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Join us weekly as we explore the interesting corners of mediation, conflict resolution and peacemaking. We speak with experienced practitioners, innovators, pioneers and boundary pushers to tackle some of the controversial and difficult topics in our field while finding ways to grow our practices and implement new ideas.

Overthinking Conflict Amanda Semenoff and C.D. Saint

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Join us weekly as we explore the interesting corners of mediation, conflict resolution and peacemaking. We speak with experienced practitioners, innovators, pioneers and boundary pushers to tackle some of the controversial and difficult topics in our field while finding ways to grow our practices and implement new ideas.

    Post-Conflict Trust Building with Nora Sahatciu

    Post-Conflict Trust Building with Nora Sahatciu

    Community Building, Transitional Justice and Inter-Community Trust work in Kosovo

    This week we are joined by Nora Sahatciu to explore her work in Kosovo creating the groundwork for Serbian families to safely return to Kosovo.

    Partners Kosovo
    Kosovo
    Kosovo Mediation Law
    Leke Dukagjinic Code
    Positive Descrimination
    UNDP Kosovo
    UN Kosovo Team
    Nora will be speaking at the ADRBC 2019 Symposium
    What trust-building initiatives have you found success with? Tell us about them @overconflict
    Talk Soon!!

    • 28 min
    Exploring Happiness the Novel

    Exploring Happiness the Novel

    A book club style discussion with a conflict lens exploring Happiness by Aminata Forna. This wide ranging discussion touches on trauma, conflict cycles, polarization, roles and human-animal conflict. 

    SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! 
    This episode has book spoilers

    Lorraine Segal - Episode 28 - Spotlight on Boundary Setting
    Julie Daum - Episode 6 - Giving Feedback

    A huge Thank You to Julie Daum for suggesting the book, Darsey Meredith, Aaron Leakey and Wendy Lakusta.

    • 29 min
    Winter Reflections

    Winter Reflections

    In this Episode C.D. and Amanda take some time to reflect on the last year and look forward to 2019. This is the longest show notes and link list we've done by about 200%. So we've pulled our 2 call-outs to the top of the list!
    1. We are collecting ideas for the 2019 SKill Series. If there are skills you think we should add to the list let us know @overconflict or www.facebook.com/overconflict
    2. Happiness by Aminatta Forna is the CoRe Reads holiday book club pick. Read it with us over the holidays.
    C.D. Co-Chaired the BC CLE Conflict Resolutiuon Conference 2018 - Evolving Practices for Changing Times
    Amanda has been studying Conversational Intelligence with Judith Glaser. Judith passed away last week and will be greatly missed by the entire CIQ community. You can find out more about Judith and her work at www.conversationalintelligence.com
    As we begin a season filled with family visits we are reminded of some of the great advice from Episode 24 - Curiousity for Better Holidays with Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner Siggins
     
    Skill Series
    Did you enjoy last year's skill series? Are there skills you really think we should do next year? Let us know which ones you would love to see covered @overconflict
    C.D. and Amanda found a different set of last year's series really useful Which were your favourites? We've gathered them all here for you just in case you want a refresher!
    Episode 25 - Spotlight on Paraphrasing with Luke Weisner
    Episode 26 - Spotlight on Effective Questions with Cinnie Noble
    Episode 27 - Spotlight on Reframing with Stephanie Grunze-Swanson
    Episode 28 - Spotlight on Boundaries with Lorraine Segal
    Episode 29 - Spotlight on Assertiveness with Dr. Michael Talbot
    Episode 30 - Process Management with Gordon Sloan
     
    Will you join C.D. and Amanda in reading Happiness by Aminatta Forna for CoRe Reads? CoRe Reads is a holiday book club for Conflict Resolution professionals. This year's book was chosen through a consensus process led by Wendy Lakusta
    You can see the full video of Wendy Lakusta's facilitation here, after watching the video myself I plan to read all 3 books over my holidays!
    Julie Daum - Happiness by Amminata Forna
    Aaron Leakey - Blindness by Jose Saramago
    Darsey Meredith - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    Julie Daum, CoRe Reads, C.D. and Amanda will be debriefing the book in January, date to be determined. We will announce the date once we know it on twitter and in our newsletter.
    Have a Wonderful Holidays! Talk Soon!

    • 21 min
    How do you support people to participate?

    How do you support people to participate?

    We had the opportunity to chat about coaching in Family Busines disputes with Laura North. While family businesses have some unique dynamics, I left this chat thinking about how I can apply the concept to other businesses. Does one of the parties need a support person? In which situations might a coach be a good situation?
    You can find Laura North online at True North Coaching
    Do you use coaches in your dispute resolution practice? Tell us about it @overconflict 

    • 5 min
    Getting to Better Questions with Cinnie Noble

    Getting to Better Questions with Cinnie Noble

    This week we have Cinnie Noble back to continue our exploration of questions. How do you know if you've asked a good question? What is the purpose of questions? How do you use time to increase the power of your questions? How do you handle having asked a bad question?
    Cinnie's Daily Questions can be found on Twitter @conflictmastery
    Cinnie's Book Conflict Master: Questions to Guide you
    What do you want to be most prepared for? 
    What could they do to trigger you?
    What do you want to do differently?
    What have I not asked?
    You can find Cinnie online at www.cinergycoaching.com/
    Have you heard any great questions recently? Let us know @overconflict Talk Soon!

    • 23 min
    Who has a stake in a conflict?

    Who has a stake in a conflict?

    This short bonus episode features our chat with Aaron Lyons at the ADRBC 2018 Symposium. We talk about the role of the larger community in dispute resolution processes. What is the role of the community to speak values into a conflict? How should rights be reflected at the table? Let us know what you think @overconflict
    Find Aaron Lyons online at Just Outcomes
    Talk Soon.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Tirmaillal ,

So well done!

CD and Amanda are smart, insightful and a delight to listen to. Add to this that I learn something that I can apply to my mediation practice every episode and it is no wonder their podcast is the only one I have stuck with.

guyjem ,

Practical communication advice

Great tips and strategies for improving communication in relationships, both professional and personal!

NormSm ,

6 podcasts on Skills great refresher with some depth

Really enjoyed the six sessions. Great refresher and lots of new things with some depth in the conversation. Thanks!

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