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John Fiske

For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review

(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.

Michelle Brenner

Lean into Liminality

(7/13/18)Michelle Brenner

This article discusses Shinrin yoku, Using Nature Forest Therapy as a Restorative Practice.

Tammy Lenski

Ask Yourself This Kind of Question When an Argument Rattles You

(7/13/18)Tammy Lenski

When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.

Cinnie Noble

Being Grateful for Some Conflicts

(7/13/18)Cinnie Noble

It might seem strange to use the words ‘grateful’ and ‘conflict’ in the same sentence.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When Teachers, Parents, and Students are Victims of Stockholm Syndrome

(7/13/18)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.

Dan Simon

Establishing Rapport in Mediation

(7/13/18)Dan Simon

Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.

Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Denise Evans

Lest We Forget

(7/06/18)Denise Evans

After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.

Milan Slama

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Mark Baer

Mediators Should Have Strategies and Skills to Break Impasses

(7/06/18)Mark Baer

This article discusses this concept: “Conflict in divorce cannot be resolved if we don't talk to each other.”

Phyllis Pollack

Doing Nothin’!

(7/06/18)Phyllis Pollack

Acceleration in conflict begets acceleration until we become mice on a treadmill.

Retentions and Reflections

(7/06/18)Sarah Flores

I have fallen in love with mediation in this position. I enjoy the satisfaction of making people feel heard and working through issues.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Thinking About Using Mediation to Resolve Your Employment Dispute Without Going Through Litigation First?

(7/06/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

One of the things we would find out very quickly through an employment litigation assessment was whether both sides were open, willing and able to exchange all relevant information in good faith about the facts in dispute right away.

Cinnie Noble

Bee in Your Bonnet

(7/06/18)Cinnie Noble

The expression “to have a bee in one’s bonnet” has a variety of meanings.

Bruce Edwards

Turning Ideas Into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh

(7/03/18)Bruce Edwards

What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?

Joy Rosenthal

Keep Your Enemies Closer

(7/02/18)Joy Rosenthal

We are all capable of hating; but we are all capable of loving, as well.

Chris Poole

Exciting ADR Developments in China and Hong Kong

(7/02/18)Chris Poole

Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.

Peter Adler

In Isolation Together

(7/02/18)Peter Adler, Nicole Brodie

Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.

Beth Graham

SCOTUS to Consider Delegation of “Wholly Groundless” Arbitrability Claims

(7/02/18)Beth Graham

The high court's opinion will resolve a split among the Circuit Courts of Appeal regarding whether a court may decide the issue of arbitrability in situations where the arbitration claim is groundless.

Phyllis Pollack

Dispute Resolution 101!

(7/02/18)Phyllis Pollack

My husband’s stay in the hospital has taught me a very basic lesson: knowing how to resolve disputes is a necessary tool in every aspect of life, especially in stressful situations such as hospital stays.

Randy Drew

Child Dependency Mediation Update

(7/02/18)Randy Drew

Mediator Randy Drew discusses the success of their multi-mediator approach.

Uma Ramanathan

Expectations and Self-Determination

(7/02/18)Uma Ramanathan

The social capital of any society is education and identity.

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(6/26/18)Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked dispute resolution website. See the new data here!

Jack Urquhart

Employment Arbitration Agreements Reach Epic Status

(6/22/18)Jack Urquhart

Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.

Vicki Assegued

I’m Not Neutral About Neutrality: I’m Partial to Multi-Partiality

(6/22/18)Vicki Assegued

Embarking upon the journey of becoming a mediator led me into learning a new language, one that would be spoken both internally – (in how I would think about the mediation participants and their circumstances) - and externally – (in how I would interact with them).

Bruce Edwards

Building a Golden Bridge and Other Lessons from Dr. William Ury

(6/22/18)Bruce Edwards

Dr. Ury says that in modern day conflict, where we seek to win at the expense of our adversary. In doing so, we invariably ensure mutual loss. “Instead,” he said, “The aim of modern day conflict resolution must focus on finding mutual gains.”

Cinnie Noble

People Pleasers in Conflict

(6/22/18)Cinnie Noble

Some of us have a pattern known as people-pleasing.

Lorraine Segal

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

Phyllis Pollack

Not Just Another Set of Lamb Chops!

(6/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

Someone once said to me that while to a butcher a pair of lamb chops is just another set of lamb chops, to a person who has not eaten in a long while, it will be the best meal ever. In sum, it is all a matter of perspective.

Trevor McDonald

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating

(6/21/18)Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.

Tom Stipanowich

Interview with Thomas Stipanowich

(6/19/18)Tom Stipanowich

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Tom Stipanowich, Co-Director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and former Director of CPR in New York, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Jan Frankel Schau

A Toddler's Wisdom on Conflict Resolution

(6/15/18)Jan Frankel Schau

The values we share matter more than our differences.

Paul Rajkowski

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it? - Part 2

(6/14/18)Paul Rajkowski

I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.

Judith Weigle

Getting a Divorce? Mediate, Don't Litigate.

(6/14/18)Judith Weigle

Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.

Ryan Compton

Disability Mediation : An Overview

(6/14/18)Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.

Peter Adler

Two Converging Trends

(6/14/18)Peter Adler

Us mediators and consultants try to help people create constructive engagements and dialogues that lead to real problem solving.

Cinnie Noble

The Conflict Iceberg

(6/14/18)Cinnie Noble

The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.

Shirli Kirschner

ADR Forms, Methods and Practices

(6/14/18)Shirli Kirschner

Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.

Dan Simon

Why Is Conflict Such a Big Deal?

(6/14/18)Dan Simon

Conflict is a big deal because it affects our two most basic values – strength of self and care of other.

Andrew Schepard

Interview with Andrew Schepard

(6/12/18)Andrew Schepard

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Mark Baril

Measuring Progress on Team Agreements Worth Keeping

(6/08/18)Mark Baril

The backbone of any project or change effort is the team that’s been entrusted to make it happen.

Jaclyn Donahue

Norms and Nonviolence

(6/08/18)Jaclyn Donahue

This article discusses the impact of gender equality on nonviolent conflict.

Phyllis Pollack

“Trusting” the Expert

(6/08/18)Phyllis Pollack

In its Smarter Living section on April 29, 2018, the New York Times posted an interesting article about how our unconscious biases can play tricks on us when it comes to experts.

Larry Susskind

Planners are No Long Generalists with a Specialty

(6/08/18)Larry Susskind

There’s recent discussion in urban planning journals about the way professional city planners should be educated today. Having a conversation about planning in advance prevents many community-conflicts down the road.

Alexia Georgakopoulos

Review of Mediation Handbook

(6/07/18)Alexia Georgakopoulos

The handbook doesn’t reflect a Western Perspective, rather it reflects a global perspective of mediation and that is the only way we can have a holistic view of mediation.

Paul Rajkowski

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it?

(6/07/18)Paul Rajkowski

Mediation is a wonderful process and I love mediation but I do not want to see it get more complicated with “what mediators need to do” kinds of stuff.

Jonathan Rodrigues

India’s Internet Citizens Can Finally Settle Online!

(6/07/18)Jonathan Rodrigues

This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?

Larry Fong

Interview with Larry Fong

(6/05/18)Larry Fong

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

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

(6/05/18)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.

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