A collaborative workspace for dispute resolution professionals
The Place to Discuss Power in Conflict. Dispute resolution professionals deal with power in conflict dynamics all the time. This workspace was created for us to discuss and learn from each other about power in collaborative processes: its nature, its sources, how it's used, and how to deal with it.
The Power in Conflict Workshop (PiC). This network was created as a workspace for participants in the workshop Balancing & Illuminating Power: Exploring Approaches to Power in Conflict Dynamics. The workshop, presented by Jeff Bean and Martha Bean, will be first presented at the19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, May 4, 2012.
It's also available to anyone attending any of the other seminars, presentations and workshops we're doing:
Yet you don't have to come to the conference workshop or any other presentation to participate here. Any other dispute resolution professional interested in studying and discussing power is encourage to join us on this network.
Sign-up to join the conversation. Please sign-up to the network, and in your profile tell us about yourself and your interests. When you're approved, then join in on the conversation. Go to the Discussion Forum, comment on the discussions others have already started, and start your own.
Have a colleague you think would be interested in this network? Feel free to invite them.
One use of power in conflict is to threaten to use it. Below is an example.Are threats to use power always powerful? Are there times they aren't?Do threats create the desired effect? Are they always rationally calculated to affect a desired result?…Continue
The Power in Conflict Workshop is designed to encourage the participants to think through and analyze power:the nature of powerour reactions to it as mediators and facilitatorsour responses to itTwo techniques to address power dynamics will be…Continue
This website is a network of dispute resolution professionals and a collaborative workspace. It is intended to provide a forum for discussion and sharing ideas about Power in Conflict dynamics in dispute resolution processes.A Place to Share Ideas.…Continue
Power is a concern to mediators. When participants in a collaborative processes use, threaten or even mention their power, it can be a challenge to the mediator. My sister, Martha Bean, and I are practicing mediators and facilitators. We are…Continue