The Mediator's Handbook

Revised & Expanded fourth edition

Author: Jennifer E. Beer,Caroline C. Packard

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The popular The Mediator's Handbook presents a time-tested, adaptable model for helping people work through conflict. Extensively revised to incorporate recent practice and thinking, the accessible manual format lays out a clear structure for new and occasional mediators while offering a detailed, nuanced resource for professionals. Starting with a new chapter on assessing conflict and bringing people to the table, the first section explains the process step by step, from opening conversations and exploring the situation through the phases of finding resolution—deciding on topics, reviewing options, and testing agreements. The "Toolbox" section details the concepts and skills a mediator needs in order to: Understand the conflict Support the people Facilitate the process Guide decision-making Throughout the book, the emphasis is on what the mediator can do or say now, and on the underlying principles and core methods that can help the mediator make wise choices. Long a popular course textbook for high schools, universities, and training programs, The Mediator's Handbook is also a valued desk reference for professional mediators and a practical guide for managers, organizers, teachers, and anyone working with clients, customers, volunteers, committees, or teams. Jennifer E. Beer, PhD, mediates organizational conflicts, facilitates meetings, and offers related workshops, regularly teaching a negotiation course at Wharton (University of Pennsylvania). Caroline C. Packard, JD led Friends Conflict Resolution Programs for fifteen years and is an organizational conflict response specialist and mediator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eileen Stief developed the mediation process presented in the Handbook, training a generation of mediators to work with community, multi-party, and environmental disputes.
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The Mediation Handbook

Research, theory, and practice

Author: Alexia Georgakopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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The Handbook of Mediation gathers leading experts across fields related to peace, justice, human rights, and conflict resolution to explore ways that mediation can be applied to a range of spectrums, including new age settings, relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, environmental conflicts, and intercultural and international conflicts. The text is informed by cogent theory, state-of-the-art research, and best practices to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of mediation practice in contemporary times. Based on four signature themes—contexts; skills and competencies; applications; and recommendations—the handbook provides theoretical, applicable, and practical insight into a variety of key approaches to mediation. Authors consider modern conflict on a local and global scale, emphasizing the importance of identifying effective strategies, foundations, and methods to shape the nature of a mediation mindfully and effectively. With a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, the text complements the development of the reader’s competencies and understanding of mediation in order to contribute to the advancement of the mediation field. With a conversational tone that will welcome readers, this comprehensive book is essential reading for students and professionals wanting to learn a wide range of potential interventions for conflict.
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Mediation

Creating Value in International IP Disputes

Author: Theophile Margellos,Sophia Bonne,Gordon Humphreys,Sven Sturmann

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041188215

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Disputes about intellectual property (IP) rights are frequently multinational, with allegations of infringement and arguments about validity and ownership spanning numerous jurisdictions. As an alternative to expensive, risk-prone and time-consuming litigation, out-of-court settlements conducted through mediation are becoming more common, with the added advantage that they are not tied to the geographical scope of the IP rights at stake. This book is the first work of its type devoted to the practical A to Z of IP mediation. It is written in a reader-friendly style which makes it accessible to a wide readership. With numerous case study examples demonstrating the kind of challenges that arise and how they can be met, a team of internationally recognized mediators and IP experts offers in-depth discussion of how mediation mitigates difficulties in such IP areas as the following: • disputes on trademarks, designs, patents, copyrights and other IP rights; • allegations of breach of contract; • licences and transfers; and • R&D cooperation agreements. The authors provide analysis and recommendations about drafting settlement agreements, including standard clauses and enforcement, as well as an overview of the main mediation services which may be used to settle IP disputes. Showing how mediation offers a dispute resolution process at a human level where parties can not only discuss and resolve their differences but also create added value to the existing IP rights and the business surrounding them, the book will be warmly welcomed by lawyers, both in-house and outside counsels, IP professionals in general and rights holders and licensees.
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The Mediation Process

Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Author: Christopher W. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421523

Category: Law

Page: 704

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The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field ofmediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners,faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Processas the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The mostcomprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect fornew and experienced conflict managers working in any area ofdispute resolution—family, community, employment, business,environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. Thisis the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has beenexpanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field.It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediationand help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance theirworking relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches forproviding mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the rightstrategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types ofdisputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice ofintercultural and international mediation
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AAA Handbook on Mediation - Second Edition

Author: American Arbitration Association

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1933833505

Category: Law

Page: 820

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Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with a thorough introduction into the practice of mediation and offers advice and strategies in preparing for and conducting successful mediations. It explores the use of mediator evaluations, (i.e. opinions as to the likely outcome or value of legal claims), reframing (i.e. restating or rephrasing statements of conflict), risk analysis, the underlying psychology and bridging of cultural gaps, among many other areas included to assist mediators in achieving the best results. Attorneys are provided with guidance on establishing a mediation practice, preparing clients for mediation, negotiation tactics, and how to answer a client’s questions regarding the process of mediation. It discusses confidentiality and ethics in mediation and also addresses the use of mediation in specific types of disputes, such as business to business matters, construction, medical malpractice, governmental agencies including environmental agencies, and in the workplace. Lastly, it touches on various mediation issues as they arise in the legal system. The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.
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Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition (ENHANCED EBOOK)

Author: Thomas Pyzdek,Paul A. Keller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071840559

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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This fully revised bestseller integrates Lean methodologies and certification coverage and features bonus videos, quizzes, and sample files The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition reveals how to realize significant gains in quality, productivity, and sales in any organization. This new edition offers vast improvements to examples and offers videos, sample data files for download, and online quizzes for all levels of Six Sigma certification. The content features further integration of Lean methods and examples, healthcare examples, risk management, and case studies of various deployment and analysis techniques. Includes two sample quizzes for Six Sigma certification, one for Green Belt candidates and one for Black Belt candidates Links to five videos that walk you through specific processes, such as Minitab functions, statistical process control, and how to read a Pareto chart Clearly defines the management responsibilities and actions necessary for successful deployment. Fully incorporates Lean, problem-solving, and statistical techniques within the Six Sigma methodology
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Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fifth Edition

A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner

Author: J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134750

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Fourth Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title! Praise for the Fourth Edition: "In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant...ALL of us, personally and professionally, are indebted to [him]. From his work we may be just a bit wiser, a bit healthier, a bit more competent, and a lot more in touch with meaning for the sake of all who mourn." --Illness, Crisis, & Loss "[If] you knew Worden's work and his writings previously, you'll find an enhanced book with a much broader and challenging perspective than his previous editions. If you are not familiar with Bill Worden, then it is time to begin." --Ben Wolfe, MEd, LICSW, Fellow in Thanatology, Program Manager/Grief Counselor, St. Mary's Medical Center's Grief Support Center Duluth, MN Encompassing new content on the treatment of grief, loss, and bereavement, the updated and revised fifth edition of this gold-standard text continues to deliver the most up-to-date research and practical information for upper-level students and practitioners alike. The fifth edition includes updates to the author’s Tasks and Mediators of Mourning, new case studies, and valuable Instructor Resources. The text highlights recent initiatives to extend care to the bereaved and fosters the knowledge and skills required for effective intervention and even preventative treatment. Also addressed is the impact of social media and online resources for “cyber mourning,” changes in the DSM-5 as they influence bereavement work, alternate models of mourning, and new findings on the varied qualities of grief. The fifth edition continues to present a well-organized, concise format that is easy to read and provides critical information for master’s level health courses in grief counseling and grief therapy as well as for new and seasoned practitioners alike. New to the Fifth Edition: Refinements to the author’s TASKS of Mourning New considerations regarding Mediators of Mourning on social variables The impact of social media and online resources on “cyber mourning” Complicated spiritual grief after mass shootings and other catastrophes Changes in the DSM-5 as they influence bereavement work Cross-cultural and multifaceted counseling for specialized grief, including grandparent’s grief, prolonged grief disorder, and HIV-AIDS-related bereavement Updated information on grief and depression New case studies and updated references Includes reflection and discussion questions in each chapter Updated and revised information on grief counseling training Accompanying instructor packet with Manual, PowerPoint slides, and Test Bank
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Land Development Handbook, Fourth Edition

Author: Dewberry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260440761

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

View: 7190

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The definitive guide to land development—fully updated to cover the latest industry advances. This thoroughly revised resource lays out step-by-step approaches from feasibility, through design and into permitting stages of land development projects. The book offers a holistic view of the land development process for public and private project types – including residential, commercial, mixed-use and institutional. Land Development Handbook, Fourth Edition contains the latest information on green technologies and environmentally conscious design methods. Detailed technical appendices, revised graphics, and case studies round out the content included. This edition covers:•Due diligence, planning, and zoning•Review procedures, building codes, and development costs•Environmental and historical considerations•Site analysis and preliminary engineering•Feasibility studies and site inspections•Conceptual and schematic design•Site selection, yield, and impact studies•Final design processes and sample plans•Components of a site plan and the approval process•Site grading, road design, and utility design •Stormwater management and hydrology•Erosion and sediment control•Permits, bonds, and construction documents•Soils, floodplain studies and stream restoration
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