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Leyla Balakhane

How Forgiveness Benefits You After The Divorce

(6/24/19)Leyla Balakhane

Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

John Sturrock

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.

Stephen Goldberg

Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals

(6/13/19)Stephen Goldberg

Donald Trump’s primary approach to the resolution of conflict is to focus on what he sees as his power advantage over the party with whom he is dealing, and to rely on that presumed power advantage to force the other party to agree to his terms.

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(6/10/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Wayne Plenert

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

(5/30/19)Wayne Plenert

This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.

Tony Guise

Is Mediation Justice?

(5/23/19)Tony Guise

This challenges the views of some commentators that mediation is a bad thing because it is private and prevents citizens from having their day in court.

Debra Dupree

The Psychology of Conflict and the Art of Compassion

(5/17/19)Debra Dupree

This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.

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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Jody Sin

Enlisting the Involvement of Organizational Ombuds to Resolve Workplace Conflicts at Public Schools in Hong Kong

(5/08/19)Jody Sin

This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.

Tammy Lenski

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Safeguarding the Pillars of Mediation in India

(4/26/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

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

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Lead Without Bullying

(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.

Phyllis Pollack

Silence is Golden!

(4/01/19)Phyllis Pollack

A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.

Bruce Edwards

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

(4/01/19)Bruce Edwards

This is an new of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com Managing Editor Dr. Clare Fowler. Bruce discusses growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.

Jim Cormack

Time to Think About Jurisdiction and Look to Scotland

(4/01/19)Jim Cormack

It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.

Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(3/02/19)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Tim Hicks

Introduction to Embodied Conflict: the neural roots of conflict and communication

(3/01/19)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Milan Slama

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide - Part 1

(2/26/19)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Kenneth Cloke

New Interview with Ken Cloke - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(2/19/19)Kenneth Cloke

This is a new interview of mediation leader and author Ken Cloke by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Peter Adler

New Interview with Peter Adler - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(2/14/19)Peter Adler

This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Nina Meierding

New Interview with Nina Meierding - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(2/09/19)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Joshua Javits

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

(1/31/19)Joshua Javits

The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.

Lorraine Segal

Effective Conflict Management versus a Quick “Fix”

(1/25/19)Lorraine Segal

Sometime potential individual clients or institutions and organizations who want to hire me are looking for a quick fix for their longstanding conflict management problems.

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