Enhancing Active Listening by Implementing the Meisner Acting Technique in Mediation Practice

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Capstone Project


Organiz. & Prof. Communication

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies


Organiz & Prof Communication


Elizabeth Suarez


Active listening, Meisner technique, Mediation skills, Conflict resolution education, Listening skills for ADR


Communication skills have never been more important to career advancement. In fact active listening skills are considered one of the top three necessary skills in the field of conflict resolution. Advanced active listening skills are the foundation for listening stamina, building empathy and developing trust between individuals. These skills are critical to serving the needs of parties in conflict. However, few people receive formal training in active listening skills. Traditional training lacks a crucial element which is imperative to improving active listening skills: how to execute these abilities within scenarios of conflict. This study uses the Meisner acting technique to demonstrate how these skills can be taught, learned and executed in order to improve conflict resolution efficacy.

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