The Mediator as “Negotiation Consultant”

Event Date: Wednesday February 18, 2004
Time: DRF: 8:30-10:00am (Continental Breakfast at 8:00) Peervision Case Conference: 10:15-11:30am
Location: Pound 335, Harvard Law School

Charles P. Doran

Charles P. Doran’s presentation will focus on how a mediator negotiates with parties on many different levels during the mediation process. Mr. Doran will discuss how the mediator can serve as “negotiation consultant,” encouraging parties to view their dispute through a different lens, such as the Seven-Element Negotiation Framework developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project. The goal of the presentation is to increase the mediator’s awareness and capacity to help parties have more productive conversations using a systematic approach to mediating.

Charles P. Doran is an experienced mediator, trainer, and facilitator who specializes in the resolution of business and workplace disputes. Charles is the founder of Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI), a dispute resolution service and training organization in Boston. He is a mediator with the CPR Institute’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and is President of the Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution), New England Chapter.

Following Mr. Doran’s talk is a Peervision case. Marianne Smith Geula will present a dispute involving allegations of police misconduct with the threatened use of a firearm. Elected officials requested Human Rights Commission involvement to investigate the allegations and bring both parties to the table to resolve the dispute before it received further public attention.

Marianne Smith Geula is an attorney and former Discipline Coordinator for the Massachusetts Dental Board. Her interest is in areas of multi-party disputes where race, gender and culture intersect. Ms. Geula’s involvement in mediation and negotiation flows from her commitment to the Baha’i Faith.

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