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MII TED Talks Club 21st May

13 May 2024

MII TED Talk Club: Interesting Videos for Mediators 5th meeting

Julia Galef’s video on why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong:

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: “What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?” ‘

Scott will be joined live online by regular panellists, Bob Cree-Hay, Anna Doyle and Gerry O’Sullivan.

The April session raised key mediation matters, such as…

* How to Manage a Jerk in Mediation

* Accusation Audits in Joint Sessions

* Helping the Parties Create New Trajectories of Thinking

* Awareness of the Parties’ Cognitive Overload

* The Value of Contagious Confidence

How might our latest TED Talk from Julia Galef help mediators and others interested in conflict resolution? Find out live over lunchtime on 21st May at 1.00 pm and receive a CPD point.

All are welcome, not only MII members. Register here


“Thoroughly enjoyed Tuesday’s Ted talk, with insightful contributions from Gerry O’Sullivan, thought-provoking insights from Anna Doyle and Bob Cree-Hay. The tips on silence’s significance in the mediation room was enlightening, and exploring the use of the question, why. Loved the metaphor of looking in the grass, which underscored the importance of curiosity. All resonated deeply with the necessity of mediator impartiality and validation for all parties. Well done to all involved!”

Joanne (Carolan) Barry, Integrated Accredited Psychotherapist,(MBACP) & MII Certified Mediator

How might that TED Talk help mediators and others interested in conflict resolution? Find out live over lunch on 21st May at 1.00 pm.