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Sam Imperati

Traits of a 'Mediator'

(5/06/16)Sam Imperati Although there are many intangibles in the definition of a “good” mediator, certain character traits are invaluable. It turns out that these same character traits may have other uses as well.
Larry Fong

Interview with Larry Fong

(5/02/16)Larry Fong This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
John Sturrock

The Middle East’s Mediator?

(4/29/16)John Sturrock The Amman Message delivered by the Chief Justice of Jordan in 2004 is an extraordinary statement of tolerance and peace and deserves full reading by all who would comment on Muslim affairs. The Chief Justice emphasises peace, security, neighbourliness, coexistence and respect for others.
Jen Reynolds

Green on Race and ADR

(4/29/16)Jen Reynolds Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M) recently spoke on “Civility and Mediation as Workplace Responses to Conscious Disregard of Racially-Biased Behaviors.” Like this title, Michael’s talk was provocative, stuffed with information, and at once idealistic and critical.
Michael P. Carbone

Mediation Strategies: A Lawyer’s Guide To Successful Negotiation

(4/26/16)Michael P. Carbone Every successful negotiation requires that you have a sound strategy. In this article I will explain the steps that I believe you should follow when developing a mediation strategy.
Lee Jay Berman

13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life

(4/26/16)Lee Jay Berman Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.
Marilyn McKnight

Interview with Marilyn McKnight

(4/26/16)Marilyn McKnight This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marilyn McKnight, former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and Association for Conflict Resolution, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
Alberto Elisavetsky

Distance Mediation as a Bridge for Social Inclusion

(4/22/16)Alberto Elisavetsky Our world has over 7.500.000.000 habitants, of which an 85% have access to cellphones. This data confirms that a wide spectrum of the humanity can benefit with the use of ODR, most of all the excluded and the needed. En Espanol.
Margaret Shaw

Interview with Margaret Shaw

(4/18/16)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.
Michael Jacobs

Why Mediation Matters

(4/15/16)Michael Jacobs What's the purpose of mediation? What are doing when we sit in a room with our clients? It is not that these questions aren't important to practitioners; it's just that we tend to focus on what the clients bring and go from there.
James Coben

Interview with Jim Coben

(4/14/16)James Coben This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jim Coben, long-time former director of the Hamline University Conflict Resolution Program, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Michael Toebe

How Mediation Could Help Dispute Between MLB and Rose

(4/14/16)Michael Toebe Pete Rose failed to have his ban from the sport rescinded recently. He's now been banned from any participation in the sport and inclusion into the Hall of Fame for 26 years and counting. The two sides cannot work through the conflict and it seems counterproductive to both sides' interests.
Randy Marcoz

Using Communication Tools in Mediation

(4/14/16)Randy Marcoz At the outset of a mediation, the disputants have all the background, the history, and the inside knowledge about the dispute. Mediators must play “catch-up.” This discovery requires good communication skills.
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How to Get the Most Out of Mediate.com for Free

(4/13/16)Mediate.com Mediate.com offers a remarkable set of resources and opportunities. Here is how you can get the most out of Mediate.com without paying a dime.
Susan Carpenter

Interview with Susan Carpenter

(4/08/16)Susan Carpenter This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Susan Carpenter, a national leader and author in the field of public policy mediation, filmed for the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Michelle Brenner

Economy and Caring – revealing the shortfall

(4/08/16)Michelle Brenner Caring has much more applicability than compassion. Compassion is only called into being when there is suffering, when things are not going well.
Steven Goldman

Pillars of Life for Successful Interactions

(4/08/16)Steven Goldman This article deals with some important pillars of life and people’s values and interactions in our personal and professional lives.
Bernard Mayer

Interview with Bernie Mayer

(4/04/16)Bernard Mayer This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Bernie Mayer, co-founder of CDR Associates in Boulder and an instructor at Creighton's Werner Institute, filmed for the Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Michael Leathes

Data will defeat “the deadening drag of status quoism” The Global Pound Conference Series has kicked off

(4/04/16)Michael Leathes The goal of the GPC Series 2016-17 is to provide the core global data needed to address the causes and remedies of user dissatisfaction with dispute resolution.

Family Law Progress Inspires Divorce Mediation in Arizona

(4/04/16)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit Three years have passed since the words “child custody” have been spoken in an Arizona courtroom. They have not been missed.
Stephanie Klein

Mediating, Judging With Pro Se Parties: A Balancing Act

(3/31/16)Stephanie Klein Mediators, like judges, encounter ethical issues when dealing with a pro se party facing a represented party. If they try to compensate for parties without counsel, they run the risk of compromising their impartiality.
Constantin-Adi Gavrila

The Ethical Filter in Mediation

(3/31/16)Constantin-Adi Gavrila Neutrality is one of the keystone concepts in the mediation process. When the mediator or the parties consider that the mediator’s neutrality is affected, a conflict of interest appears.
Howard Gadlin

Interview with Howard Gadlin

(3/29/16)Howard Gadlin This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Gadlin, Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health since 1999, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Denise Evans

What Can Mediators Learn from Einstein?

(3/26/16)Denise Evans Mediators have much to learn from scientists’ way beyond understanding the neuroscience which impacts on how individuals in conflict might behave as a result of the external pressures in their lives.
Charles Hill

Conflict Preemption

(3/25/16)Charles Hill A decade and a half in the ADR field has led me to ask the question: what about conflict preemption?
Gail Bingham

Interview with Gail Bingham

(3/21/16)Gail Bingham This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Gail Bingham, President of RESOLVE, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
John Sturrock

Thinking about the Future and the Need for Action by Mediators Part 3 (of 3): A Call to Arms for Mediators?

(3/18/16)John Sturrock “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
Rackham Karlsson

9 Elements of a Successful Mediation Consultation

(3/18/16)Rackham Karlsson The initial mediation consultation is an important opportunity to provide substantive value to the clients and lay the groundwork for a successful mediation.
Michael Lang

Interview with Michael Lang

(3/16/16)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.
Jay Folberg

The Shrinking Joint Session: Survey Results

(3/15/16)Jay Folberg As mediation has proliferated and become part of our legal culture, how mediations are conducted has diversified. Although there is no “standard” process of mediation, there has previously been little empirical evidence to inform us of what is really happening behind closed mediation doors.
Sid Lezak

Interview with Sid Lezak

(3/14/16)Sid Lezak This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with former US Attorney and mediator Sid Lezak shortly before his death as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
John Sturrock

Thinking about the Future and the Need for Action by Mediators - Part 2

(3/11/16)John Sturrock Why is mediation not already transforming the world? Why is a set of tools, ideas, attitudes and aptitudes which nearly always help people resolve difficult situations quickly, cost effectively, creatively, humanely and legally, and is practical-, business-, family- and community-centered, not the primary method of dealing with conflict of all sorts?
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