The world is watching one of the most divisive periods in American history.
Dr. Jerome Thomas Barrett, a lifelong learner, amateur boxer, sailor, mediator, world traveler, marathon runner, author, civic activist and archivist with an enduring zest for life, an endless supply of stories and an infectious smile, died Nov. 5 of complications from lymphoma. He was 87.
Mediate.com is launching a project with mediator-designed resources called Build the Toolbox.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. We use rotten language to describe our ideas and theories.
(11/06/20)Jonathan Rodrigues, A. J. Jawad
Globally, as waves of nationalism and existentialism begin to unsettle democratic institutions, as ideologies driven by hatred conspire to digitally divide millions, as 8 billion people are instigated to talk more and listen less – dialogue remains relevant and mediators are valued more than ever.
(11/02/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Jim Melamed, Board Chair of Mediate.com, has announced the establishment of a blue-ribbon Online Mediation Training Task Force, to be headed by Forrest R. (Woody) Mosten, to make recommendations on best practices and possibilities for both generally training mediators online and training mediators to perform online mediation. The Task Force Executive Committee and Advisory Board have now been named.
A workplace that provides meaning and a sense of self-worth to its employees and equips them with skills to handle positively the challenges that exist when there are differences and disagreements, nurtures a leader fulfilling the mission and vision of the organization.
(10/19/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 3 Video: (1) Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation - Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations; and (2) Moving Forward - How Do We Get There?
Promoting the Mediators Green Pledge is now the purpose of a new WoMACC site. It seems to be one way to commit to our future. I invite you to sign up to the Green Pledge and to promote it to those you know and work with.
(10/09/20)Shreya Sukhtankar, Jay Kakani
International mediation has become one of the most significant methods of managing cross-border conflicts. In this article, the authors have traced the emergence of mediation in international relations over the years.
(10/06/20)John Helie, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
This video, developed by new Mediate.com CEO, Colin Rule, recounts the founding of Mediate.com, now more than 25 years ago by John Helie and Jim Melamed.
(10/02/20)Sandeep Bhalothia, Nisshant Laroia
This article will provide a brief overview of the current status of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in India by examining the opportunity and challenges the ODR brings and faces receptively in India.
I invite those of us who are doing work in Black Lives Matter to consider the neuroscience effect of these conversations.
The purpose of this paper is to consider how it is possible to improve the current mediation training in England and Wales.
Many people assume that the only way to resolve a family law matter is to retain counsel and commence a Court action. This is a wrong assumption.
Numerous federal and state laws prohibit gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state antidiscrimination statutes, an employer must not impose adverse employment actions or otherwise discriminate against individuals based on gender.
As more mediators practice via Zoom and experience Zoom fatigue, they are discovering something about themselves.
As the world continues to grapple with racial injustice and unrest as masses of people from all ethnicities protest in the streets, this article examines the subliminal influence of historical racial symbols and practices namely, statues and monuments, slave plantation sites and tours, market houses where slaves
were sold, and street names that bear the scars of slavery.
In the US, and in different ways in countries around the world, we are now facing five, and perhaps six significant crises, each with its own distinct set of conflicts.
Practicing effective communication is one of the most impactful ways to prevent conflict in the workplace.
(8/29/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn
The National Association for Community Mediation discusses the importance of having a vulnerable vision, and standing up for it.
(8/28/20)Richard Barbieri, Bernard Mayer, Richard Susskind
This work juxtaposes an announcement by AAA-ICDR with articles that promote dialogue to address racial: 1) Are We Ever Neutral? Should We Be? 2) Staying with Conflict - Election Edition: A Conflict Practitioner’s Lens on the US Election 3) What's the Right Thing to do When You are Really Angry About What's Happening in America?
(8/24/20)Andrea Maia, Gregg Relyea
This article discusses the "Community Spread" of Mediation in a Post COVID-19 World.
(8/20/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
This Primer in Neuroscience, Emotions and how they impact decision-making, along with understanding the myth of rationality, can help mediators navigate difficult moments in mediation and steer parties towards a productive path.
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Is there something more I could do, as part of the human community that might make a difference?