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F. Peter Phillips

New Jersey Statute Regulates Settlement Agreements

(3/22/19)F. Peter Phillips

Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.

Cinnie Noble

Self-Blame in Conflict

(3/22/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.

Patricia Porter

What Challenging Workplace Behavior Are You Dealing with in the New Year?

(3/22/19)Patricia Porter

For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.

Maria Simpson

Name Your Anger

(3/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 3

(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.

Gregg Relyea

Core Negotiation Skills: Tools for Resolving Complex Political Disputes and Other Seemingly Intractable Disputes

(3/21/19)Gregg Relyea

The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.

Cinnie Noble

Repurposing Our Conflicts

(3/17/19)Cinnie Noble

What is the purpose of the conflict?

Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Green Book’s Insights Into a Deeper Diversity

(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Kenneth Rasmussen

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 2

(3/15/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

This article by Ken Rasmussen and Milan Slama is the second part to discuss the current political divide.

Clare Fowler

Companies Need You!

(3/15/19)Clare Fowler

Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.

Valerie Qian

Wanted: Diverse Divorce Practitioners. Why Diversity is Good for All of Us

(3/15/19)Valerie Qian

Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.

Phyllis Pollack

The Hypothetical or Trial Balloon Tactic

(3/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!

Tammy Lenski

Control Emotions Better by Labeling Them

(3/10/19)Tammy Lenski

When we want to control emotions better in the midst of a difficult conversation, we may try to ignore the unwelcome emotion or try the opposite, indulge it.

Beth Graham

Pew Charitable Trusts Calls for Standardization of US Court ODR Programs

(3/10/19)Beth Graham

The Pew Charitable Trusts (“Pew”) has reportedly issued a call for the establishment of a national body to standardize online dispute resolution (“ODR”) procedures in civil courts across the United States.

Jeffrey Krivis

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Jeff Krivis

(3/09/19)Jeffrey Krivis

New interview with mediation leader and author Jeff Krivis by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

Mediation Essentials – Case Study of Delhi High Court Rules

(3/08/19)Amartya Bag

What can you do if you think your case cannot be resolved by mediation?

Brennan Frazier

Community Mediation Funding

(3/08/19)Brennan Frazier

NAFCM announces new funding agreement with JAMS.

Sarah Ater

Conflict in the Mediator’s Backyard

(3/08/19)Sarah Ater

The article is drawn from my experience as a mediator living in a community with other residents.

Lorraine Segal

Lost in a Conflict Story

(3/08/19)Lorraine Segal

You can’t heal a conflict if you get lost in your own story.

Arjun Pal

The Impact of Mediation in India

(3/08/19)Arjun Pal

How has mediation impacted India?

Ten Things Government Should Do to Make Mediation Effective in India

(3/08/19)Nikhil Ransingh

As a young republic, India and Indians have stepped up to the challenge and have successfully come within sniffing distance of setting up all the essential and necessary infrastructure that one has accustomed to associate with a modern, economic superpower of the 21st century.

Saakshi Jain

Use of Mediation During Divorce Proceedings in India

(3/08/19)Saakshi Jain

In this blog post, Saakshi Jain, student, Amity University, Lucknow Campus writes about Mediation, a must and compulsory process in India. This post also covers the need, advantages, and disadvantages of mediation and its impact on Indian divorces.

Donald T. Saposnek

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Don Saposnek

(3/07/19)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 Place of Mediation" video series.

Mediation As An Effective ADR Mechanism

(3/03/19)Anveksha Padhye

In this article, Anveksha Padhye does a critical analysis on whether mediation is an effective ADR mechanism or not.

Denise Evans

Kickboxing Provides a Lesson for Mediators

(3/02/19)Denise Evans

There are three aspects of being, which the martial arts aim to develop: Body, Mind, and Spirit. This article draws the parallels between these concepts in kickboxing and mediation.

Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(3/02/19)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.

Tim Hicks

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

(3/01/19)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.

Steven Goldman

Building Blocks of Mediation, Communication, and Feedback

(3/01/19)Steven Goldman

As I reflect on my 20 years in the mediation field things always seem to point to a few common denominators of why I am sitting at the table attempting to help others facilitate a meaningful and productive discussion.

Alia Ismail

Appropriate Distance: A Reliable Path to Forgiveness

(3/01/19)Alia Ismail

There always are red flags that relationships are heading in the wrong direction.

Arran Heal

What's Aspiration and What's Bullying?

(3/01/19)Arran Heal

There’s a thin line between a high-performance workplace with high expectations and an organisation poisoned by bullying.

Cinnie Noble

Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

(3/01/19)Cinnie Noble

There are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or does and then, discover I misinterpreted their intent.

Beth Graham

Federal Court Sends Data Privacy Dispute to Arbitration

(3/01/19)Beth Graham

This article when the court stated an unconscionability claim failed because the arbitration requirement was made clear to readers of the subscriber agreement.

Michele Lowrance

Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce

(3/01/19)Michele Lowrance

A practicing mediator and retired judge explains why mediation may be a better option than litigation for high-conflict cases.

Milan Slama

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide - Part 1

(2/26/19)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).

John Lande

Two Shrewd Legislative Negotiators / Mediators

(2/22/19)John Lande

This is a little-known story of how Barbara Jordan mediated a comprehensive agreement on immigration policy.

Greg Rooney

How Can We Sell The Mediation Product If We Haven’t Worked Out What It Is?

(2/22/19)Greg Rooney

I wish to add to Michael Leathes’ recent post on his suggestion that more field-based research be done into the mediation product and Rick Weiler’s follow-up.

Jill Tanz

Using Neuroscience to Understand Stress and Improve Mediation

(2/22/19)Jill Tanz

This article explores how neuroscience can help mediators understand the physiologic stress response, its impact on individuals involved in conflict, and how to structure mediation to minimize the negative impact of the stress response.

John Wade

Evaluative Mediation-- Elephants in the Room?

(2/22/19)John Wade

This article explores in relation to “evaluative” or “advice-giving” mediation, what are possible working descriptions, typologies, variations, expressions used, diagnosis and suitability, advantages and disadvantages, and common hurdles.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Child Protection Cases

(2/22/19)Leonard Edwards

This article illustrates the use of mediation in child protection (juvenile dependency) cases, a practice that has increased substantially in America’s juvenile courts over the past five years.

Maria Simpson

Confused Conversations

(2/22/19)Maria Simpson

Sometimes when we’re faced with a difficult conversation we over-think it and try to anticipate every single objection that can be raised, or every difficult response we have to make, or every completely unanticipated tangent that “complexifies” the whole conversation.

When the Truth about Santa Claus Causes Conflict

(2/21/19)Twila Hampton-Brown

Mediators should be very aware of how cultural differences may affect the belief systems of the people that participate in conflict resolution processes and how the conflicts they are involved in come about.

Djidjoho Gnonhossou

An Exploratory Study Based on USA Marriage Mediators’ Views

(2/20/19)Djidjoho Gnonhossou

This is a study on models of helping couples stay married. Please find enclosed a letter of invitation to the study.

Kenneth Cloke

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Ken Cloke

(2/19/19)Kenneth Cloke

New interview with mediation leader and author Ken Cloke by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

Jim Melamed

2018 BBB Complaints Against Mediation.com

(2/19/19)Jim Melamed

This article reviews numerous 2018 Better Business Bureau (BBB) complaints brought against a different company: Mediation.com.

Armita Azad

Should Retired Judges Mediate?

(2/15/19)Armita Azad

Why use judges to mediate? This is a frequent question and an understandable one, given the relatively high cost of scarce judicial resources and the already heavy demands on judges' time.

Robyn Jacobsen

A Strong Foundation in Canadian Collaborative, Consensus Processes

(2/15/19)Robyn Jacobsen

Why is collaboration so important in today’s world?

John Lande

Becoming Ourselves

(2/15/19)John Lande

This article discusses how we can give ourselves permission to be in conflict and make mistakes on our way to becoming ourselves.

Melissa Marzett

How Three Geniuses Solved Workplace Conflicts

(2/15/19)Melissa Marzett

It is fascinating to trace how management has been resolving conflicts arising in production over the past 100 years, how production management developed.

Maria Simpson

Strategy v Policy

(2/15/19)Maria Simpson

For quite a while a staff member had requested more work on “policy,” anticipating that working on policy would provide greater qualifications for a promotion.

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