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Conflict Chat: From Coconut to Closet Fights

 

Pattie8zena Zumetaclark.photo.Got Conflict? If you have a conflict with someone, and are not sure how to handle it, then let us know. Here is your opportunity to ask your question with Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation.

Think about it. Are you currently engaged in an active conflict with your co-workers or boss? Ignoring your neighbor because of a conversation you don’t want to have? In a disagreement with your spouse? Or simply afraid to bring up a concern with a friend in fear of stirring up problems.

 

 

Discussion Topics:

1.  The Massive Mango

2.  Chris Christie Offers a Key to Marital Success: Fight in a Walk-In Closet

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Separating Families: How to Use Online Technology to Mediate Your Situation

 

This program is part of Cyberweek 2015

Callum Campbellzena ZumetaPattie PorterFamily Resolve connects parents and partners with mediators using webcam-enabled online dispute resolution to bring mediation processes to separating families. Participants will learn how to use the internet with mediators to resolve family issues when there are distances between the parties, domestic violence issues involved or cost factors become a concern.

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Senior Mediation and Decision Making

Bob RhudyTracy CulbreathPersons aged 65 and older are the fastest growing part of the population, and many families confront sometimes difficult decisions about care-giving, housing, health care, estate planning, and end of life planning for aging parents and other family members. Bob Rhudy, president of Senior Mediation and Decision-Making, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, discusses the types of services that senior (or “elder”) mediators provide to help families manage and resolve conflict in these matters.

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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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Tech For Better, Not For Worse: Online Dispute Resolution In Everyday Life

Join us as two died-in-the-wool technology enthusiasts explore communication technology and conflict in our everyday lives. We’ll think together about some of the core principles that promote constructive conflict resolution across the interwebs and share examples of communication strategies that can either make or break online relationships. Communication tools or apps that may help smooth out the daily rough patches will be shared and discussed/debated.

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Special Education Mediation: A Proactive Approach to Resolving School Conflicts

 Join us to learn the who, what, when, how and why of special education mediation.  Learn how special education students can get the services and support they need to succeed.  How mediation helps parents and educators collaborate to promote student learning and school success.  How mediation resolves special educational disputes in a meaningful and productive way.

Join Zena Zumeta as she talks with Laura Athens about this important topic.

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