This Week in Mediation #1024
February 21, 2024 – OUR 29TH YEAR!
|In This Issue:
Helping Mediators Do the Best Mediation They Can • Mediation is Not Always about Settling! • Forgive Without Apology • Navigating the Intersection of AI and Ombuds • ICODR Podcast 27: Sanjana Hattotuwa on Technology, Disinformation and Peace • Mediation in the News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
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|Helping Mediators Do the Best Mediation They Can
By John Lande
This article is Part 2 of a two-part series presenting action research about factors affecting mediators’ individual practice systems and how they can improve their systems.
|Mediation is Not Always about Settling!
By Phyllis Pollack
The lesson I learned is simple: not everyone comes to mediation to settle a case. Other motives are often at play and that is one of the first questions I should be asking: Why are you here?
|Forgive Without Apology
By Lorriane Segal
Forgiveness is actually something we do for ourselves, so we won’t be filled with bitterness. It isn’t about the other person deserving or earning forgiveness, it is about giving ourselves the gift of a peaceful heart. And it is about finding compassion for the other person’s life and story, known or unknown.
|Navigating the Intersection of AI and Ombuds
with Colin Rule
In this thought-provoking discussion, global ODR expert Colin Rule delves into the dynamic relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ombuds practice exploring potential synergies and challenges. The conversation begins by examining the evolving landscape of dispute resolution and how AI technologies are reshaping traditional DR methods. Colin brings his wealth of experience to the forefront, shedding light on the transformative power of AI in streamlining conflict resolution processes. FREE REGISTRATION
|26th Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference – March 21-22 in Seattle
After 5 years, the 26th Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference is BACK! Featuring Dr. Chantel Prat, author of The Neuroscience of You, delivering our opening keynote, the conference offers a great opportunity to connect with those who’ve dedicated themselves to helping those in conflict reach resolutions less formally than in the courtroom. Speakers include Nina Meierding, Ken Cloke and Dr. Alan Kirtley. The conference is March 21 & 22, at the University of Washington Law School. You can register and find more details HERE.
|ICODR Podcast 27: Sanjana Hattotuwa on Technology, Disinformation and Peace
with Ian MacDuff
In this episode of the ICODR podcast Ian speaks with Dr. Sanjana Hattotuwa, pioneer in ICT for peace-building and citizen journalism.
|MEDIATION IN THE NEWS
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