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This Week in Mediation #756

December 5, 2018
Celebrating Our 23rd Year Membership information
In This Issue:
Legal Stress • Mediation Dance-Writing • How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation • Liberia, Its Poverty Recovery Strategies and Failures, and Why Its Pro-poor Agenda will Fail if Lacked Future Perspectives • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs

Legal Stress (11/30/18)
by John Lande
This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing significant stresses affecting each of these groups and notes resources and ideas for dealing with them.

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Mediation Dance-Writing (11/28/18)
by Peter Adler
Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.

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How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation (11/30/18)
by Rebecca Hiers
This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.

Liberia, Its Poverty Recovery Strategies and Failures, and Why Its Pro-poor Agenda will Fail if Lacked Future Perspectives (11/30/18)
by Robert Quiminee
This article discusses Liberia's path to peace and liberation, 1871 - 2017.

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How to Get the Most from (11/20/18)
This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of, including content, resources, getting cases and services. Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO! (11/15/18)
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Jobs (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Facilitation Mediation Specialist - NV
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  • Mediation Program Coordinator - DC
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Training & Conference Calendar

  • December 6-10 - Kensington MD - 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training
  • December 6-7 - Malibu CA - Women's Negotiation Academy: Creating Skilled and Sophisticated Negotiators
  • December 6 - New York NY - Effective Mediation Advocacy: Skills and Strategies for Litigators
  • December 10-14 - Baltimore MD - 40 Hour Mediation & Conflict Transformation Skills Training
  • December 17-19 - Austin Area TX - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • January 9-11 - Santa Ana CA - Elder Care Mediation Training
  • January 15-17 - St. Petersburg FL - 16th Annual Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference
  • January 17-21 - Eugene, OR - Basic Mediation 40-hr Training with Dr. Clare Fowle
  • January 17-20 - Amarillo/Childress TX - 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • January 18-26 - Santa Fe NM - Restorative Justice Training - 40-Hours
  • January 24-27 - San Antonio TX - 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training- 4 Day Course
  • January 28-31 - Malibu CA - Leadership for Attorneys in Business
  • January 28-30 - San Antonio TX - Advanced Family Mediation Training Intensive 3 Day Course
  • January 28-30 - Albuquerque NM - Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice (3 days)
  • January 28-February 1 - Los Angeles CA - Mediating Commercial & Litigated Cases with Lee Jay Berman
  • January 29-February 10 - Gatineau/Ottawa ON Canada -Conflict Management Coaching Workshop (French)
  • February 5-8 - Wichita Falls TX - Basic Mediation Training (40 Hours)
  • February 5-9 - San Diego CA - 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training 
  • February 7-23 - Malibu CA - Mediating the Litigated Case - Malibu
    6 Day Program
  • February 7-9 - Amarillo/Childress TX - Advanced Mediation 3 Day Course
  • February 15 - Topeka KS - 2019 Heartland Mediators Association Winter Training
  • March 1-2 - San Diego CA - Family Interdisciplinary Teamwork - Mosten Mediation

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