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.
Bernie Mayer, Ph.D., has provided conflict intervention for families, communities, NGO’s, unions, corporations, and governmental agencies throughout North America and internationally for over 40 years. He is Professor Emeritus of Conflict Studies, Program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Creighton University and a founding partner of CDR Associates. Bernie’s newest book (with Jacqueline Font-Guzmán), The Neutrality Trap: from Constructive Engagement to Strategic Disruption in Social Conflict, was published in early 2022. Previous books include: The Conflict Paradox, Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes,The Dynamics of Conflict, Beyond Neutrality, and Staying With Conflict.