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Olatunji Oniyaomebi

Everything Is Important, Still Nothing Is Important

(5/25/18)Olatunji Oniyaomebi

This article discusses using socially constructed realism to break through anchored positions in mediation.

Jeff Rifleman

Mediation as a Modern Alternative Dispute Resolution Device - part 1

(5/25/18)Jeff Rifleman

Focusing on issues and discussion on confidentiality, this article also looks at participation requirements and enforcement of agreements.

Arthur Pressman

A Modest Proposal

(5/25/18)Arthur Pressman

I’ve got no satirical purpose in my modest proposal and contrary to eating our young (like Jonathan Swift's original Modest Proposal), it is about learning from our young.

Dan Simon

Transformative Dialogue – The Salvation of Democracy?

(5/25/18)Dan Simon

While some conversations result in “getting to yes”, others lead to clarity that no agreement is possible at that time.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

The Time for Dispute Resolution Alternatives (DRA) has come

(5/25/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

There was a time, not long ago, when those who found themselves in a dispute had two basic choices: They could either file a lawsuit/initiate some formal complaint process or they could just walk away from the conflict and try to move on.

Cinnie Noble

Being Good to Ourselves When in Conflict

(5/25/18)Cinnie Noble

Interpersonal conflict is often deflating. Our egos, self-esteem, confidence, mood and other parts of us can all be negatively influenced when we are in dispute.

Dick Harris

The Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 2

(5/25/18)Dick Harris

The idea of civility must be built upon standards of conduct towards others and a willingness to accept the consequences for your words.

David Larson

ODR for All: Digital Accessibility and Disability Accommodations in Online Dispute Resolution

(5/22/18)David Larson, Lainey Feingold

The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.

Lorraine Segal

Why Everyone at Work Needs Conflict Management Skills (and how you can get them)

(5/21/18)Lorraine Segal

In many job descriptions posted in March and April this year on Indeed, the job announcements include conflict resolution or conflict management as required or desirable skills.

Cinnie Noble

The Cracks are Where the Light Gets In

(5/21/18)Cinnie Noble

If we are able to consider that there is something good to see when a dispute causes us to feel dark and dim, we may be able to have a different and better relationship with conflict and ourselves within it.

Rae Steinbach

How to Take a Scientific Approach to Improving Employee Productivity

(5/21/18)Rae Steinbach

Although our digital devices have certainly made life more convenient, they’ve also made it more fast-paced.

Shirli Kirschner

DR Clauses in Contract

(5/21/18)Shirli Kirschner

What are dispute resolution clauses (DR clauses)?

Michael Lang

Interview with Michael Lang

(5/21/18)Michael Lang

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lang, former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and founder of the Antioch University conflict resolution program, filmed for the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Marcy Einhorn

Online Dispute Resolution: the “New Normal”

(5/18/18)Marcy Einhorn

It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.

Kenneth Cloke

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

Tracee McCole

Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama

(5/17/18)Tracee McCole

Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.

Peter Adler

The Mann Gulch Fire

(5/14/18)Peter Adler

I follow the choroeographies and patterns of the craft we call conflict management, but every once in a while I help people really step out of the proverbial box they are in and discover (or stumble on) a peculiar new solution that seems to fit perfectly. Those are the golden moments I live for.

Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(5/14/18)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.

Emily Andrews

Five Huge Benefits of Choosing Mediation

(5/11/18)Emily Andrews

Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.

Mark Baril

3 Reasons Agreements Get Derailed: Tales of Team Conflict

(5/11/18)Mark Baril

If you have a dynamic “living system” there is no silver bullet for perfect team behavior or production - and you wouldn’t want it any other way!

Dick Harris

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 1

(5/11/18)Dick Harris

Much has been written about the breakdown in public discourse and civil debate in the country.

Phyllis Pollack

The Need For Preparation!

(5/11/18)Phyllis Pollack

Several times in the past, I have discussed the need for each party to prepare for mediation for it to be successful.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Two-Step to Prioritize Relationship

(5/11/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

A great move for improving your effectiveness in conflict is mastering the two-step discussion process.

John Lande

The New Handshake: Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

(5/11/18)John Lande

ODR can help address a problem often referred to as “access to justice” (A2J).

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

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

(5/08/18)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.

Leonard Riskin

Interview with Leonard Riskin

(5/07/18)Leonard Riskin

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with law professor Leonard Riskin filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Tim Hicks

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

(5/07/18)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.

Tammy Lenski

This Common (but faulty) Reasoning Leads to Bad Decisions

(5/04/18)Tammy Lenski

We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, and yet we act irrationally in all sorts of ways.

Lorraine Segal

Managing a Resentment Relapse at Work

(5/04/18)Lorraine Segal

A client of mine had a resentment relapse recently.

F. Peter Phillips

A New Anagram from Michael Leathes

(5/04/18)F. Peter Phillips

The irrepressible — and for many of us irreplaceable — Michael Leathes has spread the word of a new proposal, for an international negotiation initiative called the International Negotiation Initiative, or INI.

Shirli Kirschner

ADR Pilot Schemes and Programs

(5/04/18)Shirli Kirschner

What are pilot programs, or pilot schemes, in ADR?

James Leshaw

How to Tank a Mediation Without Even Trying

(5/04/18)James Leshaw

Every so often, you may want to tank a mediation.

Erin McCoy Alarcon

Two Simple Steps For A More Successful Mediation

(5/03/18)Erin McCoy Alarcon

This article discusses how active listening and creative problem solving help move discussions forward toward resolution.

Desislavia Kamenova

Meaning of Space and its Use in the Mediation Procedure

(5/03/18)Desislavia Kamenova

The main purpose of this article is to outline the importance of proxemics at the various stages of the mediation protocol without claiming comprehensiveness.

Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

(5/03/18)Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

Jay Folberg

Interview with Jay Folberg

(5/01/18)Jay Folberg

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jay Folberg filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(5/01/18)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Lee Drizin

3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes

(4/27/18)Lee Drizin

Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.

Judith Weigle

Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Friends & Family

(4/27/18)Judith Weigle

The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.

John Ford

How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

(4/27/18)John Ford

While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.

Jeff Thompson

People with Depression Use Language Differently – Here’s How to Spot it

(4/27/18)Jeff Thompson

Empathy, clearly an important part of crisis negotiation and intervention begins with understanding a person's perspective.

Jason Dykstra

What All New Leaders Should Understand

(4/27/18)Jason Dykstra

Coming into a role where you are expected to get others to work together efficiently and effectively to create the best possible product or service isn’t an easy task.

Ronald S. Kraybill

How to Lead with Less Anger

(4/27/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you use an angry voice to communicate or give instructions when a firm, even voice would do the job just as well?

Phyllis Pollack

An Update on Prior Disclosure

(4/27/18)Phyllis Pollack

As some of you may recall, the California Law Revision Commission issued its Tentative Recommendation late last year to create an exception to mediation confidentiality.

Geoffrey Corry

Figuring Out George Mitchell’s Real Contribution to the Good Friday Agreement

(4/24/18)Geoffrey Corry

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.

Howard Gadlin

Interview with Howard Gadlin

(4/23/18)Howard Gadlin

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Gadlin, former Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health since 1999, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Kevin Stapley

Want to Know the “Secret” to Managing Confrontational and Aggressive Behaviors?

(4/20/18)Kevin Stapley

In this article, you will learn two key methods that experienced de-escalators use to maintain control of these high risk, high emotion situations, and guide the agitated person back into a calmer state of mind.

Laurie Israel

Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation?

(4/20/18)Laurie Israel

Within the church or synagogue setting, mediation can be very useful if individuals or groups are having disputes or differences of opinion.

Jennifer Smith Schneider

Amplifying Ombuds Trends with Data

(4/20/18)Jennifer Smith Schneider

How does an ombuds define a trend, and how can one know if the issue is truly pervasive or of consequence?

Chris Straw

Team or Organizational Commitment?

(4/20/18)Chris Straw

Team or organizational commitment: Which leads to better inter-team conflict management?

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