Ideal Qualities of an Effective Mediator
by Michael Lang
This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference at www.mediate.com/Mediation2020.
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Michael Lang describes some of the qualities a mediator should possess: self-awareness, knowledge of theories and literature, and continual self-education.
After 40 years I ended active practice as a mediator. Now, I am engaged in writing, editing and mentoring.
My current project is Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic, an ebook published on Amazon. Along with my publishing partners, Peter Nicholson and Fiona McAuslan, and with the collaboration of nearly 80 professionals from 10 countries, we have produced a book of advice and tips for families stressed by the impact of the coronavirus.
Recently, I published The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution, the first publication in the Practitioners Guide Series, a joint venture of the Association for Conflict Resolution and Rowman & Littlefield, was published in 2019. Susanne Terry and I are series co-editors. In connection with the book, I lead monthly reflective practice groups via video conference, present webinars on reflective practice, and created a video series, In Their Voices. These extended conversations are broadly connected to the principles of reflective practice such as learning from experience, applying theory to practice, importance of research, value of mentoring. Videos in this series may be viewed on my website: www.thereflectivepractitioner.com/videoconversations and on YouTube.
Peter, Fiona and I are also developing a series of books for people who are considering or in the process of separation and divorce. That series, Divorce and Separation: A Practical Guide to Making Smart Decisions, supported by the exceptional work of local editors, now includes editions for 5 states, with versions for 10 more states in process—eventually we will get to every state in America.
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