In Their Voices
A Video Conversation Project
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As I wrote The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution, I wondered whether I could include the voices and perspectives of others—not simply through quotations and citations which I employed extensively. I wanted more depth and detail. I wanted to include the perspectives, experiences and wisdom of others who think about and work with similar ideas and to do so in their own voices. These are people who have added immeasurably to our profession through practice experiences, writings, teaching and research.
I considered conducting interviews and producing transcripts in an appendix. This was a wonderful though impractical idea.
That led to the idea of producing a series of video conversations broadly oriented to ideas about reflective practice including, learning from experience, applying theory to shape action, and others. The conversations will focus on and emphasize their practices, teaching, writing and research.
Additional participants in this project include:
Cinnie Noble, Cinergy coaching, Toronto, Ontario
Margaret Ross and Greg Rooney, mediators and trainers, Adelaide, Australia
Howard Herman, Director ADR Program, US District Court, Northern District of California
Rochelle Arms Almengor, professor and researcher, John Jay College, New York
Deirdre Curran, professor and researcher, Galway, Ireland
John Ford, workplace mediator and trainer, San Francisco
Susan Terry, mediator and educator, Vermont
Mediator, author, and video series editor Michael Lang gives an introduction to the "In their Voices" series in this short 1½ minute video.
Mediator Sue Bronson doesn't rest upon the familiar, but takes what she knows and applies it in new innovative ways. In this 44 minute video Sue and Michael discuss screening techniques.
From her articles and blogs, Mediator Tammy Lenski is well-known throughout the mediation community. In this 1 hour video Tammy and Michael discuss excellence in practice and how to become a good mediator.
Director, ADR Program for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Howard Herman and Michael discuss the benefits of reflective practice and its impact on the quality of mediation practice.