Approaches for Managing Large Multiparty Cases When Things Start to Go Wrong
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 10:30am 12:00pm

Presenters:
Christopher Moore, Ph.D. (Moderator), CDR Associates
Joseph McMahon, Jr., Collaborative Processes

Track: Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices

Description:
This interactive workshop will explore difficult and highly charged problems that often occur in multiparty facilitation initiatives, and strategies to address/manage them. Issues to be examined include questioning whether an initiative should be started if some parties are not committed to collaboration, handling spoilers and problems of good faith, managing when data is not available or inconclusive, reframing negotiations as public involvement processes, and achieving potential beneficial outcomes even if total agreement cannot be reached. Format will be small group and plenary problem-solving discussions. Participants can use information in future collaborative initiatives to help prevent and resolve difficult dilemmas.

Primary Target Audience(s): ECR Practitioners/Attorney Mediators Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal) Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians

Handouts/Presentations:
Materials not available.