Author(s): Natasha Gill
Series: CSS Mediation Resources
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
Publication Year: 2015
This book offers Integrative Simulations (IN-simulations) as one model of learning that involves multi-session scenarios (designed to take from two days to several months) based on existing conflicts, reflecting the perspectives of authentic parties. IN-simulations provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves directly in a conflict and negotiation, learn about the beliefs and interests of a wide variety of actors from their own perspectives, and experience the dynamics between parties in an environment that closely replicates reality. The guide should be useful for instructors who offer training in negotiation and mediation to professionals and practitioners; university professors and program directors who wish to provide courses that integrate academic knowledge with practice-based learning; and experts, mediators or negotiators who seek to develop teaching methods that help them convey what they have learned and experienced in the field'.In the words of Christopher W. Moore: 'Natasha Gill's Inside the Box is the most recent and masterful work to date on how simulations can be used to teach individuals, groups and organizations to be better negotiators and mediators.' You can also order a hard copy for 20 CHF at mediation[at]sipo.gess.ethz.ch.