Set in an adversarial environment with a clicking court battle time-bomb placed over our heads, my first experience of court referred mediation in Scotland, as a co-mediator, was overwhelmingly real.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union. The developing economies of the world are now exploring this medium of dispute resolution.
The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.
Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.
This article looks at musical greats and what their lyrics can teach us about mediation.
It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.
This challenges the views of some commentators that mediation is a bad thing because it is private and prevents citizens from having their day in court.
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.
Dispute resolution across Europe is going through a period of significant turmoil.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.
Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.
Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.
Preventing conflict is better than a cure!
It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.
A lorry driver who’d just arrived at an depot was spotted weeing over pallets used for the delivery of food.
The second half of 2018 has seen a marked increase in conferences including, if not focused solely on, developments in Online Dispute Resolution and online mediation.
A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.
There may be another and more positive way of looking at implicit biases; it is simply a question of “framing”.
Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?
This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.
(12/23/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian
"If you want to make peace with your enemy then work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." ~ Nelson Mandela
“You might be wrong. Your voice can be big. Genuinely listen.”
In this article, Smith describes his views on the importance of research informing practice. He shares the experiences of his students Laura Mahan and Joshua Mahuna presenting at an academic conference including about their theory of the integration of cross cultural approaches in mediation.
(12/14/18)Ronald S. Kraybill
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Trainers considering use of Style Matters as a conflict style inventory should be aware of two other options as well, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and the Hammer Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory.