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Colin Rule

May 7 Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation

(5/04/21)Colin Rule

Join colleagues from around the world for Mediate's May 7 Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation. Among the featured presenters are Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey and Melissa Kucinski.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Full Video Posted of April 30 Forum on Online Mediation Training

(5/01/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed

The second Forum of the Online Mediation Training Task Force took place on April 30 and centered on new and emerging issues of online mediation and the training of mediators online. The full video of this second Forum is now here posted!

Russ Bleemer

Modeling for the World: Five UN Agencies Pledge to Accept Mediation Requests

(4/30/21)Russ Bleemer

The United Nations this week took a big step in modeling conflict resolution for resolving workplace disputes.

John Lande

We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework

(4/30/21)John Lande

A quarter century ago, Professor Leonard Riskin published an article describing a grid of mediator orientations including a facilitative-evaluative dimension.

Agnes Kaufman

An Alternative to Litigation – Mediation and the Impact of Non-Verbal Communication

(4/30/21)Agnes Kaufman

A skilled mediator will rely on his/her professional expertise to evaluate each mediation's participants and then proceed with the appropriate approach for each mediation session.

Jim Melamed

Online Mediation Training Forum Updates

(4/29/21)Jim Melamed

The Video of Mediate's Global Growth Forum is now posted. An additional Forum on "Experiential Training, Mentoring and Case Consultation," with hosts Tricia Jones & Forrest (Woody) Mosten, has been added on Friday, May 14. The Forum "Beyond Mediation: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation" is now on Friday, May 21. See the updated Forum Schedule. Free registration.

Juan Lattanzio

Mediation Within the Conscious Business

(4/23/21)Juan Lattanzio

The place of mediation in "the Conscious Business" proposed by executive coach Fred Kofman.

Jim Melamed

Full Video Posted of April 23 Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation

(4/19/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

How do we best support the growth of mediation around the world?  This Forum will share the perspectives of panelists from Nigeria, Argentina, Russia and India to compare and contrast the experiences of online mediation and training in developing mediation cultures. 

Jakob Vinther

The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today

(4/16/21)Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd

To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.

Amendments to the LCIA Mediation Rules, 2012 – Keeping Up with the Changing Times

(4/16/21)Saasha Milpani, Chakrapani Mishra

Mediation, in general, is a more informal and less widely used procedure than arbitration.

Colin Rule

Mediate is Top Ranked Mediation Website

(4/15/21)Colin Rule

Mediate.com is ranked the top mediation website by Alexa in its April 14, 2021 global website rankings. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 25,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos and hosts the most utilized mediator directory in the world.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The 2020 Tax Conundrum: Questions Facing Couples Whose Divorce is Pending

(4/09/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.

Paul Rajkowski

Shovel 3: The Big One

(4/09/21)Paul Rajkowski

In getting ready to continue digging up the return of Traditional Mediation, I read Rachel Gupta’s article on this site and I am grateful to her for writing it.

Carrie Gour

Using Text Messages and Emails in Mediation, Family, or Divorce Court

(4/09/21)Carrie Gour

A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.

Joshua Javits

Virtual v. In-Person Hearings in a COVID World and Beyond

(4/05/21)Joshua Javits

Prior to the pandemic, virtual hearings for labor-management arbitration and mediation were rarely used but since its start and acceleration, virtual platforms are now the dominant forums for arbitrations and mediations. Will the adoption of virtual interactions continue after the pandemic or will in-person approaches return?

Caryn Cridland

The 5 Benefits of Executive Conflict For Your Business

(4/02/21)Caryn Cridland

Executive conflict provides an opportunity for leaders to pause, reflect, and grow exponentially.

Kenneth Cloke

20 Ways to Improve UNFCCC Meetings and Climate Change Negotiations

(4/02/21)Kenneth Cloke

In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.

Milan Slama

Questions and Questioning within the Conversational Framework

(3/26/21)Milan Slama

Mediators mostly focus on differences between open-ended and pointed questions, Yet, there is much more to questioning and question-asking than that.

Laura Athens

Top Ten Cognitive Biases and Distortions in Mediation

(3/26/21)Laura Athens

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.” The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed, 1969

Consumer Protection BC

The Singapore Convention on Mediation - Where’s Europe?

(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink

International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.

Dakota Murphey

Confidentiality and Protecting Client Data in an Online Environment

(3/26/21)Dakota Murphey

Protecting client confidentiality is critical, not only to protect your business’ reputation but also to adhere to strict legislation around safeguarding data.

Celia Caiuby

Affect in Methods of Dispute Resolution

(3/25/21)Celia Caiuby, Andrea Maia

The paper addresses affect in its philosophical aspect, proposing a rational reflection on the individual perceptions of each party involved in a conflict, in order to analyze how this affection influences the methods of dispute resolution.

Clare Fowler

Announcing Youth Conference -- Free for Students

(3/22/21)Clare Fowler

Mediate.com is excited to announce a youth voices conferences, focused on 6 sessions spread out over multiple time zones, sharing strategies for advancing dispute resolution around the world.

Maurice Ford

Progressive Discipline, the Misunderstood Frontier - Part 3

(3/19/21)Maurice Ford, Bruce Ally

Given this is our third article in this series the reader is reminded in our previous article we examined the overreaction on the manager’s part to disciplining employees. The focus of this article is to examine some of the challenges associated with training the management staff and agents.

Frank Burke

Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases

(3/19/21)Frank Burke

When the circumstances giving rise to the impracticality or frustration cease to exist, then Section 269 affords a party a reasonable time to resume performance.

Rachel Gupta

Practical Tips for Presumptive ADR Participants: Five Do's and Don'ts for Pre-Mediation Statements

(3/19/21)Rachel Gupta

In light of backlogs resulting from closures due to COVID-19, many courts are turning to presumptive ADR programs.

Martin Rosenfeld

ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations

(3/19/21)Martin Rosenfeld

It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.

Clare Fowler

For Ombuds Moving Online

(3/19/21)Clare Fowler

Software should be smart enough to support you and not be a time-suck. That is why we call it a platform and not a canyon.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediate.com Announces 5 Online Mediation Training Forums

(3/16/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed

Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair, and Jim Melamed, Mediate.com Board Chair, invite you to participate in five (5) open Forums seeking to further Online Mediation Training. See the Forum Schedule and Register!

Clare Fowler

Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards

(3/15/21)Clare Fowler

Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.

Colin Rule

Evolution of the Mediation Field: Monthly Conversation Series with Field Leaders

(3/10/21)Colin Rule

As an ongoing Mediate.com Premium Membership benefit, Mediate is now hosting, on a monthly basis, an ongoing series of live online conversations with top mediators and conflict resolvers from around the world.  Here is detailed description of the first 9 live conversations.

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