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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?

Greg Rooney

Mediation and Covid19 Share the Same DNA: Liminality and the Adjacent Possible.

(8/14/20)Greg Rooney

The facilitative/ humanistic mediator has a more ambitious goal through the process of containing the parties in a supporting common space until the adjacent door opens to reveal a path forward.

Pragya Sharma

The Changing Landscape of Mediation vis-a-vis Singapore Convention on Mediation

(8/13/20)Pragya Sharma, Muskan Yadav

This article follows the history of mediation and how that foundation relates to its current state.

Bruce Edwards

Why Mediation Advocacy Training for Attorneys?

(8/12/20)Bruce Edwards

My friend and colleague, Daniel Weinstein, said it best when he observed, "In a world in which less than 1% of cases end in verdicts, it is surprising that lawyers prepare elaborately for a trial that will never occur, yet feel that the only preparation required for mediation is a good night’s sleep."

Nadja Alexander

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction

(8/02/20)Nadja Alexander, Lela Love

Mediate.com has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

Colin Rule

Separating the People from the Problem - Colin Rule and the Rise of Online Dispute Resolution

(7/31/20)Colin Rule

This article from Harvard's "The Practice," shines a light on ODR and its evolution using Colin Rule’s career as a guide. In building ODR systems for the world’s largest online marketplace and for court systems across the country, Rule’s career offers a window through which to observe and understand the larger ODR movement—a movement that is all the more important as the world grapples with the continued impacts of COVID-19.

Roger Moss

Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19

(7/31/20)Roger Moss, Carole Conn

Conflict Intervention Service: Transforming Lives, Transforming Affordable Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19

John Sturrock

1st Key-Leadership: Adopt The Edinburgh Declaration

(7/30/20)John Sturrock

At the conclusion of a recent conference, following superb presentations emphasizing the value of principled and interest-based negotiation by William Ury and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, almost 100 mediators signed the "Edinburgh Declaration," an inspirational expression of belief and commitment. The Edinburgh Declaration explains why we mediate, something that is rarely publicly expressed.

Joan Goldsmith

1st Key-Leadership: Establish Strong, Collaborative, Mediative Leadership

(7/30/20)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith, Rosemary Howell, Alan Limbury, Valeri Primo-Lack

Leadership is a skill. It is something everyone does at multiple points throughout their lives, whether they consider themselves leaders or not.

Aloysius Goh

1st Key-Leadership: The Youth Shall Lead Us

(7/30/20)Aloysius Goh, Sean Lim, Samantha Lek, Megan Tay

Humbling as it may be for adults to admit, the sages who can unlock the Golden Age of mediation may actually be the youth.

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Value-Based Mediation

(7/29/20)Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about her early experiences with Gary Friedman and their efforts to bring humanistic psychology to law. The value-based mediation process still informs her practice.

Cinnie Noble

The Conflict Iceberg

(7/28/20)Cinnie Noble

The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.

Ava Abramowitz

2nd Key-Data: Bring Objective Science to Mediation

(7/28/20)Ava Abramowitz, Kenneth Webb

After 47 empirical studies, the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force report, “Research on Mediator Techniques,” was perplexing.

Emma-May Litchfield

2nd Key-Data: Run the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series Every 5-7 Years

(7/28/20)Emma-May Litchfield, Danielle Hutchinson

As insights and priorities continue to emerge from the data from the 2016-17 Global Pound Conference, its unique value becomes increasingly apparent.

Margaret Shaw

Hopes for Future of Mediation

(7/27/20)Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw talks about what she hopes to see in the future for mediation: that mediation in schools will make a difference; certification regulations will form slowly, so as not to lose the flexibility of the field; that there will be an increased emphasis on collaboration in society.

Uma Ramanathan

REACH the Three Components of Self-Determination

(7/25/20)Uma Ramanathan

Conflict is inherent and pulsating in every situation or aspect of life.

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