Fri, Jun 18, 2010
Water and Conflict: Incorporating Peacebuilding into Water Development
A 2009 report published by Catholic Relief Services thoughtfully explores the application of peacebuilding concepts and mediation techniques to conflicts over water. The 149-page report entitled Water and Conflict: Incorporating Peacebuilding into Water Development was written by Jason Gehrig with Mark M. Rogers. A CRS symposium was held to review and discuss the report findings and summary is available online.
The document covers a lot of ground, so here is the table of contents for your consideration.
PART 1 WATER, CONFLICT, AND COOPERATION: BACKGROUND
CHAPTER I WATER AND CONFLICT
Lack of Access to Water as “Structural Violence”
Water Conflict on the Local, National, International, and Global Levels
Water as Target, Tool, and/or Goal in Conflicts
Section 1 Historical Perspective and Future Trends
- Water-Related Conflict between Nations
- Water-Related Conflict within Nations
Section 2 Underlying Causes of Water-Related Conflict
- Socio-Economic Factors
- Institutional/Political Factors
- Environmental Factors
CHAPTER II PRINCIPLES FOR WATER AND COOPERATION
Section 1 CRS Peacebuilding Principles and Integral Human Development
Section 2 Catholic Social Teaching Principles Applied to Water
Section 3 Indigenous Perspectives on Water
Section 4 Gender and Water
Section 5 United Nations Declaration of Water as a Human Right
Section 6 Millennium Development Goals
Section 7 Water and Warfare: Provisions of International Humanitarian Law Protecting Water
- During Armed Conflict
- During Military Occupation
PART 2 PUTTING PEACEBUILDING PRINCIPLES INTO WATER PRACTICE
CHAPTER III FRAMING WATER DEVELO PMENT WITHIN A PEACEBUILDING PARADIGM
Section 1 Points for Reflection
- Ethical Obligations
- Being the Peace We Strive to Promote
Section 2 Peacebuilding: A Widening of Perspective, An Embracing of Change
CHAPTER IV APPLYING PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION TO WATER AND SANITATION PROGRAMMING
Section 1 Peacebuilding Perspectives for Guiding a Water Development Agenda
- “Root Cause/Justice”
- “Building Relationships”
- “Institutional Development”
- “Appropriate Technology/Development Approach”
Section 2 Water-Related Conflict Transformation Tools and Techniques
- Preparation and Groundwork
- Planning and Negotiation
- Implementation and Monitoring
Section 3 Applications of Peacebuilding Methods to Conflict Scenarios
- Scenario 1 Upstream-Downstream
- Scenario 2 Outside Interventions
- Scenario 3 Extractive Industries
- Scenario 4 Access to Water Supply
- Scenario 5 Forced Migration Induced by Natural Disaster or Armed Conflict
Spotted via a post by Tommi Drum in the nice updated ACR Environmental and Public Policy Section website.
Thu, Jun 17, 2010
Guide to Negotiation with Healthcare Providers
Back in 2003-2004 the Kellogg and Annie E. Casey Foundations provided support to an organization called Community Catalyst to develop materials designed to help advocates negotiate more effectively with healthcare providers. The result was a nice guide entitled The ABC’s of Negotiation: An Advocate’s Guide to Negotiating with Providers to Improve Access to Health Care Services. The 20-page pdf includes negotiation tips and a healthcare-specific roleplay.
Sun, Jun 13, 2010
Conflict Resolution Activity Guide - Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
Each activity (see full set here) focuses on a different aspect of conflict resolution, from community building, social action, and communication to non-violent peace efforts in this country and abroad, racism and bias, and domestic and international aid.
(Note: The takepart.com site providing the full set of individual activity downloads shows the link as a “video” link, when in fact it is a pdf.)
Sun, Jun 06, 2010
Conflict Resolution Tips for Basketball Referees
The Willamette University Intramural Program’s Basketball Referee Clinic provides some interesting tips and a video promoting good Conflict Resolution for Referees.
Fri, Jun 04, 2010
Videos and Roleplays for Campus Mediator Training
VIDEOS ORIENTED TOWARD CAMPUS MEDIATION TRAINING
Differences between Ombudsing and Mediation
This video clip features Howard Gadlin explaining differences between campus mediation and ombuds functions.
Video: An Introduction to Managing Conflict
This is a 2003 instructional video explores conflict and styles of managing conflict. It is available for noncommercial educational use with appropriate citation. Citation: Olshak, R. (Producer) and Thomas, T. (Director). (2003). An introduction to managing conflict [educational video]. Illinois State University.
Mediating University Workplace Disputes: ADR in Unionized Universities
This 21-minute video introduces viewers to the use of mediation at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus. It follows a sample faculty/staff dispute through the process of mediation, starting with intake and then mediation. Various campus officials endorse the use of mediation on this unionized campus, explaining how mediation fits into the broader dispute resolution system. It was produced by the Program on Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii in 2001. Play Video
“Roommates in Conflict: Peer Mediating Student Disputes”
“Trouble in the Lab: A Mediation in Higher Learning”
“The Bench By the Wall”
Mediation@mit has produced a video of a mediation involving two college roommates from different cultural backgrounds who get into the dispute involving drinking and use of the room. The case, called “The Bench By the Wall,” is co-mediated. Contact mediation@mit for purchase. Phone: 617-258-8423. The trainers’ manual that is used in conjunction with the video is available as a pdf - click here. Click here to see a clip from the video.
“Boundaries: Sexual Harassment”
“Teleconference on Campus Mediation”
A teleconference on campus conflict management was produced by West Virginia University in the late 1980s. Janet Rifkin and Howard Gadlin are the hosts. Its two and a half hours long, and contains clips of 4 dramatized campus conflicts, one involving an RA and a Hall Director (black and white, with possible racial issues), one involving a fraternity VP and President, one involving two roommates, and one involving two female students and a sexually harrassing professor. I’ve used these four examples as a good starting place for discussion and as an illustration of the kinds of issues that might be faced.
You can view online video clips of the campus conflict scenarios.
Conflict Resolution Skills Training CD-ROM
The interactive CD-ROM “Allwyn Hall: Basic Conflict Skills for College Students” teaches a 3-stage problem solving process that users put into practice in their role as a student assistant in a college residence hall. Users work through three typical student disputes using an interactive process by airing all parties’ views, clarifying problems, and running brainstorming sessions. Allwyn Hall is designed for use in a variety of academic settings such as orientation, R.A. training, student mediator training, classrooms, clusters, and libraries. It is a flexible tool that can be used in presenting to large or small groups and can be integrated easily into existing curricula. You need 8 meg of ram, a color monitor and a CD-ROM drive. Allwyn Hall was developed at The Center for Applied Ethics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 under the direction of Martha Harty (E-mail: email@example.com) an experienced mediator and conflict skills trainer. It was funded by FIPSE. You can now view video clips from the CD online.
TRAINING MANUALS/ ROLEPLAY COLLECTIONS
Mediation in the Campus Community by William Warters is a technical assistance guide for campus conflict resolution programs. In addition to detailed planning guidelines, the 300+ page 81/2 x 11 paperback book includes a wealth of case studies, sample program forms, policy language examples, promotional materials, mission statements, needs assessment questions, a case management protocol, and other useful tools designed to build or improve mediation initiatives. Other practical resources include recommended readings for beginners, listings of specialized training resources, a collection of 7 campus mediation role play scripts, and numerous useful web site links. Available from Jossey-Bass Publishers, (415) 433-1740, Higher and Adult Education Division, December, 1999.
Resources for Training on Restorative Practices on Campus
David Karp and colleagues have been actively promoting the use of restorative justice processes on college campuses. David has compiled some resources that will be helpful for campus RJ trainers and made them available on his Skidmore College website. Role play scenario scripts featuring student offenders include the following topics: DWI Car Theft, Exam Theft, Facebook Photo, Fire Alarm, and Lawn Donuts.
Rockin Role Plays: A Collection of the Finest for Mediation Trainers was written and compiled by Barbara Davis and Sarah Corley (1996), and is published by The Mediation Center of Asheville, North Carolina. The spiral-bound book includes a section of very helpful strategies for arranging and making the best use of role plays, as well as a large collection of sample scripts. The role plays focus on a variety of settings such as the community, business, day care, elementary school, middle and high school, college and university (11 scenarios), juvenile detention center, hospital, nursing home, and family. The scripts tend to be brief on specific character details (leaving room for improvisation) but generally realistic. For purchase, contact The Mediation Center, 189 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801-3030 Phone: (828) 251-6089 Fax: (828) 232-5140 http://www.main.nc.us/tmc
Carleton University Mediation Centre Roleplay Book
Written by staff and volunteers at the Mediation Centre at Carleton University, the Roleplay Book (1998, 140 cerlox-bound pages) contains 48 scenarios for mediation training: on and off campus, in the workplace, in the community, between students, faculty and staff, neighbours, landlord and tenants, businesses and customers, family members and friends. The roles are written to highlight the positions and interests of the parties and to provide an interesting challenge to the mediator. Some of the situations deal with gender issues, sexual preferences, cultural differences, alleged harassment or power differences. Also included is information about how to play a role, how to write a roleplay and how to de-brief a roleplay, based on years of experience providing training and preparing training materials.
Thu, Jun 03, 2010
MIT Mediation Training Slides and Scenarios
MIT Mediator Training Guide
Mediation@MIT Basic Mediation Training Guide
Since 2002 Carol Orme-Johnson and Mark Cason-Snow of Mediation@MIT have made available their full campus mediator training Trainer’s Manual, complete with overheads and handouts. According to the developers, “this Manual is intended to serve as a guide for the trainer(s) leading a Basic Training in Mediation for participants with no prior mediation experience. It reflects the style of mediation and the style of teaching we use at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This version contains the changes and improvements we have made in training over 250 faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates over the years. ” (from the Introduction)
While Mediation@MIT has graciously given us permission to post a PDF version of the manual, please review the conditions of use below before down loading the files:
CONDITIONS OF USE
This Manual is offered for use by accredited institutions of higher education in their campus mediation programs. The underlying premise and purpose of its publication on the Web is to make materials used in the Mediation@MIT Basic Mediation Training freely and openly available to others for non-commercial educational purposes. MIT grants others the right to use the materials, either as-is, or in a modified form. Users may edit, translate, reformat, add to, or otherwise change this material, or combine it with or incorporate it into their own materials. However, there are three requirements that a user must meet as a condition of using the materials:
- Non-commercial. The use must be non-commercial.
- Attribution. Any and all use or reuse of the material, including use of derivative works (new materials that incorporate or draw on the original materials), must be attributed to Mediation@MIT.
- Share alike. Any publication or distribution of original or derivative works, including production of electronic or printed class materials or placement of materials on a web site, must offer the works freely and openly to others under the identical terms stated here.
Mediation@MIT also created a video that was used with this training. A clip from it is available for viewing here.
Page 1 of 1 pages