Co-creating mediation models: adapting mediation practices when working across cultures

Herrmann, Judith, and Holland, Claire (2017) Co-creating mediation models: adapting mediation practices when working across cultures. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 28 (1). pp. 43-50.

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To become accredited under the National Mediation Accreditation System Standards (NMAS Standards), mediators receive training in the facilitative model. Whilst the NMAS Standards provide a useful framework for mediation training and process design, mediators who work in culturally diverse settings need to be flexible, especially when engaging with communities in conflict and post-conflict settings. The authors were both engaged in the design of mediation processes and relevant training resources in refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma (Myanmar) border and in remote villages in the Central African Republic (CAR). In this article, Herrmann and Holland explain how they adapted particular mediation features to the contexts where they worked.

Item ID: 48797
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1441-7847
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This article is based on a presentation given by the authors entitled "Mediating Witchcraft and Adultery? Adapting Mediation Training to Different Cultural Contexts", National Mediation Conference, Gold Coast, 13 September 2016.

Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 05:39
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