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Charlie Young

Charlie Young Interview - Mediation in Schools and Prisons

(2/21/20)Charlie Young

This is an interview with Charlie Young by Clare Fowler discussing how mediation principles can be applied in schools and prisons.

Christopher Sheesley

Reframing: A Conflict Resolver's Superpower

(2/21/20)Christopher Sheesley

Mediators also have a range of powers, and I believe that “reframing” is our equivalent of flying.

Kayla Matthews

Benefits of Volunteer Mediation

(2/21/20)Kayla Matthews

As a legal professional, it’s your job to pick sides. Whether you’re a lawyer fighting a case or a paralegal gathering the evidence to back it up, your aim is to make a strong argument for your client.

Cinnie Noble

Burying the Hatchet

(2/21/20)Cinnie Noble

In some research I did a few years ago, I found that the initial altercation or even a set of circumstances that started tension between many people can begin a trajectory that escalates over time (even if no external conflict occurs).

Lorraine Segal

Break & Repair vs. Preventive Maintenance in Workplace Conflict

(2/21/20)Lorraine Segal

Are you waiting until relationships are broken to deal with workplace conflict? Tip: this is not the most effective way to deal with disagreements and problems!

Kyle Bailey

Online Dispute Resolution: A Primer

(2/21/20)Kyle Bailey

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not a new concept and has received significant scholarly attention.

John Lande

The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers' Mental Health

(2/21/20)John Lande

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The law can be a very dangerous thing.

Kathleen Kauth

How Do You Handle a Pathological Liar at Work?

(2/16/20)Kathleen Kauth

Have you ever worked with someone who talked about experiences that seemed far-fetched, but you couldn't pin down what was off?

Phyllis Pollack

Watch Out for the Non-Verbal Cues!

(2/16/20)Phyllis Pollack

One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.

Vanessa Rose

Risk Factors for Workplace Interpersonal Conflict: How to Prevent it Before It Begins

(2/16/20)Vanessa Rose

Managers might scoff at the amount of time they have to put toward mitigating workplace interpersonal conflict instead of managing productivity, overseeing innovation, attending important meetings, and networking for individual or team growth.

Georg Stratemeyer

Measuring Success in Mediation: An Outline

(2/14/20)Georg Stratemeyer

The purpose of this article is to review relevant literature on measuring success in mediations with the intent to offer recommendations for the improvement of mediation practice and to provide information to ADR program design professionals.

Ira Glick

Self Improvement Journey

(2/14/20)Ira Glick

A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".

Carrie Gour

What Is A "High Conflict Divorce," Anyway?

(2/14/20)Carrie Gour

Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares how to identify a high conflict personality, the characteristics of a typical high conflict divorce file, and suggestions on how clients can best manage both.

Joy Rosenthal

Promises, Promises

(2/14/20)Joy Rosenthal

The Oscar-nominated film, Marriage Story, by Noah Baumbach, is really a divorce story. It centers on the relationships between Nicole, an actor, her husband, Charlie, a Broadway director, and their eight-year-old son, Henry.

The GPC North America Report

(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia

The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.

Frank Hamilton

10 Mediation Steps For Resolving Conflicts In Student Classroom

(2/07/20)Frank Hamilton

Schools need to manage conflicts effectively, maintaining a positive environment for students, and enabling the involved sides to learn from their conflict.

Tye Bourdony

Do I Need to Hire a Divorce/Family Attorney Before Beginning My Divorce?

(2/07/20)Tye Bourdony

Getting divorced can be one of the most stressful and difficult life situations a person can find themselves in. When confronted with how to best move forward in a divorce, and what to do about an attorney, there is no one clear answer.

Uma Ramanathan

Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution

(2/07/20)Uma Ramanathan

Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’

Kathleen Kauth

What About Your Furry Friends?

(2/07/20)Kathleen Kauth

So what happens when an older adult experiences a health crisis that takes them away for a time, or becomes unable to live independently?

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Howard Herman

(2/07/20)Nicole Wilmet

This month, I spoke with Howard Herman, Director of the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to learn about his favorite ADR resource.

Daniel Weinstein

Keeping the Peace

(2/07/20)Daniel Weinstein

Judge Danny (as he prefers to be addressed) received the Peacemaker Award and took part in an inspiring conversation that highlighted his commitment to creating peace, resolving conflict and empowering others to do incredible things.

John Lande

Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book

(2/07/20)John Lande

Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.

Jeffrey Krivis

STEP IN to Improvisational Negotiation

(2/05/20)Jeffrey Krivis

The improvisational orientation and approach to negotiation is characterized by adapting to a set of circumstances in a strategic yet unconventional way.

Sahil Kanuga

Mediated Settlements: The Next Realm of Dispute Resolution in India

(2/03/20)Sahil Kanuga

Upon its ratification and coming into effect, the Singapore Convention is expected to provide impetus to mediation as a method of resolving commercial disputes.

Phyllis Pollack

Are You Listening?

(1/31/20)Phyllis Pollack

One of the first things a mediator in training is taught is to listen, really listen what the parties are saying.

Kathleen Kauth

When No One Wants to Talk...

(1/31/20)Kathleen Kauth

How do you handle talking with other family members about serious issues when they don't think anything is wrong?

John Lande

How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines

(1/31/20)John Lande

Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation. But that’s a lot easier said than done.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Minding Your Tongue: How to Recover from a Slip and Fail

(1/31/20)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”

Michael Gorman

7 Tips On How To Protect Child Mental And Emotional Health During A Divorce

(1/31/20)Michael Gorman

Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.

Katie Shonk

Online Negotiation Strategies: Email and Video-conferencing

(1/31/20)Katie Shonk

Online negotiation offers negotiators and their organizations convenience, speed, and cost savings. But negotiating via email and videoconferencing, in particular, poses challenges that need to be overcome.

Jim Melamed

Statistics from Franklin County, Ohio’s ODR Program

(1/28/20)Jim Melamed

Great set of comprehensive statistics about Franklin County’s ODR program have now been released. Two results stood out.

Indulekha Aravind

ODR Beginning to Find Takers in India

(1/28/20)Indulekha Aravind

In India, where courts are overburdened and the backlog of cases runs into lakhs, the argument for online dispute resolution is strong.

Jonathan Rodrigues

A ‘Mediator’s Touchdown’: Tactfully concluding imperfect conferences

(1/25/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.

Keri Morris

The Beauty and Terror of Change

(1/24/20)Keri Morris

In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

What if You Die? Divorcing and Death

(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.

John Lande

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

(1/24/20)John Lande

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Are the Flow of Interruptions in the Workday Actually Reducing Mental as Well as Work Flow?

(1/24/20)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.

Lorraine Segal

Overwork and Conflict

(1/24/20)Lorraine Segal

Are you feeling angry and put upon at work? Are you having negative interactions and conflict over relatively small matters? Overwork may be the culprit.

F. Peter Phillips

“Abusing the Mediation Process”

(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips

Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”

Cinnie Noble

Preparing for that Dreaded Conversation

(1/24/20)Cinnie Noble

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.

Erin Alarcon

The Intersection and Impact of Personality Type and Conflict Management Style

(1/17/20)Erin Alarcon

By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.

Felicia Staub

The Effect of Power in Mediation

(1/17/20)Felicia Staub

Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.

James Dorian

10 Mediation Tips for Settling Business Disputes

(1/17/20)James Dorian

For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.

Dividing the Burial Plot in Divorce

(1/17/20)Mary Salisbury

This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.

Kathleen Kauth

Cost of Workplace Conflict

(1/17/20)Kathleen Kauth

Conflict in the workplace is extremely costly.

Cinnie Noble

Connecting With Our Values

(1/17/20)Cinnie Noble

“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney

Varsha Manoj

Negotiating With My Client

(1/10/20)Varsha Manoj

As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.

Margaret Poulter

Falling Into Mediation

(1/10/20)Margaret Poulter

As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.

Carrie Gour

5 (Perhaps Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Legal Fees When Getting a Divorce

(1/10/20)Carrie Gour

For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2020!

(1/04/20)Cinnie Noble

Here are my conflict resolutions for 2020. What are yours?

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