(4/14/16)Michael Toebe Pete Rose failed to have his ban from the sport rescinded recently.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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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?
(3/11/16)Michael Toebe Two Utah universities have suspended a 100-plus-year-old sports competition in mens basketball over a dispute. The schools forfeited much - history, a strong marketing event, revenue, fan disappointment and more. I interviewed Bernie Mayer to talk about the story.
(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.
(3/11/16)Richard Chernick Testimony and documents may be obtained in arbitration in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the applicable institutional arbitration rules and provisions of law (federal and state arbitration acts, as applicable).
(3/04/16)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. is a groundbreaking clinical psychologist and researcher who began studying the
impact of divorce on children in 1968. Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator
with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.
(3/04/16)Richard J. Roberts Behavioral scientists have conducted numerous experimental studies on the emotions of anger and fear. However, despite volumes of data, most of them have missed the key element in the relationship between the two emotional states: anger almost always masks fear (or some sort of “weaker,” more vulnerable emotion, such as anxiety, shame, guilt, helplessness, or grief).
(3/04/16)Howard Bellman This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Bellman, a long-time leader in the field of labor-management mediation and mediation in the public sector generally, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(3/04/16)Scott McCreary, Meredith Cowart Marine Protected Areas are frequently developed in consultation with the full range of stakeholders. Without proper process design, the agreements are not stable. This article details the challenges encountered in the stakeholder process to design Marine Protected Areas in Southern California.