To be an effective mediator, you need to learn and fine-tune a variety of special skills, from remaining calm and neutral, to breaking impasse, to marketing your business with diligence. This guide gives you everything you need to enter the exciting world of mediation.
30 Top Mediators Share Secrets to Building a Successful Practice
Author: Jeffrey Krivis,Naomi Lucks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Make Money as a Mediator (and Create Value for Everyone) is an invaluable and inspirational resource filled with practical, proven, and down-to-earth information on how you can develop a satisfying and lucrative career as a mediator, no matter what your area of interest—labor and employment mediation, intellectual property, environment, personal injury, family and divorce, contract, securities, or international peacekeeping.
A Strategic Approach to Building a Successful Practice
Author: Forrest S. Mosten
Category: Family & Relationships
In this definitive guide, Forrest Mosten--an internationally recognized mediation expert--helps would-be mediators answer the critical question "Do I have the values, skills, personality, and commitment necessary to mediate?" A comprehensive resource, the book also explores a wealth of timely topics including the need to establish standards of the profession, how to maintain confidentiality, the pros and cons of co-mediation, and the place of mediation in the process of court and law reform. Straightforward and reader-friendly, the Mediation Career Guide is filled with practice tips, self-surveys, diagrams, reading resources, a list of training programs and volunteer opportunities, budget forms, and model standards of conduct. This hands-on resource is designed to make the challenging journey of becoming a peacemaker a one-step-at-a-time manageable process.
An Insider's Guide to Exploring Careers in Mediation
Author: Peter Lovenheim
Category: Business & Economics
Most mediators feel that helping people end conflicts is special work, and, they're sustained by rewards beyond money, praise, or fame. But with no obvious career path and no prescribed courses to take or degrees to earn, how does one become a mediator? Whatever your background-whether in law, social work, teaching, psychology, business, homemaking, or parenting-you can become a mediator and find a satisfying career says Peter Lovenheim. Becoming a Mediator shows you how, offering a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide to breaking into the field and a no-nonsense approach to the reality of current professional opportunities. Drawing from the experiences of actual mediators, as well as from his own many years of work as an attorney and mediator, Lovenheim not only provides a vital resource but also conveys the sense of mission mediators feel for this emerging new profession.
The Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution If you're working with difficult people (who isn't?) or are not getting the results you want in your work or your personal relationships, this book on conflict resolution is for you! In The Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution, attorney-author and mediator Victoria Pynchon describes why conflicts arise, what types of people draw conflict to them like a magnet, and how to effectively deal with the disputes that dog our days and trouble our sleep at night. With clear writing, personal stories and humor, Pynchon provides valuable information and insight into the way in which we habitually fall into conflict and how we can use it to transform our lives and the lives of those around us. This easily understandable book provides practical suggestions for people to use in their day-to-day lives. The cheerful 'monster' illustrations remind us that monsters and conflicts are are often of our own creation and can be tamed if only we have the magic words. You'll find those transforming and healing words inside. Join us! Excerpt from Chapter 1, A is for Asshole, "Thus we learn that an asshole is not necessarily a person or even a behavior. No one can be an asshole alone in his room. He needs someone to be an asshole to. An asshole is a social relationship in crisis. An asshole is a dispute."
A practical workplace guide to handling conflict effectively Managing employees and encouraging them to work together toward a common goal is an essential skill that all leaders should possess. Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies provides the tools and advice you need to restore peace, train your colleagues to get along better with others, prevent conflicts from ever starting, and maintain better productivity while boosting morale. One of the only trade publications that takes the manager's perspective on how to address conflicts, resolve disputes, and restore peace and productivity to the workplace Examines more positive means for resolving conflicts (other than arguing, surrendering, running away, filing a lawsuit, etc.) Helps managers and employees sort through problems and make the workplace a more rewarding place No manager should be without Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies!
Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Stephen B. Goldberg,Jeanne M. Brett,Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur
Author: Stephen B. Goldberg,Jeanne M. Brett,Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
How Mediation Works will introduce management and law students as well as businesses to this art of conflict resolution from the behavioral perspective, while also providing a valuable resource to continuing education programs, mediation training, and lawyers to familiarize clients with the mediation process.
Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.
A Guide to All the Things They Don't Teach You in Medical School about Starting Your Own Practice
Author: Marlene M. Coleman,Judge William Huss
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to do it on your own. Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to: --Create a Business Plan --Manage the Office --Raise Capital --Bill Your Patients --Market Your Practice --Build a Patient Base --Prevent Malpractice Suits --Keep an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.
Shows you how to have a satisfying career as a mediator, offering a practical, nuts and bolts guide to breaking into the field and a no-nonsense approach to the reality of current professional opportunities. Provides a vital resource but also conveys the sense of mission mediators feel for this emerging new profession
How to Market Your ADR Business Using Mediation Principles You Already Know
Author: Tammy Lenski
Making Mediation Your Day Job is the definitive guide for any mediator operating or considering a private practice. Dr. Tammy Lenski, a full-time mediator for more than 15 years, demonstrates how to build your practice with minimum stress and maximum success. The premise is simple: Take common mediation concepts-including interests, framing, and dialogue-building-and use them not just at the mediation table but also in your marketing. In this detailed and thoughtful guide, Lenski helps you lay the foundation for successful marketing in today's world, including: - Choosing a market that speaks to your passion - Uncovering and meeting your market's greatest needs and interests - Building real connection with your market - Marketing authentically and ethically Lenski's ideas will inspire mediators to embrace marketing with renewed energy and enthusiasm.
The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The True Story of a Real Estate Tycoon, his Beautiful Young Mistress, and a Marriage that Ended in Murder
Author: Cathy Scott
Category: True Crime
The Millionaire's Wife Cathy Scott The beloved son of Holocaust survivors, forty-nine-year-old George Kogan grew up in Puerto Rico before making his way to New York City, where he enjoyed great success as an antiques and art dealer. Until one morning in 1990, when George was approached on the street by an unidentified gunman—and was killed in cold blood. Before the shooting, George had been on the way to his girlfriends's apartment. Mary-Louise Hawkins was twenty-eight years old and had once worked as George's publicist. But ever since they became lovers, George's estranged wife, Barbara, was consumed with bitterness. As she and George hashed out a divorce, Barbara fueled her anger into greed—especially after a judge turned down her request for $5,000 a week in alimony. Barbara, who stood to collect $4.3 million in life insurance, was immediately suspected in George's death. But it would take authorities almost twenty years to uncover a link between her lawyer, Manuel Martinez, and the hitman who killed George. In 2010, Martinez agreed to testify against his client...and Barbara eventually pled guilty to charges of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit murder, and murder in the first degree. This is the shocking true story of THE MILLIONAIRE'S WIFE.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers
The Mediator's Handbook provides a time-tested, flexible model for effective mediation in diverse environments and situations. Completely revised, this new, expanded edition provides a clear overview of mediation and conflict; a large "Toolbox" section that details the skills and approaches used by professional mediators; and a final section that looks at informal mediation. A valuable resource for all working in corporations, government agencies, community organizations and schools.
Engineering is more than nuts and bolts, bricks and mortar; more than the tangible evidence of man-made solutions, and imaginative buildings. McCarthy reveals how every aspect of our lives has been engineered: from how we travel and communicate to our very means of survival. Natasha McCarthy is policy advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.
Get started creating Android apps with Java in no time! The demand for Android apps is not slowing down but many mobile developers who want to create Android apps lack the necessary Java background. This beginner guide gets you up and running with using Java to create Android apps with no prior knowledge or experienced necessary! Shows you the basic Java development concepts and techniques that are necessary to develop Android apps Explores what goes into creating an Android app to give you a better understanding of the various elements Addresses how to deal with standard programming challenges and debugging Beginning Android Programming with Java For Dummies puts you well on your way toward creating Android apps quickly with Java.