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Zena Zumeta

Styles of Mediation: Facilitative, Evaluative, and Transformative Mediation

(6/22/16)Zena Zumeta Mediators around the country find themselves uncomfortable with what is being called mediation in their own and other areas. Accusations are made that one or another approach to mediation is not “real” mediation or are not what clients wanted. In addition, many clients and attorneys are confused about what mediation is and is not, and are not sure what they will get if they go to mediation.
Maxine Baker-Jackson

Interview with Maxine Baker-Jackson

(6/21/16)Maxine Baker-Jackson This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(6/20/16)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. If people have not resolved their dilemmas before the divorce, they go through the process trying to manage their fear in different ways by hiding their doubt, responsibility; vulnerability, or dependency.
Robert Benjamin

The Joy Of Impasse: The Neuroscience Of ‘Insight’ And Creative Problem Solving

(6/20/16)Robert Benjamin Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.
Don Philbin

The Psychology of Bad Economic Decisions

(6/19/16)Don Philbin In this short piece, I describe a few ways that disputing parties and their lawyers systematically depart from rational decision making. Along the way, I offer tips on how to get productive settlement discussions back on track after being derailed by our all-too-human psychology.
Chris Moore

Interview with Chris Moore

(6/14/16)Chris Moore This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with mediation pioneer Chris Moore, Founder of CDR Associates in Boulder, CO, and a long time leader in the area of public policy mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
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.
Laurie Israel

Underwood Family Values – A Template for a Marriage

(6/10/16)Laurie Israel The Underwoods, the main characters in the show House of Cards, have been married a long time when we meet them - 26 years - as the series begins. They seem to be a very solid two-person unit, that have things to teach us about balancing personal fulfillment and commitment to the marriage.
John Lande

Mashburn on Mediation in Open Adoption Cases

(6/10/16)John Lande I remember one case that broke my heart in which I wish we could have arranged an open adoption.
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow

(6/08/16)Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Michael Toebe

How to Better Solve Your Consumer Disputes

(6/06/16)Michael Toebe When consumer disputes evolve, the perception and at times, reality is it's a push-resistance equation. Emotions escalate. Judgments, yet not resolution, rule.
Jennifer Mahony

Revelling in the Pause: Creating Sustainable, Connected Working Relationships

(6/06/16)Jennifer Mahony Mediation is about revelling in the pauses, honouring them, leaning into them. It is about slowing down, about being purposeful in everything that is said and done.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Interview with Joan Kelly

(5/31/16)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joan Kelly, well-known clinical psychologist, researcher and founding Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Claudia Maffettone

110 Years of Mediation: Principles, Opportunities, and Challenges

(5/27/16)Claudia Maffettone In this article, I will offer a succinct overview of definitions, principles, approaches, opportunities and limits of mediation, a method of conflict resolution encompassing a wide range of practices.
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.
Joseph Stulberg

Interview with Joseph Stulberg

(5/26/16)Joseph Stulberg This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joe Stuhlberg, a leading mediation law professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Mediate.com ZZZZZ

Second Edition of the Electronic Guide to Federal Procurement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

(5/25/16)Mediate.com Welcome to the Second Edition of the Electronic Guide to Federal Procurement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Bill Eddy

Bullies At Work

(5/22/16)Bill Eddy Workplace bullying is a growing international problem. It is more than a one-time incident. It is a pattern of behavior between a bully and another worker which can demoralize, isolate and trigger illness in the target of the bully.
Michael Lewis

Interview with Michael Lewis

(5/22/16)Michael Lewis This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
Randy Drew

Mediatees Have The Right To Make ‘Bad’ Decisions

(5/21/16)Randy Drew Self-determination (volition), sometimes, means mediation participants get to make ‘bad’ decisions.
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Challenging The Myths Surrounding Divorce Mediation

(5/21/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem Challenging divorce mediation myths, such as whether or not mediation will work if only one spouse can communicate well.
Eduard Vinyamata Camp

¿Que es la Conflictologia?

(5/20/16)Eduard Vinyamata Camp Los conflictos, la ausencia de paz y de armonía son constantes en la vida de las personas y de las sociedades. Intereses económicos, crisis de todo tipo, agresiones, forman parte del paisaje humano.

Negotiating Like a Woman - How Gender Impacts Communication between the Sexes

(5/17/16)Nina Meierding, Jan Frankel Schau Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.
Peter Adler

Interview with Peter Adler

(5/13/16)Peter Adler This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Peter Adler of Accord 3.0 and Past-President of The Keystone Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Alan E. Gross

Preparing for Large Group Mediations

(5/13/16)Alan E. Gross Preparation before the session begins is often less emphasized than it should be in mediation training and practice.
Charles Hill

Who Owns Hound Dog?

(5/13/16)Charles Hill Elvis Presley covered “Hound Dog” in 1956 and sold over 4 million copies in the United States on its first release. Was “Big Mama” legally entitled to share in some of the rewards of Hound Dog’s success?
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.
Charlie Young

Responsibility via Confidentiality

(5/06/16)Charlie Young This article simply emphasizes the advantages of confidentiality to assist complete openness in difficult situations, so that a resolution can include healing and reconciliation.
David Smith

Nurturing the Peacebuilders and Conflict Resolvers of Tomorrow

(5/06/16)David Smith This piece argues for the need to work with youth, particularly at the high school and college levels, to build our profession and carry on the work of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. It provides a model for thinking about careers: direct action vs. indirect action jobs.
Jennifer Mahony

Creating Psychological Safety at Work isn’t Just About Avoiding a Workplace Bullying Complaint

(5/06/16)Jennifer Mahony When employment relationships take a turn, there can often feel like there is no way back. However, mediation can be a powerful tool in rehabilitating working relationships.
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.
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