Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
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.
The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.
Legal recriminations and punishments usually only limit the conversation.
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.
Centralized coordination of the Army mediation has proved critical to its success.
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.
The Platinum Rule is better than the Golden Rule at work, because not everyone is the same.
If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
New Interview with Douglas Yarn: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.
This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.
Enlisting the Involvement of Organizational Ombuds to Resolve Workplace Conflicts at Public Schools in Hong Kong
This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.
It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.
When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.
This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.
Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.
This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).
This article explores how neuroscience can help mediators understand the physiologic stress response, its impact on individuals involved in conflict, and how to structure mediation to minimize the negative impact of the stress response.