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Althea Halchuck

Hospice and Conflict Resolution

(9/23/16)Althea Halchuck

Conflict can touch anyone, at any time of life. In this article, I talk about end-of-life conflict, specifically those disputes related to hospice. I explore who is involved, why disputes arise, and reasons they are hard to resolve. I also speak about the importance of having a mediator as part of the hospice team.

John Lande

Non-Apology Apologies, Part 2

(9/16/16)John Lande

It seems that there are a lot of stories about questionable apologies in the news lately. I don’t intend to discuss all of them, but here are a few more thoughts about some of them.

John Lande

Training Law Students to be Leaders

(9/09/16)John Lande

The Ohio State program teaches students about lawyers’ service as leaders in various ways in their work in addition to lawyers’ generally-recognized leadership roles in civic society, including public service, outside their day jobs.

Nadja Alexander

The Regulatory Robustness Rating in Practice: Conclusion

(9/02/16)Nadja Alexander

Yes, here it is. The final part of the Regulatory Robustness Rating (RRR) trilogy.

Keri Morris

Improving the Lives of Children by Delivering Family Dispute Resolution into New Zealand Prisons

(9/02/16)Keri Morris

We share our experience and learnings of delivering Family Dispute Resolution into New Zealand prisons to improve the lives of children.

Phyllis Pollack

Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?

(8/12/16)Phyllis Pollack

An article, from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation entitled “Salary Negotiations”, focuses on negotiating the best salary possible, some of its points are equally applicable to negotiations in general.

Lorraine Segal

We’re All in This Together: Listening to Each Other in Troubled Times

(7/29/16)Lorraine Segal

This article discusses hope and despair in the landscape of today.

Maria Simpson

Do Organizations Bully?

(7/29/16)Maria Simpson

I received an interesting update from Civility Partners last week on bullying, citing research showing that “education, government and healthcare are three industries where bullying seems to really thrive.”

Stephen Fritsch

For Senior Caregivers, Mediation Is Often a Must

(7/29/16)Stephen Fritsch

When it comes time to decide on care for an elderly parent, mediation can help family members make tough financial and life care decisions.

CDRC Vienna: Consensual Dispute Resolution

(7/22/16)Stephanie Rohmann, Nataliya Barysheva

These articles are a series of summaries from the CDRC Vienna 2016. This article focuses on an Austrian and a French mediator sharing their views on negotiation.

Joe Markowitz

Fear

(7/15/16)Joe Markowitz

Someone renting the house across the street from us has been blasting loud music very late at night, and I've been wondering how to deal with it.

John Lande

Where the "Puck" is Going -- and What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There

(6/27/16)John Lande

Analogizing the puck to the legal and dispute resolution fields, this program addressed where we are going and how, as legal educators, we can best prepare our students to “skate” there.

Gregg Relyea

Managing Negative Personal Mannerisms in Negotiation and Mediation

(6/10/16)Gregg Relyea

Carefully managing negative personal mannerisms can result in a more confident and competent negotiator who is aware of their own and others' negative personal mannerisms and who makes deliberate and conscious decisions about managing them.

Ronald S. Kraybill

How Do You Call to the Deep?

(6/06/16)Ronald S. Kraybill

By adopting practices of interaction largely stripped of symbols and moments to engage Depth, we cut ourselves off from the most powerful source of energy for creativity, connection, and change available to us.

Hadassah Fidler

When Sorry Can’t Be The Only Word

(5/27/16)Hadassah Fidler

The latest research into apologising will come as no surprise to those who work in the mediation arena.

Tammy Lenski

6 Ingredients of an Effective Apology

(4/29/16)Tammy Lenski

New research has identified six elements to an apology, and the more of those elements you include, the more effective your apology. Two are particularly crucial to having your apology accepted.

Lorraine Segal

Zen of the Gym—What I’ve learned about workplace conflict resolution at the gym

(4/29/16)Lorraine Segal

I used to get into small verbal arguments with other members using the machines, partly out of my own impatience, and partly because they were violating the rules of courteous use.

Jai Jayaraman

Difficult Conversations

(4/01/16)Jai Jayaraman

Everyone understands the need for wider representation, diversity and inclusion on a Board of directors.

Patricia Porter

Community Mediation: Empowerment and Dialogue

(3/11/16)Patricia Porter

In many communities around the country there are community mediation centers supported by volunteer mediators. Community Boards of San Francisco is the oldest community mediation center in the country, started in 1976.

Tammy Lenski

Small Caring Actions to Help Ease the Suffering in Conflict

(3/11/16)Tammy Lenski

Conflict and suffering are confederates working in painful alliance, each feeding the other as if to ensure its own continued existence. If I turn away from the suffering in conflict, I deny a part of my clients’ experience.

Judy Tindall

Online Peer Mediation Project

(3/07/16)Judy Tindall

There are three changes in the educational and social context that suggest the need for a more technologically sophisticated version of peer mediation.

Lynn Duryee

Make the Most of your Mediation: The Employment Case

(2/05/16)Lynn Duryee

Mediating employment disputes before legal action is filed gives parties an opportunity to settle their differences before incurring impressive attorney’s fees and expending valuable effort.

Patricia Porter

Get Out Of MY Parking Spot! What To Do When You Get Triggered?

(2/05/16)Patricia Porter

An interesting conflict that occurs during snowfalls in Baltimore City is over parking spots. Thursday night before the storm commenced, residents began placing folding chairs and other miscellaneous furniture outside to reserve the spaces in front of their houses.

Angela Herberholz

Help Shape the Next Generation of Mediators!

(2/05/16)Angela Herberholz

Wherever we look, there is a variety of articles, blogs, keynotes and workshop topics all talking about the necessity to develop future leaders, understand the next generation(s) and attract the right talents. The mediation profession is no exception.

Michael Toebe

A Hot College Dispute Crying for Mediation

(1/29/16)Michael Toebe

The University of Missouri has been in the spotlight and it's not the school's finest moment as football players have announced they are on strike until the school president steps down due to their hurt over a lack of response to painful experiences of racism.

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