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Problem Solving for One: Conflict Coaching and ADR Innovations

If you missed the Association for Conflict Resolution’s annual conference, then you also missed our problem solving for one presentation.  The three hour session featured Alan Tidwell’s introduction and overview of PS1. Daniel Rainey of the National Mediation Board outlined how … Continue reading

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Conflict Triage

People in the throes of conflict often feel at sea, not knowing what to do.  To whom should they turn?  Lawyer, social worker, minister, mediator or friend?  Sometimes it’s just not clear from whom parties should seek help.  Self directed … Continue reading

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PS1: Helping People to Help Themselves

Problem Solving for 1 (PS1)  helps people to help themselves.  While PS1 aided in kicking off conflict coaching, it also makes another important contribution.  Training people in how to use PS1 in everyday life helps people to better think through their … Continue reading

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CSX and PS1

Earlier this week Zach Jones, head of Employee Services at CSX, the railroad company, gave a guest lecture to my students enrolled in Managing Organizational Conflict (in the conflict resolution masters program at Georgetown University).  He outlined the ways in … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Effective Planning

Problem solving for one offers parties a useful tool in preparing for negotiation.  Effective planning should happen before any negotiation.  Planning, however, is not a script to be followed, nor a negotiation position to be taken.  Remember President Dwight Eisenhower’s admonition … Continue reading

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PS1 Comes to the National Mediation Board

The National Mediation Board (NMB), the primary US Federal agency with responsibility for resolving labor disputes in the air and rail sectors, has been honing their skills in Problem Solving for 1 (PS1).  In November 2013 key personnel at NMB … Continue reading

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ACR Workplace Section Conflict Coaching Teleseminar

On July 15 Alan Tidwell offered an update on problem solving for one to members of the Association for Conflict Resolution via a teleseminar, chaired by Cinnie Noble.  The teleseminar series, chaired by Cinnie Noble, links people from around the … Continue reading

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