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Sean Gander

How Can American Democracy Survive its Latest Conflict?

(11/23/20)Sean Gander

The world is watching one of the most divisive periods in American history.

Jerry Barrett

In Memorium: Dr. Jerome Thomas Barrett 1932-2020

(11/18/20)Jerry Barrett

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.

Clare Fowler

Build the Toolbox

(11/10/20)Clare Fowler

Mediate.com is launching a project with mediator-designed resources called Build the Toolbox.

John Lande

Need for Clear Language Initiative to un-Babel Our Models

(11/06/20)John Lande

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. We use rotten language to describe our ideas and theories.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public?

(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.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediate.com Announces Task Force Executive Committee and Advisory Board to Support Online Mediation Training

(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.

Laila Ollapally

Building Leadership in Companies Through Transformational Mediation

(10/30/20)Laila Ollapally

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.

Jim Melamed

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 3 Video

(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?

John Sturrock

Mediators Green Pledge

(10/19/20)John Sturrock

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.

Jay Kakani

Mediation: A Peacemaking and Peacekeeping Tool in International Relations

(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.

John Helie

Video: Mediate.com: The First 25 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.

Sandeep Bhalothia

ODR in India: Opportunity, Challenges, and the Obvious

(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.

Sarah Peyton

Fragility, Policing, and the Neurophysiology of Fear and Escalation

(9/28/20)Sarah Peyton

I invite those of us who are doing work in Black Lives Matter to consider the neuroscience effect of these conversations.

Amel Ketani

Innovation in the Way Mediators and in Particular Family Mediators are Trained in England and Wales

(9/16/20)Amel Ketani

The purpose of this paper is to consider how it is possible to improve the current mediation training in England and Wales.

Marian Grande

Family Mediation vs Family Litigation

(9/12/20)Marian Grande

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.

Laura Athens

The Role of Restorative Practices in Effectively Addressing Gender Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

(9/11/20)Laura Athens

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.

Clare Fowler

Zoom Fatigue Uncovers Mediators' Secret Weapon

(9/05/20)Clare Fowler

As more mediators practice via Zoom and experience Zoom fatigue, they are discovering something about themselves.

Judy Rashid

Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy

(9/03/20)Judy Rashid

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.

Kenneth Cloke

Mediation, Neutrality, Political Conflicts, and the 2020 Elections

(8/31/20)Kenneth Cloke

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.

Vanessa Rose

Using Assertive Communication as a Way to Prevent Conflict in the Workplace

(8/29/20)Vanessa Rose

Practicing effective communication is one of the most impactful ways to prevent conflict in the workplace.

NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

NAFCM Vulnerable Visions

(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.

Thoughts on Addressing Racial Injustice

(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?

Andrea Maia

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: South America

(8/24/20)Andrea Maia, Gregg Relyea

This article discusses the "Community Spread" of Mediation in a Post COVID-19 World.

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

How Understanding Neuroscience Improves Mediation

(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.

Michael Lang

I am no good at making masks, so how can I pitch in during the pandemic?

(8/14/20)Michael Lang

Is there something more I could do, as part of the human community that might make a difference?

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