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Laura Tarcea

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 1

(9/13/19)Laura Tarcea

This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.

Gerry O'Sullivan

The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes

(9/13/19)Gerry O'Sullivan

Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.

Anthony Jackson

Seasoned Mediator Interview - Anthony Jackson

(9/09/19)Anthony Jackson

Advanced mediator discusses interpersonal communication in this Toastmasters interview.

Phyllis Pollack

Framing, Process, and Empathy: How important they really are!

(9/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."

Ronald S. Kraybill

Homework on Conflict Styles

(9/06/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.

Susan Podziba

Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(9/05/19)Susan Podziba

This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.

Samuel Dinnar

Harvard Shares Five Tips for an Experienced Mediator

(9/04/19)Samuel Dinnar

Harvard Negotiation Institute’s Samuel Dinnar shares his recommendations.

Kathleen Kauth

Eldercare Mediation: Setting Families up for Success

(8/30/19)Kathleen Kauth

Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.

Beth Myers

Mediation’s New Clothes

(8/30/19)Beth Myers

This paper discusses pivotal elements of the 21st Century identity crisis within and about the American mediation industry.

Kayla Matthews

Why Your Leadership Style May Be the Source of the Conflict

(8/23/19)Kayla Matthews

While many employees face workplace challenges like co-working conflicts or miscommunication, a bad leadership style can be even more catastrophic.

Zena Zumeta

Mediating with Families, 4th Edition - Book Review

(8/23/19)Zena Zumeta

Mediating with Families is an excellent resource both for practitioners and teachers/trainers of family mediation. It includes a broad discussion of family mediation, with techniques, case examples, resources and theory. It is an excellent addition to the field.

Nicole Wilmet

Michigan Supreme Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program, MI-Resolve

(8/23/19)Nicole Wilmet

In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.

Bill Eddy

Dealing With Defensiveness In High Conflict People

(8/20/19)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.

Dakota Murphey

7 Signs You May Need Marriage Mediation

(8/16/19)Dakota Murphey

Every marriage goes through some rough patches, and unfortunately, trying to figure it out on your own can often lead to crucial things being left unsaid and strong relationships ending up on the rocks.

Oran Kaufman

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

(8/16/19)Oran Kaufman

What can mediators learn from dog training?

Bruce Edwards

A Dent in the Universe

(8/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Michael P. Carbone

Mediation Strategies: A Lawyer’s Guide To Successful Negotiation

(8/09/19)Michael P. Carbone

Every successful negotiation requires that you have a sound strategy. In this article I will explain the steps that I believe you should follow when developing a mediation strategy.

Leah Hadley

5 Mediation Strategies for a Successful Divorce Agreement

(8/09/19)Leah Hadley

There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.

Lori Goldstein

Interim Agreements

(8/09/19)Lori Goldstein

Are you considering a change in your marriage, but a divorce or a formal separation seems premature?

Andrea Schneider

Andrea Schneider Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(8/07/19)Andrea Schneider

This is an interview with Andrea Schneider by Robert Benjamin discussing negotiative strategies.

Robert A. Berlin

Sample Mediator’s Opening Statement

(8/05/19)Robert A. Berlin

How many of us have fumbled through an opening statement? In our view, the following is an example of a COMPLETE opening statement.

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Richard Barbieri

Power as Role and Reality in Mediation

(8/02/19)Richard Barbieri

The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.

Michael Diliberto

Got A Final Award? It Ain’t Necessarily So

(8/02/19)Michael Diliberto

The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.

Robert Hamparyan

5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Clients

(8/02/19)Robert Hamparyan

If you’ve been in practice for more than a few months, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered a difficult client. It comes with the territory, and so as a lawyer, it’s important to learn how to handle difficult situations.

John Sturrock

A Negotiation Emergency?

(7/31/19)John Sturrock

The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.

Judy Ringer

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

(7/30/19)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.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(7/30/19)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Stephanie Klein

Five Ways to Attract and Retain Young Professionals to your ADR Program or Organization

(7/30/19)Stephanie Klein

If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.

Michelle Eades

Working with American Sign Language Interpreters in Mediation

(7/30/19)Michelle Eades

As mediators we listen for the words being said, words not being said, how those words are said , and the body language that goes with those words.

Robert Bergman

Revolutionizing Mediation through Technology

(7/30/19)Robert Bergman

In recent years, as the world has migrated toward a reliance on social networks, the internet of things, and digital transactions, disputes have grown exponentially in terms of number and complexity.

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