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Marcy Einhorn

Online Dispute Resolution: the “New Normal”

(5/18/18)Marcy Einhorn

It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.

Kenneth Cloke

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

Tracee McCole

Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama

(5/17/18)Tracee McCole

Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.

Peter Adler

The Mann Gulch Fire

(5/14/18)Peter Adler

I follow the choroeographies and patterns of the craft we call conflict management, but every once in a while I help people really step out of the proverbial box they are in and discover (or stumble on) a peculiar new solution that seems to fit perfectly. Those are the golden moments I live for.

Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(5/14/18)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Emily Andrews

Five Huge Benefits of Choosing Mediation

(5/11/18)Emily Andrews

Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.

Mark Baril

3 Reasons Agreements Get Derailed: Tales of Team Conflict

(5/11/18)Mark Baril

If you have a dynamic “living system” there is no silver bullet for perfect team behavior or production - and you wouldn’t want it any other way!

Dick Harris

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 1

(5/11/18)Dick Harris

Much has been written about the breakdown in public discourse and civil debate in the country.

Phyllis Pollack

The Need For Preparation!

(5/11/18)Phyllis Pollack

Several times in the past, I have discussed the need for each party to prepare for mediation for it to be successful.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Two-Step to Prioritize Relationship

(5/11/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

A great move for improving your effectiveness in conflict is mastering the two-step discussion process.

John Lande

The New Handshake: Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

(5/11/18)John Lande

ODR can help address a problem often referred to as “access to justice” (A2J).

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up

(5/08/18)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.

Leonard Riskin

Interview with Leonard Riskin

(5/07/18)Leonard Riskin

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with law professor Leonard Riskin filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Tim Hicks

Introduction to Embodied Conflict: the neural roots of conflict and communication

(5/07/18)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Tammy Lenski

This Common (but faulty) Reasoning Leads to Bad Decisions

(5/04/18)Tammy Lenski

We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, and yet we act irrationally in all sorts of ways.

Lorraine Segal

Managing a Resentment Relapse at Work

(5/04/18)Lorraine Segal

A client of mine had a resentment relapse recently.

F. Peter Phillips

A New Anagram from Michael Leathes

(5/04/18)F. Peter Phillips

The irrepressible — and for many of us irreplaceable — Michael Leathes has spread the word of a new proposal, for an international negotiation initiative called the International Negotiation Initiative, or INI.

Shirli Kirschner

ADR Pilot Schemes and Programs

(5/04/18)Shirli Kirschner

What are pilot programs, or pilot schemes, in ADR?

James Leshaw

How to Tank a Mediation Without Even Trying

(5/04/18)James Leshaw

Every so often, you may want to tank a mediation.

Erin McCoy Alarcon

Two Simple Steps For A More Successful Mediation

(5/03/18)Erin McCoy Alarcon

This article discusses how active listening and creative problem solving help move discussions forward toward resolution.

Desislavia Kamenova

Meaning of Space and its Use in the Mediation Procedure

(5/03/18)Desislavia Kamenova

The main purpose of this article is to outline the importance of proxemics at the various stages of the mediation protocol without claiming comprehensiveness.

Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

(5/03/18)Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

Jay Folberg

Interview with Jay Folberg

(5/01/18)Jay Folberg

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jay Folberg filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(5/01/18)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Lee Drizin

3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes

(4/27/18)Lee Drizin

Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.

Judith Weigle

Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Friends & Family

(4/27/18)Judith Weigle

The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.

John Ford

How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

(4/27/18)John Ford

While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.

Jeff Thompson

People with Depression Use Language Differently – Here’s How to Spot it

(4/27/18)Jeff Thompson

Empathy, clearly an important part of crisis negotiation and intervention begins with understanding a person's perspective.

Jason Dykstra

What All New Leaders Should Understand

(4/27/18)Jason Dykstra

Coming into a role where you are expected to get others to work together efficiently and effectively to create the best possible product or service isn’t an easy task.

Ronald S. Kraybill

How to Lead with Less Anger

(4/27/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you use an angry voice to communicate or give instructions when a firm, even voice would do the job just as well?

Phyllis Pollack

An Update on Prior Disclosure

(4/27/18)Phyllis Pollack

As some of you may recall, the California Law Revision Commission issued its Tentative Recommendation late last year to create an exception to mediation confidentiality.

Geoffrey Corry

Figuring Out George Mitchell’s Real Contribution to the Good Friday Agreement

(4/24/18)Geoffrey Corry

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.

Howard Gadlin

Interview with Howard Gadlin

(4/23/18)Howard Gadlin

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Gadlin, former Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health since 1999, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Kevin Stapley

Want to Know the “Secret” to Managing Confrontational and Aggressive Behaviors?

(4/20/18)Kevin Stapley

In this article, you will learn two key methods that experienced de-escalators use to maintain control of these high risk, high emotion situations, and guide the agitated person back into a calmer state of mind.

Laurie Israel

Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation?

(4/20/18)Laurie Israel

Within the church or synagogue setting, mediation can be very useful if individuals or groups are having disputes or differences of opinion.

Jennifer Smith Schneider

Amplifying Ombuds Trends with Data

(4/20/18)Jennifer Smith Schneider

How does an ombuds define a trend, and how can one know if the issue is truly pervasive or of consequence?

Chris Straw

Team or Organizational Commitment?

(4/20/18)Chris Straw

Team or organizational commitment: Which leads to better inter-team conflict management?

Recognizing The Signs Of A Conflict Storm

(4/20/18)

By paying attention to the early signs of conflict, you become more aware of a potentially slow-growing storm.

Phyllis Pollack

Over Confidence Can Kill!

(4/20/18)Phyllis Pollack

While typically we discuss the over confidence bias in the context of negotiations, trials and other non-life-threatening events, this bias applies to all situations.

Neutral Analysis: A Powerful and Effective Tool

(4/20/18)Clarence Pozza

In a wide range of disputes, counsel and their clients have increasingly turned to neutral analysis and evaluation.

Jen Reynolds

Backhanded Compliments

(4/20/18)Jen Reynolds

Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics.

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(4/18/18)Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and people needing these services.

Peter Adler

The Ghosts of Melos

(4/17/18)Peter Adler

Intermediaries, honest brokers, and would-be peacemakers have much to learn from warfare. In fact if you want to understand mediation, learn about war.

Howard Bellman

Interview with Howard Bellman

(4/16/18)Howard Bellman

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Bellman, a long-time leader in the field of labor-management mediation and mediation in the public sector generally, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Maria Paola Felibert

Restorative Practices in Juvenile Criminal Proceedings

(4/13/18)Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole

This article moves from theory to practice by demonstrating an approach from a real case in Latin America.

Randy Drew

The Intractability Barrier in Child Dependency

(4/13/18)Randy Drew

Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)

Mark Baer

Start Protecting The Public Before Raising State Bar Fees

(4/13/18)Mark Baer

The problem with the Ba Association is a lack of agreed upon understanding of what "its critical public protection functions" entails.

Spaces for Peace

(4/13/18)Allegra Chen-Carrel

It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.

Claudia Winkler

If You Are Not Willing to Do the Unusual, You Will Have to Settle for the Ordinary

(4/13/18)Claudia Winkler

I combined a recent mediation training with the following schedule: Eat, sleep, snorkel, repeat.

John Sturrock

Optimizing the Use of Joint Sessions in Mediation

(4/13/18)John Sturrock

Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.

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