John Barkai has pulled together his best cartoons and captions to illustrate the mediation process. This can be a tool for visual learners to move through impasse.
Full cartoon book-no spaces between words
60 ADR slide pack – 50 plus cartoons – one per page
Humor in Negotiations & ADR: Cartoon Contest Caption Winners
from the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine
by John Barkai. Less than $5 exclusively on Amazon
Link to the Amazon page - https://tinyurl.com/BarkaiADRcartoons
This book contains over 500 “winning” captions for more than 50 cartoons used in cartoon captioning contests that were created and published from 1997 to 2011 in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine, a quarterly publication of the ABA’s Section on Dispute Resolution. I ran and was the editor of the cartoon captioning contest that appeared in that ABA magazine in a section called “The Lighter Side.” This cartoon book is self-published and sold at cost (I am taking no profit) mainly to get the cartoons and captions into the hands of ADR teachers and trainers and to entertain anyone interested in a humorous look at dispute resolution. Many of the captions use specific ADR terms and jargon which you will never find attached to any other cartoons.
Words and phrases included in the captions in this book are:
negotiation, arbitration, mediation, caucus, ADR, Med-Arb, litigation, Getting To Yes, Separate the People from the Problem, positions, interests, BATNA, WATNA, CATNA, ODR, Getting Past No, Go to the Balcony, Myers Briggs Type Indicator-MBTI, New York Convention, UMA, (Uniform Mediation Act), , ABA ADR Section Conference, active listening, ADR class, ADR training, agreement, apologize, appeal, arbitrators - odd number of, Barkai chorus, BDR (Bottle DR), big picture, binding agreement, blow off steam, bone of contention, bottom line, Boulwarism, Bozo the clown, brainstorm, bury differences, choice of mediator, clown, collaborative, co-mediator, common goal/common ground, common interests, communication, compromise, concede, confidentiality, counteroffer, creative problem-solving, cross cultural, negotiating with the Japanese, default judgment, demands, discovery tools, distributional, divorce mediation, divorce, dual influences, emotion, ethical prohibition, evaluative, expand the pie, Exxon settlement, facilitative mediation, fees, feet to fire, final judgment, fishing expedition, full disclosure, gambits, gap, good faith, good-cop bad-cop tactic, ground rules, half-full, higher authority, hi-low agreement, Ho’oponopono, humor, icebreaker, immunity, impartial, impasse, informal, interest-based-negotiation, international arbitration, issue, Jan Ken Po, joint session, lawyer, pit bull, leverage, list of arbitrators, litigation risk, litigator/trial counsel , low-balling, make a good living, mandatory mediation, master's degree in conflict resolution, mediation - court ordered, mediation advocacy, mediation practice, mediation court ordered, mediator credentials, mediator selection, lawyer as mediator, meeting facilitation, meeting halfway, middle ground, mirroring, needs, negotiation class, neutral ground, neutrality, nonverbal communication, objective criteria, offer (final, first, first move, last), opening statement, over for dinner, panel of mediator, Pareto principle/Pareto frontier, perspective, Pepulator, point of view, positional bargaining, prevent conflict, problem solving, professional courtesy, professors, proposal, rapport, red herring, renegotiate, repeat player, revisit, ripe, risk, Riskin Grid, rock-paper-scissors, see you in court, settlement, shuttle diplomacy, Solomon, split down the middle, split the baby, split the difference, stew things over, strategy, students, super optimal solution, systems perspective, tactics, tactics-bluffing, taught ADR, tenure, think outside the box, threat, time pressure, Tit-For-Tat, transformational mediation, transformative mediation, trust, tunnel vision, Vanishing trial, walk the talk, win-win, and zero sum.