As we kick off the school year (and the election cycle), I thought these two blog posts (1-5 and 6-10) were quite interesting. Here are the top 10 things that public officials do that erode the public trust in them courtesy of the Blog for Building Dialogue. And do note the lovely shout out to the Marquette Law Poll as … Continue reading Public Officials and Trust
I’m thinking of starting my DR class a little differently this year and would love feedback. I have a class of 70 (!) for my general DR class. Typically, there are three quizzes (covering each of the main processes) and a final exam. I also assign problems throughout the semester and students are “on call” … Continue reading First Class Negotiation
Another story from Charlie Pillsbury of Quinnipiac: There’s a sacred ADR story in the Second Book of Samuel, which relates how the negotiating skills of a “wise woman” saved her city of Abel of Beth-maacah. 2 Samuel 20: 1-22*. A man named Sheba son of Bichri tried to incite a rebellion among the people of … Continue reading Sacred DR Story–The Wise Woman of Abel of Beth-maacah
Okay–this is not that intellectual but this was this morning’s quote to greet me when picking up my (mandatory) morning coffee. [Click on the full post to see the picture] Caffeine and inspiration all at the same time! Happy Summer to all.
As John Lande blogged last week, I have used the Recipes for Success as a fun closing exercise in both my ADR and Negotiation classes. This was such a great example that I thought I would share–it sure brightened my day amidst the rest of my grading! From student Adam Dejulio: 1 cup of creativity, … Continue reading Negotiation Poetry
I am grateful for Michael’s push in his blog post last week to think more about job negotiation, particularly after Reddit announced that they will no longer negotiate starting salaries (in order to avoid gender bias). The Program on Negotiation followed up Ellen Pao’s gambit noting three problems with her approach: (1) women aren’t the problem (it’s … Continue reading Instead of Eliminating Negotiation, How About Eliminating Backlash?
A second story courtesy of Charlie Pillsbury at Quinnipiac: There’s a wonderful ADR story in Paul’s first letter to the newly established Christian church in Corinth. These Corinthian Christians were in conflict with each other over almost everything: over whom to believe – Paul or Apollos, over sexual relations, circumcision, marriage, food, hair styles, veils, … Continue reading Charlie Pillsbury on Paul as a Conflict Resolution Specialist
Before posting our last (and fabulous) blog post from the trip, I just want to say that it has been a real delight to share all of these reflections from my terrific students with our blogging community. Looking forward already to the next trip in 2017! Student James Bowers does a beautiful job here outlining how learning … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Putting the Lessons into Action