Community Mediation Articles
Want to break the advice-giving habit but aren’t sure what to do instead?
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
The Texas Farm Bureau has reportedly abandoned a proposal that would have allowed insureds to relinquish their right to sue the company in the event of a claim dispute in exchange for a lower homeowners’ policy premium.
The future of policing must incorporate mediation. No other profession places its practitioners more in the middle of challenging situations; police officers are regularly expected to make difficult conversations work on the spot.
These are a collection of sketches and inspirational quotes by Brad Heckman of the New York Peace Institute, such as "We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming." — Bob Dylan (Nobel Laureate!).
This author wonders if “restorative justice” is not about forgiveness or reconciliation nor is it mediation nor is it designed to reduce recidivism. It is neither an alternative to prison nor replaces our legal system.
The author is hopeful that mediators, participants, and attorneys will re-examine the trend of late intervention, lawyer-centric mediation and bring pro-active, early mediation back as one of the important focuses of the mediation field.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a regulation that bans federally funded long-term care facilities such as nursing homes from using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements.
To date, most discussion of social responsibility focuses on what is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). That is, what do corporations need to do to meet their social responsibilities?
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.
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.
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.
Yes, here it is. The final part of the Regulatory Robustness Rating (RRR) trilogy.
We share our experience and learnings of delivering Family Dispute Resolution into New Zealand prisons to improve the lives of children.
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.
This article discusses hope and despair in the landscape of today.
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.”
When it comes time to decide on care for an elderly parent, mediation can help family members make tough financial and life care decisions.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
The latest research into apologising will come as no surprise to those who work in the mediation arena.
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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.