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Indispensable Addition to Any Mediator's Library,
This review is from: Success as a Mediator For Dummies (Paperback)
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Mediation refers to a structured dispute resolution process in which a convenor works with contending parties, helping them craft a mutually beneficial agreement.
Mediation might be seen as a specific kind of negotiation which can add value in almost any work or life setting.
Having participated in many mediations and other negotiations, I picked up 'Success as a Mediator for Dummies,' anticipating it would likely be an outstanding product or the opposite.
In fact, it's outstanding. I would recommend it to anyone seeking to learn the basics of mediation; to anyone aiming to go into mediation as a business; to experienced practitioners seeking a refresher.
The book is broken down nicely into subsections. It can be an efficient use of time for someone who'd read it straight through, or for an expert searching for ideas or information in a specific area. No matter how one enters into it,the volume can serve well as an ongoing reference.
One point to emphasize for aspiring mediators: you will want to make yourself knowledgeable of the laws and regulations governing mediation in your state. This can be accomplished, at least initially, with internet research.
In sum, this is a terrific book. Highly recommended.