Sun, Jan 24, 2010
Mediation Video Contest Entries
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is hosting a mediation video contest. Here’s the entries that have been posted to YouTube. The deadline for entries was January 15, 2010. Some real creativity here…
Tue, Jan 19, 2010
Audio Interview on Reframing Campus Conflict
I mentioned this earlier in a book announcement post, but I wanted to call attention to it again. Campus ADR colleagues Nancy Giacomini and Jennifer Meyer Schrage are interviewed by Patty Porter in this BlogTalk Radio show episode. They explore some of the wide range of topics covered in a new edited volume entitled Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens.
Symposium on Restorative Justice in Campus Conduct Administration
A Symposium on Restorative Justice in Campus Conduct Administration is scheduled for March 15, 2010 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, James Madison University’s Office of Judicial Affairs, and Virginia Tech’s Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, the symposium will feature Howard Zehr, PhD, and David Karp, PhD, both renowned experts in the field. David Karp is the co-editor of a book exploring this topic in some detail - Restorative Justice on the College Campus.
March 16-18 will provide additional training for professionals on Implementing Restorative Justice Practices within Campus Conduct Administration (limited to 35 persons.) The events will explore best practices using restorative justice with student conduct/judicial affairs, “major threat” cases, including options for behavior assessment teams, and strategies to better focus on identifying and repairing harm, including dialogue with harmed parties. For more information on fees and registration visit: [url=http://www.emu.edu/rjsymposium]http://www.emu.edu/rjsymposium[/url]
Tue, Jan 12, 2010
2009 Community Mediation Diversity Training Research Report
The Dispute Resolution Center in Ann Arbor Michigan recently released a new report looking at diversity training practices at community mediation programs around the country. The study combined an online survey with follow-up phone interviews. 299 community mediation centers were initially contacted by email and 44 surveys were completed including programs from 12 different states. A pdf version of the final report is available here. The research, supported by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) of Michigan, will help inform a Michigan statewide diversity in ADR initiative that is currently underway.
Sat, Jan 02, 2010
Online Conflict Management Coach - Princeton Ombuds Office Tutorial
The Ombuds Office of Princeton University has a nicely refreshed website. A feature of special interest is the Online Conflict Management Coach tutorial. The flash-based tutorial explains some key concepts about conflict (comparing it to fire - both potentially dangerous and a key resource in life) and then walks the viewer through a series of questions about a current conflict you may be involved in. Based on your responses, a recommendation of a strategy is provided, along with some tips on how that strategy might be carried out effectively. The viewer is introduced to the various conflict management styles and the potential pros and cons of each. The “online coach” tool appears to be free for use by folks both on and off campus, providing a great resource to promote self-reflection or to prepare for a shared conversation about handling a difficult situation. (Hat tip to LL for pointing this out to me).
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