Being Relational

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Published by HCI Books
Paperback, $19.95, ISBN: 978-07573-1880-1
eBook, [price?], ISBN: 978-07573-1881-8
264 pages
Nonfiction / Self-Help / Conflict Resolution & Mediation

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Louise Phipps Senft (Baltimore, MD)

Mediator, law professor, attorney and co-author of Being Relational

William Senft (Baltimore, MD)

Mediator, business professor, attorney and co-author of Being Relational

www.beingrelational.com

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EXPERTISE

  • Conflict resolution
  • Workplace mediation (such as employment and business contract disputes, family businesses, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, sexual harassment and EEO complaints)
  • Daily negotiations
  • Political discourse
  • Executive leadership
  • Family mediation (such as family conflicts, trust and estate conflicts, elder care)
  • Divorce mediation
  • Commercial mediation
  • Transformative conflict theory
  • Study of negotiation
  • Negotiation training

WHY YOU’RE BOOKING THEM

  • Louise Phipps Senft and William Senft are business and law professors, mediators, lawyers, entrepreneurs, parents of five children, and in William’s case, youth sports coach and clergy.
  • The Senfts are the authors of Being Relational, which outlines seven ways to change the quality of your interaction with others.
  • In their 20+ years of experience at their firm Baltimore Mediation (www.baltimoremediation.com), they have gained a unique perspective on the ways that leaders and others manage conflict, experience conflict, manage themselves in conflict, solve problems, build relationships, and make their way in the world.
  • They also provide negotiation and conflict transformation training for professionals, executives, court systems, bar associations, government agencies, small and large companies, state and federal contractors, real estate and construction management firms, physicians and medical staff, long term care and assisted living facilities management, higher education faculty, religious and clergy as well as mental health and family law practitioners.
  • They are the founders of the nonprofit ORANS: The Campaign for Relational Leadership and the Orans Institute for Relational Leadership for corporate executives of Fortune 500 companies, which were created for the purpose of developing leaders who will transform stressful interactions with quality dialogue to create lasting positive change in their daily negotiations, organizations, families and communities.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Living in an increasingly crowded and hyper-connected world calls us to evolve as a species in ways that never before have been necessary—in the ways we relate to each other as fellow inhabitants of Earth. We are living in a time of turmoil between religious groups, greater political polarization, greater gaps between the haves and have-nots, greater divisions within families, more adversarial divorces, and escalating conflict in our homes and on the streets of our cities. Improvement in our ways of interaction is not only a hope and dream for the future, but an urgent need now.

Being Relational is a collection of teachings that focuses on what happens in human interaction. In the book, the Senfts outline seven ways of being relational: being engaged, being centered, being grounded, being clear, being generous, being humble and being kind. Together these constitute the full spectrum of attitudes and methods needed to increase well-being and create lasting positive change for individuals, their families, their workplaces and for the planet.

ABOUT LOUISE

Louise Phipps Senft is a recognized leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. For more than 20 years she has served as a mediator in the midst of high-conflict situations in families, businesses, and organizations of all types. An accredited mediation trainer and international speaker, she has given hundreds of presentations, conference workshops and speeches, including for the United Nations. Louise is also an attorney and has taught conflict transformation skills to thousands of participants in trainings through the company she founded, Baltimore Mediation, and as a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and faculty for Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation Insight Initiative. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her leadership in the community, as a businessperson and mentor to women in business, and for her work in the field of conflict resolution. Louise is a co-founder of the nonprofit ORANS: The Campaign for Relational Leadership, created for the purpose of developing leaders who will transform conflict effectively through quality dialogue and create lasting positive change. She has written extensively for the media, including ten years as a monthly columnist for the Baltimore business newspaper The Daily Record. Louise holds a B.A. in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Washington & Lee School of Law. Married for more than 30 years to her husband and co-author, William Senft, Louise also is the mother of five children. They live in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT WILLIAM

William Senft is a mediator, attorney, CPA, teacher, youth sports coach and ordained minister in the Catholic Church. He formerly served as a public high school English teacher and also taught Negotiation Ethics to graduate business students at Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University of Maryland. He holds a B.S. in accounting from University of Virginia and a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. At Washington & Lee University, he was managing editor of Law Review, and is an experienced author of magazine articles and speeches. He is a deacon and preaches regularly at masses, funerals, weddings and baptisms at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, seat of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit ORANS: The Campaign for Relational Leadership, created for the purpose of developing leaders who will transform conflict effectively through quality dialogue and create lasting positive change. Married for more than 30 years to his wife and co-author, Louise Phipps Senft, William also is the father of five children. They live in Baltimore, Maryland.

STORY IDEAS

  • 7 Ways of Being Relational in Our Daily Transactions, whether it’s with a family member, a colleague at work, or the person who cuts in front of us in the grocery store line
  • 4 Steps to Dealing with Conflict in the Office/Boardroom
  • What Good Leadership Looks Like in the Midst of Intractable Conflict
  • Teaching Your Children How to Be Relational in their Interactions (whether in person, on SnapChat, via text, etc.)
  • Don’t Stand Up to a Bully, Sit Down with Him/Her: Using transformative mediation to address bullying
  • How the American System Takes a Transactional Approach: a power-based approach that emphasizes maximizing gain/profits and creates a perceived reality of scarcity
  • Reaching Across the Aisle: How you can be relational with those who have opposing political views
  • All Lives Matter: Changing the interaction between police and residents

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