Amanda is a mediator and conflict management specialist. She loves weird, sticky and seemingly unsolvable problems.
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. We learn about community building, incentives, UN programs and development aid that were used to overcome barriers to trust and engagement.  Partners Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Mediation Law Leke Dukagjinic Code Positive Descrimination UNDP Kosovo UN Kosovo Team If you are interested in hearing more about Nora's work she will be speaking at the ADRBC 2019 Symposium, June 10th and 11th in Vancouver, Canada You can find Nora online here What trust-building initiatives have you found success with? Tell us about them @overconflict Talk Soon!!
This episode uses the book Happiness by Aminata Forna to explores a wide variety of ideas and concepts around conflict. This wide ranging discussion touches on trauma and growth, conflict cycles, polarization, conflict roles and human-animal conflict. SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!  If you are the kind of reader who hates spoilers please read the book before listening to the episode. Here are links to the past episodes mentioned in our discussion. Lorraine Segal - Episode 28 - Spotlight on Boundary Setting Julie Daum - Episode 6 - Giving Feedback C.D. and Amanda read the book as part of CoRe Reads 2018. A huge Thank You to Julie Daum for suggesting the book, Darsey Meredith and Aaron Leakey for participating in the dialogue and Wendy Lakusta for facilitating the collaborative discussion. You can see the video of the collaborative process here Did you enjoy being part of our book club? Want more? Aaron Leakey is facilitating a new monthly group Reading Conflict with the first discussion starting March 11, 2019
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 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 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!
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 
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