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The Mediation Process. Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict. 3rd Edition Revised

  • ID: 2210986
  • Book
  • May 2003
  • 624 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Since it was first published in 1986, The Mediation Process has become a landmark resource for mediation practitioners, trainers, students, and professionals in corporate, legal, health care, education, and governmental arenas. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition has been updated to include coverage of the most contemporary issues in mediation practice and to provide updated bibliographical resources.
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Part One: Understanding Dispute Resolution and Mediation.

1.Approaches to Managing and Resolving Conflict.

2.How Mediation Works.

Part Two: Laying the Groundwork for Effective Mediation 3 Managing Initial Contacts with the Disputing Parties.

4.Selecting a Strategy to Guide Mediation.

5.Collecting and Analyzing Background Information.

6.Designing a Detailed Plan for Mediation.

7.Building Trust and Cooperation.

Part Three: Conducting Productive Mediations.

8.Beginning the Mediation Session.

9.Defining Issues and Setting an Agenda.

10.Uncovering Hidden Interests of the Disputing Parties.

11.Generating Options for Settlement.

Part Four: Reaching a Settlement 12 Assessing Options for Settlement.

13.Conducting Final Bargaining and Reaching Closure.

14.Achieving Formal Agreement or Settlement.

15.Strategies for Dealing with Special Situations.

16.Strategies for Multiparty Mediation.

17.Toward an Excellent Practice of Mediation.

Conclusion: Challenges for the Growth and Development of Mediation.

Resource A: Professional Practice Guidelines: The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Ethical Standards of Professional Responsibility.

Resource B: Mediation Services Agreement: Sample Waiver and Consent Form.

Resource C: Settlement Documentation Form: Sample Memorandum of Understanding.

Resource D: List of Professional Associations and Organizations, Journals, and Training Resources.


About the Author.

Name Index.

Subject Index.
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Christopher W. Moore is a founding partner in CDR Associates, a mediation, conflict management, and training firm based in Colorado with clients worldwide. In addition to working with companies and many levels of government in the United States, Moore has conducted training programs in countries such as Indonesia, Russia, Guatemala, and South Africa.
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