Accession Number : ADA319337

Title :   Overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): A Handbook for Corps Managers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Creighton, James L. ; Priscoli, Jerome D. ; Edelman, Lester ; Carr, Frank ; Wetherall, Trudie

PDF Url : ADA319337

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This guide provides an overview of the basic concepts behind alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It describes the range of ADR techniques available to managers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from dispute prevention processes (e.g. Partnering), to unassisted procedures (information exchanges meetings, interest-based negotiation), to third-party assistance (facilitation, mediation, fact-finding, mini-trial, disputes review board, and non-binding arbitration), and third-party decision making. The document defines ADR and its benefits and illustrates through case studies how the Corps has used ADR techniques. The guide also provides a framework for choosing an ADR technique. In addition, it includes policy and legal mandates for the use of ADR, a glossary or terms, list of resources, and a lengthy bibliography of ADR references.

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, DECISION MAKING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, NEGOTIATIONS, BARGAINING, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT TRAINING, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE