A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips
Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”
This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.
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.
This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.
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.
(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.
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.
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.
These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”
(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips
The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.
Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.
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!
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.
With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.
Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.
If you work in Human Resources or manage employees then you will no doubt be involved with resolving conflict at your workplace.
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.
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.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
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.
(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.
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