Wed, Nov 20, 2013
GATHER Guidebook for Convenors
Earlier this year, Rockefeller Foundation and Monitor Institute released GATHER as a free hands-on guidebook for all convening designers and social change leaders who want to tap into a groupâ€™s collective intelligence and make substantial progress on a shared challenge.
GATHER provides simple frameworks for the questions that are often ignored: whether convening is the right tool to use to advance a strategic agenda, and how a convening can be used to achieve a specific purpose. It then helps you understand how to customize the design to fit that purpose, laying out a clear series of steps for what is a naturally chaotic workflow. It then offers principles to use for each of the many tactical choices involved. GATHER and its accompanying workshop materials are designed for you to use in your own work, with a team, and with larger groups both inside and outside an organization.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013
Presentations from the ACR 2013 Conference in MinnesotaThis year the Association for Conflict Resolution has made available many of the presentations shared at the annual conference using SlideShare. You can review 22 different presentations and catch up on what you may have missed.
Get the slides here.
ODR Cyberweek 2013 is Nov 4-8
Please join us for another exciting opportunity to explore the many facets of online dispute resolution (ODR). This year ODR Cyberweek will be happening during the first week of November, hosted by the ADRhub hosted by Creighton University. You can view the full schedule here. If you register for the event (no cost), you’ll get daily emails with news about featured events and activities for the day. Cyberweek 2013 includes many live webinars (at least 2 per day), live demonstrations of tech platforms, moderated discussion forums on current topics of interest, simulations, contests (e-mediation and ethics), twitter chats, and more. There are activities all week in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. A pdf with an overview of the event structure and key activities is available here. Hope to see you online!
Conflict Analysis Tools and Models WebQuest
Recently Carolyna Smiley-Marquez shared some work she has been doing for the United States Air Force Alternative Dispute Resolution program, including an online webquest-style learning module on doing conflict analysis. The module introduces some core concepts and encourages you to click on various resource links to expand or deepen your awareness of conflict assessment tools and frameworks. A quiz at the end helps you check your knowledge. You can take it for a spin here.
The image below shows a page where you can review a variety of different models that have been used to understand conflict dynamics in more detail.
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