Pioneer Series: Concerns and Optimism for Future - Video
Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.
Pioneer Series: Narrow v. Broad Problem Definition - Video
Leonard Riskin explains narrow and broad problem definitions by a giving an example of settling a case where there was a breech of a business contract. A narrow problem definition sees a legal process whereas a broad problem definition allows more room for thinking about other causes of the conflict.
Family Mediation UK - Video
This video is produced by the Ministry of Justice in the UK . It highlights the benefits of using mediation for family cases.
ACR Presidential Speech 2013 - Video
2013-2014 President of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) delivers her first address as President at the 2013 ACR Annual Conference on October 11, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN
Nadine Hack TED talk on Allies - Video
Nadine defies the conception that seemingly opposite ideas can't work together by revealing the power of your humanity. A master bridge-builder, who has worked with Nelson Mandela and other leaders from all sectors, Nadine Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholder to find common ground and achieve great goals.
Mediation and Mindfully Getting in the Middle - Video
In this insightful talk, Brad Heckman discusses mindfulness in conflict mediation. Using poignant humor and his own hand-drawn illustrations, Heckman effectively communicates the necessary balance of emotions, relief and reflection that mindfulness supports in the mediation process.
Vintage ADR - Video
This video was produced by Coronet Instructional Films in 1950. It shows schoolyard disputes and illustrated different suggestions for resolving them.
Mediation Demonstration - Video
This full-length role-play mediation video, with explanations, was produced by O'Sullivan Solutions in February, 2013. This mediation role-play was demonstrated live in front of the faculty of law at Griffith College, Cork.
On Giving Advice - Video
This one, It’s Not About the Nail, is a recent addition to my list, added after more than 15 readers and friends sent it to me over the past week!
Interview of Daniel Rainey (video)
This interview by Dave Hilton, host of the Conflict Specialists Show, with Dan Rainey, Chief of Staff of the National Mediation Board, addresses issues of labor-management mediation in the transportation sector and issues of online dispute resolution.
Mediation Case Law Video: Those All-Day Mediations -- Maybe We Should Reassess?
In the case In re Rains,
the appellate court concluded that the bankruptcy court did not clearly err in finding a debtor mentally competent to enter into a mediated settlement, notwithstanding that immediately following the conclusion of mediation the debtor drove himself to the hospital where he was admitted and diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm and stroke.
Interview with Lee Jay Berman
Lee Jay Berman
This video interview by Dave Hilton, host of the Conflict Specialists Show, with Lee Jay Berman, founder of the American Institute of Mediation (AIM) addresses issues of complex commercial mediation, attorney-mediators vs non-attorney mediators, fallacy of impasse, heavy metal mediators, transitioning from volunteer mediator to paid mediator and the mediator starter kit.
Mediation Case Law Video: Including Arbitration Provision
In Fair v. Bakhtiari,
, the appellate course reversed the trial court's refusal to enforce a mediated settlement and compel arbitration pursuant to its terms because inclusion of the arbitration provision in the settlement was "consistent solely with an intention on the part of the parties for the settlement terms document to be enforceable or binding," thereby making the settlement admissible based on a statutory exception to inadmissibility where an "agreement provides that it is enforceable or binding or words to that effect."
The EU Museum Mediators Project (video)
Eva-Kaia Vabamäe reflects on her experience as a "Museum Mediators" course participant. Afterwards, the European dimensions and challenges arise in the difficult translation of the term "Museum Mediation" to Estonian.
The Perfect Mediation (humor video)
The Perfect Mediation is a 4 minute video showing how easy mediation can sometimes be. Be sure to to check out all of our continuing education offerings at Mediate.com University.
Mediation Case Law Video: Authority to Settle
In Fivecoat v. Publix Super Markets, Inc.,
the appellate court reversed the trial court's order enforcing mediated workers' compensation settlement, where the claimant's attorney did not have clear and unequivocal authority to settle on claimant's behalf.
Mediation Case Law Video: Handwritten Agreement
In Heaven & Earth, Inc. v. Wyman Properties Limited Partnership,
the appellate court enforced a handwritten mediated settlement of lease extension by night club against challenge that parties' failure to reach full agreement on limitations and notice requirements for sound checks was a missing essential element that precluded enforcement.
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UN Guide for Effective Mediation - Video
With armed conflicts trending upward again and proving increasingly complex, the challenges are also mounting for mediators working to resolve them through negotiations. Newly developed guidance from the United Nations can help them to succeed, providing practical advice for navigating mediation processes effectively. This video describes the 8 UN fundamental guidelines.
Mediation in Disability Cases - Video
This video by Leo Hura shows a parent with a disabled child. She finds herself in a dispute with her school, but through the mediation process she reaches agreement with school regarding her disabled child in a culinary program.
Mediation in Action - Video
A workplace dispute between two colleagues has created an issue which is affecting their colleagues and the business. This video shows a real example interviewing the owner, both employees, and their mediator. They reflect on the process and how mediating has changed their business.
Reducing Defensiveness - Video
This presentation introduces four specific steps for effectively transforming even the most provocative personal attacks into something constructive. Listeners may wish to also read Chapter 4 of Party-Directed Mediation, Interpersonal Negotiation Skills. April 2012, Duration: about 10 minutes plus homework.
The Secret World of Mediation (humor video)
The team at JAMS has finally been able to videotape a mediation to present the mediation process. This video aims to increase transparency of the process and to help clients understand how hard mediators work for them. JAMS promises that this is a real mediation and that all of the participants have agreed to allow this video to be public.
What is Arbitration - Video
Jim McCartney, a Charter Arbitrator and Charter Mediator, talks about what arbitration is. He explains the process and the benefits to the clients. He says that the best way to think of arbitration is as a private court.
Faith-Based Diplomacy - Video
Faith-Based Diplomacy, an emerging discipline that seeks to integrate religion and politics in the cause of peacemaking and reconciliation, is explained by the Canon Reverend Brian Cox. Father Alexei Smith, Shakeel Syed, and Rabbi Mark Diamond share insights regarding the inter-faith dialogue that is such a vital step in peacemaking.
Avoiding, Preventing, Resolving Conflict - Video
Leo Hura series and specials are media productions produced by volunteers using Olelo Community Media. This video is one in a series that shows a role play of the mediation process. Each video shows a different aspect of the process with a role play and a simulation.
Elder Mediation - Video
Video where the owners of JK Belz Mediation and Crowley Legal Solutions discuss the mediation process.
The owners also discuss their focus: elder mediation.
The Walk From "No" to "Yes" - Video
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
Straus Institute Conversation Series featuring Ken Feinberg (Video)
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution debuted a new “Conversation” series on November 14, 2011, as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. “Straus Presents: A Conversation with Ken Feinberg” featured one of the best-known figures in the field of alternative dispute resolution in a ninety-minute interview conducted by Straus Institute academic director and William H. Webster Chair Tom Stipanowich. The interview focused on Feinberg’s early involvement as special master mediating the Agent Orange cases and other mass tort claims, his role as special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and his current oversight of the Gulf Oil Spill Fund.
Aboriginal Child Protection Mediation - Video
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An interview with an Aboriginal woman who talks about her experience with child protection mediation. She tells us how mediation helps both parents and child welfare workers who are unable to resolve a plan of care for a child, reach a decision together in a non-judgmental way.