By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.
Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.
As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.
For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.
Here are my conflict resolutions for 2020. What are yours?
(1/03/20)F. Peter Phillips
Peter Kaskell died on December 12, 2019. He was a dear friend whom I met at the CPR Institute and who taught me not just the delicate arts of demand-led commercial dispute management, but the even more delicate arts of humility, service and attention to others’ needs.
Between 2008 and 2009, 35 employees of France Télécom committed suicide.
(12/27/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Marital mediation is neither marital therapy nor couples therapy.
(12/24/19)Peter Adler, Louis Chang
This training seeks to provide: The right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling... the first time.
Set in an adversarial environment with a clicking court battle time-bomb placed over our heads, my first experience of court referred mediation in Scotland, as a co-mediator, was overwhelmingly real.
This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.
This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.
What do you do when work treats you “like family”?
(12/11/19)I. Jay Safier
This article will discuss how benefits are distributed to two people who are now divorced.
One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.
I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.
The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.
The Singapore Convention parallels the New York Convention for Arbitration by legitimizing mediation as a dispute resolution method for international commercial transactions.
As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.
If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then you might want to keep reading.
It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.
Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.
Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.
This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing mediators can do in cases of violence.
(11/15/19)Olatunji Oniyaomebi, Bouchra Azizy
Culture influences conflict outbreak, conflict perception, conflict escalation, and conflict resolution.
Case evaluation, much maligned but still regularly utilized in Michigan, can help parties close the final gap to resolution. But what if your matter needs more than this?
As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.
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Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.