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Beyond the Click – How Social Media is Being Used to Build Peace

 

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In this digitally connected age, social media has become a powerful tool to advance peace.  Join Dr. Craig Zelizer as we discuss how to move beyond the click and utilize these powerful tools to promote peace.  Listen in on October 7th  and meet us at this intersection of technology and peace.

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Managing Conflicts Among People of Different Cultures

 

CraigRundeConflict is inevitable in life. Our responses to it are affected by both our human nature and our cultural backgrounds. Cultural differences can be the cause of conflict and can complicate our efforts to resolve it. In this program, we will explore ways of addressing conflicts involving people from different cultures.

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Working with and Learning from Conflict in Higher Education

 

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Bill Warters, an expert on conflict resolution in higher education, will describe the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution program based in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit.  He will review dispute resolution in Higher Education generally and explore some current trends in the field. He will also describe a new community conflict resolution outreach initiative into the East Side of Detroit.  Finally, Bill will introduce listeners to some very useful resources he maintains for educators interested in conflict resolution (see CREducation.org).

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The Riddle of Principle and Compromise – How We Can’t Have One Without the Other

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When to compromise and when to hold fast to our principles is one of the most difficult challenges we face when dealing with conflict. Listen in on June 24 at 8 pm Eastern as mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer considers how these two values simultaneously prevent us and enable us to deal with some of the most difficult conflicts in our life.

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The Quest for Conflict Mastery

Noble_Cinnie_9405_8x10For some of us the experience of being in conflict is daunting! We have learned through our families of origin, friends, teachers, and other sources how to manage our interpersonal disputes, including trial and error which are often our main teachers. The quest for engaging more effectively in conflict commonly begins when we realize our usual approaches are no longer working. Or, we are faced with situations that overwhelm us  – or get us into trouble.  In this show, Cinnie Noble will discuss her view of the meaning of conflict mastery – also referred to as conflict intelligence –  and what helps optimize the quest to get there.

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Conflict Talk – A Road Map for How to Get to the Table

Karmit BulmanWhy is there so much unresolved and destructive conflict? Why is it so hard for you to come to the table to talk about the conflict you have with someone? Karmit Bulman, Executive Director, The Conflict Resolution Center in Minnesota and the author of The Conflict Resolution Process: A Consultant’s Handbook will help us understand what happens to us in our brains that builds a barrier to these uncomfortable situations. Through her story-telling, Karmit will share examples and educate you about a method she developed to work one-on-one with individuals. This 3-part road map is also a guide for skill-building and action planning. With this in mind, Karmit will share her top 3 tips to immediately use in dealing with your situation.

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A is for Asshole: The Grownup’s ABCs of Conflict Resolution by Victoria Pynchon

 

Enjoy the summer! Victoria Pynchon’s new book is an adult primer on the difficult art of resolving, transforming or transcending conflict in your home, your workplace, your community, your state, your nation and your world. Victoria is an attorney who traded in her boxing gloves for the softer but no less difficult skills of helping lawyers and their business clients resolve their commercial disputes. Now she brings the wisdom of the courtroom and the mediation room to everyday conflicts and the difficult people in your life. Victoria mediates commercial disputes with ADR Services, Inc. in Century City, arbitrates business disputes for the American Arbitration Association and teaches women when and how to negotiate with her business partner Lisa Gates at SheNegotiates.com.

Join us as we talk with Victoria Pynchon, attorney-mediator and arbitrator who spent the first 25 years of her legal career litigating and trying business disputes for her clients. She now mediates and arbitrates those same disputes, helping business people resolve their conflicts as effectively and expeditiously as possible. Her book, A is for Asshole, the Grownups’ ABCs of Conflict Resolution is an adult primer on resolving conflict and negotiating resolution.

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Family Series: Three-step Plan for Helping Kids Adjust after Divorce

TobiasDesjardinsDivorce is hard on everyone – especially the children. Fortunately, there are tools and strategies that parents, step-parents and grandparents can use to help the kids adjust. Whether you are contemplating a break-up or you are already divorced, these tips will help you raise happy, healthy, and reliant kids.

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