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Antonio Piazza

A Conversation With Antonio Piazza

(2/22/18)Antonio Piazza

This is a taped interview with well-known mediator Antonio Piazza. Mr. Piazza pioneered the development of mediated negotiations as the preferred alternative to protracted conflict in complex civil disputes.

Meredith Richardson

How to Get Rid of 80% of Your Unhappiness in Relationships

(2/22/18)Meredith Richardson

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? The theory is that 80% of consequences are a direct result of 20% of causes.

Leonardo d'Urso

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

Larry Schooler

Reflections on Parkland, from a Broward County Parent / Conflict Resolution Practitioner

(2/22/18)Larry Schooler

The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.

Phyllis Pollack

You Look Like Someone I Can Trust!

(2/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

When my sister had just been born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms, then turnd and handed the baby to a trusting stranger.

Jason Dykstra

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

(2/22/18)Jason Dykstra

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.

Cinnie Noble

Letting Conflict Define Us

(2/22/18)Cinnie Noble

There are times we get so caught up in a dispute that we become defined by it.

Lorraine Segal

Managing Conflict with your Inner Critic

(2/22/18)Lorraine Segal

Many of us have a vocal inner critic, who tells us what we’re doing wrong, how what we’re trying won’t work, how we’ll never be good enough.

Alia Ismail

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Charlie Young

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

Nancy Shuger

ADR in the Spirit of the Season

(2/16/18)Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates the power of the mediation process to transform conflict into common ground.

Shirli Kirschner

Court-based Dispute Resolution

(2/16/18)Shirli Kirschner

Adapted from Prof Tania Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 5th ed, 2016, Thomson Reuters. ADRAC gratefully acknowledges the authorship of Professor Sourdin, who kindly prepared this paper.

Cinnie Noble

Being Sorry

(2/16/18)Cinnie Noble

Sometimes we are sorry about what we said in a conflict and say so. Sometimes we are not sorry but say we are anyway.

Lorraine Segal

Setting Boundaries with a Workplace Bully

(2/16/18)Lorraine Segal

Whether the bully is your boss or another employee, setting boundaries can be challenging.

Tammy Lenski

Can this Key Ingredient Protect Your Marriage from Relationship Conflict?

(2/16/18)Tammy Lenski

Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?

Michael Aurit

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice

(2/15/18)Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.

Joseph Stulberg

Interview with Joseph Stulberg

(2/13/18)Joseph Stulberg

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joe Stuhlberg, a leading mediation law professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

John Lande

Stone Soup: Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education, Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can

(2/09/18)John Lande

One of the challenges in using educational programs to collect data is a tension between the goals of having speakers provide material to participants and gathering information from them.

Dan Simon

FAQ’s from Mediators

(2/09/18)Dan Simon

I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.

Eric Slepak

Do Android Mediators Dream of Electric Agreements?

(2/09/18)Eric Slepak

With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.

Sabine Walsh

Educating the Dispute Resolvers of the Future

(2/09/18)Sabine Walsh

The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Talking Stick Breaks Impasse

(2/09/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!

Jan Sunoo

Make Mediation a Life Skill and a Core Value

(2/08/18)Jan Sunoo

Mediation is not neutral. The process itself is full of implicit principles and valuable life lessons.

Randy Drew

Mediating With Sharks Is No Walk In The Park

(2/08/18)Randy Drew

It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.

Steven Goldman

Gone, But Not Forgotten

(2/08/18)Steven Goldman

Strive to create a conflict free zone in your work and home interactions.

Tom Kosakowski

World Health Organization Ombuds Says Dysfunctional Management is Impacting Mission

(2/06/18)Tom Kosakowski

In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.

Gerald Clay

The NFL Can Make a Difference by Choosing Mediation

(2/02/18)Gerald Clay

A group of protesting NFL players recently submitted a request to enter formal mediation with the NFL owners and management. They are absolutely correct – this situation screams out for mediation!

Norah Alsugair

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

Ask the Judge - Do I need an Attorney's Help to Create a Parenting Plan?

(2/02/18)Guest Author, Sherrill Ellsworth

As long as you and your coParent are committed to working together to create a Parenting Plan that’s best for your children, there is no need for extra costs.

Joe Markowitz

Three Quotations from Lincoln on Conflict Resolution

(2/02/18)Joe Markowitz

It’s ironic that the president who led us through by most measures our most destructive war had some of the most profound things to say about peace-making.

Meredith Richardson

What Does the 2017 Tax Law Mean for Divorcing Couples?

(2/02/18)Meredith Richardson

I sat down with Jill Boynton of Cornerstone Financial Planning to find out how this law will effect divorcing couples.

Phyllis Pollack

I Like You!

(2/02/18)Phyllis Pollack

Lawsuits are products.

Maria Simpson

Juries of Their Peers

(2/02/18)Maria Simpson

When I was in fourth grade, a few millennia ago, our teacher established a system so we could settle a lot of our own disputes.

Patricia Porter

Listening to Your Triggers – How to Suspend Judgment When You Are Angry

(2/02/18)Patricia Porter

A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps

(1/30/18)Peter Adler

If you read the articles and blog pieces at www.mediate.com, you stand on ancient shoulders. The impulse to manage conflict constructively goes back 40,000 years and spans 4,000 cultures and language groups.

Jay Folberg

Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth

(1/30/18)Jay Folberg

Of all of the cases I have mediated over the past 30 years, the most challenging and rewarding disputes have been those between family members over family property, estates, trusts and businesses.

Clare Fowler

Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards

(1/27/18)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed

Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.

John Lande

Three Easy Pieces

(1/26/18)John Lande

This post describes three short pieces that you might want to use in courses or continuing education programs.

Tammy Lenski

Spark a Shift in Perspective with this Question

(1/26/18)Tammy Lenski

It’s hard to get fresh perspective about our situation or the other person when we’re trapped inside a conflict.

Cinnie Noble

Preparing to "Be" in Conflict

(1/26/18)Cinnie Noble

There are times we know we will encounter pushback, defensiveness, offensiveness and other negative reactions to issues we want to raise with another person.

Shirli Kirschner

Criminal Justice and ADR

(1/26/18)Shirli Kirschner

What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?

Ronald S. Kraybill

Shift Dynamics with One Word

(1/26/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Here’s a strategy to improve dynamics in a difficult conversation: In an argument or tense discussion, replace “but” with “and”.

Alia Ismail

The Lebanese: Heading into an Authentic Reconciliation, and Creating a Potential Reconciliatory Force in a Volcanic Region

(1/26/18)Alia Ismail

In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.

Joe Markowitz

In Memoriam: Joseph Markowitz

(1/25/18)Joe Markowitz

Today we lost an irreplaceable member of our community, Joe Markowitz, to cancer.

Gary Clayton

Mediation Models: What is Best?

(1/25/18)Gary Clayton

Principles, Theories, and Models: A persuasive argument about which mediation practice model is better. This document discusses the prevalence of conflict and disputes in daily life.

James Stovall

Chipping Away at Self-determination

(1/25/18)James Stovall

It is significant that self-determination shows up at the top of the list of standards that mediators are encouraged to follow.

Georg Stratemeyer

Language Patterns and Mediation

(1/19/18)Georg Stratemeyer

This article is a summary of techniques I use to identify when parties to a mediation use language patterns intended to avoid responsibility making it difficult to reach an agreement.

Paul Rajkowski

Accommodator? No, How About "Invisible"?

(1/19/18)Paul Rajkowski

People are often looking for a chance to debate, yet mediators push them into separate sessions.

Mark Baer

Hiring a Divorce Attorney? Buyer Beware

(1/19/18)Mark Baer

John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”

Bruce Edwards

Making Peace Our Business

(1/19/18)Bruce Edwards

How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?

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