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Destructive Conflict Tendencies vs Productive Conflict Choices

Dec 01, 2023

In my last blog, I described what conflict competence is and summarized the key conflict competencies that empower us to deal with conflict skillfully and […]

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What Is Conflict Competence and What Are the Core Conflict Competencies?

Oct 26, 2023

Over the past year, I have written a series of EDR Blogs sharing my thoughts about how and why we tend to go so wrong […]

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Courage: An Overarching Skill for Making Conflict Productive

Oct 01, 2023

If you have been reading my recent blogs, you know I believe the following four skills are key for making conflict productive: calm, compassion, curiosity, […]

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Compassion: A Prerequisite for Calm, Curiosity, and Creativity When Dealing with Conflict

Sep 01, 2023

My past blogs have made the case that three basic ingredients are key to making conflict productive: calm, curiosity, and creativity.  If making conflict productive […]

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Curiosity is a Superpower When Dealing with Conflict

Jul 26, 2023

If you’ve been following the EDR Blog, you know I have been working on a series of blogs explaining why conflict tends to be so […]

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To Make Conflict Productive, Focus on Co-Creating Mutual Gains Outcomes

Jul 02, 2023

The mission of the EDR Program is to foster a culture of collaboration around environmental, natural resource, and broader public policy issues. In other words, […]

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The Power of Calm When Dealing With Conflict

Jun 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore If you’ve been reading our recent EDR Blogs, you know that I believe conflict is a normal, healthy, unavoidable part of life. […]

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How to Focus on What Really Matters in Conflict

May 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore Over the last few months, we have published a series of blogs that start to explore why conflict is so hard for […]

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Want to Make Conflict Productive? Focus on What Really Matters

Apr 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore If you’ve been reading our recent blogs, hopefully by now you’re convinced that conflict “just is”: it is a healthy, normal, unavoidable […]

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Why We Tend to See Conflict as a Problem – and Why It Matters

Mar 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore In our prior blogs, we have explained that conflict just is: it is a normal, healthy, unavoidable part of life. Therefore, we […]

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The Problem with Conflict is that We See Conflict as a Problem

Feb 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore Even after many years of work in the field of conflict resolution and collaboration, I continue to be amazed by the extent […]

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The Future of the EDR Program: Extra (Effective) Dialogue Required

Jan 03, 2023

By Danya Rumore on behalf of the EDR Program team When Michele Straube founded the Wallace Stegner Center’s EDR Program in 2012, she somewhat jokingly […]

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I Abhor the Word “Compromise”

Oct 10, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The EDR Program is a big advocate for doing “less but better.” In line with that and our sense that most people get […]

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Introducing the Gateway & Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative

Sep 26, 2022

By Jordan Katcher The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program fosters a culture of collaboration around the environment, natural resource, and broader public […]

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Environmental Psychologist’s Guide to Sharing Ranching Landscapes with Wildlife

Sep 12, 2022

By Dr. Hannah Jaicks Most aspects of life in the early twenty-first century go beyond easy analysis and resolution. The subject of ranching, particularly in […]

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Meet EDR Initiatives Facilitator Jordan Katcher

Aug 29, 2022

Meet Jordan Katcher (she/her), who joined the Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program team at the University of Utah’s Wallace Stegner Center in August 2022. Jordan […]

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Ask Better Negotiation Questions

Aug 15, 2022

Use negotiation questions to gather information that will expand the possibilities. By PON Staff This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s […]

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Interests, Positions, and Conflict – Oh My!

Aug 01, 2022

By Emily Gaines-Crockett Interests and positions. We hear these terms frequently in negotiation and dispute resolution circles, but what do they really mean? And why […]

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Conflict Just Is. Let’s Make It Productive!

Jul 18, 2022

By Danya Rumore Every year, I train and coach hundreds of professionals and university students in the skills of collaboration and conflict resolution. In working […]

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How Can We Break Through Our Narrative of Polarization?

Jun 21, 2022

By Courtney Breese It’s easy to see that our nation is polarized. Watch any national news program or scroll social media and this narrative of […]

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Facilitating Effective Meetings: New Resources from the EDR Program

Jun 06, 2022

By the EDR Team We’ve all sat through poorly planned meetings. When happening in person, these are the meetings where we fidget in our seats, […]

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