If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.
The theme of the article is that while we might be neurologically and sociologically primed to “Fight or Flight”, we can choose another way and thereby reduce the conflict in our lives.
Construction projects often produce disputes. Mediation can help resolve such disputes, quickly, confidentially, and efficiently. This Article offers ten tips for success in mediation.
Nature Deficit Disorder, a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in The Woods, is used to describe the impact that urbanisation along with the technological era has had, in reducing the time children are having in nature, nearby nature.
This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.
Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!
It is common to attribute the term ‘values conflict’ as the reason for dissension between us and another person and we may say such conflicts are not resolvable.
(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill
In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.
Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.
Your mediation summary can make the process easier both for yourself, but also the mediator.
(8/10/18)William Scott Harralson, J.D.
In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.
Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.
Early completion may reduce or completely eliminate an important construction advantage - “float time”.
Having lived through the painful U of Missouri conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things I wrote at the time.
Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.
(8/08/18)Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Mediators often assist participants to identify guidelines or ground rules to help support productive communications. Here are some sample mediation ground rules participants may want to consider adopting.
This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.
This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.
This article discusses how cooperation can be enhanced through a transdisciplinary approach to water negotiations, refusing to accept tired cliches and really talking.
This article discusses how mediators can apply the communication skills used by Crisis Counselors to help people in crisis.
I thought I’d achieved a good resolution, but it turns out I was working with the wrong negotiating partner, because they didn’t have the authority to deliver.
The trial of Paul Manafort is a good illustration of an important value of trials.
Everyone’s talking polarization these days.
Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.
Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds all
across the U.S. hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often
become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure
the situation unable to figure a way out.
(7/31/18)Donald T. Saposnek
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
The mediation in the United States has long been used as an Alternative Dispute Resolution throughout the Court Systems around the country significantly reducing the court backlog.
Since 1992, the Santa Clara County Juvenile Dependency Court has utilized confidential mediation as an integral part of the court process. After hundreds of mediation sessions, we believe it is time for the various participants in the dependency system to reflect on their perspectives on mediation, its strengths, weaknesses, and its future in our court system.
I don’t understand people from your planet. Many Americans and other earthlings are obsessed with superhero movies.
This article discusses Kahneman's words “Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.”
(7/27/18)Ronald S. Kraybill
Everywhere I’ve lived and worked, I’ve met people who feel a deep inner echo to the idea of making peace.
Memory, it turns out, is one of the major factors mediating the dialogue between sensation and emotional experience
There are many keys to reaching possible agreement. The list includes, among others, discovering not incompatible interests, soothing a hurt relationship, or finding a common enemy. Uncovering a transcending vision can accelerate and amplify the coming together of contending parties. Vision helps achieve agreement.
One of the core skills in the mediator’s tool box is a technique called reframing. Put simply, reframing helps people see something from a different perspective.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
(7/20/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.
This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.
Whenever I teach conflict and communication skills classes or coach someone, I always include the important role nonverbal communication plays.
Sometimes, when involved in an interpersonal conflict, we find ourselves “up against a wall”.
This article discusses 12 tips for hiring the right mediator for the right situation.
This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.
(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel
I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.
This article discusses Shinrin Yoku, Using Nature Forest Therapy as a Restorative Practice.
When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.
It might seem strange to use the words ‘grateful’ and ‘conflict’ in the same sentence.
Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.
Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.
In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.
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