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Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Australia

(6/25/20)Gregg Relyea, David Bogan

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

Grande Lum

To Prevent More George Floyd Tragedies, We Need Federal Peacemakers to Bring Communities and Law Enforcement Together

(6/22/20)Grande Lum, Grace Flores-Hughes

For decades, Community Relations Service mediators from the Department of Justice have been working with community leaders to address the mistreatment of black and brown people by law enforcement.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: North America

(6/22/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

Hadassah Fidler

Separation in Isolation

(6/12/20)Hadassah Fidler

The message is to socially distance ourselves from others. But what if it’s your partner you want to socially distance yourself from?

Bernard Mayer

Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners

(6/08/20)Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer

Over the last week, a group of conflict engagement practitioners have created a statement of intent regarding racism. The idea started with Susanne Terry who, with Bernie Mayer and input from a number of other interested persons, created, "Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners."

Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta

COVID-19 World Disorder and Reflection for Conflict Management with the Use of ODR Platforms

(5/17/20)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta

A new order of social coexistence, consumption, work, family model, resulting from a revolution caused by the invisible enemy COVID-19.

Anju D. Jessani

10 Co-parenting Recommendations for the COVID-19 Crisis, A Mediator’s Perspective

(5/08/20)Anju D. Jessani

Courts look to prior events or precedents in establishing policy, and also in measuring reasonableness, when parties are in a dispute.

Christopher Sheesley

Bold Moves

(5/08/20)Christopher Sheesley

This was conflict resolution blasphemy.

Sarah Ater

Five Reasons Why You Must Listen at Mediation

(5/03/20)Sarah Ater

This article explains the importance of active listening at mediation. It uses five points to illustrate what can be achieved when both the mediator and the parties actively listen to each other.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediators Are Society’s PPE for Conflict and Difficult Decisions

(4/29/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten

As their own practices slow down, some mediators are volunteering to offer free consultations and negotiation sessions to try and find solutions and some emotional comfort for people who are riddled with anxiety and a lack of knowledge.

Jacques Joubert

Courts Mediating Online with Zoom

(4/17/20)Jacques Joubert

It is hard to imagine for many, especially for the baby boomer generation, what a digital court is, because most of us are unfamiliar and resistant to the digital world of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Greg Rooney

Introducing a New Definition of Mediation

(4/17/20)Greg Rooney

Some say mediation is “The insertion of a human buffer between people who need assistance to interact with each other.”

Morenike Obi-Farinde

ODR in Africa: The Emergent Face of Dispute Resolution Post COVID 19

(4/17/20)Morenike Obi-Farinde

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa have never really given a thought to - working from home.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

(4/13/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.

Donald T. Saposnek

Interview with Don Saposnek

(4/10/20)Donald T. Saposnek

This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Katherine Stoessel

Consent in Mediation

(4/03/20)Katherine Stoessel

The last family mediation I did got me thinking more specifically and carefully about the principle of ‘consent’ in mediation.

Roseann Vanella

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Daniel Dana

Haikus about Self-Quarantine

(3/20/20)Daniel Dana

Daniel Dana has written two haikus for mediators, with his perspective on self-quarantine.

Noam Ebner

“Next Week, You Will Teach Your Courses Online”: A Reassuring Introduction to Pandemic Pedagogy

(3/20/20)Noam Ebner

Many ADR teachers around the world have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by closing down campus operations and moving all teaching activity online. This essay aims to provide a helpful and demystifying first read for faculty who have just received online transition orders.

Kenneth Cloke

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.

A Conversation on the Challenges of Mediation Practice

(3/13/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, Larry Watson

To learn more about the challenges of mediation practice and how the practice has evolved, Kimberlee Kovach recently sat down with Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, and Larry Watson to get their perspectives.

Nancy White

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

(3/13/20)Nancy White

The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”

Ira Glick

Self Improvement Journey

(2/14/20)Ira Glick

A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".

Uma Ramanathan

Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution

(2/07/20)Uma Ramanathan

Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’

Michael Gorman

7 Tips On How To Protect Child Mental And Emotional Health During A Divorce

(1/31/20)Michael Gorman

Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.

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