome to this month's virtual book club! Over the month, my co-facilitator Tammy Lenski and I will be posting questions about the book and topic of conflict management coaching and we invite you to post your own questions and comments too.

We are going to be considering two chapters each week beginning this week with the Introduction and Chapter One. However as a starting point,  we want to know something about you and your interest in conflict management coaching. Please feel free to answer one or both of the following questions:

[Week 3 HERE]

Identity Can Be Lethal, Dr. Janice McRae 

Identity can be lethal.  It is a curious component of how we define our humanness.  In most contemporary societies, our identities are compressed into neat little pieces of paper that are carried on our persons – whether it’s a driver’s license, a government issued ID card, passport, etc.  We are that paper and that paper is us.

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Karin Hobbs- I recently attended a session entitled "What Mediators Can Learn from the Brain Science of Grief Counseling" at the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference in Seattle. I was interested that the lecturer, Professor John Medina, a molecular biologist fed up with current popular myths surrounding neuroscience and author of Brain Rules, was explaining a method of grief counseling that actually helps people who have been traumatized.

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Tom A. Kosakowski- A recent Harvard Law Case Study features a scenario that will resonate with university ADR experts and practitioners.  In the case study, a University Ombuds is involved in an effort to update a sexual harassment policy. 

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Noam Ebner- As do all human activities, our attempts to respond to and engage with conflict have environmental impact. Any intervention – mediation, peacebuilding activities, training, workshops, and so forth – can be performed in different ways, some of which are inherently more environmentally adverse than others.

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Cinnie Noble 

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