One of the “benefits” of this horrible coronavirus crisis is that it makes it easier to provide professional education by video. Virtually all of us have become proficient in using video and so it is easy to produce programs that many people will want to see. As a result, we can much more efficiently produce, spread, and use knowledge while reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. This doesn’t radically reduce risks of catastrophic effects of climate change, but it’s a move in the right direction.
People have been producing videos about dispute resolution for a long time. Some explain dispute resolution processes for disputants or students, some are simulations for instruction, and others are programs discussing issues in some depth.
This post lists collections of videos and podcasts I found online including some from the Resource Share that Sharon Press and Noam Ebner organized. The videos are organized by general audience, though some videos fit in more than one group. Some are vintage recordings and others are hot off the press.
People have been producing a lot more video programs lately and undoubtedly more people will do so in the future. The programs may be synchronous or asynchronous, and the synchronous programs may be recorded and shared afterwards. Programs are offered for free, for a fee, and/or as a membership benefit. Podcasts have become popular, including some related to dispute resolution.
Videos for Practitioners and Academics
Arbitrate.com features interviews hosted by my Missouri colleague, Amy Schmitz, about various aspects of arbitration in “The Arbitration Conversation” series.
The Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter and John Jay College of Criminal Justice sponsor synchronous breakfast roundtables about a range of topics, and they later posts the videos.
Robert Cialdini provides videos about his work on influence.
Creighton’s Noam Ebner produced a collection of videos and video lectures on negotiation, mainly created for his MOOC Negotiation: Navigating Professional and Personal Interactions. Generally, guest teachers have agreed that their material be used freely for educational purposes. Noam adds two requests: 1) While using videos involving guest teachers, please give these teachers full credit, telling students anything you know about the wonderful people who freely gave their time and energy to the course. 2) If you wish to use a video involving a guest teacher, for a purpose that goes beyond showing it in class or assigning it to students for home viewing, please be in touch with that teacher to ask permission; if you don’t know how to contact them, please email him.
Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation has a large collection of videos.
The International Mediation Institute has collected free and paid videos on a wide range of topics.
The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation at Hofstra has interviews and simulations related to transformative mediation.
The Institute for Transnational Arbitration has interviews of arbitrators.
Long-time mediator Michael Lang is developing a series of interviews about reflective practice called “In Their Voices.”
I am collecting videos of programs based on the Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment book.
Mediate.com has produced video interviews of leaders in our field for a long time, and here’s a list of the “Top 101″ interviews, available for free. It also created “Mediate.com University” with CLE programs (for a fee) about family and divorce cases, negotiation, practice development, skills development as well as a series of videos produced by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
Mediate.com has produced a series of short think pieces, Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. This includes video interviews of authors of the pieces.
New York Law School’s Peter Philips conducts a series of synchronous lunch time conversations with a wide variety of speakers and posts videos of those conversations as well as past events NYLS sponsored. (Click on “video archives” at the bottom of the page.)
The UNLV Boyd School of Law Saltman Center has posted webcasts of presentations as well as competition performances.
Barney Jordaan of Vlerick Business School in Belgium has been conducting video interviews with scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world about their perspectives and experience about the role of culture in negotiation and mediation. He hopes that the videos will be ready to post by the end of the month, and I will add a link when they are available.
Videos for Instructors
Dwight Golann developed videos of a wide range of simulated dispute resolution processes for the Suffolk University Dispute Resolution Video Center and ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. He also developed video “classes in a box” by prominent colleagues, including complete classes on various topics as well as simulated cases. The complete classes include “everything a teacher needs to teach a specific class. Materials include an overview of class goals, lesson plan, instructions for roleplays, notes to debrief roleplays, powerpoints, suggested readings and, in some classes, supporting videos.”
Mitchell Hamline has a collection of mediation case law teaching videos produced by Jim Coben that are fictional reenactments of mediations underlying published litigated cases to illustrate confidentiality, enforcement, ethics / malpractice, sanctions, and other issues.
Liz Tippett produces Oregon Law Lab, which features short, funny videos with guests discussing various legal topics, including dispute resolution.
Videos for Disputants
The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution has a collection of videos, many of which explain ADR processes to disputants.
The California Courts provide videos explaining ADR processes for disputants in civil harassment, debt collection, small claims, and unlawful detainer (eviction) cases.
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution produces podcasts on a wide variety of topics.
Kwame Christian produces a podcast for the American Negotiation Institute, Negotiate Anything.
The Beyond Intractability Project conducted numerous audio interviews with a very diverse set of academics and practitioners. They generally were recorded in the early 2000s, so they provide a useful historical record of perspectives from that time.
The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Program sponsors the Thanks for Listening podcast which “spotlights efforts to bridge the political divide in the U.S. through dialogue and collaborative processes.”
The International Association for Conflict Management has podcasts of the keynote addresses at recent conferences.
There probably are other collections of videos and podcasts online that would fit in these lists. If you let me know of such programs, I would be happy to update this list – or you could describe it and provide a link as a comment.