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Michael Lang

Interview with Michael Lang

(2/25/17)Michael Lang

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lang, former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and founder of the Antioch University conflict resolution program, filmed for the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Michael Jacobs

Peace is a Tough Sell

(2/24/17)Michael Jacobs

Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.

John Sturrock

Putting Away Childish Things

(2/24/17)John Sturrock

This article discusses engaging with “the enemy,” building relationships, separating people from the problem, listening to and understanding deeply, finding “win-win” solutions to intractable problems based on interests rather than polarised positions, and accepting and acknowledging our own imperfections.

The Future of Mediation - Video Interview of Ken Cloke

(2/22/17)Kenneth Cloke, Peter Adler

The use of mediation has grown and evolved over last the thirty years. As the “founders” begin to retire and new voices emerge, what is the future of mediation from a global perspective?

Jeffrey Krivis

Can We Call a Truce? Ten Tips for Negotiating Workplace Conflicts

(2/21/17)Jeffrey Krivis

Whether two employees are fighting or a disgruntled client is on the verge of leaving, you—yes, you—can step in and help solve the problem. Here are some tricks of the trade.

Robin Amadei

Conflict Coaching

(2/21/17)Robin Amadei

This article defines conflict coaching, describes areas in which conflict coaching can be used, and illustrates an example of how a conflict coaching process might proceed.

Armand and Robbin DAlo

Is Divorce The Real Target?

(2/17/17)Armand and Robbin DAlo

When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide

(2/17/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce

The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review

(2/17/17)John Fiske, J Anthony Licciardello

Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.

Bullying y Prevención

(2/16/17)Larisa Varisco Puerta, Sandra Domine

Al hablar de bullying y acoso escolar en general, siempre suele hacerse referencia a los maltratos efectuados y recibidos entre pares, o incluso de alumnos hacia profesores.

Kenneth Cloke

Interview with Ken Cloke

(2/12/17)Kenneth Cloke

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Jim Melamed

Mediators Take Note: BBB Complaints Against Mediation.com

(2/09/17)Jim Melamed

At Mediate.com, we receive multiple complaints each week about another company, Mediation.com. These detailed reports from BBB are instructive as to how this other company operates.

Rachel Ryan

Happy Valentine’s Day Darling; Here’s a Prenup

(2/09/17)Rachel Ryan

The article addresses increased rates of divorce and important considerations for protecting one’s self and financial assets and the consequences of failing to do so.

Dan Berstein

When Conflict Resolvers Collide - How Do We Respond?

(2/09/17)Dan Berstein

In the wake of the 2016 election, the New York City Dispute Resolution listserv became overwhelmed by internal conflicts. This article introduces the listserv and the controversy, and provides a framework for understanding and addressing the challenging behavior.

Stuart Watson

The Essential Elements of Mediation Training

(2/09/17)Stuart Watson

Mediation Trainer Stuart Watson shares the wisdom of the most important elements of a mediation training gained from training new mediators over the last 15 years.

Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw Memorial

(2/06/17)Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw, a lawyer and pioneer in alternative dispute resolution, died unexpectedly February 2, 2017.

See You in H*ll: Preparing for Mediation

(2/05/17)Adam Halper, Lauren Groetch

To arrive at a successful resolution in mediation, you have to work for it. Mediation is hard.

John Lande

Is Political Moderation a Virtue These Days?

(2/04/17)John Lande

In the wake of our extremely polarizing election this year, is moderation a virtue today?

Denise Peterson

Embracing Impasse

(2/03/17)Denise Peterson

This article addresses three common impasses which can become future wins when mediators frame the discussion.

Jack McCrory

Jack McCrory Memorial

(2/03/17)Jack McCrory

On January 17, 2017, our dear friend and Pepperdine Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution colleague Professor John P. (Jack) McCrory passed away.

Margaret Shaw

Interview with Margaret Shaw

(2/02/17)Margaret Shaw

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with New York based JAMS mediator Margaret Shaw filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Richard Barbieri

The Election Wasn’t About What You Make, But About Who You Know

(1/27/17)Richard Barbieri

Two theories about conflict, and particularly about means of diminishing conflict, hold promise in understanding the election, though not necessarily in ameliorating the conflicts revealed there.

Nicole Garton

Conflict Analysis and Intervention Selection for the Parenting Coordinator: Strategies for Success

(1/27/17)Nicole Garton

This paper provides a summary of parental conflict and its consequences for children, a history and definition of parenting coordination and three conflict analysis models to assist working parenting coordinators to better diagnose parental conflict and then select more effective intervention strategies.

Clarence Cramer

Interview with Clarence Cramer

(1/24/17)Clarence Cramer

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Clarence Cramer, long-time leader in the field of court-connected family mediation, including the mediation of cases involving domestic violence, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Camaron Thomas

What I Learned from Studying Neuroscience about the Future of Mediation

(1/20/17)Camaron Thomas

Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.

Ellen Kandell

Is It Ever OK to Blame?

(1/20/17)Ellen Kandell

Blame is frequently used, whether consciously or unconsciously, in an attempt to assign responsibility for something gone awry.

Stuart Watson

A Tale of Two Boxes: Re-Visioning the Nature of Conflict

(1/20/17)Stuart Watson

The nature of conflict has shifted from building understanding, connection and resolution between people to being in service, and pledging commitment to the grander evolutionary process, as nature “has its way” with humans experiencing conflict.

Homer LaRue

Interview with Homer LaRue

(1/18/17)Homer LaRue

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Homer LaRue filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Richard Barbieri

Borderlines: Neutrality on the Edges of Mediation

(1/13/17)Richard Barbieri

Mediators have Four Noble Truths, recited to each new set of parties we work with: “This process is Voluntary and Self-Determined; we are Neutral, and everything said here is Confidential.”

Eric Laubacher

Divorce Mediation In Ohio

(1/13/17)Eric Laubacher

This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.

Alia Ismail

The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry

(1/13/17)Alia Ismail

When recurring ethical crisis in the financial services industry arise, it’s essential to give voice to employees on the lower end of hierarchies in organizational institutions.

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