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In his keynote address, Professor Mayer explores some of the characteristics and dilemmas of enduring conflict and ways that conflict resolvers can shift the narrative from one of prevention, management, and resolution to one of anticipation, support and engagement.
Interview with Bernie Mayer (04/23/12)
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Bernie Mayer, co-founder of CDR Associates in Boulder and an instructor at Creighton's Werner Institute, filmed for the "Mediate.com Eye of the Storm" Video series. 1 Comment
Bernard Mayer: Mediators not Making Big Enough Difference - Video (07/17/10)
Bernard Mayer explains that his biggest concern is that mediators are not making a big enough difference in larger, current conflicts. He offers two reasons for this.
Bernie Mayer: Success in Seizing the Moment - Video (04/29/10)
Bernie Mayer describes that he feels most successful in mediations where he has a good sense of timing which enables him to seize a moment. He uses a case as an example to demonstrate this seizing of the moment.
Bernie Mayer: Participatory Democracy is Motivation to Mediate - Video (03/18/10)
Bernie Mayer describes his motivation as a mediator which involves promoting participatory democracy, empowering people to control the outcomes of the crises in their own lives.
Mayer, Bernie: Advice to Aspiring Mediators - Video (07/18/09)
Bernie Mayer discusses what qualities are necessary in aspiring mediators before coming into the field: one should be comfortable with conflict, not be naive, have the ability to understand subtle levels of communication, and have a background with real-world experience.
Mayer, Bernie: Bad Mediation Training - Video (04/18/09)
Bernie Mayer talks about mediation training programs that are doing a disservice to people. These invlove trainings that mostly focus on scripts, procedures, and tactics that serve too narrow a view for mediators in training.
Beyond Neutrality (07/26/04)
Conflict resolution as a field is facing a serious crisis, and the way in which this crisis is approached will determine the future shape of the field— indeed, its very existence. This is the first chapter of an important and provocative book. 3 Comments