The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing specific safety guidelines.
As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.
Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.
By the time workplace disputes have reached the attention of Employee Relations, mediation starts to look like a last chance saloon for informal resolution.
Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace.
Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.
In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?
(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.
Over the past year, RSI has been working on a project researching and exploring whether and how an online tool could improve the frequency and competency with which mediators screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to mediation.
This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.
Jim began mediating in 1983 and was the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association. Jim then served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93) and then co-founded Mediate.com with John Helie in 1995. Jim has been CEO of Mediate.com ever since.
(11/04/19)Alberto Elisavetsky, María Victoria Marun
Every action of life implies a movement of the framework of human rationality, of the interdisciplinarity of things, because it is linked to countless facts and actions of life.
One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
The iceberg principle states that while you may see the tip of an iceberg (usually about 1/10th of it), the vast majority of it (9/10ths) is deep beneath the water, hidden from view.
Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.
Whether you’ve just received your first team leadership assignment or have been doing this for a while, it can be helpful to remind yourself – or become aware of – some guidelines for team leaders that can make your job easier.
The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals ruled this week that arbitrators are required to disclose their ownership interests in the organizations they are affiliated with and the organizations’ business dealings with the arbitration parties.
Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.
I was watching the news recently when a segment came on about a California couple who co-hosted a Divorce Party. Now this had my attention!
It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to.
Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.
These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”
(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips
The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
In her book chapter, Professor Nolan-Haley examines the role of mediation in today’s transnational dispute system with a special focus on the convergence of arbitration and mediation.
Mediate.com, the world’s most visited dispute resolution site and most used mediator directory, has launched MediateIndia! CAMP, based in Bangalore, is the Foundational Sponsor for MediateIndia!
Being prepared for feelings at work helps us to deal with them, instead of letting them escalate.
California last week enacted a new law that prohibits employers from requiring job applicants, or any existing employee, to enter into pre-dispute arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
This is the latest in what seems an unending stream of tragic officer involved shootings and killings of people of color in Texas and around the country.
(10/18/19)Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.
It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.
Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?
A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do.
Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.
The anchoring effect is a form of bias in favor of the first piece of information we hear during a negotiation, often the other person’s goal.
There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.
Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
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).
Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.
One of my personal challenges is how to deflect and master my in-the-moment reactions to verbal attacks.
(10/04/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
How can we assist the healing of a broken world when we ourselves are far from healed?
Transport America was fined $22,500 and they will need to make changes to their policy on service animals.
Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?
I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.
After more than 16,500 mediations inside and outside of the court system, dozens of organizational interventions, executive coaching, and overall collaborative problem solving, I have learned some hard lessons about what works and what doesn’t.
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With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.