Academic Leadership Support web site on conflict resolution

Adult Personal Conflict Style Inventory  -- and look around the rest of this site. The Mennonite Church, a traditional peace church, offers excellent resources on conflict management to all.

“Assertiveness” Counseling Center of the University of Illinois self-help brochures. <>

Bach, George R. and Peter Wyden The Intimate Enemy: How to Fight Fair in Love and Marriage NY: Morrow, 1969.

Baumgartner, Jeffrey “The Complete Guide to Managing Traditional Brainstorming Events” <>

Beyond Intractability -- web resources about conflict management

Boardman, Susan K. and Sandra K. Horowitz, eds Journal of Social Issues Vol. 50, No. I (1994) Special issue “Constructive Conflict Management: an Answer to Critical Social Problems?”

Burgess, Guy and Heidi Burgess, eds. “The Beyond Intractability Knowledge Base Project” Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado <>

Conflict Resolution Network web site <>

Cupach, William R. et. al. “Conflict - Couple Relationships, Family Relationships, Parent-child Relationships” <>

Docherty, Jane Seminare The Little Book of Strategic Negotiation Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005

All of the “Little Books” listed here are published by the Mennonite Church. They are small, accessibly written, inexpensive, and very helpful.

Fisher, Roger and Scott Brown Getting Together: Building Relationships As We Negotiate NY: Penguin, 1988

Fisher, Roger and William Ury Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In NY: Penguin, 1981

This is the book that introduced the term “BATNA”

Harrow, Judy “Active Listening” <>

Haugk, Kenneth C. Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal With Destructive Conflict  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1988

    This is a very Christian book, published by the Lutheran publishing house and full of Biblical references. Nonetheless, it is vastly useful to any working Pagan group leader and anyone facing a conflict situation. However, always read it in conjunction with Groupthink which explores the consequences of repressing conflict. Between the two extremes lies a healthy balance.

Janis, Irving L Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982

    See comments on Antagonists above.

Kamer, Sam et. al. Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 1996

Kaye, Gillian and Tom Wolff, PhD, eds. From the Ground Up!: a Workbook in Coalition Building and Community Development Amherst, MA: AHECA Community Partners, 2002 – Chapter 6 “Dealing with Conflict in Coalitions” pp. 74-98.

Lederach, John Paul The Little Book of Conflict Transformation Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2003

Pranis, Kay The Little Book of Circle Process Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2004

Rhoads, Kelton PhD “Sixteen Influence Strategies” <>

Schirch, Lisa The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2003

“Transactional Analysis” TA is an important model for understanding interpersonal communications. This web site lays out the basic theory.

Ury, William Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation NY: Bantam, 1991

Winer, Michael and Karen Ray Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining and Enjoying the Journey Saint Paul, MN: Wilder Foundation, 1994 “Resolve Conflict (Challenge 2B)” pp. 76-81.

Zehr, Howard The Little Book of Restorative Justice Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2002

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