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Clare Fowler

Introducing Clients to Zoom Videoconferencing

(3/31/20)Clare Fowler

This video can be sent to clients who will be meeting online, familiarizing them with the process, and discussing confidentiality concerns.

Jean Sternlight

Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on Online Dispute Resolution

(3/30/20)Jean Sternlight

This Article examines the strengths and weaknesses of ODR (online dispute resolution) from a psychological perspective. It makes five main points.

Susan Nauss Exon

Building Trust Online: The Realities of Telepresence for Mediators Engaged in Online Dispute Resolution, 

(3/30/20)Susan Nauss Exon, Soomi Lee

Exon and Lee found that trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face.

Jennifer Shack

The Psychological Complications of Resolving Disputes Online

(3/30/20)Jennifer Shack

Online dispute resolution (ODR) can take many different forms and should be designed to take into account human psychology.

Clare Fowler

Setting Up a New Zoom Account for Mediators

(3/29/20)Clare Fowler

This video discusses Zoom settings for mediators, designed to establish rapport and confidentiality.

Lynn Johnson

Voluntary Mediator Certification - What does that mean?

(3/27/20)Lynn Johnson

The MC3, a mediation membership organization in Southern California, has begun certifying mediators who meet a published set of qualifications and requirements.

Sahil Kanuga

Mediation in India: An Introduction

(3/27/20)Sahil Kanuga, Payel Chatterjee

The landmark decision of the Singapore Convention signing by India on August 07, 2019 puts the future of mediation and mediated settlements in India on a strong pedestal.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law

(3/27/20)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

This article discusses the facts of divorce as it stands today.

Nicole Wilmet

How COVID-19 is Impacting Court ADR Programs

(3/27/20)Nicole Wilmet

It is without a doubt an understatement to say that the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis is drastically impacting communities worldwide.

Kathleen Kauth

Handling Conflict in Chaos

(3/27/20)Kathleen Kauth

Right now, we are adjusting to an entirely new set of parameters for our lives.

Joy Rosenthal

We Hear What We Want to Hear!

(3/27/20)Joy Rosenthal

"But how did you flunk the test? We studied together! I know you were prepared!”

The Business Case for Neutral Facilitation in the Days of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(3/27/20)Gary Birnberg

The old curse disguised as a blessing “may you live in interesting times” is showing its teeth in the form of pandemic in these early months of 2020.

Clare Fowler

Mediating with Zoom

(3/24/20)Clare Fowler

Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.

Jim Melamed

Family Mediation 2.0 - Integrating Online Capacities

(3/24/20)Jim Melamed

Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).

Noam Ebner

“Next Week, You Will Teach Your Courses Online”: A Reassuring Introduction to Pandemic Pedagogy

(3/20/20)Noam Ebner

Many ADR teachers around the world have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by closing down campus operations and moving all teaching activity online. This essay aims to provide a helpful and demystifying first read for faculty who have just received online transition orders.

Yvette Durazo

In an Era of Chaos with the Coronavirus; The Solution to Support our Leaders is Online Mediation

(3/20/20)Yvette Durazo

Nowadays, with the Corona-virus taking precedent over our businesses, professional and personal lives, leaders are facing high levels of stress.

Crash Course in Remote Management - Video

(3/20/20)Cate Huston, Nicole Sanchez

This is a video designed to help managers resolve conflicts and support employees while working remotely.

Sarathi Susheela

Mediation and "VED" Analysis

(3/20/20)Sarathi Susheela

The article explores the application of VED Analysis to mediation and explains the usefulness of the technique to the mediator in streamlining negotiations. By using a case study, the article highlights the risks, challenges and tools for the mediators while using the technique of VED Analysis in mediation.

Christopher Sheesley

Tools to Use When Peace Comes to Shove

(3/20/20)Christopher Sheesley

The infamous meeting all those months ago teetered on the brink of actual violence.

Daniel Dana

Conflict Haikus

(3/20/20)Daniel Dana

Two haiku poems composed reflecting on the values of mediation.

Daniel Dana

Haikus about Self-Quarantine

(3/20/20)Daniel Dana

Daniel Dana has written two haikus for mediators, with his perspective on self-quarantine.

Phyllis Pollack

What, Me Worry?

(3/20/20)Phyllis Pollack

Being involved in a lawsuit or even just in a dispute can be stressful, worrisome if not anxiety ridden.

Arran Heal

Cope with Conflict During COVID-19

(3/20/20)Arran Heal

Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.

Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorce/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID19 Pandemic

(3/18/20) AFCC and AAML

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released these guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jim Melamed

Mediate.com Announces 25th Anniversary "Mediation 20/20" Online Conference

(3/14/20)Jim Melamed

"Mediation 20/20: Which Ways Now?" is the theme of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Online Conference October 1, 2020. This conference is both a focused think-tank conference dedicated to defining best courses for mediation's continued growth over the next decade and a celebration of Mediate's first 25 years.

A Conversation on the Challenges of Mediation Practice

(3/13/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, Larry Watson

To learn more about the challenges of mediation practice and how the practice has evolved, Kimberlee Kovach recently sat down with Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, and Larry Watson to get their perspectives.

Nancy White

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

(3/13/20)Nancy White

The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”

Nancy White

Part 2: Moving Online in Pandemic: Ecocycle to Attend to What is Shifting

(3/13/20)Nancy White

This article helps mediators, HR, and ombuds offices who are shifting their practice to online meetings.

Kenneth Cloke

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.

K Kannan

Mediation for Insurance Claims – A Gamechanger on the Horizon

(3/13/20)K Kannan, Shantha Chellappa

An insurance contract is a contract wherein the insurer accepts insurance risk from the policyholder, by agreeing to compensate him/her on payment of a specified amount called premium, if a specified uncertain future event that adversely affects the policyholder takes place.

Alex Derr

Four Reasons to Try Divorce Mediation

(3/13/20)Alex Derr

When we think about getting a divorce, most people immediately start looking for an attorney to represent them.

Yvette Durazo

March, A Month to Celebrate California Mediation Week

(3/13/20)Yvette Durazo

In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation).

Howard Herman

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project - Interview with Howard Herman

(3/09/20)Howard Herman

Howard Herman and Michael Lang discuss the benefits of reflective practice and its impact on the quality of mediation practice.

Ranse Howell

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Nadja Alexander

Book Review: The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Commentary

(3/06/20)Nadja Alexander, Shouyu Chong, Michael Leathes

Anyone managing international business disputes needs to understand the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

Denise French

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(3/06/20)Denise French

You really don’t want your day in court! Here’s why.

Rosa Perez Martell

Health, Mediation, and the Sustainable Development Goal 3

(3/06/20)Rosa Perez Martell

Organizations, professionals and users of health services find themselves in a scenario in which the existence of conflicts within the health system is a reality.

Arslan Hassan

12 Dispute Mediation Techniques for Managers

(3/06/20)Arslan Hassan

When different people work together there are high chances that there will be differences in opinion.

Kathleen Kauth

Workplace Aggression

(3/06/20)Kathleen Kauth

Have you ever worked with someone who came across as angry all the time?

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Joel Shapiro

(3/06/20)Nicole Wilmet

This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Joel Shapiro, Chief Circuit Mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Mediation Program, to learn about his favorite resource.

Ranse Howell

Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Video

(3/06/20)Ranse Howell

We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.

Dan Simon

Transformative Community Mediation Centers Thriving

(3/06/20)Dan Simon

A handful of community and municipal mediation centers throughout the world are committed to providing mediation exclusively in the transformative model.

Laila and Tara Ollapally Interview - The Future of Mediation in India

(3/04/20)Laila Ollapally, Tara Ollapally

This is an interview with Laila and Tara Ollapally discussing the history and present state of mediation in India, and what opportunities they see over the next 10 years.

Michael Lang

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project

(3/03/20)Michael Lang

As I wrote "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution," I wondered whether I could include the voices and perspectives of others — not simply through quotations and citations.  I wanted more depth and detail. The result is this "In Their Voices Video Conversation Project."

Sue Bronson

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project - Interview with Sue Bronson

(3/03/20)Sue Bronson

Mediator Sue Bronson doesn't rest upon the familiar, but takes what she knows and applies it in new innovative ways. In this 44 minute video, Sue and Michael Lang discuss screening techniques.

Tammy Lenski

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project - Interview with Tammy Lenski

(3/03/20)Tammy Lenski

From her articles and blogs, Mediator Tammy Lenski is well-known throughout the mediation community. In this 1 hour video, Tammy and Michael Lang discuss excellence in practice and how to become a great mediator.

Sahil Kanuga

Mediated Settlements: The Next Realm of Dispute Resolution in India

(2/29/20)Sahil Kanuga

On July 31, 2019, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (popularly referred to as the “Singapore Convention”) by the Republic of India.

Liz Merrill

People are Idiots

(2/28/20)Liz Merrill

People are idiots, marriage is dumb, and you’re all going to end up getting divorced eventually--maybe.

Phyllis Pollack

In Negotiations, Are Women More Ethical Than Men?

(2/28/20)Phyllis Pollack

The Harvard PONS blog posted (on February 10, 2020) a thought- provoking article by Katie Shonk entitled “Moral Leadership: Do Women Negotiate More Ethically than Men?”

Janet Mueller

Parenting by Looking Away: Sometimes the Best Help Doesn’t Look like Help

(2/28/20)Janet Mueller

As a parent, it is easy to get sucked into the hovering way of being.

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