(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.
(3/04/16)John Lande One might assume that using a “planned early dispute resolution” (PEDR) system should be a “no-brainer” for businesses that regularly litigate because litigation-as-usual undermines so very many business interests.
(2/29/16)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.
(2/29/16)Peter Robinson This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Peter Robinson, Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(2/29/16) Have you ever watched a good facilitator? They make it look easy , but its not as easy as you might think. Good facilitators are expert at stimulating discussion, generating ideas and producing outcomes. This video provides a few solid tips starting with preparation. Video by Karen Friedman.
(2/29/16) Unresolved conflict in the workplace draws significant amount of time and energy away from the task at hand. It can negatively impact employees, customers and friends and family members. This webinar will help you identify and manage conflict as an opportunity to improve and innovate and not stagnate personally and professionally.
(2/29/16) Does your team embrace conflict as a way to "iron out" differences and come to a great solution or do they stick their heads in the sand and hope everything will just go away? Video by the Omnia Group.
(2/26/16)John Sturrock There is danger when speaking in generalities as if one had access to some sort of universal truth. What I say here is a reflection of how I see things. I’ll pose questions and not answer many of them. In a sense, however, that is being true to our mediator calling.
(2/23/16)Maria Volpe Trump tends to define negotiation as one-sided winning. With all of the knowledge and skills amassed over the years, conflict resolvers have a lot to contribute to the discussion about how negotiations work.
(2/22/16)Zena Zumeta This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'
(2/19/16)Michael Toebe I've seen so many stories in the news that mediation could solve before the ugliness escalated to the current levels. This is meant to be a light bulb going off in a dark room for someone who reads the article, to provoke thought and hopefully inspire them to make a phone call to a mediator.
(2/19/16)David Steiner This article is based on a sermon that grapples with the difference between law and morality by examining the purpose of the recitation on Rosh Hashanah of the story of the Binding of Isaac. The author’s objective is to explain why we need a place for mediation beside the justice distributed in the legal system.
(2/16/16)David A. Hoffman This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with David Hoffman, founder of The Boston Collaborative and former President of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(2/12/16)Malcolm Sher, Jobi Halper Fee disputes pose a minefield for attorneys. Cautiously stepping through disputes may maximize your ability to retain or recover fees, while avoiding a malpractice claim or State Bar complaint.
(2/10/16)Robert Benjamin Donald Trump’s words, actions, and writing confuse thoughtful negotiation with bluster and brashness not the least because he describes himself as an expert negotiator. Beyond politics, he threatens to undermine the practice of negotiation, mediation and conflict management that has been cultivated over the last 65 years.
(2/09/16)Sue Bronson Come, sit, stay are the basics of dog training. I believe they are also central to mediation. This brief article provides dog training tips that are also good ideas for mediators to follow.
(2/08/16)Juliana Birkhoff This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Juliana Birkhoff, national leader in the field of public policy mediation, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(2/05/16)Hadassah Fidler A look at the trend for Divorce Selfies, what it tells us about the trend for an amicable divorce and the lessons professionals can take from it - to be more supportive about the idea that an amicable divorce is achievable.
(2/05/16)Tom Stipanowich Much has been written about the global development of mediation, but more should be said about the important questions that should be confronted by practitioners, policymakers and users.
(1/29/16)Michael Toebe The University of Missouri has been in the spotlight and it's not the school's finest moment as football players have announced they are on strike until the school president steps down due to their hurt over a lack of response to painful experiences of racism.
(1/29/16)Martin Brink This article is about an instrument that can be used both in mediation and in negotiation processes. It can be used at all times, but is particularly helpful when a mediation or negotiation process finds itself in a somewhat advanced stage.
(1/23/16)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.
(1/22/16)Greg Rooney Mediation is now well-established in Australia particularly in the commercial jurisdictions of the states and territories. However it is still viewed as an unwelcome visitor by many in the legal profession and the judiciary.
(1/22/16)John Sturrock Negotiating in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is an experience to relish. I’ve recently returned from three days in that wonderful city. We found an engaged and enthusiastic audience and much interest in the issues which we have all faced – and continue to face – in many jurisdictions.