Holding the Ph.D. in psychology, Dan Dana served for several years as a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Hartford (Connecticut) Graduate School of Business, and has held faculty appointments at Syracuse University and several other institutions. (A former student once called him "Doctor Conflict," and the moniker stuck!)
Dan founded Mediation Training Institute International in 1985 to expand global awareness and use of non-adversarial methods for managing human differences – in the workplace and beyond. He is the author of Managing Differences, the sourcebook of MTI’s seminars — published worldwide in six languages — and Conflict Resolution: Mediation Tools for Everyday Worklife, a featured book in the McGraw-Hill Briefcase Books series.
Upon Dan’s retirement in 2013, MTI was acquired by Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida.
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Articles and Video:
Peace Is Possible - a haiku
This haiku discusses the power of simple and basic communication.
Peace is Possible
This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.
Simple Magic - A haiku
This is a haiku that discusses the art of dispute resolution.
Two haiku poems composed reflecting on the values of mediation.
Haikus about Self-Quarantine
Daniel Dana has written two haikus for mediators, with his perspective on self-quarantine.
Integrating Conflict Management and Workplace Mediation Practices: A Blueprint for Future Practice
A key motive for closer integration between workplace mediation and conflict management processes is the desire of organizational clients to control costs. In a manner similar to the evolution from litigation to alternative dispute resolution, organizations are increasingly recognizing the advantages of improved ability of managers and employees to manage their conflicts at the lowest possible level and at the earliest possible time.
From Dan Dana
Jim, congratulations on the occasion of Mediate.com's 200th newsletter for
establishing Mediate.com as the world's leading resource for mediators and
others seeking information about what mediators do. You and the "Johns" (Helie
and Ford) are true pioneers in the Internet age. I look forward to receiving
your next 200 newsletters!
What's a Conflict?
Workplaces are changing. As interpersonal rules of conduct become looser and time deadlines become tighter, conflict resolution is gaining importance as a strategic management issue. 'Conflict Resolution'provides specific mediation skills and managerial tools for successfully preventing, managing, and resolving workplace conflicts. Read the first chapter online.
Managing Cultural Differences
Simply informing members of today's organizations about cultural
differences is an incomplete strategy for helping workmates bridge the
gaps that impair cooperative work. To achieve maximum benefit,
information should be supplemented with behaviorally specific skills or
"tools" that equip trainees with practical techniques for solving
workplace problems that derive from culture-based differences.