Is Everyone at
the Table?

18 life lessons in problem solving

By: Ernest G. Tannis

Captivating personal anecdotes combined with down-to-earth life lessons make this an indispensable, hands-on guide to creative conflict resolution.


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About The Book

In this collection of 18 lively, real-life stories that are based on actual interventions, Ernie Tannis illustrates the importance of values, perseverance, trust, humour and other principles in dealing with everyday disagreements and disputes. Drawing on his extensive experience in both interpersonal and international situations, he demonstrates how mediation principles can have practical benefits in daily interactions, even in tragic or violent circumstances. Is Everyone at the Table? is meant for anyone interested in understanding communication options for problem solving and decision making.


Alternative Dispute Resolution


By: Ernest G. Tannis

Written for both practitioners and the general public, Alternative Dispute Resolution That Works is a timeless, invaluable guide to understanding and resolving everyday disputes through creative solutions.


Ernest G. Tannis

Lawyer, Solicitor, Chartered Mediator, Facilitator, Author, Educator, Public Speaker

Ernest G. Tannis was called to the Ontario, Canada Bar in 1976
and later became a Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of
Canada and an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario
Association for Family Mediation. He has helped established
dozens of not-for-profit organizations; he practiced as a lawyer,
barrister, solicitor and mediator. He closed his law practise
February 28, 2022.

The Paperback version of Is Everyone at the Table? is currently available on Amazon for persons interested in dealing with dispute cases and how to resolve such situations before they become violent or even after they become violent.

“This is a remarkable, highly readable and insightful collection of real-world events that prove the importance of ADR’s ability to resolve conflicts, peacefully, in today’s world.”

John W. McDonald, U.S. Ambassador (ret’d)

Chairman and CEO, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy Author of The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons