Ms. Ellen Kandell is the President of Alternative Resolutions. After years as a lawyer both defending and prosecuting cases, she now focuses her efforts on settling and preventing disputes using non-confrontational methods. Her comprehensive mediation and facilitation experience is built upon a solid foundation of over 25 years of litigation and public policy work in the public and private sectors. In addition, she designed alternative dispute resolution programs for the federal government. This diverse background has enabled her to understand her clients’ issues and help them confront challenges and find solutions suited to their organizational culture. Ms. Kandell trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School in 1992, has mediated nearly 400 cases and has arbitrated over 100 cases. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College and Catholic University of America and she is a frequent presenter for the business, legal and non-profit communities.
Keys to Successful Mediation: Understanding Brain Wiring and the Complex Listening Dynamic
Shifting your clients from positional, competitive mindsets to more
cooperative and collaborative thinking where creative and mutually
beneficial solutions can be generated is the goal of most dispute resolution
professionals. This article explores some of the brain's structure and
functions and how they contribute to the natural competitive and
collaborative instincts that operate simultaneously.
From Ellen Kandell
Congratulations Jim and the fabulous team at Mediate.com. Your site puts mediation and collaborative problem solving on the front burner enabling people and organizations to find resources and information which is the preliminary step in conflict resolution. Alternative Resolutions' business has grown as a result of your good work.
Conflict In The Healthcare Arena: What Physicians Can Do About It
Do you and your partners frequently have difficulty working through strategic planning issues? Is there internal strife between your office manager and the lead nurse? Is the hospital committee you serve on a source of confusion and ambiguity rather than a source of professional pride?