• 00:34

    Making Conflict Work – Seven strategies for leveraging conflict with your superv

    in Business

    Everyday life is filled with interactions between superiors and subordinates.Whether you are up or down the food chain, you have to work with someone who has either more or less power than you.Join Columbia University Professor Peter Coleman, as we discuss his new book Making Conflict Work to learn what you can do in these difficult situations.


    Peter T. Coleman is an expert in the field of conflict resolution; researching, writing, practicing and teaching on it for over 20 years. His work as a scientist, educator, mediator, and organizational conflict consultant set the stage for Making Conflict Work. Dr. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, where he today serves as Professor of Psychology and Education and holds a joint-appointment in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College and at The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman is Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University, Chair of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, and a research affiliate of the International Center for Complexity and Conflict at The Warsaw School for Social Psychology.     


    Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation and facilitation services, conflict coaching, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Stephen is a nationally recognized expert on how to maintain your performance under pressure and the Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Taskforce on Safety in ADR.

  • 00:35

    Understanding and Preventing Conflict: Staying Out of The Mediation Emergency Ro

    in Religion

    Churches and their congregational members are not immune to conflict and the collateral damage that can be caused from unresolved "heart" issues which can grow into monsters. In this episode, Dale Pyne, CEO of Peacemaker Ministries discusses how mediation is often the "triage" or emergency room to dealing with conflict. Dale will identify the guiding Biblical principles and steps to address these types of issues. Join us as we learn how Peacemaker Ministries' mission is to equip and assist Christians and their churches to understand, prevent and respond to conflict biblically.


    Dale Pyne is the President and CEO of Peacemaker Ministries, whose purpose is to equip and assist Christians and their churches in understanding, preventing and resolving conflict biblically. Dale is an accomplished and experienced mediator whose work includes cases for Idaho and Washington state Supreme Courts, family courts, churches, businesses, government and tribal entities, families, and para-church organizations.


    Yvette Watson is a graduate student at the University of Baltimore obtaining a Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management. When she is not assuming the role of “grad student,” she works full-time at a financial management firm. She is a mother and a wife who enjoys spending quality time with her family. Yvette obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Morgan State University. Her goal is to become a certified mediator with a specialization in business.

  • 00:42

    The Church Leader's Guide to Assisting Anxious People in Times of Conflict

    in Religion

    Churches are not immune to change and the conflict that comes with it. In this program, Joey Cope identifies the anxious people who will surface in times of controversy and will provide helpful strategies and techniques to bring resolution.


    Joey Cope is the Executive Director of the Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. A Texas attorney, he is a past chair of the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is the co-author of West Publishing's "Texas Practice Guide: Alternative Dispute Resolution." Joey serves on the board of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and has consulted with churches in conflict for more than 15 years.

  • 00:38

    Dealing with Intractable Conflict

    in Relationships

    The Conflict Information Consortium has a primary focus on complex, society-wide intractable conflict.  It has pioneered efforts to use information technologies to provide people from all walks of life with the information that they need in order to deal with these incredibly difficult conflicts more constructively. The Consortium sees such efforts to enhance and mobilize the skills of the general population as critical to efforts to deal with these complex, society-wide conflicts.


    Guy and Heidi Burgess both earned their Ph.D.s in sociology from the University of Colorado in 1979. They then did postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for several years as public policy conflict consultants. In 1988, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, they established (along with others) the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium (now called the Conflict Information Consortium), which they have co-directed ever since.


    For more information:  Beyond Intractability


    Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators.  She is president of the  Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators.  She is the recipient of the the Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.

  • 01:02

    Religious Schools, Religious Rules

    in Education

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    There are few experiences like attending a religious elementary school, high school or university.  Some religious institutions of "learning" are mild, moderate and relatively benign.  Others operate like puritan prisons.  And the strict (and often bizarre) rules imposed by these schools can be interesting, entertaining, and often alarming.


    This show features the experiences and stories of those raised in religious school environments.  Have something you want to share?  Email podcast@thethinkingatheist.com


     

  • 00:32

    Coexistence and Conflict

    in Relationships

    During the month of July, please enjoy these previously recorded shows. We will return live every Tuesday night beginning August 5, 2014. Enjoy the summer!


    Managing inter-communal conflict and violence is critical to national and international security in today's world. As societies are becoming more diverse, many more countries are facing ethnic, religious, cultural and social conflicts. The globalization of such conflicts is also increasing. Join me as I speak with Mari Fitzduff, the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.


    Professor Mari Fitzduff is a native of Northern Ireland who brings more than 20 years of international experience in conflict resolution policy and practice development to the program. Professor Fitzduff was the first chief executive of the foremost conflict resolution agency in Northern Ireland. More recently, she served as director of UNU/INCORE, a United Nations University Center and one of the world's leading organizations for international research and consultancy work on coexistence and conflict matters around the world. She has served as a consultant and trainer on conflict programs in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Basque country, and the CIS states.


    Click for more information on Mari Fitzduff


    Listener Assignment:


    To break through the barriers and learn how to coexist with someone so different from yourself, we suggest you take this challenge. Sit down with someone you might find difficult to listen to...maybe someone of a different faith or cultural background and engage them in a conversation with the intent of being curious. This is not about a debate.

  • 01:59

    Let's talk...God is not Religious - The Sinner's Prayer Gospel - Episode 11

    in Christianity

    This series will address the error and danger associated with the all-pervasive embracing of a non-scriptural and casually committed to version of the gospel.  A modern phenomenon, that is deceiving people into believing that they have received and are assured of an eternally secure salvation without the true surrender, commitment and passion required by Christ and the original leaders of the Church, according to scripture.  This has in fact, metamorphosed into another gospel completely, a false gospel.  The controversial and consequential issues of the sinner's prayer, born again and centrality of personal relationship with the Holy Spirit are dealt with extensively.


    The message of the series is that we must honestly examine and make sure that the modern gospel that is being offered wholesale and indiscriminately to all with less and less scrutiny and cost to the recipient is the truth and really procures salvation. This is so crucial, as we enter into the era of the "great delusion" that scripture warns us about which will appear in the very last days.  The deception is said to be so strong, that if it were possible, even God's elect would be deceived!  This series brings a fresh analysis to the true relationship and commitment that Christ offers and demands of those whom He calls.  Inviting the listener into a vibrant, personally rewarding and powerful relationship with the Loving Christ through the Person of the Holy Spirit.


    This message is life and death to a generation that is so scripturally ignorant and lacks the experience and foundation of traditional, biblical faith while being equally bombarded with so many erroneous and dangerous teachings, cleverly cloaked in mixtures of secular, esoteric and dangerous doctrines of demons passing for contemporary spirtuality and all embracing, unprejudiced Christian faith.


    faith.

  • 00:59

    Conflict and Miscommunication Across Cultures

    in Culture

    Nina has worked with many cultures in her decades of mediation work. She will share concepts such as the different ways of looking at fairness, how cultures respond to conflict and why they have dissimilar desires as to their goals and outcomes, how people express the same emotion in a variety of ways, and why it is a common mistake to "pretend to be in someone else's shoes".  This very practical 30 minutes will help you understand some of the diversity across cultures that can create problems and explore positive steps in working through the conflict.


    Nina Meierding has assisted in the resolution of thousands of disputes and has conducted training throughout the world, including Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and India.  She has been an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California  for almost 25 years, as well as Southern Methodist University's Dispute Resolution program for almost 20 years.  For her many years of service and expertise, Nina was awarded the Peacemaker Award in 1992 by the Southern California Mediation Association for her outstanding work in the conflict resolution field and in 2005 she was awarded the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award which is an international award given annually by the Association for Conflict Resolution.  In addition to her teaching and training, Nina is the mediation consultant and mediation partner for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS).


    For More Information:  Nina Meierding

  • 00:41

    Narrative Mediation: Loosening the grip of conflict

    in Relationships

    Narrative mediation is a culturally focused practice that is based upon the notion that our lives are shaped by the stories that people tell about us and by the stories that we tell ourselves. The goal of the narrative mediator is to co-author stories that highlight strengths and competencies, rather than conflict. It helps people separate themselves from conflict-saturated stories and gives them the opportunity to re-author relationships in more peaceful, cooperative, and respectful ways. From this alternative position, the resolution of conflict can often happen much more smoothly and effectively than in traditional problem-solving approaches.


    Dr. Gerald Monk is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University and has a primary role in training Marriage and Family Therapists. Gerald is a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist in California and a mediator and trainer in collaborative divorce practices and a conflict resolution consultant in health care. Gerald worked as a psychologist and mediator in New Zealand for fifteen years prior to moving to the United States in 2000.


    For more Information:  Dr. Gerald Monk

  • 01:59

    Let's Talk...God is not Religious - The Sinner's Prayer Gospel - Episode 19

    in Christianity

    This series will address the error and danger associated with the all-pervasive embracing of a non-scriptural and casually committed to version of the gospel.  A modern phenomenon, that is deceiving people into believing that they have received and are assured of an eternally secure salvation without the true surrender, commitment and passion required by Christ and the original leaders of the Church, according to scripture.  This has in fact, metamorphosed into another gospel completely, a false gospel.  The controversial and consequential issues of the sinner's prayer, born again and centrality of personal relationship with the Holy Spirit are dealt with extensively.


    The message of the series is that we must honestly examine and make sure that the modern gospel that is being offered wholesale and indiscriminately to all with less and less scrutiny and cost to the recipient is the truth and really procures salvation. This is so crucial, as we enter into the era of the "great delusion" that scripture warns us about which will appear in the very last days.  The deception is said to be so strong, that if it were possible, even God's elect would be deceived!  This series brings a fresh analysis to the true relationship and commitment that Christ offers and demands of those whom He calls.  Inviting the listener into a vibrant, personally rewarding and powerful relationship with the Loving Christ through the Person of the Holy Spirit.


    This message is life and death to a generation that is so scripturally ignorant and lacks the experience and foundation of traditional, biblical faith while being equally bombarded with so many erroneous and dangerous teachings, cleverly cloaked in mixtures of secular, esoteric and dangerous doctrines of demons passing for contemporary spirtuality and all embracing, unprejudiced Christian faith.

  • 02:01

    Let's talk...God is not Religious - The Sinner's Prayer Gospel - Episode 18

    in Christianity

    This series will address the error and danger associated with the all-pervasive embracing of a non-scriptural and casually committed to version of the gospel.  A modern phenomenon, that is deceiving people into believing that they have received and are assured of an eternally secure salvation without the true surrender, commitment and passion required by Christ and the original leaders of the Church, according to scripture.  This has in fact, metamorphosed into another gospel completely, a false gospel.  The controversial and consequential issues of the sinner's prayer, born again and centrality of personal relationship with the Holy Spirit are dealt with extensively.


    The message of the series is that we must honestly examine and make sure that the modern gospel that is being offered wholesale and indiscriminately to all with less and less scrutiny and cost to the recipient is the truth and really procures salvation. This is so crucial, as we enter into the era of the "great delusion" that scripture warns us about which will appear in the very last days.  The deception is said to be so strong, that if it were possible, even God's elect would be deceived!  This series brings a fresh analysis to the true relationship and commitment that Christ offers and demands of those whom He calls.  Inviting the listener into a vibrant, personally rewarding and powerful relationship with the Loving Christ through the Person of the Holy Spirit.


    This message is life and death to a generation that is so scripturally ignorant and lacks the experience and foundation of traditional, biblical faith while being equally bombarded with so many erroneous and dangerous teachings, cleverly cloaked in mixtures of secular, esoteric and dangerous doctrines of demons passing for contemporary spirtuality and all embracing, unprejudiced Christian faith.

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