Category: Public Policy

Mentoring and Coaching author.

Mentoring and Coaching

Do you remember how Dorothy meets Glinda in the Wizard of Oz? After Dorothy kills the Wicked Witch of the...

By Juliana Birkhoff
Where is the Give in Winner-Take-All? author.

Where is the Give in Winner-Take-All?

This article was inspired by an enlightening conversation about the interface between politics and mediation held on January 23, 2003...

By S. Elise Peeples
U.S. Consensus Council: Call To Action author.

U.S. Consensus Council: Call To Action

On October 9th, the Senate Government Affairs Committee approved Senate bill (S.1651), as amended, which creates the U.S. Consensus Council...

By W. Steve Lee
Rebuilding The World Trade Center Site author.

Rebuilding The World Trade Center Site

On July 20th, 2002 I volunteered as a facilitator (along with 499 of my colleagues) for a remarkable experiment. Organized...

By Sterling Newberry
The Loss of Civic Connectedness author.

The Loss of Civic Connectedness

An increasing number of people are expressing concern over the loss of civic connectedness in America. Voting, volunteerism, and participation...

By W. Steve Lee
Managing Public Disputes:  A Practical Guide for Government, Business and Citizens’ Groups (Book Review) author.

Managing Public Disputes: A Practical Guide for Government, Business and Citizens’ Groups (Book Review)

Order at Amazon.comIn this book Carpenter and Kennedy update their original work first published in 1988. The authors propose the...

By Jon Linden
How Military Strategy Argues for the Increased Use of Mediators in Land Use Approvals author.

How Military Strategy Argues for the Increased Use of Mediators in Land Use Approvals

A developer I work with finds the typical land use approval process so grueling and disruptive that he has, at...

By Sean F. Nolon
Electronic Dispute Resolution<BR> NCAIR Conference Washington, D.C. author.

Electronic Dispute Resolution<BR> NCAIR Conference Washington, D.C.

A National Center for Automated Information Research (NCAIR) Conference Presentation Washington, DC May 22, 1996Table of Contents Introduction History Modes...

By Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
Managing Scientific and Technical Information In Environmental Cases: Principles and Practices for Mediators and Facilitators author.

Managing Scientific and Technical Information In Environmental Cases: Principles and Practices for Mediators and Facilitators

Click here to read full report in PDF format Preface This effort represents ideas gathered from more than a hundred...

By Connie Ozawa, Emily Rudin, Juliana Birkhoff, Peter Adler, Robert Barrett
Alternative Environmental Dispute Resolution in South Carolina:Emerging Opportunities to Build More Sustainable Communities author.

Alternative Environmental Dispute Resolution in South Carolina:Emerging Opportunities to Build More Sustainable Communities

Funded by the South Carolina Sustainable Universities InitiativeIntroduction Amidst all of the recent dialogue in South Carolina over sustainable communities...

By Sean Blacklocke
British Land-Use Mediation Scheme Threatens To ‘Make Things Worse’ author.

British Land-Use Mediation Scheme Threatens To ‘Make Things Worse’

This article originally appeared in the January 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By John Harrison
Using A Mediator In Public Disputes author.

Using A Mediator In Public Disputes

Used with permission of the Institute of Government, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously published in Public...

By John B. Stephens
Rise Of Rosters For Policy Cases Raises New Issues author.

Rise Of Rosters For Policy Cases Raises New Issues

This article originally appeared in the July 1997 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Charles Pou, Jr.
Mediating Land Use Cases author.

Mediating Land Use Cases

INTRODUCTION: Until recently, land use mediation at any level has been comparatively infrequent. While the success of multi-party public policy...

By J. Richard Forester
Moving From Collaborative Processes To Collaborative Communities – Building Our Agenda author.

Moving From Collaborative Processes To Collaborative Communities – Building Our Agenda

This essay was written in recognition of the tenth Anniversary of the Program for Community Problem Solving. October 1999 Collaborative...

By William R. Potapchuk
Finding A Way Out Of Yugoslavia: Lessons From MOVE author.

Finding A Way Out Of Yugoslavia: Lessons From MOVE

Another place - another time - another violent conflict - but haunting parallels. In the 70's and 80's it was...

By Paul Wahrhaftig
Mediation Policy: Theory Matters author.

Mediation Policy: Theory Matters

Mediation policy-making appears to be a growth industry. Numerous legislatures, state courts, agencies, membership organizations and other institutions are occupied...

By Dorothy J. Della Noce
Best  Practices: When A Convenor Takes Too Much Control Of The Process . . . author.

Best Practices: When A Convenor Takes Too Much Control Of The Process . . .

"This article originally appeared in the April 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Best Practices: A Participant Accuses You Of Taking Sides… author.

Best Practices: A Participant Accuses You Of Taking Sides…

This article originally appeared in the January 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Evaluating Consensus Building Efforts: According To Whom? And Based On What? author.

Evaluating Consensus Building Efforts: According To Whom? And Based On What?

This article originally appeared in the January 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By David Fairman
Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future author.

Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future

Dedication Foreword Consensus Processes Why? What do we mean? Using them Guiding Principles of Consensus Processes Key Steps in Consensus...

By Managing Editor
Pro-life And Pro-Choice Advocates Seek To Bridge The Great Divide author.

Pro-life And Pro-Choice Advocates Seek To Bridge The Great Divide

This article originally appeared in the July 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Michelle LeBaron, Nike Carstarphen
Getting Reluctant Stakeholders To The Table: Experienced Mediators Share Insights author.

Getting Reluctant Stakeholders To The Table: Experienced Mediators Share Insights

"This article originally appeared in the July 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution Act of 1998 author.

Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution Act of 1998

To amend the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992...

By Managing Editor
Using Mediation Effectively author.

Using Mediation Effectively

Mediation can be a powerful tool for settling disputes. The recent Teamsters strike at UPS was settled with the assistance...

By Norm Brand
Guidelines For Using Collaborative Agreement-Seeking Processes author.

Guidelines For Using Collaborative Agreement-Seeking Processes

This article originally appeared in the April 1997 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Managing Editor

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