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Collaboration Practice

Confrontation in Collaborative Meetings

Once a good friend and colleague was exchanging “war” stories with me about confrontation during the peaceful business of collaborative meetings. He assured me that he had a story that would top anything I could offer, and he was right. Here’s the brief version. I was facilitating a group that was supposed to reach agreement […]

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Dialogue & Deliberation

Comparing Deliberative Democracy & Conflict Resolution

There has been a lot of interest over the last few years in exploring possible links between public policy conflict resolution and deliberative democracy. Are these two fields related to each other or completely separate or even incompatible? So far, I’m coming up with a yes-yes answer and hopefully that’s not just my mediator mind […]

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