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Conflict Resolution

What Is Conflict? Brainstorming with Mindmap – Fast!

Here is a wonderful brainstorming about conflict and peaceful resolution by students of the European Peace University (EPU). They created a YouTube page and a blog for that program. This is their introduction to this video. An experimental peace education video created by EPU Students of Fall Term 2008. Based on the World Cafè methodology, […]

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Collaboration Practice

Collaboration, Dialogue and Negotiation

Reaching collaborative agreements is complicated and requires the favorable convergence of many factors, among them incentives, interests, politics, resources and leadership. But once the decision to collaborate is in place, the convening done and the meetings underway, the process initially depends on the quality of communication among the participants. What people say to each other […]

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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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