The Handbook of Mediation gathers leading experts across fields related to peace, justice, human rights, and conflict resolution to explore ways that mediation can be applied to a range of spectrums, including new age settings, relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, environmental conflicts, and intercultural and international conflicts. The text is informed by cogent theory, state-of-the-art research, and best practices to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of mediation practice in contemporary times. Based on four signature themes—contexts; skills and competencies; applications; and recommendations—the handbook provides theoretical, applicable, and practical insight into a variety of key approaches to mediation. Authors consider modern conflict on a local and global scale, emphasizing the importance of identifying effective strategies, foundations, and methods to shape the nature of a mediation mindfully and effectively. With a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, the text complements the development of the reader’s competencies and understanding of mediation in order to contribute to the advancement of the mediation field. With a conversational tone that will welcome readers, this comprehensive book is essential reading for students and professionals wanting to learn a wide range of potential interventions for conflict.
Author: James E. Gilman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Political Science
A guide to the practice of mediation as a means of resolving conflict, this short how-to manual includes all the resources needed to teach and train mediators in the skills of conflict resolution. It explains the conceptual framework of conflict and peacemaking, the stages and steps of the mediation process, and the resources necessary to conduct mediation sessions, including practice through role-playing. The book is divided into three parts: Theory, Process, and Practice. Part I provides a conceptual framework for understanding conflict and mediation. It discusses the sources of conflict, the dynamics of power imbalances, how mediation counteracts them, and familiar styles for managing conflicts. Part II describes the stages of the mediation process. It begins with orientation and preparation for the mediation session before outlining each of the five stages of the mediation process along with a range of communication skills crucial to the success of each stage. Part III focuses on several familiar areas of human experience in which the practice of mediation is common, such as family and domestic mediation, business and organizational mediation, international mediation, and education. These chapters include customary forms and techniques used in resolving conflicts. The final chapter includes materials to manage and conduct mediation role-playing exercises.
Author: Christopher W. Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-04-07
The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field ofmediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners,faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Processas the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The mostcomprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect fornew and experienced conflict managers working in any area ofdispute resolution—family, community, employment, business,environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. Thisis the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has beenexpanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field.It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediationand help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance theirworking relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches forproviding mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the rightstrategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types ofdisputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice ofintercultural and international mediation
Author: Theophile Margellos
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release Date: 2016-04-24
Disputes about intellectual property (IP) rights are frequently multinational, with allegations of infringement and arguments about validity and ownership spanning numerous jurisdictions. As an alternative to expensive, risk-prone and time-consuming litigation, out-of-court settlements conducted through mediation are becoming more common, with the added advantage that they are not tied to the geographical scope of the IP rights at stake. This book is the first work of its type devoted to the practical A to Z of IP mediation. It is written in a reader-friendly style which makes it accessible to a wide readership. With numerous case study examples demonstrating the kind of challenges that arise and how they can be met, a team of internationally recognized mediators and IP experts offers in-depth discussion of how mediation mitigates difficulties in such IP areas as the following: • disputes on trademarks, designs, patents, copyrights and other IP rights; • allegations of breach of contract; • licences and transfers; and • R&D cooperation agreements. The authors provide analysis and recommendations about drafting settlement agreements, including standard clauses and enforcement, as well as an overview of the main mediation services which may be used to settle IP disputes. Showing how mediation offers a dispute resolution process at a human level where parties can not only discuss and resolve their differences but also create added value to the existing IP rights and the business surrounding them, the book will be warmly welcomed by lawyers, both in-house and outside counsels, IP professionals in general and rights holders and licensees.
Author: Thomas Pyzdek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This fully revised bestseller integrates Lean methodologies and certification coverage and features bonus videos, quizzes, and sample files The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition reveals how to realize significant gains in quality, productivity, and sales in any organization. This new edition offers vast improvements to examples and offers videos, sample data files for download, and online quizzes for all levels of Six Sigma certification. The content features further integration of Lean methods and examples, healthcare examples, risk management, and case studies of various deployment and analysis techniques. Includes two sample quizzes for Six Sigma certification, one for Green Belt candidates and one for Black Belt candidates Links to five videos that walk you through specific processes, such as Minitab functions, statistical process control, and how to read a Pareto chart Clearly defines the management responsibilities and actions necessary for successful deployment. Fully incorporates Lean, problem-solving, and statistical techniques within the Six Sigma methodology
Author: J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2018-05-28
Genre: Social Science
Fourth Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title! Praise for the Fourth Edition: "In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant...ALL of us, personally and professionally, are indebted to [him]. From his work we may be just a bit wiser, a bit healthier, a bit more competent, and a lot more in touch with meaning for the sake of all who mourn." --Illness, Crisis, & Loss "[If] you knew Worden's work and his writings previously, you'll find an enhanced book with a much broader and challenging perspective than his previous editions. If you are not familiar with Bill Worden, then it is time to begin." --Ben Wolfe, MEd, LICSW, Fellow in Thanatology, Program Manager/Grief Counselor, St. Mary's Medical Center's Grief Support Center Duluth, MN Encompassing new content on the treatment of grief, loss, and bereavement, the updated and revised fifth edition of this gold-standard text continues to deliver the most up-to-date research and practical information for upper-level students and practitioners alike. The fifth edition includes updates to the author’s Tasks and Mediators of Mourning, new case studies, and valuable Instructor Resources. The text highlights recent initiatives to extend care to the bereaved and fosters the knowledge and skills required for effective intervention and even preventative treatment. Also addressed is the impact of social media and online resources for “cyber mourning,” changes in the DSM-5 as they influence bereavement work, alternate models of mourning, and new findings on the varied qualities of grief. The fifth edition continues to present a well-organized, concise format that is easy to read and provides critical information for master’s level health courses in grief counseling and grief therapy as well as for new and seasoned practitioners alike. New to the Fifth Edition: Refinements to the author’s TASKS of Mourning New considerations regarding Mediators of Mourning on social variables The impact of social media and online resources on “cyber mourning” Complicated spiritual grief after mass shootings and other catastrophes Changes in the DSM-5 as they influence bereavement work Cross-cultural and multifaceted counseling for specialized grief, including grandparent’s grief, prolonged grief disorder, and HIV-AIDS-related bereavement Updated information on grief and depression New case studies and updated references Includes reflection and discussion questions in each chapter Updated and revised information on grief counseling training Accompanying instructor packet with Manual, PowerPoint slides, and Test Bank
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2019-05-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The definitive guide to land development—fully updated to cover the latest industry advances. This thoroughly revised resource lays out step-by-step approaches from feasibility, through design and into permitting stages of land development projects. The book offers a holistic view of the land development process for public and private project types – including residential, commercial, mixed-use and institutional. Land Development Handbook, Fourth Edition contains the latest information on green technologies and environmentally conscious design methods. Detailed technical appendices, revised graphics, and case studies round out the content included. This edition covers:•Due diligence, planning, and zoning•Review procedures, building codes, and development costs•Environmental and historical considerations•Site analysis and preliminary engineering•Feasibility studies and site inspections•Conceptual and schematic design•Site selection, yield, and impact studies•Final design processes and sample plans•Components of a site plan and the approval process•Site grading, road design, and utility design •Stormwater management and hydrology•Erosion and sediment control•Permits, bonds, and construction documents•Soils, floodplain studies and stream restoration
Author: Thomas Pyzdek
Release Date: 2003-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics
The most comprehensive Six Sigma reference available, now revised and expanded Completely rewritten and reorganized, this second edition of The Six Sigma Handbookcovers all the basic statistics and qualityimprovement tools of the Six Sigma quality management system. This new edition reflects the developments in Six Sigma over the past few years and will help maintain the book's position as the leading comprehensive guide to Six Sigma. Key changes to this edition include: New chapters on DFSS (Design for Six Sigma); Minitab, the most popular statistical software for Six Sigma; Six Sigma philosophy and values; flowcharting; and SIPOC Coverage of the core problem-solving technique DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) Dozens of downloadable, customizable Six Sigma work sheets New material on important advanced Six Sigma tools such as FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
Author: Cathy Jo Cress
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide for care managers that addresses the multiple needs of aging adults and their families. An ideal teaching tool, it guides students and professionals along the journey of becoming a successful care manager. New to this edition are two new chapters on working with older veterans and helping clients with depression. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides updated ethics and standards, a focus on credentialing and certification, numerous case studies, sample forms and letters, and tips for building and growing a care manager business.