Mediation Training Resources
Resources from Zena Zumeta
Conflict Style for Mediators
The five styles of conflict resolution are helpful to categorize clients. But what should mediators do to help move them toward collaboration? In these short videos, Zena goes through the styles and identifies successful mediator interventions for each style.
Framing Issues Advanced Online Course!
Framing issues is a powerful mediator tool that is often given short shrift in basic training. But framing questions well is a good short cut to getting results in mediation. In this online course, Zena will give you the approach, the purpose, and the technique.
Moosewood Computers, Inc. Comparative Mediation DVDs
Two sets of DVDs show comparative mediation techniques on the part of Zena Zumeta, JD, and Jon Muth, JD, both highly regarded mediators in Michigan. Zena Zumeta uses the facilitative style in mostly joint sessions; Jon Muth uses the evaluative style in mostly caucus sessions. Moosewood 1 focuses on the partnership issues and Moosewood 2 focuses on the monetary and dissolution issues.
I Shall Not Hate, Zena interviews Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a beautiful man, who, coming out of hardship and tragedy, is a healer who refuses to hate even the people who caused the tragedy. You can listen to the interview on the Texas Conflict Coach website
. Dr. Abuelaish talks about his education as a Palestinian, becoming a doctor, his work at an Israeli hospital delivering babies and going back and forth over the border to Gaza, and the night that 3 of his daughters were killed in an Israeli attack on Gaza. Despite this tragedy, Dr. Abuelaish, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, still speaks out for peace. His book, I Shall Not Hate
, is a testament to the human spirit and its belief in the good in people that lies behind even hatred and war. He speaks of building bridges between peoples, instead of succumbing to hatred. He now has a website for the memorial and foundation he has set up in memory of his daughters and his niece who died in 2009, www.daughtersforlife.com
. June 14, 2011.
Fairly Legal - Mediation Truth of Fiction
Have you seen "Fairly Legal," the new TV show on USA Network? It provides a great opportunity to educate people about mediation, and this episode of the Texas Conflict Coach does just that. Zena joins host Pattie Porter as a guest co-host. (Available on iTunes) Feb. 1, 2011.
Family Series: Is Divorce Mediation for You?
In this episode of the Texas Conflict Coach's Internet radio show, Zena explores what mediation is, who should consider mediation, and typical outcomes of mediation as opposed to litigated divorce and separation. (Available on iTunes) Nov. 9, 2010.
Association for Conflict Resolution
An international membership association committed to the advancement of the highest standards of ethics and practice for dispute resolvers. ACR is a merged organization of the Academy of Family Mediators, Conflict Resolution Education Network, and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.
Mediation Council of Illinois
The organization serves both the mediators of Illinois and their clients in creating standards for members, promoting the use of mediation, and mentoring new mediators.
National Association for Community Mediation
A membership organization comprised of community mediation centers, their staff and volunteer mediators, and other individuals and organizations interested in the community mediation movement.
Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
The Pennsylvania Council of Mediators brings together individuals and organizations who share a common interest in mediation as the preferred form of dispute resolution.
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury with Bruce Patton (Second edition, Houghton Mifflin, 1991)
Divorce and Family Mediation: Models, Techniques, and Applications edited by Jay Folberg, Ann L. Milne, Peter Salem (Guilford Press, 2004)