Publisher: Essence Publishing
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Binding: Kobo eBook
This presentation was given at the World Mediation Summit, on July 1-4, 2014, in Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Ralph Steele has been a mediator since 1992 and a member of TAM since 2009. He has conducted over 8000 hours of mediation, and has more than ten years experience in the mediation of business and family issues. Dr. Steele has received two doctorate degrees—one in Civil Law and Mediation and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He is both a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator and a Board Certified Professional Counselor (by the American Psychotherapy Association and the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors). His undergraduate degree is from Concordia University, and he holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Steele honorably served as a United States naval officer and is devoted to developing our youth as future leaders who have positive impacts on society.
In addition to being a mediator and a counselor, Dr. Steele also teaches mediation skills to others. In 1992 he conducted peer mediation and peer mediation training and wrote a book entitled the School Conflict Resolution Mediation Program. He also developed the Mediation Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Arlington and is on the faculty of that pro-gram. His Irving-based business, Mediation Worlds, PLLC, not only provides mediation services, but also offers basic and advanced mediation training and a Mediation Fellows Program for current mediators. This fellowship gives mediators opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills to the highest competency level. It is the intent of the fellowship program to assist mediators in being able to mediate in any setting. Dr. Steele has recently written two books on the mediation profession, entitled Save Millions with Conflict Coaching: A Cross-Cultural Conflict Coaching Methodology and Model (February, 2011) and Facts, Issues, ...