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Mediation: Skills and Strategies

Mediation: Skills and Strategies

Boulle, L; Goldblatt, V; Green, P, 2015

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This text is a practical guide to learning skills, strategies and techniques for effective mediation.

 

Format: Paperback


This title is also available in Practitioner Book Online format.
PBO ISBN: ONLB0MSSSU

Description

Mediation: Skills and Strategies focuses on the practical operation of the mediation process, with particular reference to the skills and techniques which can be used by mediators in their formal and informal roles as helper, facilitators, and supporters of decision making.

Recognising that mediation is not only an ‘art’ but also a process that can be “understood, analysed, learned, practiced and improved”, the authors have developed this work to assist practitioners and students of mediation to develop the problem solving, negotiation and decision making skills that are so critical for effective mediation.

Adapted for New Zealand students and practitioners from the work Mediation Skills and Techniques by Boulle and Alexander, Mediation: Skills and Strategies complements the well-regarded and comprehensive work Mediation: Principles, Process, Practice also by Boulle, Goldblatt and Green. It provides an invaluable addition to the library, learning and reference resources of current and aspiring mediators.


Features

     •     All mediator skills and techniques link to the New Zealand professional standards
     •     Text is written in plain English
     •     Focus is on the practical knowledge and skills
     •     Illustrations and case studies are provided to explain important points
     •     A range of documents and precedents are provided in the appendices


Each chapter contains:

     •     Case illustrations
     •     Mediator learning (highlighting key points contained in each chapter)
     •     Tasks for new mediators
     •     Footnotes
     •     References
     •     Bibliography

Author

Professor Laurence Boulle AM is Professor of Law at the Australian Catholic University and Adjunct Professor at both the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Bond University Australia. He is also former chair of NADRAC and a part-time member of the National Native Title Tribunal.

 

Virginia Goldblatt is the Director of the University Mediation Service at Massey University and a Fellow of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand.  As well as being a teacher of mediation, Virginia has been a practicing mediator for some 20 years. She also has the academic leadership of the family law mediation programme delivered under the auspices of the New Zealand Law Society though NZLS Continuing Legal Education.

 

Phillip Green is a practicing Barrister, Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator, Founding President and Fellow of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand, and Director of Professional Studies for that Institute. He has over 30 years active experience in alternative dispute resolution lectured in arbitration and mediation at both Victoria University and Massey University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1     Mediation Skills and Strategies*
Chapter 2     Intake, Screening and Other Preliminaries*
Chapter 3     Maintaining a Favourable Climate*
Chapter 4     Diagnosing, Defining, Designing
Chapter 5     Managing the Mediation Process
Chapter 6     Assisting the Communication Dynamics
Chapter 7     Facilitating the Negotiations
Chapter 8     Encouraging Settlement
Chapter 9     Variations in the Mediation Process
Chapter 10     Special Issues in Mediation
Chapter 11     Avoiding Mediator Traps
Chapter 12     Developing a Practice and Practising Mediation

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