How can we turn the experience of workplace conflict into a productive part of our personal, communal, religious and national selves?
So today, at the real estate contract-signing (and last-minute negotiation) in a law office in Tel Aviv, my memories of my Masters degree education were revived. Two years after finishing my course in Conflict Management and Negotiation at Bar Ilan University, I found myself on one side of a glossy wood table, glass pitcher of water... Continue Reading →
It's probably only appropriate that at the graduation ceremony for Bar Ilan University's Conflict Management and Negotiation program, I witnessed my first Israeli-Arab walkout. I studied in the program the same years as a secularish Arab girl from around Uhm Al Fahm. She's probably around my age, with an assertive nature and a big, warn... Continue Reading →
On the day of my 'graduation ceremony' from Bar Ilan's Conflict Management and Negotiation program, I must note that five years ago,when I started, I wasn't planning to still be at the job that was supposed to pay my way through university. Yet here I am. So, the degree was a bit of a disappointment.... Continue Reading →
I went for an interview today for an internship possibility for my conflict management course. Details about the interview and the internship itself aside... I walked away from the experience with a totally separate outlook. After we established that I could give the internship a shot - it's an intense task, in short organizing mediators... Continue Reading →
I received an email today from the head of the Conflict Management and Negotiation department at Bar Ilan, apologizing for the inconvenience of the strike. He is new to the position as of this year and I found his email refreshing; isn't this what you would expect considering the focus of this department? He explains... Continue Reading →
Lots of people are talking about ringing in a new year - at work, in the news, on the party scene. I'm not much of a New Years gal, but it seems 2008 holds a bunch of new experiences for me, before it's even begun. The year starts for me with recognizing the fact that... Continue Reading →