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Michael Aurit

NEW: Mediate.com - APFM Video Series

(12/12/18)Michael Aurit

Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!

Peter Adler

Beyond Solutions

(12/10/18)Peter Adler

Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.

John Lande

Stop Being a Damned Fool

(12/07/18)John Lande

Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do.

Bruce Edwards

Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

(12/07/18)Bruce Edwards

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.

Jeff Thompson

Q&A: Kidnapping and Extortion: Just another day at the office

(12/07/18)Jeff Thompson

Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.

Jennifer Shack

Findings from an Evaluation of Eight Foreclosure Mediation Programs

(12/07/18)Jennifer Shack

One great benefit of evaluating eight programs with different approaches to resolving the same cases is that it allowed me to uncover program design factors and other variables that promote program success.

Oran Kaufman

Even More Conflict Resolution Tips

(12/06/18)Oran Kaufman

Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.

Paul Bates

Essential Tips on Writing an Effective Mediation Submission

(12/06/18)Paul Bates

Mediation and the written agreement has become integral to the litigation process and offers avenues through which disputes can be settled amicably.

Michelle Brenner

Conflict is All in the Mind--or is it?

(12/06/18)Michelle Brenner

I think that there is a lot of confusion in the field about how the vagal nerve and our instinctual responses affect us when we are in conflict--specifically how does the vagal nerve respond when we are scared in conflict?

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Comparative Data on Mediator Directory Websites

(12/02/18)Mediate.com

According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.

Rebecca Hiers

How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation

(11/30/18)Rebecca Hiers

This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.

Robert Quiminee

Liberia, Its Poverty Recovery Strategies and Failures, and Why Its Pro-poor Agenda will Fail if Lacked Future Perspectives

(11/30/18)Robert Quiminee

This article discusses Liberia's path to peace and liberation, 1871 - 2017.

John Lande

Legal Stress

(11/30/18)John Lande

This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing significant stresses affecting each of these groups and notes resources and ideas for dealing with them.

Dan Simon

Interruption and Self-Determination

(11/30/18)Dan Simon

Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Can Lead to a Heavy Heart

(11/30/18)Cinnie Noble

Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been used in the sense of “weighed down with grief or sadness”.

Phyllis Pollack

Every Dispute is Two Disputes

(11/30/18)Phyllis Pollack

The theme of the session was that while being intelligent is good, it is also very important to have emotional intelligence; the ability to tap into the emotions of others, or to read people.

Eric Slepak

Saving Homes, Building Understanding

(11/30/18)Eric Slepak

This new evaluation looks at four-plus years of data across eight different programs to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreclosure mediation in Illinois, and to highlight how differences in program models impacted outcomes.

Peter Adler

Mediation Dance-Writing

(11/28/18)Peter Adler

Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.

Nancy Shuger

This Mediation Failed. Or, Did It?

(11/23/18)Nancy Shuger

This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.

Melissa Marzett

How to Deconflict Situations for One's Personal Benefit

(11/23/18)Melissa Marzett

Whether loved, despised, or a stranger, conflict causes anxiety, increases tension of blood and causes inconvenience.

Greg Rooney

Mediation, Mediator, Mediation

(11/23/18)Greg Rooney

Mediation has an identity issue - but it’s not its fault.

Pamela Slabaugh

Keep the Heat On

(11/23/18)Pamela Slabaugh

In conflict: do you keep the heat on or stir the pot?

Cinnie Noble

If You'd Only Told Me

(11/23/18)Cinnie Noble

Had we known about the other person’s perspective and experience about us things may not have gone on so far and become as difficult.

Larry Susskind

Anticipatory Governance: Do You Know What It Is?

(11/23/18)Larry Susskind

I finally found the right phrase to describe what city planning is, and what city planners do. Planners provide ideas, analyses and organized settings in which governance (i.e. collaborative problem-solving) can take place.

Phyllis Pollack

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

(11/23/18)Phyllis Pollack

Thanksgiving was a few days ago, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!

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How to Get the Most from Mediate.com

(11/20/18)Mediate.com

This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of Mediate.com, including content, resources, getting cases and Mediate.com services.

Arthur Pressman

How the Mediator Gains the Parties’ Trust

(11/19/18)Arthur Pressman

The first step in gaining mediation parties' trust is demonstrating mastery over the process.

Steven Goldman

Pump the Brakes

(11/16/18)Steven Goldman

The ability to resolve conflicts with one another is a critical life skill, especially in today’s challenging world.

Tammy Lenski

Is the Einstellung Effect Interfering With Your Problem Solving?

(11/16/18)Tammy Lenski

The Einstellung Effect is a cognitive trap that prevents us from seeing better or simpler solutions to problems we’re trying to solve. Here’s how to recognize it and reduce its effect.

Lorraine Segal

Good Work Meetings Promote Harmony, Lessen Conflict

(11/16/18)Lorraine Segal

How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?

Cinnie Noble

Carrying the Weight of Conflict

(11/16/18)Cinnie Noble

It often seems that we carry a heaviness in ourselves – our hearts, our heads, our whole beings – when we are in conflict with another person.

Katherine Graham

When Did Bullying Stop Being Something that Only Happened in the Playground?

(11/16/18)Katherine Graham

It's Anti-Bullying Week; and bullying is now just as much synonymous with workplaces as with problems at school.

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Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO!

(11/15/18)Mediate.com

Now entering our 24th year, Mediate.com is recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.

Kenneth Cloke

Interview with Ken Cloke

(11/15/18)Kenneth Cloke

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Steven Bennett

Mediation Myths: Barriers to the Use of Mediation

(11/12/18)Steven Bennett

Despite a record of success, in some quarters mediation continues to receive skeptical treatment as an unnecessary step in dispute resolution.

Darrell Puls

Scorched Earth Clients: Mediating with High Conflict People

(11/12/18)Darrell Puls

You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.

John Sturrock

Mediator Engagement in Politics – and other things we care about

(11/12/18)John Sturrock

In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.

Patricia Porter

Free Expert Interviews for the 10 Toughest Behaviors at Work – Challenging Workplace Behavior Summit

(11/12/18)Patricia Porter

Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?

John Ford

A Clear Description of Confidentiality in Mediation

(11/12/18)John Ford

Privacy is an important element of mediation--this article helps to define it.

Jeff Thompson

7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath

(11/12/18)Jeff Thompson

You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.

Phyllis Pollack

Forget the “Carrot and Stick” Approach!

(11/12/18)Phyllis Pollack

Over the years, many people have told me that they sometimes use the “carrot and stick” approach as a negotiation tactic.

Laura Tarcea

Zealous Advocacy Can Kill

(11/12/18)Laura Tarcea

His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!

Will Schoder

Mr. Rogers and the Power of Persuasion - Video

(11/07/18)Will Schoder

This video discusses the history of arguing and ways to make it more effective.

Sarah Gross

Family Feud? Use Eldercaring Coordination for High Conflict in Eldercare

(11/01/18)Sarah Gross

This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.

Laurie Israel

Mediator as Judge

(11/01/18)Laurie Israel

When trained as a mediator, the first thing I learned was that mediation is a client-driven process.

Oran Kaufman

What Should You Ask Your Mediator at the Initial Session?

(11/01/18)Oran Kaufman

What I offer in this article is some thoughts and ideas of questions that may be helpful to ask at your initial consultation with your mediator.

Colin Rule

Dishonesty

(11/01/18)Colin Rule

I’d wager we’ve all had a friend or family member share one of their new creations with us (maybe a poem, or an article, or a intending-to-be-funny youtube video) and ask, excitedly, “What do you think?”

Cinnie Noble

Denialism and Conflict

(11/01/18)Cinnie Noble

It’s only recently that I heard the term “denialism”.

Lorraine Segal

The Power of Trying in Conflict Management

(11/01/18)Lorraine Segal

The power of trying often gets a bad rap in today’s culture.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Satisfying Our Clients’ Emotional Due Process Needs

(11/01/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Emotional due process. What is that, exactly?

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