Expert Appraisal

A process in which a dispute resolution practitioner, chosen on the basis of their expert knowledge of the subject matter, investigates the dispute. The expert appraiser then provides advice on the facts and possible outcomes.

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Extremists are people who take extreme views – those which are much stronger, and often more fixed than other people’s views of the same situation.

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Empowerment means giving a person or group more power or leverage. This may be done by the party alone, through education, coalition building, community organizing, resource development, or advocacy assistance.

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EATNA (a variation to Fisher & Ury’s concept of BATNA) refers to one’s “Estimated Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement” meaning what you think you can get, may be different from what you really can get if you use a power strategy other than negotiation to pursue your goals.

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