Mediate.com is truly cutting edge and the result of years of persistent hard labor. As Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration." I first saw Mediate.com at its booth at the first ACR Conference in Toronto in 2001. I had just a few weeks earlier found online articles about terrorism and our best response at Mediate.com immediately after 9/11 that moved me very deeply. I then used Mediate.com directly in my work in 2002-03 when I wrote a biweekly newspaper column for the Los Alamos Monitor, linking freely to Mediate.com articles. Next, I attended one of Jim Melamed’s workshop at the ACR Sacramento Conference on using online resources for a professional practice. And in March 2006, I was so inspired as to begin the Engaging Conflicts blog, and now have been embraced by Mediate.com as a featured Mediate.com Blog. In fact, Mediate.com, through its support, has elevated the visibility of all negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution blogs. Mediate.com -- cutting edge, innovative, a resource and ongoing support. Blessings on you!
Mediate.com is a monthly touchstone that reminds
mediators and peace workers that there are others out
there thinking about and working on the same issues.
It is a source of community, and a place to keep your
thinking fresh. - Bill Withers, author "The Conflict
and Communication Activity Book" and "Resolving
Conflicts on the Job".
Senyo M. Adjabeng
In 2004, I was introduced to Mediate.com by a friend and mentor in professional ADR Practice. It has been a wonderful professional experience gaining knowledge and keeping in touch with the Mediator-Community worldwide. Mediate.com is actually a one-stop shop for international research, comparative analysis of ADR practice around the world while being a part of an international community of ADR practitioners. Mediate.com to me is serving the invaluable purpose of developing, advocating and streamlining the body of knowledge in ADR today. Simply put, Mediate.com is championing the practice of ADR as a profession and this is refreshing to note as an ADR Professional .
Congratulations on this achievement! It's very good news- for all
of us. We appreciate your pioneering the electronic aspects of our work
and are grateful for your vision and passion. The newsletter (with or
without the circulation to clients), is a great tool. It keeps us in the
loop about what's happening in the ever changing world of ADR. It
reminds us that our solitary profession as mediators need not be a
lonely one. And, it keeps us fresh, hopeful and always thinking. Thanks
for making our profession stronger and better everyday.
Based upon more than a decade of passionate work, Mediate.com has become to mediators what Google has become to the internet.
Nothing could be higher praise than to observe that the purpose and now well established and pervasive presence of Mediate.com exemplifies the highest values and importance of mediative and facilitative processes in our culture. Mediate.com offers a forum where matters of concern to anyone engaged in conflict management, from the public to the professional, can turn for an invaluable resource. It reflects the best and most capable application of current technology to our thinking and approach to dealing with the disputes and difficulties that have been around since the beginning of human kind. I am proud to have the opportunity to play a small part in the ongoing development of a truly unique and quality endeavor.
Mediate.com has been an invaluable resource for the world wide mediation community to improve and promote mediation. It presents accurate and sensitive perspectives of issues critical to the development and practice of mediation. We are happy to help salute it on this important anniversary! Keep up the great work.
Mediate.com has surpassed my optimistic predictions for its development. It is a unique and essential part of the field, brilliant innovation.
In the mid 1980's I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Melamed, who would later become Executive Director of AFM. He had thought then of the internet world and commenced with starting 'www.mediate.com'. I thought the idea intriguing, but had little idea that this site would become the most successful, and one of the most influential websites in the world. I read many of the articles on www.mediate.com, I give out the website to all my students in mediation world wide, and know that the readership values the website. 200 bi-weekly newsletters? It is only the tip of the iceberg. Better things are coming no doubt. Congratulations to Mediate.com!
We all know how important communication is in resolving conflicts between opposing parties. But it is equally, if not more important to conflict resolvers, and to the field of conflict resolution as a whole. Quite simply, without Mediate.com, we would be less aware, less unified, and less successful. Mediation is exciting, demanding work, and a collaborative enterprise, and Mediate.com has been the glue that has held us together, knitting our practices, and revealing to us what we can still do better. We owe John Helie, John Ford, Jim Melamed, and Keith Seat, who have pioneered in keeping us awake and informed, our deepest gratitude and continuing support.
Mediate.com has been the driving force behind bringing the dispute resolution field online for more than a decade. It has provided an important public face for our work, and it has done so with integrity and respect for every practitioner, no matter how many cases they've handled. I congratulate Mediate.com on passing this milestone, and here's to another decade of spreading the good word about conflict resolution.
There would be no mediate.com without the visionary thinking, foresight, know-how, and ethics of Jim Melamed. He has created and grown an invaluable and highly accessible resource for the the mediator community and the public at large. Thank you Jim.
David A. Hoffman
Amidst the flotsam and jetsam that passes through my email inbox, there are a few items that I always read. The Mediate.com Newsletter is one of those items, because it's one of the first places where cutting-edge ideas appear, and the articles are well thought out and well written.
Mediate.com has been my online mediation home since I commenced my neutral practice three short years ago. In its "pages" I found useful advice, wisdom and counsel, both as to the theory and practice of mediation and the all-important topic of practice development. Mediate.com was kind enough to publish my first tentative mediation observations and interviews when I was still laying down my neutral roots, before the first bud of my practice raised its head from the ground. The only reason I had the chutzpah to write these articles and to conduct interviews with mentors such as Joe Folger, Robert Baruch Bush and Kenneth Cloke was my sense that they would find a home at mediate.com no matter how green their author. The mediate.com site, and its fabulously committed principals, Jim Melamed and John Ford, have thus been guides, mentors, companions, and finally collaborators in this once in a lifetime journey from legal to neutral practice. I frankly don't know what I would have done without you guys! I send my congratulations and gratitude to you on this your 200th "anniversary." I'm looking forward with eager anticipation to the 300th and 400th editions of your newsletter, which may way well take forms we cannot even imagine now. You're simply THE BEST!
Joshua F. King
Mediate.com has become a tremendous resource for mediators, their clients and anyone interested in conflict resolution. It is the go-to resource for conflict resolution. My clients frequently comment on the wealth of very useful information available on the site. The dedication and innovation of its creators guarantee it to be an influential resource to the world for decades to come.
From afar in Scotland, we find Mediate.com to be an indispensable
resource for keeping up to date with what is happening in the US and
elsewhere. Our own use of mediation is developing and that is greatly
assisted by the extensive network that Mediate.com promotes.
Claudia M. Viera
Mediate.com's wealth of information, both academic and practical, has allowed our field to blossom in ways unimaginable! Thank you for your hard work, Jim Melamed, John Ford and John Helie, in making mediation known to
all. Congratulations on the 200th issue!
Diane J. Levin
When new mediators ask me to name the best resource for news, ideas, and information on dispute resolution, I tell them there's only one name they need to remember: Mediate.com. No other publication--either print or digital--brings together so much wisdom from so many experienced practitioners across the world--and all of it just a mouse click away. And unlike other online ADR resources Mediate.com is more than simply a web site. It is simultaneously conversation and community--innovative, dynamic, and vibrant. Bravo, Mediate.com, and congratulations on your 200th edition.
Luis Miguel Diaz
Mediate.com has become the leading promoter of mediation. Quality,
creativity and flexibility are adequate words to refer to mediate.com. I am
very proud of being a contributor.
I would like to thank Mediate.com for giving me the exposure to be known around the world with my articles, especially in the international sections, as an international mediator. Mediate.com is the most professional web site that allows people to know and study mediation and ADR.
Charles B. Parselle
To have an idea is one thing; ideas proliferate like leaves in the wind. To act on an idea is quite another thing. Then there's the matter of getting established, which is rare indeed. This is what Mediate.com has accomplished. It has become the gold standard. That doesn't just happen; it requires vision, management skills and persistent work. John Ford is a wonderful editor; he knows how to hold a trembling hand. Jim Melamed has developed an institution that has become integral to the mediation landscape. What they have achieved is inclusion in the broadest sense; new writers are constantly featured, old writers are allowed to develop, and the reading public is everyone who wants to participate in that way. Congratulations on the 200th. issue and I hope to contribute to the 500th.
Long before the rest of us spotted the power of the Internet for our
field, James Melamed and John Helie were there, building an asset that is
now so central to hundreds of successful mediation practices.
Lee Jay Berman
Mediate.com is our home base. It is the source of all things mediation. They continue to innovate, reinventing the site to cater to the needs of the mediation community and its users.
I want to thank you, John Helie, Keith Seat and John Ford for your years of commitment to one of humanity's most important enterprises. In these times of massive and confusing media overload, more and more people express a desire for a peaceful and respectful life for all yet, for many, those goals are compromised by those whose agendas are served by violence and violation of personal boundaries. I envision a day when all children learn mediation as part of their standard curriculum. Shortly after that, on the human scale, I envision a day when everyone in any position of power and control, all the way to the top levels of leadership in the world, understands and uses mediation as the preferred method to resolve differences. When that day happens, in large part, it will be due to the collaborative work and genius of Mediate.com. I look forward to reading your next 200 issues.
Donald T. Saposnek
Mediate.com has created a world-class website that has such value that I regularly send my clients, my students, and my friends to seek its collective wisdom. The extensive collection of articles written by such talented and respected professionals are cited and reprinted widely in the fields for use in mediations and trainings worldwide. Congratulations are especially due to Jim Melamed and John Helie for their vision in launching this site, and to the many staff and contributors, who, for so many years, sustained this creative and practical service for conflict resolution professionals and consumers alike.
I provide students in all my classes with copies of or citations to mediate.com articles. They are an invaluable source of up to date information and practice approaches written by some of the most important practitioners, teachers and researchers in the field. Students find the articles informative, helpful and always provocative.
I truly appreciate the work that has been done by all of you on Mediate.com. It is a great resource that I use frequently and recommend to all my training participants. The Newsletter is a great help in noting great new articles, news, and trends. Thanks again for all you give to the field.
Mediate.com has performed an astounding service to the mediation community for many years now. I always suggest that participants in my mediation trainings visit the site and search through the thousands of excellent articles offered free. I also suggest they consider the nearly instant professional web presence available there, if they're intending to hang out their shingle. Thank you to Jim, both Johns, Carol, Byron, and everyone else who has made this site what it is for so many years.
Anju D. Jessani
If you are serious about mediation, you have to visit mediate.com on a regular basis to keep up with the latest developments in the field. Mediate.com is the site by mediators for mediators.
Mediate.com is to the mediation business what Variety is to show business:
the Bible, and fun to read too...
Congratulations and looking forward to many more years of superior service
to the mediation community!
Congratulations Mediate.com on achieving 200 issues! John Melamed provides a thorough summary of the many ways Mediate.com serves mediators. I am grateful for the chance to give a personal testimonial on the value of Mediate.com to me. The chief value of Mediate.com for me is its courage in presenting diverse opinions on mediation. 3,000 articles provide a wide range of opinions, all in one place. So here is one more opinion: Mediate.com is the premier site not only for hearing today’s different voices in the discipline, but also for being heard. I say this because, whether you practice conflict transformation or conflict cessation, your voice can be heard at Mediate.com. Whether your presentation style is bombastic, oracular, well-reasoned or contemplative, you can be heard here. Your voice can be heard whether you think of mediation as a craft or an art, as using skills or support. Whether you think the best use of mediation is in being transformative, facilitative, evaluative or even manipulative, your voice will not be excluded from this most democratic conversation about mediation. By providing the virtual space for interested parties to be heard, Mediate.com supports the field and helps it develop. It is in allowing the facts and the feelings, the sense and the nonsense to surface and be heard, that we can choose the ideas most useful to us at this point in our practices. And while there can be no guarantee that ideas about mediation will continue to mature, if they do, Mediate.com will surely play a large role in that maturation. Thank you for all your efforts these past 12 years in helping us get this far. And again, Congratulations!
My, I'm not the only one getting older! You have done so much to organize the information and the players in a field that has grown exponentially in so many directions. Mediate.com and SCMA are the first two places I direct Southern California newcomers to the field.
Mediate.com was the first place on the internet I discovered when I begin thinking about a career as a mediator. Jim Melamed has created a dynamic site that assists mediators with articles, training information and other timely news. It also is the first site that many users discover when looking for a mediator or conflict resolver. The site continues to evolve and progress with blogs and more. Mediate.com has become a central ingredient in helping our profession grow and prosper.
Congratulations on your fantastic innovative work, keep it going.
I joined the field of mediation to provide outreach and services to Latino
communities. The more time I have spent in this field, the more I have
learned from the community as well as from fellow mediators. mediate.com
was the first place I considered to share information about some of my
learning, because it is the online resource I go to when seeking information
and education about this field. Additionally, I appreciate the ease in the
submission process and the positive format.
Nancy Neal Yeend
Having trained over 5000 mediators nationally,in each
course I cite something from Mediate.com, and of course
always direct students to Mediate.com as an additional
Mediate.com has given us a wealth of online resources, as well as
opportunities to link with others across the world. Sincere thanks and
appreciation for all the hard work so far, and all good wishes for the
Mediate.com epitomizes what futurists envisioned the internet would be. It is an information repository where knowledge is openly provided by and accessible to all, ultimately making the world a better place.
Mediate.com is an easily accessed wealth of information for the public and mediators on a wide variety of topics. I love perusing the new articles and Keith Seat's Mediation News to try to stay current with the hottest ideas and happenings in the field. I offer a big thank you and congratulations to all of the mediate.com creators and staff who have made this resource available to us.
Myer J. Sankary
Mediate.com has been an invaluable resource to the mediation community
around the world. As a result of the publication of two of my articles
online with Mediate.com, I have now had articles published in the Icfai
Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Hyderabadm India, and in the
National Mediation Journal of Australia. Thanks for the outstanding work
that you and your team are providing to the mediation world. I look forward
to your continued contribution to this developing profession.
A day without mediate.com is a day without sunshine. For a profession that can be very lonely indeed, mediate.com is proof positive that we are not alone, and a welcome reminder that we still have so much to learn.
Max Factor III
Congratulations to the Mediate.com Newsletter on its 200th issue. The Mediate.com Newsletter is an e-mail I truly welcome every couple of weeks, offering both the accessibility to publication for many mediators with valuable advice, insights and experience, as well as the commercial opportunity to present our practice skills to private practice attorneys and corporate counsel. I look forward to the 500th issue!
Congratulations to Mediate.com. I have really appreciate the diverse,
informative articles over the years. As a contributor and as a reader, I
find great value in Mediate.com articles. They have been enlightening,
refreshing and educational as they continue to validate the services I
provide to my clients and the diversity of perspectives within which I am
able to meet the needs of my clients. They have also served to create a
network of professionals in this field and has served to diminish some of
the isolation by providing a foundation for building a community. Again,
congratulations and well done!
Mediate.com has modeled successful marketing of our field. Staffed with
some of the most effective people in our field, it has provided a
gathering place for dialogue and thought in our field. Always thinking
one step ahead, it has challenged us all to be our best selves. While
organizations and administrations come and go in our field, mediate.com
has stayed the course and proven itself a source of creativity again and
Mediate.com receives priority attention each time it arrives. It has earned this loyalty by providing the highest level of professionalism and content.
Thank you Mediate.Com for providing information and increasing the connections between our community of mediators. Thank you also for providing so many articles on the relationship between spirituality and conflict resolution.
Aloha to Mediate.com on this milestone. We know the ubiquitous nature of
the internet. The Mediation community could not afford to be left out. Jim
Melamed and Mediate.com created, in a single site, a gathering place for
mediators, offered and provide us services, and have a vision, Jim
articulates so well, for mediations presence in this medium in the future.
In addition Mediate.com is open to, and used by, the general public,
benefiting all mediators. Mediate.com has become a key component for
mediation to reach its "Tipping Point" in becoming first in line of choice
for resolving disputes in a non adversarial environment. Mahalo Jim and
staff for providing not just a spark, but a beacon for mediation, while at
the same time providing excellence in service, reliability, and ease of use.
Wishing you continued success and growth, with warmest regards.
Mediate.com captures what mediation is all about -- it's a place for practitioners to connect with each other, gain new perspectives, and get clear on we can do to help people get more out of their conflicts. I am proud to be a part of this community of thoughtful, helpful, and committed professionals. Bravo, Mediate.com
CADRE, The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, has benefited enormously from our partnership with mediate.com and Resourceful Internet Solutions. Your unique combination of technological wizardry and dispute resolution expertise has made it possible for us to efficiently provide important information and assistance to parents whose children receive special education services, the educators and policy makers who provide critical services, and the dispute resolution practitioners that help resolve disagreements about what those services should be. You've helped us to extend our reach in ways that I would never have imagined and been a delight to work with every step of the way. Best wishes for continued success.
Mediate.com breathes life into the field of mediation. The collaboration and support of the profession truly is second to none. In the fields of healthcare and family, mediators are being required to become more diversified in their training and to demonstrate cultural competence. Aging society is rapidly bringing elder and dementia care issues into the field of mediation. Promoting mediation as a valuable option for the ever-growing range of issues families and healthcare professionals face in providing care and quality of life offers validation, understanding and hope. I am honored to be among the contributors of Mediate.com Newsletter and offer sincere congratulations on this 200th issue.
I cannot emphasis enough how important mediate.com has been and is to the mediation community. If I could add another newsletter or additional info to my brain or my day, I would be an enthusiastic member of this on-line community. Unfortunately for me I am overfull with the abundance of opportunities for input and engagement that life in this day and place afford. Keep up the wonderful work you all do to connect people, nurture creativity and foster growth in this community of practice called dispute resolution. Your team is amazing and this is an event worthy of celebration. Hope this note of appreciation finds you all well. Best wishes for another 200!!
Clara I. Gómez
I want to congratulate Mediate.com editors, managers, and hard workers for your accomplishment. You have been providing us with up date news, articles and discusions on conflict management and resolution. I appreciate all you have done to maintain your publications all this years. We hope you continue providing us this important information.
Congratulations to Mediate.com's celebration of it's 200th newsletter. You've been a great source of readily available and helpful information for collaborative professionals and the general public. Keep up the great work!
Congratulations on your 200th issue! I always look forward to reading my weekly newsletter and know I will be informed, entertained and stimulated by the articles you publish. Your website has done more to promote mediation than any other media organization in the world.
Mediate.com is the "go to" resource guide for practitioners and the general public I am proud to have been a contributor and look forward to future postings. Keep up the great work!!!
Mimi E. Lyster
Mediate.com has been, and continues to be, a vision come true!
Congratulations to ALL who have made this site such an amazing
marketplace of ideas, insight, scholarship, reflection, and dialogue.
Mediate.com has become the key one stop shop of freely shared ideas and resources in the conflict management field. Its founders have walked the talk of co-operation and encouragement of others.
We down here in South Africa appreciate the valuable academic and practical stimulation provided by a site such as mediate.com.Many of my students and associates have found your site invaluable! I believe that Jim Melamed's visionary decision 200 issues ago added significant value to the field of mediation and negotiation. Congratulations! I am sure your site has become a benchmark for many others in the supply of high level material on a crucial area of interest.
Mediate.com has consistently been a leader in online support of dispute resolution practice and education. They were the first organization to embrace the need for an information database to support the growing field of health care dispute resolution and created a health care section to provide a focus for those interested in this specialty. Mediate.com has distinguished itself in the forefront of web-based access to ideas, practitioners, programs and services for those interested in the emerging issues impacting the theory and practice of conflict management and dispute resolution. Congrats to Jim Melamed, John Helie and John Ford for their hard work, tenacity and resulting success!
Mediate.com is constantly referred by me to all kinds of people as a community on the Internet where they may explore answers for themselves, their families, their workplaces, and their organizations. It is not only because I know personally the fine people at Mediate.Com, I refer because everything offered there is healthy, positive, and constructive in intent and effect. We who are well familiar with the work of Mediate.Com perhaps take its rich resources for granted. Where else in the Internet can we turn for so many rich perspectives on so many areas of conflict made available to the public, indeed, the international community? Of course, there are thousands of sites with free information, many quite excellent. However, one of the things I love about the community of conflict resolution created by our brothers and sisters there is its egalitarian, non-elitist, democratic quality. While the Editor surely must receive many submissions of divergent quality, and some that must be rejected, Mediate.Com's content shows that the management wants to showcase thought that advances our common task of understanding, better methods, and more permanent solutions to conflict. One need not be a deeply-published academic to have sound and constructive insights offered to our readership.
Stephanie West Allen
These busy days, so many newsletters and announcements arrive in my e-mailbox. Most of them I should read in order to keep informed. The rest I delete or click on "unsubscribe." The arrival of a very, very few make me smile with anticipation. Mediate.com is one of those rare arrivals that fall in the category of want-to-read—no, can't-wait-to-read! It is the mediation publication and Web site. One can keep up with the latest, read the intelligent thoughts, ideas, and practices of other professionals, and easily follow what's going on that's related to ADR in the blogosphere. A big plus: Mediate.com has fostered a community feel and flavor. Congratulations on your 200th issue and two million thanks.
William Scott Harralson, J.D.
Mediate.com is much more than an Internet newsletter. It is a repository of research and information that is committed to the exchange of ideas concerning the field of mediation. I especially find the articles that address the intersections between mediation and psychology, sociology, political science, theology, jurisprudence, and other fields, to be an invaluable interdisciplinary tool. I am often fascinated by the insightful and sometimes controversial reflections shared by my colleagues in mediation. Their victories, disappointments, joys, and frustrations often serve to affirm my own views and feeling regarding the profession. To that end, I believe that the greatest service rendered by Mediate.com is its role as an international voice promoting the peaceful, collaborative, non-violent resolution of conflict between individuals, organizations, and nations. In its own unique and profound way Mediate.com is a balanced voice of reason that contributes substantially towards the vision of a world where justice and peace can be realized by all of Humankind. Congratulations and many thanks to Mediate.com!
Mediate.com provides a real service to the public- providing valuable
information about mediation's constant evolution in a smart, easily
Mediate.com is the number one source for mediators and information on
mediation on the web. If you have a conflict that needs resolution, you
should start here.
Mediate.com has become the heart and soul of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States and abroad. It has made and continues to make significant contributions to the ADR field in multiple ways. It would be difficult to imagine where our industry would be without it.
William D. Goren
Why Mediate.com? For a mediator/arbitrator or for someone interested in mediation/arbitration, it is simply the place to go. For example, there are all kinds of very useful articles, and if you care to write one yourself, you will find that other mediators may link to it thereby increasing your visibility. Thus, I certainly plan to stay involved with mediate.com in the coming years.
I have read every issue of the mediate.com newsletter almost from the
beginning and always come away with a new insight or something new to think
about. Thanks for providing this superb resource.
Mediate.com serves an invaluable function of commissioning and
collecting materials of great practical value to dispute resolution
practitioners, teachers, students, and the public. The materials are
easily accessible and cover the full range of the field. The field owes
a great debt to its founders and editors of this fantastic resource.
Jerome F. Weiss
I want to congratulate you on the occasion of your 200th newsletter celebration. Not only does your newsletter provide great value to me and my organization: the web service and support along with related activities such as Keith Seat's Mediation News for the 21st Century have been invaluable in terms of ADR foundation and providing information to the disputants and their representatives who use our services. Many thanks and best wishes for continued success.
Congratulations on a fantastic effort. Given all the mediation outlets and information centres worldwide Mediate.Com has through it's total professionalism become my mediation focal point for all the things that I need as a mediator. Becoming No 1, and staying there, in this field is no small task - it really is a huge credit to both yourself and your team.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful and comprehensive service - and long may it last.
Myles F. Corcoran
Congratulations on your upcoming 200th issue. It is such a great service to the mediation community. We have often gained wisdom and make networking contacts through your site/newsletter. It is also nice to have a community of peers as an audience to publish to. Thank you for this opportunity.
Mediate has helped me not only express my personal experiences with readers but has also helped my colleagues in the workplace gain the perceptions of others. This to me helps individuals understand the ongoing problem of workplace conflict. I would like to congratulate mediate on their 200th edition and thank them for recognising the need for people to be heard, educated and supported in dealing with difficult situations, whilst allowing me to share my experiences and become a better mediator.
Jay H Isenberg
The continuous flow of new articles by experienced mediators presented through Mediate.com was the inspiration for
writing an article myself. Without this motivation the piece would have been another of the lingering "to dos" on my long list
of the unaccomplished. Thank you Jim and John for your exceptional leadership.
Mediate.com has been a great resource and a great opportunity for me. Thanks for the vision and the accomplishment.
Mediate.com was one of the first organizations to recognize that Mediation had been transformed from lawyers and judges settling cases to a separate discipline achieving a new professional designation-The Mediator. Your Website provides a treasure trove of shared experiences, publications and "how to advice" used by mediators making the transformation from adjudicative dispute resolution to the collaborative forms of dispute resolution. As one who resolves disputes in both adjudicative and collaborative fora and who teaches Mediation at UCSB Extension, I advise my students to go to Mediate.Com to learn about the important developments in the Mediation Profession. Many years of continued success and thanks for the labor of love that has contributed so much to the Mediation Profession. Best regards and many thanks to your support team as well.
In researching current trends regarding conflict for our books, we have found mediate.com to be a valuable source of information. Access to information, issues and experts is easy and the sheer volume of data is impressive.
As a senior mediator, chief editor of www.sulcha.co.il - the Israeli
mediation website and chairman of the association of Israeli mediators, I
Congratulate "Mediate-com" and its entire staff -past and present, on the
200th bi-weekly newsletter issue.
Mediate-com has been a source of knowledge and a platform for dialogue.
It has benefited mediators, students, academic institutions and the public.
As a conflict coach for non-profit organization and Canadian Churches
Mediate.com has proven to be a great resource for articles and discussions.
Congratulations on your 200th bi-weekly edition.
Mediate.com is an essential resource for the field of mediation. Over
the years, it has been a wonderful source of information about our field -
invaluable and timely.
William D. Kimsey
Mediate.com is an important tool for researchers and practitioners. My students find the on-line resource efficient, on-the-mark, and filled with thought-provoking articles.
Mediate.com is filling an important need with a valuable service and this is always a prescription for guaranteed success. If this sounds like the truth, that is because it is! And that is what good mediation is all about.
Thanks to Mediate.com for your many years of relevant education, support, and your comprehensive coverage of the global mediation community!
Jonathan W. Reitman
I leave my Mediate.com newsletter in my email inbox until I have time to review the articles carefully, because I almost always find something relevant to my practice, and am often moved to correspond with the authors, exploring the topics in more depth. After 20 years as a full-time ADR practitioner, I have found nothing to compare with this service. As an ADR trainer, I always refer my students to the site as a basic research tool.
Congratulations on the 200th issue. May you have another 200!
Congratulations on your 200th newsletter! I would like to share with you that Mediate.com has been instrumental to my "second career" in assisting individuals and groups learn to manage conflict constructively. I discovered Mediate.com while exploring the web in attempting to educate myself about mediation and conflict. It has since become my primary source of quality information on a range of conflict related topics. I decided that one way I could make a contribution to conflict management was by writing articles and submitting them for consideration of being published in Mediate.com. This has been rewarding in many ways, one of which is the number of visits that I get to my website from across the globe. I also have found a supportive "friend" in John Ford who has encouraged me to continue to write articles and develop my talents. I look forward to continued association with a fine organization.
Congratulations to Mediate.com on your "200th." In an unregulated area such as mediation, you provide invaluable support, networking, education and a sense of connectedness to those of us in the field. My best to you all.
Mediate.com provides a unique and invaluable service to the field of dispute resolution: it's at once a library for practitioners, a resource for students and academics, and a marketplace for conflict-related services. Part reading room, part labor exchange, part dating service--something for everyone! What's not to like?
While the field of mediation has grown, diversified, and specialized over the last decade, one constant has been mediate.com’s ever expanding presence and voice. No other online entity has done more to promote collaborative approaches to resolving conflicts than the folks at Resourceful Internet Solutions and their flagship website, mediate.com. Perhaps more important than promotion of the field, mediate.com has helped create a real community of dispute resolution professionals. With one click, I instantly see photos and new commentary from friends and colleagues. Mediate.com has helped build a strong foundation for mediation and much, much more.
Jill Sarah Moscowitz
Mediate.com is the "Wikipedia" of Mediation. Thanks to all who contribute to this wonderful resource! It is a wonderful body of knowledge shared worldwide.
Mediate.com is the most recognized source for easy access to scholarly articles in the field of conflict resolution .
As a conflict resolution practitioner, I find it challenging to stay
abreast of developments in the field and to keep things fresh. Mediate.com
keeps me connected with the work of my colleagues, and sparks my creativity
by continually offering fresh perspectives on our work.
Many thanks to Mediate.com for providing a virtual sense of community to the disparate world of mediation.
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Jane B. Garzilli
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Lester L. Adams
I am honored to write a testimonial because Mediate.com has been a real blessing to me. Over the years, I have enjoyed reading and commenting on some of the many articles various conflict resolution practitioners have written. We may not always agree on every thing; but the debate in the area of conflict resolution I have found to be healthy and stimulating. The articles I have written have given me an opportunity to share the well settled and time honored principles I believe in to settle disputes. As an author, these articles have connected me with new friends and associates from near my home to as far away as the country of India. It has been a joy to be able to help educate so many people and to touch lives in ways that I did not anticipate before being involved with Mediate.com. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to build relationships, participate in the dialogue, and to help people everywhere to amicably settle their differences with each other. God bless you in all your future endeavors.
Joshua N. Weiss
The Mediate.com newsletter is such a great window into the current ideas
and creative thinking of people in our field. I read it because the
articles are short and sweet, it comes to my inbox, and I feel it helps
keep me up to date on what is happening.
Gary T. Furlong
Mediate.com is the finest mediation website I have found. I recommend it to all my students, and to colleagues alike. It's breadth and depth are unmatched for mediation information, articles and resources, and the newsletter is outstanding. Thank you!
Congratulations on reaching such an auspicious milestone with your
newsletter. I invariably interrupt whatever I'm doing at my desk when the
newsletter email pings its arrival. And, I've never opened the newsletter
without finding interesting articles that expand my understanding of how
what I do happens (yes, an old dog can learn new tricks). Mediate.com also
has given me a great resource for my law school and college negotiation and
mediation classes. I offer my students an opportunity to visit the site,
browse the Articles menu, and write a critical analysis of a selected
work--not a summary, but a critique of the author's arguments. When these
papers are presented in class free-wheeling debates ensue. Please give my
thanks to John, John and Keith for their dedication and perseverance. I
look forward to Issue 200, and beyond.
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Rachel Fishman Green, Esq.
Mediate.com broke ground as the first on-line gathering spot for dispute
resolution professionals. The breadth of information contained in
scholarly and thoughtful articles about all aspects of the mediation
process; the resources for referrals for out-of state clients, and for
one's own potential clients; the forum for communication with like-minded
professionals around the world; combine to make Mediate.com one of the
primary sources for information about mediation on the web.
Jim, congratulations on the occasion of Mediate.com's 200th newsletter for
establishing Mediate.com as the world's leading resource for mediators and
others seeking information about what mediators do. You and the "Johns" (Helie
and Ford) are true pioneers in the Internet age. I look forward to receiving
your next 200 newsletters!
Mediate.com is far and away the richest resource for everyone interested in mediation, from the most experienced and successful mediators to those who have just heard about mediation and want to know more about it. It is the crown jewel in the field.
When helping to orient new dispute resolvers to the media in our field,
"Mediate.com" is always the first place I send them. John Helie was the
first person to show me the potential of the Internet for marketing and
communication, and the entity the two of you established is still in a class
by itself as both an intellectual and a business center.