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Mediation Diversity Articles

Diversity Articles


It Takes Just One Moment to Change, For Good or Bad

(11/29/19)John Sturrock

It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(11/26/19)Lesley Cook

This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 2 in Series

(11/18/19)Stephen Kotev

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.

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

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.

What a Himalayan Adventure Taught Me About Connection and Dialogue

(11/15/19)Henry Yamposky

Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.

Worry About Hornets

(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.

Ready to Rumble

(10/25/19)Peter Adler

These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”

Advice for Divorcing Men: Common Mistakes in Divorce and How To Avoid Them

(10/18/19)Denise French

One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India - Part 2

(10/11/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

(10/01/19)Noah Shaw

With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.

Culture Differences

(9/20/19)Phyllis Pollack

During a recent discussion of ethics, I asked whether it would be proper to hide information.

Talking About Conflict

(9/20/19)Maria Simpson

Why would team members want to discuss a sensitive member with someone they don't know?

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 2

(9/20/19)Laura Tarcea

This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India

(9/20/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

For mediation to flourish into the future, mediation practitioners and lawmakers in India need to rethink the nation’s policies and strategies in promoting mediation to a generation of millennials.

Mediation in India

(9/16/19) D .K. Sampath

D .K. Sampath provided mediation services through the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board in India. In this article he reflects on the use of mediation to resolve workplace disputes in the banking and insurance industry.

A Dent in the Universe

(9/16/19)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?

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(9/14/19)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

How to Really Stop Discrimination by Class

(9/12/19)Arran Heal

Discrimination is a tightening net of issues and demands around HR.

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."

Mediation-A Resource of the Rural Poor in India

(8/26/19) D .K. Sampath

This article has taken for its theme, the legal services to the rural poor and other disadvantaged groups. Particular reference is made to the role of law schools in delivery of such services. What follows is a report on an attempt to deliver mediation as a dispute resolution resource under the leadership of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board of Madras with Justice Sri.N .Krishnaswamy Reddiar as Chairman.

Safeguarding the Pillars of Mediation in India

(8/26/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.

Apologies Are Not for Everyone!

(8/23/19)Phyllis Pollack

In my various mediator trainings, the use of an apology as a means of resolving a dispute has often been discussed and advocated.

Is Racial Discrimination the Next MeToo?

(8/23/19)Arran Heal

Racial discrimination is a problem that’s bubbling under the surface of workplaces.

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Re-imagining Collaborative Law, as well as dispute resolution itself

(8/09/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.

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