Mediate.com Testimonials II
Since 1998, The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) has benefited enormously from our partnership with Mediate.com. Mediate.com's potent combination of advanced dispute resolution expertise and superior technical know-how has been central to the success of CADRE's website and internet resources. Thanks for the extraordinary contributions you continue to make to the field. Congratulations on hitting 400 issues!
I am so grateful to Jim Melamed for developing and growing this wonderful resource. Jim was doing this before there were blogs, if you can remember back that far in time; Mediate.com has become the #1 go-to resource for people all over the world to learn about every conceivable aspect of mediation. The articles are informative & substantive and written by top practitioners -- I learn new things every time I read one. Congratulations on 400 issues!
Mediate.com has opened the world of curious minds to mediation and all its benefits and travails. With the knowledge and educational assistance provided through mediate.com, the public can access valuable information and resources to manage conflict. Aside from the value and importance of mediate.com's support of ADR providers and users, it has become a center of updates, trends, teachings and learning for mediators seeking to sustain their expertise and broaden their capabilities. With technology driving the global business and social worlds, mediate.com arrived none too soon and will continue to be a valued technical resource in the world of dispute resolution.
Jan Frankel Schau
Congratulations to mediate.com on your 400th issue. I can't tell you how it warms my heart when I get feedback on articles I've written over the years after Mediators in Canada or Ireland reveal their appreciation, engage me in dialogue, or relate similar experiences, joys and frustrations. Bravo on raising all of us up in the excellent work that you do so well and so tirelessly. With sincere admiration.
Mediate.com Weekly is the best of its kind for up-to-date coverage and cutting edge analysis. I look forward to receiving it and reading about our field from the various perspectives of its authors. It is an invaluable resource. The only missing topic has been an article on why mediators are all so darn good looking and intelligent! Here’s to another 400 issues.
Richard G. Spier
I will leave it to others to provide well-deserved observations on the leadership of mediate.com in developing the mediation profession thought the world. I wish to comment on the superb wed-hosting and email service that mediate.com provides. Compared to other internet providers, mediate.com has given me outstanding customer service on design and implementation of the website for my mediation practice, and responsive administration of my email service. When I have questions, I get immediate and authoritative answers and solutions. And, a special benefit is that this is an IT provider that is specifically dedicated to the mediation industry.
One of the best suggestions I provide to participants in my Mediation Training is to put the mediate.com icon on their tool bar. It is the best resource for anyone who is serious about mediation. I explain that they will find dynamic news, ideas, critical analysis and information on mediation as well ways to build their practice. There may be another resource out there but really, why bother? Thank you for your help developing, improving and promoting mediation and being the venue where can all come together as a community. If there is one organization indispensable to our profession it is mediate.com.
Mediate.com has played such an important role in the development of new ideas, general awareness and creative techniques in dispute resolution that it is impossible to imagine who we would be without it. It is the air we breathe, the ground we stand on, how we think and act. It has been a safe space in which to experiment and discover. It does not require academic citation or comprehensive literature reviews, and accepts even unfinished, incomplete and off-beat ideas that link our work with other fields. In doing so, it has advanced the field in untold ways. Thank you, on behalf of all of us around the world who are searching for solutions, for keeping the door open.
Lee Jay Berman
For 16 years, Mediate.com has been every mediator's business partner. They have increasingly become the "back office" of every mediator from website to news to marketing to case manager in the cloud, they continue to stay a step ahead of what we all need. I couldn't do what I do without them!
I have always listed my website with mediate.com and have appreciated not only the wide ranging audience that mediate.com brings in, but the technical support and maintenance of the site. I encourage all my students and training participants to have their websites on mediate.com. In addition, mediate.com is a wonderful resource for articles, trainings and an up-to-date calendar of events.
To be honest, for some time I was a Mediate.com skeptic. I questioned the value of publishing articles that had not been rigorously peer-reviewed. But I found myself checking out every issue and invariably i found something I wanted to read. Mediate.com provides a forum for people interested in conflict resolution to test out a wide range of ideas from those that are only tentatively formulated to those that are fully developed. There is nothing else like and that is why it is an invaluable resource.
I have been a member of mediate.com since I began my involvement in the ADR field and enthusiastically supported growth of its knowledge base by writing a number of articles and blog entries over the year. Mediate.com has given me access to people all over the world through these services. Mahalo to Jim, Josh, and the rest of the staff for being a reliable provider and source of knowledge.
Security is always a challenge when on the internet and I have found that Mediate.com is consistent in providing, upgrading, and responding to security issues. Well done Mediate.com.
David A. Hoffman
I appreciate the way that Mediate.com has steadfastly maintained a forum for all points of view within the sometimes tumultuous field of mediation. Congratulations on this latest milestone!! And thank you for walking the talk, and providing this important meeting place and resource for mediators, clients, and commentators.
Myer J. Sankary
Mediate.com has been a valuable community resource for mediation around the world where mediators can learn valuable information, and the public can find mediators suitable for their needs. Congratulations to Jim and his team for their continued valuable service to the ADR community. I was one of the early users of mediate.com and have appreciated the opportunity to have my website on mediate.com maintained with the help of your staff.
Lester L. Adams
Israel, India, Ireland, Germany, and Spain, and many states in the US and Canada. These are the places where I have heard from people or conversed with people related to the articles I have written on Mediate.com. This shows how far-reaching this WEB-Site is, and its vital role in the conflict resolution dialogue. With the proliferation of violence and wars in many regions throughout the world, I feel we have a long way to go in trying to stem the tide of violence and anger and pursue peace. But I am so grateful that this vehicle of disseminating ideas on the subject exists. I thank God for you, and may God bless you in all your future endeavors.
Jim Melamed's and John Helie's vision of the potential of the internet for our nascent field was one of the most momentous developments in the modern history of mediation. Mediate.com has ever since been the gold standard for DR education of both practitioners and clients. It taught hundreds of us professionals the basics about internet marketing, while providing consistently excellent service, tailored to our specific needs.
Mediate.com is the touchstone of current mediation articles and information. I find it to be an invaluable source for "what's happening" in the field. Congratulations, Jim for the great success of your tireless and energetic efforts in promoting all aspects of the spectrum of mediation fields. You have singularly maximized the power of the internet for mediation professionals and consumers.
As I have watched mediate.com grow over the past 16 years, so too has the field of conflict management. It is no coincidence... this resource has charted the future and direction of ADR. It connects us and offers a venue to share ideas and best practices. I have read every one of the 400 issues to my benefit and that of my students, to whom I recommend mediate.com as a necessary part of reading the literature in this field of study. Thank you for the hard work and effort but especially for the insight, information, and guidance from the contents and the contributions of so many...you are our community activists.
Mediate.com is a wonderful resource of relevant and applicable information and insights. One of my missions as a mediator is to help educate the public about the many useful ways the tools and skills that fuel the mediation process can also be helpful in daily life. I often send my clients articles from Mediate.com as a followup to their sessions to reinforce or expand what they learned in mediation.
I wrote an article years ago about Finding a Mediator and it was published on Mediate.com. I still get responses to this article, business from it and affirmation for it! Thanks mediate.com. People really read your stuff!
Aside from being a critical resource for mediation practitioners and users everywhere, I will always remember that mediate.com provided critical support for ADA mediation in it formative years. Mediate.com hosted the ADA Mediation Online Discussion Group starting in 2000. The ADA Mediation Page, also established in 2000, was a valuable space for gathering new writing on mediation involving people with disabilities. While no longer in existence as a formal edited page, the previous collection is still there, new writing on the topic still appears, and mediate.com continues to be an ongoing resource for us. Thank you, mediate.com!
Mediate.com is not only a wonderful opportunity for mediators to share their thoughts and ideas, it is a great resource for articles on a multitude of topics. As an additional benefit, I recently got a new client who found me through an article I had written in mediate.com. Keep up the good work.
Seeing the mediate.com name pop up each week always gives me pleasurable anticipation. Most of the articles are outstanding, and all illuminate the issues of concern around the world. Being able to join in with this conversation is a great opportunity and has led to making some long term and long distance friendships. Congratulations on this milestone and I look forward to the next 400 issues and beyond.
Mediate.com is priceless! I consider it my ”mediation university” that also helps me, a Swiss mediator, keep easily abreast with issues that are of concern to American colleagues and with what is going on in other parts of the world. The Mediate.com Weekly – a super service! I never miss looking at it. And I greatly value Robert Benjamin’s "The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm" series. What a superb learning opportunity!
Congratulations to our friends at Mediate.com on the 400th issue of The Mediate.com Weekly! Not only do you provide us with great content, but with a sense of community. And there's the well linked directory too. Keep up the good work -- for at least another 400 issues.
Fredrike P. Bannink
Every conflict is an opportunity in disguise. Thank you mediate.com for inspiring us mediators how to help people in finding these solutions. I am proud to be one of your contributors! Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The newsletter feed through Mediate.com has been instrumental in helping to keep my practice visible to clients! Jim and his ever-helpful staff are always responsive, flexible, and easy to work with and in general, I find that the articles and job opportunities I find on Mediate.com are relevant to my work, interesting to read, and easy to digest. It's a pleasure. Thank you!
I value the contribution that Mediate.com brings to those who seek and work for peace, justice and conflict resolution. The diversity of perspectives and topics demonstrates that there are many ways that we can contribute to improving the ways that we resolve our differences.
The articles are always interesting and helps keep me on the cutting edge of new developments and approaches. Thanks. Keep it up.
The service provided by mediate.com is an important one because they go beyond allowing mediators to "advertise" and be easily located in the area they are needed; mediate.com also educates those whom are looking for an expert mediator and helps them locate one near them. The additional education and information for everyone is a much needed service because most people will never know what a mediator is until it is too late and they find themselves in a situation needing one. Were it not for mediate.com, it would be too late at this point to find the right professional for your situation.
As an educator and a practitioner, mediate.com has become an internet tool beyond value. Having provided mediator training since 1994, and teaching in various college programs, I gladly cite to mediate.com as a premier resource. Congratulations!!
Mediate.com is the first online source I search when researching current trends/topics in mediation. The articles I have found have been invaluable resources for my mediation practice. Thank you so much!
The highest praise I can give is to comment on the well established and maintained presence of Mediate.com which exemplifies the highest values and importance of dispute resolution processes today. Mediate.com offers a forum where matters of concern to anyone engaged in conflict management, from the public to the professional, can turn for an invaluable resource. It reflects the truly best application of current technology to our thinking and approach to dealing with the disputes that have been around since the beginning time. I am proud to have the opportunity to play a small part in the ongoing development of a truly unique and quality endeavor. I look forward to the continued involvement and contribution to Mediate.com
Where can the most significant collection of material relating to mediation be found on the Internet? Without hesitation, I would say it is on Mediate.com. The vast array of articles, videos and other information housed on Mediate.com’s site is simply unrivaled, in my view. Congratulations on your 400th and thank you for your amazing contribution to the continuing development of mediation.
Dear mediators of Mediate.com One of me most incredible experiences of my professional life as a mediator was being published in Mediation.com last august. I´m based in México, City, where mediation is just starting to get recognition of the general public and fellow lawyers. So, sometimes it has been a little bit hard for me to share my ideas. Once published in mediate.com, I got several mails of fellow mediators who had read my contribution! That was a wonderful feeling to experience that mediators all over the world are able to share knowledge through mediate.com. Thank you dear fellows of mediate.com Mauricio Hernandez Sarti Mediator (México, City)
Mediate.com is a unique forum for mediators to share their knowledge and learn from each other. It is one of my favorite sites on the Internet. We are all very fortunate that it exists.
Alan E. Gross
Mediate.com is simply THE most important on-line resource that supports our growing profession. As one who only occasionally posts or responds, I have benefitted greatly via lurking , absorbing new ideas, and being reminded of old good ones. As a professor, mediate.com is one of my first recommendations to grad students entering our field. As a trainer, mediate.com is high on my list of suggested entry points for networking and learning. Congratulations to Jim, John, John, Keith and all of the inspiring writers who have contributed to this marvelous enterprise!
Congratulations Jim and the fabulous team at Mediate.com. Your site puts mediation and collaborative problem solving on the front burner enabling people and organizations to find resources and information which is the preliminary step in conflict resolution. Alternative Resolutions' business has grown as a result of your good work.
Mediate.com is such a rich professional resource as well as a way for people in other fields to understand what we conflict resolution professions do and the tremendous value we offer. The articles and blogs are a treasure trove of wisdom and insight and give us a forum for an ongoing thoughtful conversation with each other. I feel blessed to be a featured blogger and appreciate all the feedback and questions I've received from all over the world as a result. Here's to four hundred more issues!
Mediate.com has provided a wonderful service to the mediation community to both those who want to write about mediation and those who want to read about it. By offering ready access to such articles and a simple way of publishing one's work, they facilitate communication about mediation in a way that is a benefit to all.
400th issue. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Mediate.com is a great clearing house. Mediate.com helps us to form meaningful cohesion with a mediation community all over the world. Mediate.com, in each issue, offers an insight into a problem arising in at least one of my myriad divorce mediations. Mediate.com offers me a chance to write about a particular feature of divorce mediation that I think is of general interest. When I expanded my practice to include mediation to help married couples stay together, mediate.com was one of many great soapboxes. Thank you Jim, Josh and many others who bring some guidance and structure to our profession.
Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone! I am happy to be part of this as an author and featured blogger. Having my articles and blog posts featured on Mediate.com has created numerous relationships with conflict professionals all over the world. I would not have been able to engage many of these people, both as an author and reader, without Mediate.com. Thank you and I look forward to reading and submitting many more articles!
Other promoters of ADR have made failed efforts to do what Mediate.com does so well and so comprehensively. I honor and admire your work, and I appreciate seeing some of my own writing under your flag. 400 issue, 1,400 authors -- wow
Mediate.com is the single best connecting point for mediators globally. It is one of the few (if not the only) groups I've researched whose doors are wide open and actively promoting the field of mediation with respect and support for mediators from every specialty, region and approach. THANK YOU MEDIATE.COM for 400 issues!! Looking forward to 400 more.
As a Florida Supreme Court-approved Circuit Civil Mediator Trainer, I am always looking for new ideas and new ways to present old ideas, and I am pleased to say that I find both in each issue of the Newsletter. In fact, I've created an email folder just to hold copies of the Newsletter.
Mediate.com is a primary channel for learning what ideas are current and emerging within mediation, negotiation and ADR. It is an indispensable reference point for ADR specialists. I am honored to have contributed an article for this fine publication. Likewise, I enjoy reading the latest articles from my colleagues.
Congratulations to Mediate.com for publishing the 400th issue of Mediate.com Weekly. You provide a trusted and invaluable service to both the mediation community and the public. Keep up the great work!