What if, instead of litigation, parties could engage in processes that create an opportunity for dialogue, mutual understanding leading to creative solutions? Such processes can be learned, and over the last couple of years, I've had the opportunity to contribute to the classes offered by Professor Danya Rumore, Director of the Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program at the University of Utah. These classes focus on key skills for collaborative problem-solving listed at right.
A student in our applied improvisation workshop found that such a session "will open the door for you to communicate effectively, be creative, work productively in a group setting." Read her account here.