About Mary Jacksteit

Mary has worked in the conflict resolution field for twenty years, most recently directing the Collaboration DC project at Search for Common Ground addressing education, community development, poverty, and other critical local District of Columbia issues. Previously, she directed the Network for Life and Choice at Search for Common Ground. Appointed by President Clinton, she served seven years on the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which mediates federal government labor management negotiation impasses. Other professional experience includes labor arbitration and mediation of community and interpersonal disputes.

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Rethinking the Expert Mentality

I’m starting to notice trainings and presentations that offer mediators and negotiators insights into how the brain works. The idea is that this knowledge will help them be more successful in getting people to a positive result. The emphasis seems to be on improved techniques for practicing on the clients. This strikes me as something [...]

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