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Mediation Diversity Articles

Diversity Articles


Disability Mediation : An overview

(6/14/18)Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.

Planners are No Long Generalists with a Specialty

(6/08/18)Larry Susskind

There’s recent discussion in urban planning journals about the way professional city planners should be educated today. Having a conversation about planning in advance prevents many community-conflicts down the road.

Mediator Ethics: The Quest for Justice LEP Litigants and Bilingual Mediation

(6/04/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.

Being Good to Ourselves When in Conflict

(5/25/18)Cinnie Noble

Interpersonal conflict is often deflating. Our egos, self-esteem, confidence, mood and other parts of us can all be negatively influenced when we are in dispute.

Why Everyone at Work Needs Conflict Management Skills (and how you can get them)

(5/21/18)Lorraine Segal

In many job descriptions posted in March and April this year on Indeed, the job announcements include conflict resolution or conflict management as required or desirable skills.

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

(5/03/18)Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

Tragedy, STAND UP Movement, and You

(4/10/18)Alexia Georgakopoulos

In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.

Negotiating Like a Woman - How Gender Impacts Communication between the Sexes

(3/14/18)Jan Frankel Schau, Nina Meierding

Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Interview with Michael Lewis

(3/07/18)Michael Lewis

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Teaching Social Justice on Campus for Self Awareness, Community Sustainability, and Systems Change

(3/02/18)Judy Rashid

This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.

SCOTX Holds Payday Lender Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration

(3/02/18)Beth Graham

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

(2/22/18)Jason Dykstra

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Talking Stick Breaks Impasse

(2/09/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

California Legislature Hears Testimony on Role of Ombuds in Sexual Misconduct Matters

(1/28/18)Tom Kosakowski

As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.

Criminal Justice and ADR

(1/26/18)Shirli Kirschner

What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?

The Lebanese: Heading into an Authentic Reconciliation, and Creating a Potential Reconciliatory Force in a Volcanic Region

(1/26/18)Alia Ismail

In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.

Interview with Marvin Johnson

(1/09/18)Marvin E. Johnson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

The Role of the Apology in Abuse Redress Schemes

(1/05/18)Greg Rooney

The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.

Getting Woke: How Do We Awaken A Sense Of Injustice?

(12/08/17)Peter T. Coleman

This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.

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