Mediation

Author: Kathy Domenici
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608560
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mediation continues to grow as an alternative process for conflict management. Many organizations now allocate resources to full-fledged mediation programs. The Second Edition of Mediation: Empowerment in Conflict Management is the perfect tool for individuals interested in obtaining the skills necessary to become certified mediators. The texts brevity, clarity, and directness make it appropriate for use in college classes and community training programs. It can be adapted to any number of training approaches. This concise volume is guided by a clear set of theoretical principles that provide an ideal for mediation in our society. Power issues are emphasized as a focal point in identifying and understanding the process. Mediation is explored as a dispute resolution option that allows conflict to be an opportunity. Special emphasis is given to the use of effective communication in mediation.

Inclusive Educational Administration

Author: Mary Konya Weishaar
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478610557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Regular and special education administrators regularly encounter problems when attempting to work together to create and maintain successful special education programs. This updated and improved second edition seeks to overcome this obstacle by training readers in shared problem solving. Each chapter focuses on a specific issueincluding school reform, fiscal and human-resource matters, school governance, identification and placement, conflict resolution, program evaluation, transportation, and disciplinefollowed by real-life case studies and questions designed to encourage inclusive thinking and discussion within a cohort. These real-life case studies are an ideal way to hone problem-solving skills in the safety of the classroom and prepare for real-world situations. The second edition integrates new legislation, such as IDEA 2004 and No Child Left Behind, and discusses contemporary developments including Response to Intervention (RtI). Enhanced graphics and semantic maps effectively highlight key terms and concepts. The authors have added a new section featuring concept maps and key vocabulary terms for each case study. Instructors will appreciate this invaluable tool to facilitate discussion and promote critical thinking about the elements presented in each chapter.

AAA Handbook on Mediation Second Edition

Author: American Arbitration Association
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1933833505
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with a thorough introduction into the practice of mediation and offers advice and strategies in preparing for and conducting successful mediations. It explores the use of mediator evaluations, (i.e. opinions as to the likely outcome or value of legal claims), reframing (i.e. restating or rephrasing statements of conflict), risk analysis, the underlying psychology and bridging of cultural gaps, among many other areas included to assist mediators in achieving the best results. Attorneys are provided with guidance on establishing a mediation practice, preparing clients for mediation, negotiation tactics, and how to answer a client’s questions regarding the process of mediation. It discusses confidentiality and ethics in mediation and also addresses the use of mediation in specific types of disputes, such as business to business matters, construction, medical malpractice, governmental agencies including environmental agencies, and in the workplace. Lastly, it touches on various mediation issues as they arise in the legal system. The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.

Pastoral Mediation An Innovative Practice Second Edition

Author: Mary Kendall Hope
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312060123
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pastoral Mediation: Second Edition is a training manual for pastors, church leaders, and counselors of any faith to provide mediation. This step-by-step process is edited & updated with new forms. The mediation theory and practice in this book establishes the specialty of Pastoral Mediation within the larger field of professional mediation. This second edition continues to provide the best set of specific instructions to mediators to date on how to provide mediation service that truly serves individuals' needs in times of crisis. Dr. Hope's in depth insights to mediation practice are a must for any professional pastoral counselor or mediator's reference.

The Promise of Mediation

Author: Robert A. Baruch Bush
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

101 Careers in Social Work Second Edition

Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129056
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This popular career guide has been completely revised and updated to reflect current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements. It also highlights new opportunities for social workers that have been created as a result of health care reform and the passing of the Affordable Care Act.

Reconciliation Basic Seminar the Gandhian Edition

Author: Brian Cox
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465315144
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by an experienced practitioner in the field of faith-based diplomacy who has worked in some of the worlds roughest neighborhoods, this book provides the presentation outlines for the eight core values of a faith-based reconciliation seminar which is a religious framework for peacemaking and conflict resolution.

Cultural Encounters and Emergent Practices in Conflict Resolution Capacity Building

Author: Tamra Pearson d'Estrée
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319711024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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While waves of scholarship have focused either on the value of presumed universal models or of traditional practices of conflict resolution, curiously missing has been the recognition and analysis of the actual intermingling and interacting of western and local cultural practices that have produced new and emergent practices in our global community. In this compilation of case studies, the authors describe partnerships forged between local practice expertise and bearers of “western/institutional” models to build innovative approaches to mediation and conflict resolution. Including stories of these experiences and the resulting hybrid models that emerged, the book explores central questions of cultural variation and integration, such as the perception of purpose and function of resolution processes, attitudes toward conflict, arenas and timeframes, third party roles, barriers to process use, as well as how to remain true to culture and context. It also examines partnership dynamics and lessons learned for modern cross-cultural collaboration.

Engaging communication in conflict

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780761921868
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written from the authors' experience in conflict intervention in their private consulting practice, Engaging Communication in Conflict uses a communication perspective to address insights and methods in private mediation, small group facilitation, system design, large-scale interventions, and public-issue management. This book offers encouragement for a world sometimes overwhelmed by conflict and presents an expanded and pragmatic definition of peace. Authors Stephen Littlejohn and Kathy Domenici discuss numerous methods and principles in conflict resolution. They explore transformative mediation, the team mediation system, assessment and evaluation, systemic design, gaming methodology, issue framing and public deliberation, study circles, dialogue groups, and many other interventions. These methods and principles are adapted from a spectrum of theory and practice and include fresh and innovative approaches designed by the authors and their colleagues. The book is based on a coherent theoretical orientation, drawing heavily from the theories of the coordinated management of meaning, system theory, social constructionism, and transformative discourse. While these theories are detailed in the Appendix, the book is highly pragmatic in orientation, with numerous case examples and "how-to" information.