(9/22/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
The Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force is holding a free Forum on Friday, September 24 to review the Task Force's Final Online Mediation Report, Recommendations and Resources. Space is limited, so register early!
Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared. This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to the shuttle system.
Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.
I’ll describe the process we’ve used and report on the status of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM), but first let me address the fundamental question that prompted us to begin work in the first place: why do we need a universal protocol for disclosure in mediation?
Mediate.com would like to celebrate the International Ombudsman Association's 1,000th Member!
(9/21/21)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed
One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical standards to fully embrace online mediation. In response, Mediate.com has now formally adopted the Task Force's Recommended Practice Standards for Online Mediation effective January 1. 2022.
Judge Irma Gonzalez has spent the last eight years at JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with Judge Gonzalez about how she started in ADR, her accomplishments, the challenges that she’s faced and her advice to younger generations.
Large-scale global construction disputes often present a complicated mix of factors, such as publicity-associated risks, government oversight, huge project size, a large number of implicated parties and momentous damage issues.
(9/18/21)Ron Supancic, Kenneth Cloke
The Dance of Opposites, a new book by Dr. Kenneth Cloke, will change your life. You will never view conflict the same way again. If you only read one more book on the theory & practice of Conflict Resolution, make it this one.
The responsibilities of a plan administrator include reviewing QDROs or DROs and then distributing the funds to the non-plan participant spouse once they have approved the order--which become difficult in a separation.
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.
Recently, the Supreme Court of India, admitting that there is ‘a dire need to enact Indian Mediation Act..’ created a Committee to draft a separate legislation for administration of mediation proceedings across the country.
While often dismissed as irrational, disingenuous, unethical or “Machiavellian,” game playing strategies and devices are a natural and necessary part of the negotiation and mediation of difficult issues and controversies.
(9/14/21)Veronica Cravener, Colin Rule
We’re excited to finally share the news: we’ve launched a new Mediate.com Podcast, hosted by our good friend, mediator Veronica Cravener!
Why talk about negotiation tactics, manipulative moves designed to slant an outcome in one side’s favor more than the other, based on “tricks” or gamesmanship versus merit?
This discussion exemplifies one of those very few circumstances in which mediation may not be appropriate because a public policy is at stake.
What do helicopter parents do best? They hover.
In this scholarly work, the authors examine the intersection of online dispute resolution and psychology.
It is difficult to understand anything fully until we recognize its limits -- the places where it falls apart, or miraculously comes together -- where it begins and ends, or transforms into something entirely different.
These are steps for teaching your children to reduce childhood conflict.
Many leaders are unable to de-escalate conflict themselves, let alone train their employees to do the same.
Yes and No are powerful words. What impact does saying each of them have on your body and nervous system?
This article shows how to address double-standards and preaching without doing in a mediation.
Envision you are about to travel on a journey from a place of conflict to a place called resolution. As with any journey, there should be steps taken to ensure you will be as prepared as possible.
(9/08/21)Bruce Blitman, Cindy Wides
“Many people with mental illness are reluctant to seek help or know where to turn for care, while their friends and family members may struggle to know when and how to help,” said Dr. Rotenberg.
Providing Florida LEP Individuals Meaningful Access to Mediation: Bilingual Mediator Guidance on Standards of Conduct.
"For centuries, we have shared common expectations of how we behave ethically in society, based largely on a mutual understanding of the reality in which our decisions play out. These underlying expectations have come to be guided by three pillars."
Adlai Stevenson once said, “Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.”
As the international business environment is quickly expanding, companies are merging and are therefore helping create a global workplace setting.
In a recent episode of Insurance Business Talk, JAMS neutral Rebekah Ratliff speaks with host Paul Lucas on her experience as a Black woman in the insurance industry and where the industry is now in terms of issues relating to gender and race.
So much has changed! When I was growing up, the expectation for middle-class marriages (which were always between women and men) was that it was the man’s job to earn enough money to support the family, and it was the woman’s job was to have children and to contribute to the economy by spending money.
When you ask and don’t assume you already know the answers, you’re likely to find better solutions to workplace problems.
CRM is only likely to improve in the future. More and more innovative uses are being provided like never before.
Just as there are a myriad of real property interests, there can be disputes involving any of those interests.
Despite the complexity of ethical issues, Ms. Liautaud has formula for making an ethical decision quite simple.
One of the things to think about when you are looking for a divorce mediator is whether they will meet with both of you together or will meet with you each separately.
The Act represents a significant turning point for the Irish Civil Justice system and is very significant for mediation.
Vulnerability as quoted from THE vulnerability researcher Brene Brown “is not winning or losing, it’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome”.
There are certain reoccurring themes, which frequently surface and resurface during the conversations, taking place during mediation meet-ups. These themes are often deeply ingrained in the conflicts, parties have with each other.
I read a Mediation Agreement that struck me as odd, perhaps unenforceable, maybe even unethical
What happens in our brains and bodies when life -- and conflict -- feels like too much for us?
Recent years have seen a strong tide towards protection of employee rights in employment tribunals, a heightened awareness of any form of discrimination, the damaging effects of throwaway remarks.
Earlier this month, Gary Friedman, co-founder of the Center for Understanding in Conflict, of Santa Rosa, Calif., conducted a video breakfast roundtable titled “Inside Out: Confessions of a Mediator in Politics.”
People often say that dispute resolution processes aren’t “one size fits all.”
A podcast from JAMS featuring David Brandon of The JAMS Foundation and Gretchen Grad and Scott Rasmussen of Hands of Peace, discussing Hands of Peace’s work empowering American, Israeli and Palestinian youth to be agents of change in their communities.
(8/20/21)Maria Victoria Marun
Much has been written about the future. However, when we read about "what will come" we see it as “something far away”.
I think it might be time for a refresher on ADA Mediation, * a topic I have written and trained on frequently – but not for a while now.
(8/17/21)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
This index of resources is intended to assist readers to conveniently identify and access specific portions of the Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force Report that are of the greatest interest.
(8/17/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Mediate.com’s Online Mediation Training Task Force here presents our Final Report and Recommendations, along with our Committee recommendations and resources, with humility, knowing that the ideas contained herein are intended to stimulate additional and continuing consideration, discussion and research.
(8/16/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
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