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Gregorio Billikopf

Non-directive Empathic Listening

(1/15/21)Gregorio Billikopf

In this paper I will share how I found out that the listening approach I have used for almost two decades was completely unique--based on a happy misunderstanding.

Kenneth Cloke

10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving

(1/08/21)Kenneth Cloke

Because democracy is open, it is vulnerable to demagogues and autocrats; yet because it is open, it is also resilient, able to learn and improve, and responsive to popular wisdom.

Ronald S. Kraybill

How to AVOID Conflict Gracefully

(1/08/21)Ronald S. Kraybill

If you’re good at selective conflict avoidance, you will have a greater sense of order and control in your life.

Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

Landscape of Dispute Resolution

(1/08/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

When you hear about the word landscape of dispute resolution, the first thing that comes to the mind of the people is litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction. However, the parties need to be made aware that the landscape of dispute resolution is wider. It includes along with litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Charles Crumpton

Egalitarian Change – Our Roles and Responsibilites

(1/08/21)Charles Crumpton

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – Alistair McIntosh

Kwame Christian

How Simple Mediation Skills Can Bring Peace After The Election

(12/18/20)Kwame Christian

Regardless of who you supported during the 2020 election, it’s inevitable that you’ll hear, see, or experience the increased emotionality brought about by our current political climate, especially during the holiday season.

Kenneth Cloke

The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide -- What Next?

(12/14/20)Kenneth Cloke

Biden and Harris won the election, but what exactly did they win? What was lost in the process? And, as mediators and citizens, what do we do next?

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

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

(11/30/20)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.

Jim Melamed

How Mediation Saved the World

(11/27/20)Jim Melamed

Greetings from the future, 10 years in the future to be exact, November 28, 2030 to be even more precise. It is Thanksgiving Day 2030, and we are here testing a previously secret joint project of Mediate.com and Zoom wherein future text and image communications, up to 10 years into the future, can now be sent and published “backward in time.”  Crazy, I know.

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.

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