Envisioning

 

In General

Nancy Ferrell talks about cost-benefit analysis and envisioning as mediation techniques.
Frank Blechman suggests intervenors should help parties to envision where they want to be and how to get there.
Peter Coleman explains how intractable conflicts can be framed positively or negatively, as a problem, or as a vision for the future.
Helen Chauncey explains why it is so important that NGOs have clear goals and vision as well as what she calls a "value-added" philosophy.
Wallace Warfield explains that sometimes he helps parties define their "vision."
Máire Dugan suggests that practitioners redesign dialogue groups to include an envisioning workshop.
Silke Hansen talks about the need for mediators to distinguish between parties' demands and interests.
Bob Ensley discusses the importance of keeping the long-term goals of conflict resolution in mind.

In Specific Cases

Elise Boulding describes her "imaging" workshops.
Máire Dugan discusses her dialogue and envisioning workshops.
Mark Chupp describes how he used appreciative inquiry to positively influence race relations in a community conflict in Ohio.
Carolyn Stephenson talks about using envisioning with women's groups on Cyprus.
Efrain Martinez describes the remarkable response of Jasper, TX to a violent hate crime.