Lessons Learning

  • 2015 | Author: N. Gill (Center for Security Studies - CSS)

    Inside the Box: Using Integrative Simulations to Teach Conflict, Negotiation and Mediation

    This book offers Integrative Simulations (IN-simulations) as one model of learning that involves multi-session scenarios (designed to take from two days to several months) based on existing conflicts, reflecting the perspectives of authentic parties. IN-simulations provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves directly in a conflict and negotiation, learn about the beliefs and interests of a wide variety of actors from their own perspectives, and experience the dynamics between parties in an environment that closely replicates reality. The guide should be useful for instructors who offer training in negotiation and mediation to professionals and practitioners; university professors and program directors who wish to provide courses that integrate academic knowledge with practice-based learning; and experts, mediators or negotiators who seek to develop teaching methods that help them convey what they have learned and experienced ‘in the field’.

  • 2013 | Author: E.Isoaho, S.Tuuli (Crisis Management Initiative - CMI)

    From Pre-Talks to Implementation: Lessons Learned from Mediation Processes

    This publication seeks to offer useful insights and concrete support for anyone involved in mediation processes by gathering lessons learnt from international mediation practitioners. The paper is divided into four parts that follow the four phases of mediation: the pre-talks, the talks, the agreement, and the implementation phase. Each part consists of two elements, (1) a checklist of things to consider is included at the very beginning of each section, and (2) lists of lessons that have been gathered from internationally- experienced mediation practitioners.

  • 2010 | Author: J.A. Mason and M. Siegfried (United States Institute of Peace – USIP, co-published with CSS and Swisspeace)

    Debriefing Mediators to Learn from Their Experiences

    The goal of this handbook is to enhance the practice of mediation by showing how lessons from individual mediators can be identified and made available both to their home organization and to a wider practitioner audience. More particularly, the handbook gives guidance to staff debriefing mediators who are or have been directly involved in peace negotiations. The guide outlines in a four-step process how to prepare for the interview, conduct the interview, structure and analyze the experience and disseminate the knowledge acquired.