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Ira Glick

Self Improvement Journey

(2/14/20)Ira Glick

A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".

F. Peter Phillips

“Abusing the Mediation Process”

(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips

Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Bias is Everywhere: Even in the ER!

(12/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Final Part 3 in Series

(11/22/19)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 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.

Joy Rosenthal

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

Stephen Kotev

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.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Worry About Hornets

(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

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

Maria Simpson

Suggestions for Team Leaders

(11/04/19)Maria Simpson

Whether you’ve just received your first team leadership assignment or have been doing this for a while, it can be helpful to remind yourself – or become aware of – some guidelines for team leaders that can make your job easier.

Hilary Linton

Interview with Jim Melamed, CEO of Mediate.com

(11/04/19)Hilary Linton

Jim began mediating in 1983 and was the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association. Jim then served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93) and then co-founded Mediate.com with John Helie in 1995. Jim has been CEO of Mediate.com ever since.

Peter Adler

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.”

F. Peter Phillips

Arbitration Jurisprudence Takes Strange Turn

(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips

The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.

Arran Heal

Can We Ever Deal With Unconscious Bias?

(10/25/19)Arran Heal

Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.

Amy Robertson

Eat, Drink, and Remarry: How to Get a Divorce Worth Celebrating

(10/25/19)Amy Robertson

I was watching the news recently when a segment came on about a California couple who co-hosted a Divorce Party. Now this had my attention!

Denise French

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.

Michael Aurit

Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) to Livestream November 7-9 Conference

(10/04/19)Michael Aurit

For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.

Sheldon Stark

“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process

(10/04/19)Sheldon Stark

Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.

Noah Shaw

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.

Maria Simpson

Trust At Work

(9/30/19)Maria Simpson

Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.

Amy Robertson

WorkPeace: Get Curious

(9/30/19)Amy Robertson

If you work in Human Resources or manage employees then you will no doubt be involved with resolving conflict at your workplace.

Bruce Edwards

Interview with Bruce Edwards - The Future of Mediation and Mediation in India

(9/23/19)Bruce Edwards

This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.

Mark Kantor

US Appeals Court in “Manifest Disregard” Claim Instructs Arbitrator to Clarify “Irreconcilable Determinations”

(9/20/19)Mark Kantor

I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.

Bruce Edwards

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?

Peter Adler

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.

Jane B. Garzilli

Gandhi as Guiding Star: Servant Leadership in Mediation

(9/06/19)Jane B. Garzilli

Servant leadership seems to fit well with mediation. Like Gandhi, we mediators paradoxically lead and follow at the same time.

Meredith Richardson

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(9/06/19)Meredith Richardson

Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?

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