John Sturrock really enjoyed sharing ideas with you at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards on 25 February 2016, and hopes that the insights will be useful to you going forward.
The slides from the presentation are here. We shall be grateful if you would treat these as provided for your private use. You may be interested in the Commitment to Respectful Dialogue which John has added as a final slide. A number of organisations have adopted this.
Here are some further resources which we hope you may also find useful:
- Respectful Dialogue – John’s TEDx talk
- The Mediator’s Log: Read the story of a mediation from the mediator’s perspective, following a day in the life of a mediator from beginning to end.
- John’s Blog has some regular insights into the field of collaboration and negotiation, including There is a Compelling Case for our Politicians to find Common Ground and Dealing with Apparent Intransigence.
- John’s recent policy piece on Making Better Use of Mediation to Resolve Disputes in Scotland. (The original was published in Justice Matters: Essays on Improving Scotland’s Justice System)
- John’s chapter on Human Due Diligence. This is a revised version of the chapter that originally appeared in Building Better Teams: 70 Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Performance Within and Across Teams, initially published in the USA.
- Black and white…or shades of grey? John’s article in Perspectives magazine about the framing of the Scottish independence referendum question
- Thinking Differently: Making a Difference Using Mediation Core’s book, published on our 10 year anniversary, represents an inspiring reflection on the way mediation can change how we do things – excerpts available.
- Some of you might be interested in our Summer School: Using Mediation Skills as a Leader. When we ran it last summer, we had rave reviews: "This was without doubt the most energising, fulfilling, thought provoking and challenging course I have ever attended. The enthusiasm, depth of knowledge, commitment and belief shared by the course leaders was inspiring…I have come away with knowledge and understanding of a process which will be of huge benefit professionally and personally."
- Our Resources page, which features videos, publications and other material you might find useful
- Reading List: Core’s extended list of recommended books
- Collaborative Scotland – this website, set up by John and Core for the independence referendum, is full of useful resources about dialogue and constructive conversations. We recommend it!
- Core e-Newsletter: click here to read our February newsletter – if you would like to receive future editions, please enter your name and email at the bottom of this page to subscribe