Conflict Resolution

Thank You State Bar of New Mexico!

Thank You State Bar of New Mexico!

Thank you the ADR Steering Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico for inviting me to present at their 2017 ADR Institute! Along with my colleague, University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Laura Bassein, we discussed: “Is Your Dispute Resolution Safe?  Issues to Consider in Mediation and Other ADR Processes.” Mediators and attorneys from across the state learned best practices from the Association for Conflict Resolution ADR Safety Planning: Recommended Guidance along with Practical Skills for High Stress Conflicts and specific insights into the intersection of Domestic Violence and Mediation.

It was such a pleasure to work with such talented and capable Conflict Resolvers!

 

 

The Maryland Judiciary Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) Presents An Evening With . . . Stephen Kotev – Conflict Resolution in the Age of Trump – The Conflict Paradox of the Righteous Mind

The Maryland Judiciary Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) Presents An Evening With . . . Stephen Kotev –  Conflict Resolution in the Age of Trump – The Conflict Paradox of the Righteous Mind

What did we miss? How did this happen? Join me as we discuss how our moral foundations influence our outlook on politics and conflict. We will explore the work of Bernie Mayer’s The Conflict Paradox and Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion and how these texts help us better understand those who hold beliefs different from our own. We’ll also examine how our own conscious and unconscious biases inform our practice as Conflict Resolvers.

When: November 13, 2017

6:00-6:30 PM gathering & light refreshments
Program begins at 6:30 & ends at 8:00 PM

 

WhereHistoric Oakland Manor

5430 Vantage Point Road Columbia, MD 21044

Ballroom

 

Click here for more info. Seating is available for up to 70 attendees.

To attend, please RSVP by Friday, November 10th by sending an email to MACRO@mdcourts.gov with the subject line “Evening With November 13th”.

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Download or Stream Now

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Download or Stream Now

Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to communication and managing conflict. We’ll also discuss “At Will’ employment and how it changes the employer’s view of conflict and how they can ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by quickly terminating employees vs. taking the time to work through the issues.

Here is your opportunity to listen in, chat and ask questions of Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation!

 

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Listen in on 9/26 at 8 pm EST

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Listen in on 9/26 at 8 pm EST

Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to communication and managing conflict. We’ll also discuss “At Will’ employment and how it changes the employer’s view of conflict and how they can ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by quickly terminating employees vs. taking the time to work through the issues.

Here is your opportunity to listen in, chat and ask questions of Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation!

 

Conflict Chat ….Our Nation Divided and a Path to Reconciliation – Archived Program now available for download or streaming

Conflict Chat ….Our Nation Divided and a Path to Reconciliation – Archived Program now available for download or streaming

Tonight’s program focuses on how our morals foundations influence our political beliefs. These foundations can be used to divide us or bring us together. Tracy King and I discuss how both the Liberals and Conservatives miss understand the true concerns of those across the aisle and what we can do to help heal this division.

 

Conflict Resolution in the Age of Trump – The Conflict Paradox of the Righteous Mind

Conflict Resolution in the Age of Trump –  The Conflict Paradox of the Righteous Mind

Please join me on Thursday, June 15 at the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution 30th Anniversary and Annual Conference in Greenbelt, MD. I will be presenting, Conflict Resolution in the Age of Trump – The Conflict Paradox of the Righteous Mind. That explores work of Bernie Mayer’s The Conflict Paradox and Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion and how these texts help us better understand those who hold beliefs different from our own. We’ll also examine how our own conscious and unconscious biases inform our practice as Conflict Resolvers.

If you are a novice mediator or a decades-old conflict resolver please come and join us to discuss this important topic!

Conflict Chat ….When Leaders Crash Creating Toxic Workplaces – Archived Program

Conflict Chat ….When Leaders Crash Creating Toxic Workplaces – Archived Program

This week’s program discussed how a leader’s inability to regulate their anger can lead to a toxic workplace. We examined how Uber’s CEO missed opportunities to build trust, solve problems and avoid a large amount of negative publicity – due to his lack of conflict competency. If Travis Kalanick was better able to listen to the concerns of others and truly understand their concerns, he would be a much more effective leader. Because he was unable or unwilling to do this, he publicly stated that he needed to grow up and fundamentally change.

 

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker – Archived Program Now Available for Download or Streaming

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker – Archived Program Now Available for Download or Streaming

Do you want to be a Peacemaker? You can now download or stream my recent conversation with David J. Smith as we discussed how to find opportunities to work for peace in almost any job. Whether it is thinking differently about the job you have or what types of jobs are out there – there are opportunities to work for peace!

 

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker, Listen in on 1/10 at 8 pm EST

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker, Listen in on 1/10 at 8 pm EST

Every job as the opportunity to work for peace if you know how to look for it. Join professor, practitioner, and educator David J. Smith as we discuss how to get a job as a Peacemaker. Whether it is thinking differently about the job you have or what types of jobs are out there – listen in on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 pm Central to learn more.