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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(11/30/20)Mediate.com

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.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Pressure-Cooker Mediation: Stick to basics to make a difference

(12/19/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

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.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator - Part 2

(9/03/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

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.

John Sturrock

A Negotiation Emergency?

(7/31/19)John Sturrock

The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.

John Sturrock

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/05/19)John Sturrock

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.

Greg Bond

We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want

(7/05/19)Greg Bond

This article looks at musical greats and what their lyrics can teach us about mediation.

John Sturrock

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

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.

Tony Guise

Is Mediation Justice?

(5/23/19)Tony Guise

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.

Leonardo Carpentieri

Brexit, Achmea and the Resolution of Intra-EU Disputes

(4/26/19)Leonardo Carpentieri

Dispute resolution across Europe is going through a period of significant turmoil.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

Dakota Murphey

5 Key Questions to Ask About Family Mediation

(4/22/19)Dakota Murphey

For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.

Zara Rafiq

The Family Mediation Process – Step by Step Guide

(4/22/19)Zara Rafiq

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

Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients

(4/22/19)Christopher Reeves

Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Hadassah Fidler

Should Therapists Mediate? -- A Look at UK therapists

(4/12/19)Hadassah Fidler

Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.

Katherine Graham

The 5 Pillars of Conversational Intelligence

(4/08/19)Katherine Graham

Preventing conflict is better than a cure!

Jim Cormack

Time to Think About Jurisdiction and Look to Scotland

(4/01/19)Jim Cormack

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.

Richard Peachey

Why Investigations Always Need to Look Twice

(2/15/19)Richard Peachey

A lorry driver who’d just arrived at an depot was spotted weeing over pallets used for the delivery of food.

Graham Ross

Online Dispute Resolution Moves to the Courts

(1/11/19)Graham Ross

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.

Katherine Graham

The £1 Million Investigation

(1/03/19)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Biases May Be A Good Thing!

(12/28/18)Phyllis Pollack

There may be another and more positive way of looking at implicit biases; it is simply a question of “framing”.

Meredith Richardson

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(12/28/18)Meredith Richardson

Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?

Patrick Mastronardo

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

(12/28/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

(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

Dan Simon

Self-Imposed Ground Rules: The Only Kind Worth Having

(12/23/18)Dan Simon

“You might be wrong. Your voice can be big. Genuinely listen.”

David Smith

Practice Informed By Research: Cross Cultural Approaches Informing Mediation

(12/21/18)David Smith

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.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Thomas-Kilmann, Hammer’s ICSI, or Style Matters?

(12/14/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

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.

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