Sat, Nov 26, 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 University’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,
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:
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.
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.
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)
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