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Stuart Watson

A Tale of Two Boxes: Re-Visioning the Nature of Conflict

(1/20/17)Stuart Watson

The nature of conflict has shifted from building understanding, connection and resolution between people to being in service, and pledging commitment to the grander evolutionary process, as nature “has its way” with humans experiencing conflict.

Homer LaRue

Interview with Homer LaRue

(1/18/17)Homer LaRue

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Homer LaRue filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Richard Barbieri

Borderlines: Neutrality on the Edges of Mediation

(1/13/17)Richard Barbieri

Mediators have Four Noble Truths, recited to each new set of parties we work with: “This process is Voluntary and Self-Determined; we are Neutral, and everything said here is Confidential.”

Eric Laubacher

Divorce Mediation In Ohio

(1/13/17)Eric Laubacher

This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.

Alia Ismail

The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry

(1/13/17)Alia Ismail

When recurring ethical crisis in the financial services industry arise, it’s essential to give voice to employees on the lower end of hierarchies in organizational institutions.

Marvin E. Johnson

Interview with Marvin Johnson

(1/11/17)Marvin E. Johnson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Noa Zanolli

When Conflict In The Workplace Escalates To Emotional Abuse

(1/06/17)Noa Zanolli

Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds all across the U.S. hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure the situation unable to figure a way out.

Chris McHallam

4 Things You Should Know About Civil Mediation

(1/06/17)Chris McHallam

While you may already be familiar with the process and its benefits there are a few important facts those considering mediation for a legal issue their business is facing should know.

Steven Goldman

Mediating With Advocates

(1/06/17)Steven Goldman

Isn’t it reassuring knowing you have someone in your corner to advocate for you?

Earlene Baggett-Hayes

The "Smart" of Compromise in Mediation

(1/06/17)Earlene Baggett-Hayes

The mediator’s options in compromise situations depends on the parties’ receptivity to the process.

John Sturrock

Mediation Kindness in 2017?

(1/03/17)John Sturrock

Even with the inspiration of others, it’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The College Education Expense; How to Share the “Experience”

(1/03/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The question to be answered by all parents—separated or divorced parents, married or unmarried—is: How will the child’s college education be funded? In short, who will pay and how much?

Richard Gertler

Avoiding Court in Business Disputes

(1/03/17)Richard Gertler

As a business owner a lawsuit can be a stressful situation. Fortunately, you have options, even when a dispute appears headed for the courtroom. By working with an experienced mediator, you gain hope of steering a business disaster toward an agreeable — and even amicable — resolution.

Nancy Foster

Good Communication Starts With Listening

(12/29/16)Nancy Foster

When you are speaking and someone is not paying attention, how do you feel? Annoyed, frustrated, discounted, rejected, anxious or angry? Such feelings usually make communication more difficult. So how can we show someone who is speaking that we really are paying attention to them?

Roger Fisher

Pioneer Series: Working with People Who Don't Want to Negotiate - Video

(12/29/16)Roger Fisher

Roger Fisher explains that when one party doesn't want to negotiate, talk to others around them to find out their motivations, interests, concerns, and worries.

Judy Ringer

We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations

(12/27/16)Judy Ringer

What you have here is a brief synopsis of best practice strategies: a checklist of action items to think about before going into the conversation.

Leonard Riskin

Interview with Leonard Riskin

(12/27/16)Leonard Riskin

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with law professor Leonard Riskin filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Bill Eddy

Dealing With Defensiveness In High Conflict People

(12/27/16)Bill Eddy

When most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), they think of bad behavior. The goal seems to be to get them to STOP their bad behavior, by verbally motivating them to have insights into how bad they are acting. However, the high conflict behavior of HCPs is not driven by logic and self-awareness.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 4 of 4

(12/23/16)John Lande

Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.

Conflictos de importación. Cuando los conflictos gestados fuera del ámbito escolar detonan en la escuela

(12/23/16)Daniel Dilor, Maria Medina

Conflictos de Importacion. Cuando los Conflictos Gestados Fueran del Ambito Escolar Detonan en la Escuela.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 3 of 4

(12/18/16)John Lande

People should first try to understand others, especially those with whom we disagree – perhaps disagreeing quite strongly.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Avoiding the Holiday Blues During Separation or After Divorce

(12/18/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

With some creativity, and openness to future adjustment, separated and divorced couples can preserve key ingredients of the holiday season by pre-planning the children’s shared visits ahead of time.

Armand and Robbin DAlo

Holiday Stress? There Is a Way to Fight

(12/18/16)Armand and Robbin DAlo

Conflict is a part of life, and so exposure to it can be an important lesson in emotional literacy for kids if it is handled properly.

Scott McCreary

CONCUR case in just-published book: Joint Fact Finding in Urban and Environmental Planning Disputes

(12/09/16)Scott McCreary

The article describes CONCUR's Chapter in the book: Desalination in California: The California Coastal Commission Poseidon Joint Fact Finding Process” and provides insight into this JFF process by highlighting quotes from participants involved in the case.

Michael Toebe

Headlines of Mediation Failure Not Based on Evidence

(12/09/16)Michael Toebe

I have seen on more than a few occasions an online headline that says "mediation fails in....(dispute)". This article attempts to provide alternative thought to that claim and misconception.

Steven Goldman

Caucus Considerations

(12/09/16)Steven Goldman

My # 1 cardinal rule during any stage of mediation is to remember to do no harm to the process or your mediator neutrality!

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 2 of 4

(12/09/16)John Lande

The Presidential election and the week following has brought the deep divides in this nation to a head, and brought to light numerous issues in our country.

John Lande

How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles? Part 1 of 4

(12/03/16)John Lande

This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.

Maria Gimena Funes

Mediacion Escolar, un Paradigma de las Nuevas Formas Comunicacionales Y Vinculares

(12/02/16)Maria Gimena Funes

Dado el fenómeno progresivo de la violencia, urge la necesidad de un apropiado abordaje en la Escuela, mediante una herramienta capaz de fomentar relaciones sinérgicas y construir espacios comunes que interpreten las diferencias y el posible enfrentamiento de intereses como instrumentos formativos.

Scott McCreary

Leveraging an Early Joint Fact Finding Effort to Propel Use of the Approach and Improve Ocean Health

(12/02/16)Scott McCreary

This article tells the story of a collaborative effort between the Bodega Marine Lab, and CONCUR principal Scott McCreary (then an MIT PhD student), and top research scientists in their efforts to ban tributyltin in the United States in the early 1980's.

Lila MacLellan

The Scientifically Proven, Step-by-Step Guide to Having a Breakthrough Conversation Across Party Lines

(12/02/16)Lila MacLellan

There seems to be no way around it: In the aftermath of a contentious US presidential election, conversations between voters all along the political spectrum either devolve into shouting matches and insults, or irreconcilable platitudes.

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