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Sun, Nov 27, 2011

Venturing Beyond the Classroom: Volume 2 in the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series

Venturing Beyond the Classroom is the second edited volume to come out of a multiyear project developed to rethink the teaching of negotiation skills in short-course formats. The project is a collaboration between Hamline UniversityĆ¢??s Dispute Resolution Institute, the ADR Center Foundation (Rome), the JAMS Foundation and an impressive list of scholars who agreed to meet to explore this topic and to write about their discoveries. This second volume includes a special focus on adventure-based learning. In total there are 27 chapters plus an epilogue, so there is plenty of good content for educators looking to reinvigorate their teaching and training about negotiation. While you are at it, why not check out the 22 chapters found in the first volume (published in 2009) as well.

Venturing Beyond the Classroom is available as a book published by Hamline University’s DRI Press, or as individual chapters available for download as pdfs. As noted on the Hamline University webpage for the volume,
“Feel free to use the chapters in your teaching and training. There is no charge for use in your teaching or training provided that copies are distributed at or below cost, you notify us (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) that you are using the material and describe the context, and you provide attribution as follows: Copyright 2010 DRI Press, Hamline University School of Law, Author and Chapter Title.”


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 11 27 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  

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Sat, Nov 19, 2011

DiversityDNA - An Animated Video on Cultural Differences

Interfacet Training has produced a series of short videos that illustrate how we are all made up of different cultural aspects (physical, mental, and experiential) that may influence how we interact with others in the workplace.

The overview video is called DiversityDNA - at the end of this video are embedded links to elaborations on various cultural dimensions including:

Direct vs Indirect Communication

Individualism vs Collectivism

Achieved vs Ascribed Status

Low vs High Power Difference

Displays of Emotion

Task vs Relationship

The same content is available in an iPhone App or Android App. Personally, my experience with playback in the iphone App displayed on an iPad was not great, but it was designed for iPhones, not iPads, so that is perhaps understandable.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 11 19 | Filed under Learning Objects  Videos  

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011

Crisis Mapping Overview Video from PBS

If you are interested in the growing use of online mapping tools like Ushahidi to respond to crisis and conflict, this 10-minute PBS video provides a good starting point. If you actually want to create a crowdsourced map, Crowdmap (a service from Ushahidi) is a free tool you’ll want to check out.

Watch Crisis Mapping on PBS.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 11 12 | Filed under Tech News  Videos  

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Thu, Nov 10, 2011

National Mediation Board Online Grievance Mediation Training

The National Mediation Board provides dispute resolution support for the railway and airline industries. They provide training, facilitation and direct mediation services based on an interest-based bargaining model. Recently I discovered a nice learning module that introduces new users to their grievance mediation program.

In addition to a review of the overall grievance mediation process, viewers are presented with a case study example.

“Moving Expenses” - A Grievance Mediation Example
The program consists of a Flash movie containing instructional content, together with eight short video presentations (in the wmv format) offering an example of a GM session. 
Convening the parties (4:55)
Presenting the case (4:46)
Issue Statement (3:49)
Interests (3:24)
Options (4:26)
Caucuses (4:36)
Consensus (7:44)
Closing (1:07)



Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 11 10 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  

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