(5/23/22)Lisbeth M. Bulmash
The world of health care has changed dramatically during the past two years. It was already experiencing various pressures, and with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, existing problems, like increasing costs and worker shortages, were exacerbated.
Have you ever had the experience when working on a matter with a client where you are sent, at the outset, a complete multi-page agreement by counsel of the other party? And then you see revision after revision?
I’m publishing this article to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change, transformation, and consciousness.
This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.
Allowing parties to make their own choices and come to their own decisions regarding the outcome of a dispute is a fundamental tenet of court-annexed mediation.
(5/09/22)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler
This new platform combines the functionality of CaseloadManager.com and CREKODR.com, creating the most powerful ODR system in the world!
It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes!
(4/30/22)Joanne Saint Louis
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a clear business differentiator, and it has never been more critical, particularly in light of the pandemic, which has brought about a mass exodus of professionals leaving their jobs.
Here are Mediate University's Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish mediation basic and advanced training online.
Decision-making is an integral part of conflict resolution. Any decisions taken at any level during the resolution process must consider all the conflicting needs of the individuals who are in conflict.
Tightening labor markets and high demand for key employees increase pressure on employers to enforce covenants not to compete.
“There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
(4/18/22)Jeff Trueman, Patrick Coughlan
Co-mediation works well in large-scale construction disputes because it exchanges information among participants more efficiently and expands capacity to solve problems.
Figuring out how to resolve conflict between manager and employee sometimes requires on-the-job training. In other words, you might not know what to do until the stress is high and someone needs to intervene.
The recent events in Ukraine made me think about mediation in high-level conflicts, and ask myself whether I could maintain equidistance in a case of armed conflict.
There is a principle in Style Matters that I hope to expand on as my children mature: Make reflective conversation about conflict responses a routine part of life.
“When misunderstandings grow cut your ego.” Anonymous
The question “Is remote justice still justice?” implies that in-person justice really is justice.
(4/11/22)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Now that online mediation, and online mediation training, have so substantially impacted (if not taken over) the mediation field, Mediate.com again here offers our Online Mediation Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations.
This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.
(4/04/22)Prathamesh D Popat
As if in a way to celebrate the silver jubilee of these first mediation training workshops in India, comes along a very fine collection of writings on the topic of mediation & conciliation.
In international contracts, cultural differences and working styles are most often the potential aspects of disputes.
(3/31/22)Bill Eddy, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
This is the second episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," devoted to hearing stories and insights from some of the world's most experienced mediators and dispute resolvers. In this episode their guest is Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., who developed the high conflict personality theory to explain the driving forces behind people who present the most challenging behaviors.
(3/31/22)Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Michelle LeBaron, Bernard Mayer
Recording of the tenth episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Bernard S. Mayer and Jacqueline Font-Guzman talking about their book "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change," hosted by Michelle LeBaron.
Conflict Resolution is more than a soft skill – it is a deliberate and conscious effort that encompasses a bit of understanding about psychology, humanity, anthropology, and sociology.
Leadership may need to become more attentive to the undercurrents of what’s going on and address them before the situation explodes.
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Even though the Supreme Court ruling was a significant legal step for LGBTQ couples, the date of marriage may still not be legally clear and thousands and thousands in legal fees could be spent only to find there is no definitive legal answer.