Index to the Theory-of-Change Symposium

This is an index of the contributions to this symposium.  As I add posts, I will link to them all in this index post so that you can find them all in one place.  You can bookmark this post if you like.

I compiled the posts into the Theory-of-Change book, which you can download for free here.


Goals for Dispute Resolution

Strategies for Achieving Goals, General Trends, and Patterns of Social Change

Reactions to the Huge Scope of Our Field

Instructions for Writing a Post for the TOC Symposium

Guidance About What to Include (and Not) in Your Symposium Pieces

Suggestions for Good Writing

Here are two related posts:

Steve Goldberg, Nancy Rogers, and Sarah Cole:  Identifying Questions for the Future of the Field

John Lande:  For Pragmatic Romanticism About ADR, Understanding Why the “Haves” Come Out Ahead

Here are posts about the “Past-and-Future” conference:

Jackie Nolan-Haley, Rebekah Gordon, Andrew Mamo, Noam Ebner, Ava Abramowitz, Michael Green, Chris Guthrie, Lela Love, and Nancy Welsh:  Reflections from the Past-and-Future Conference

Jill Gross:  Conference on Past, Present and Future of ADR at Pepperdine Law School

Howard Herman, Russell Korobkin, Donna Shestowsky, Roselle Wissler, and Nancy Welsh:  Appreciating Legacy / Engaging Future Program on Methodologies and Terminology for Research with a Real-World Focus

Doug Frenkel, Michaela Keet, John Lande, and Donna Stienstra: Studying What DR Practitioners Actually Do

Part 1

Michael Buenger:  Designing the Courts to Truly Meet Users’ Needs

Ben Cook:  We Should Teach More About the Connection Between Theory and Practice as well as Dispute System Design 

Brian Farkas:  A Modest(ish) Proposal: Enhancing Impact Through Joint Spring Conferences 

Chris Honeyman:  We Need an Inventory of What We Are Teaching

Barney Jordaan:  Promoting the Economic and Other Benefits of Transactional Mediation, An Under-Researched and Under-Utilised Process

Heather Scheiwe Kulp:  Reframing Our Field to Focus on Improving People’s Ability to Handle Disputes on Their Own

John Lande:  We Need an All-Hands-On-Deck Strategy Now to Maintain the Vitality of Our Field in the Future

Tom Valenti:  Improving Student Competitions

Part 2

Jim Alfini:  Rekindling the ADR Flame in the Legal Academy: Include ADR in Bar Exams and Hold ADR Symposia at Legal Education Events.

Debra Berman:  Preparing Law Students for the Real World Through Mediation Advocacy Training and Realistic Negotiation Simulations.

Rebekah Gordon:  Move Over Moot Court.  It Is Mediation’s Turn:  Increasing the Number of Students Interested in ADR Courses.

David Henry:  The Case for Mediation Optimization Orders.

Jane Juliano:  Creatively Designing Mediation Procedures to Include Evaluations by Courts.

Part 3

Alyson Carrel:  Opportunity to Influence at the Intersection of Dispute Resolution and Technology.

Michael Lang:  Good Mediators Act Out of Choice, Not Habit.

Scott Maravilla:  We Need to Re-invigorate Federal Administrative ADR.

Colin Rule: Integrate Technology into the Practice of Dispute Resolution.

Linda Warren Seely:  We Need Standards and Principles for ODR.

Nancy A. Welsh:   We Need Good Data to Know Whether What We Are Doing – and Espousing – Is Good.

Part 4

Lisa Blomgren Amsler, J.D.:  Responding to Disruption in the Legal Profession:  Teaching Interpersonal and Process Skills across the Curriculum.

Russ Bleemer: Listening for Mediators.

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg: Beyond Settlement: Reconceptualizing ADR as “Process Strategy.”

Randall Kiser: Suggested Directions for the Dispute Resolution Community.

John Lande: Law Schools Should Teach Students to Think Strategically – That’s What it Really Means to Think Like a Lawyer.

Rebecca Price: We Need to Do More and Better Assessment of New Mediation Trainees.

Kimberly Taylor: A Goldilocks Approach for Mediation Standards.

Part 5

Rosa Abdelnour: Mediators Need Skills in Handling Difficult Emotions.

Laurel Tuvim Amaya: Mediators Can Greatly Improve Your Skills Using Reflective Practice Groups.

Chris Draper: The Dispute Resolution Community Should Actively Craft a DRTech Roadmap to Produce Technology That Will Promote Collaborative Justice.

Lara B. Fowler: Floods, Fires, Drought and More:  The Climate is Changing and Dispute Resolution Tools are Needed (Now!).

Noah Hanft: Dispute Prevention = Business Collaboration:  How Prevention Can Reduce Conflict and Preserve Relationships.

Charlie Irvine: Mediators Need to Stop Apologizing About Justice.

Michaela Keet, Heather Heavin, and John Lande: Help Parties Consider Intangible Consequences of Litigation.

Michaela Keet, Heather Heavin, and John Lande: Use PETSM to Improve the Quality of Decision-Making in Mediation.

John Lande: Consider Unbundling Your Life a Bit.

John Lande: Create New Knowledge with This Quick, Easy, No-Fuss-No-Muss, Surefire Method.

John Lande: You Can Give Students Great Learning Experiences Through Encounters with the Real World.

Grande Lum: We Need to Make Negotiation a Central Focus of Legal Education Especially in Divided Times.

Forrest S. (Woody) Mosten: Toward Integration and Peacemaking in the Mediation Field.

Rachel Viscomi: Engaging Deep Differences Online.

2 thoughts on “Index to the Theory-of-Change Symposium”

  1. This is so terrific! I can’t wait to read these contributions — thanks so much to John for being our visioneer and organizer, and thanks very much to everyone participating!

    1. Thanks for your very kind words, Jen. I hope that this will be like another Stone Soup effort in which lots of people add a little bit to the pot to make a great creation. It is so much better if a lot of people contribute something and demonstrate continuing commitment to the vitality of our field. The pieces are pretty short and don’t take a lot of time, so I hope that people will share your experiences and ideas.

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