Michael Spangle

Michael Spangle Michael Spangle, Ph.D. has taught in the School for Professional Studies at Regis for 6 years. Prior to coming to Regis, he taught 12 years at the University of Denver. At D.U. served as Director of Graduate Studies in Applied Communication and Conflict Management and served on the faculty for the Department of Human Communication. He is co-author of three books: Interpersonal communication in Organizations, Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict, and Negotiation: Communication for Diverse Settings” and many journal articles centering on issues of persuasion and rhetoric. He has provided consulting and training for many organizations including J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, Time/Warner, U.S. West, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Colorado Convention and Tourist Bureau, the National Real Estate Association, the American Diabetes Association, and many of the schools, churches and hospitals in Denver.

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Articles and Video:

Hiding in Plain Sight (07/10/11)
How mediators can build on employee efforts at managing conflict.

ADR Processes: Applications For Managing Organizational Change (05/01/06)
The elements for successful organizational change parallel the priorities of ADR processes designed for effective problem solving. Both involve sharing information necessary for identifying potential or existing problems; involvement and commitment of stakeholders who have a vested interest in outcomes; design of a strategy for meeting needs of affected parties; and development of an agreement that can be refined as needs change. Both change management initiatives and ADR processes share the goal of helping parties through transitions.