A Step Removed: Third-Party Neutrals as Process Coaches
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 10:30am 12:00pm
Carolyn Penny, J.D., Common Ground: Center for Cooperative Solutions, University of California at Davis
John B. Stephens, Ph.D., Public Dispute Resolution Program, School of Government, University of North Carolina
Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices
Come to this interactive session to learn about and discuss an emerging process choice, third-party neutral as process coach or mentor for a collaborative stakeholder effort. Well cover the concepts, benefits and drawbacks of these arrangements. Based on real-life process coach scenarios, session participants will discuss best practices for selection and implementation of this approach. This session is appropriate for all conference participants who want to leave with a greater understanding of and practical approach to the process choice of third-party neutral as coach or mentor.
Primary Target Audience(s):
Corporate Entities/Resource Users ECR Practitioners/Attorney Mediators Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal) Non-governmental Organizations