The Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC), in collaboration with The Scheinman Institute and The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, is pleased to announce an Evening Reception and One- Day Training Event coming this Spring!
Friday, May 1st, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ILR Conference Center (Cornell University)
Workshop for Community Mediators with Dr. Joseph Folger
"Responding Effectively to Workplace Conflict: The Transformative Perspective"
Joseph Folger is a Professor of Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where he teaches courses in conflict theory, third party intervention and group process. He is a co-founder and current President of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (www.transformativemediation.org). His work at the Institute included assisting with the design and delivery of the United States Postal Service REDRESS mediation program, as well as conducting assessment and benchmarking research for numerous organizations and mediation agencies. He has worked extensively as a third party intervener in organizational, community, court and small group disputes. He is also the co-founder of Temple University’s Conflict Education Resource Team – a peer mediation program for Temple University students.
Folger has delivered keynote addresses at conferences held by the Academy of Family Mediators, Mediation UK, Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, National Mediation Conference of Australia, Universal Forum of Cultures - Barcelona Spain, Congreso Mundial de Mediación and the Congreso International de Mediación, the Rakmo Institute of Slovenia, and IMAB in Sao Paulo Brazil. In 2006, he won the Peacebuilder of the Year award from the New York State Dispute Resolution Association. He has conducted mediation trainings throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.
Professor Folger has published extensively in the areas of communication and conflict, mediation, and third party intervention processes. His books include the award winning volumes, Working Through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups and Organizations (7th edition, with M.S. Poole and R.K. Stutman) and The Promise of Mediation (with R. Bush, 1994, 2005 ). He edited (with R.Bush) Designing Mediation: Approaches to Training and Practice within the Transformative Framework and most recently he edited (with R. Bush and D. DellaNoce) Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook -- Resources for Conflict Intervention Practitioners and Programs.