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Andrew Nadolna

Co-Mediation Can Bring Harmony to a Complex Case

(5/18/19)Andrew Nadolna

When you have a complex, multi-disciplinary problem, should you hire one expert in one aspect of the problem and then hope that that person can manage all the other aspects?

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Robyn Weinstein

(5/18/19)Nicole Wilmet

This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to learn about her favorite resource.

Meredith Richardson

When Someone You Love Disappears on You

(5/18/19)Meredith Richardson

How can you help clients when the other party disappears?

Phyllis Pollack

The “ABC Test” is Retroactive!

(5/18/19)Phyllis Pollack

In 2018, the California Supreme Court drastically changed the employment law landscape in California by adopting the “ABC Test” for determining whether workers are employees ( and not independent contractors) under California wage order laws.

Debra Dupree

The Psychology of Conflict and the Art of Compassion

(5/17/19)Debra Dupree

This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.

Stuart Watson

The Decision to Divorce: A Mediator’s Role

(5/17/19)Stuart Watson

While mediation is well-known as a successful and affordable method for couples to negotiate and settle a divorce or separation, mediation can also be an effective process for helping a couple make the decision to divorce.

Gregg Relyea

Effectively Managing Communications With Employees Generally--And In Workplace Investigations

(5/17/19)Gregg Relyea

Imagine this: As you are conducting an internal investigation of an employee complaint, you get the distinct impression that your conversation with the employee is not going well.

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Lori Frio-Walker

What Is Divorce Mediation and Why Might it Be Good for You?

(5/10/19)Lori Frio-Walker

Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.

Leyla Balakhane

8 Things To Consider When Communicating With Your Ex

(5/10/19)Leyla Balakhane

Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating between them makes it toughto remain civil.

The Downside of DIY Divorce

(5/10/19)Denise French

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.

Arran Heal

Why the NHS Shouldn't Need to Worry About Whistleblowers

(5/10/19)Arran Heal

The end of NDAs should be fundamental to encouraging good working environments across the NHS and the kind of honest, self-aware culture that both staff and patients can rely on.

Lorraine Segal

Three Common Ways Conflict Shows Up in Organizations

(5/10/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.

Tammy Lenski

Start With a Small Yes

(5/10/19)Tammy Lenski

The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.

David Hubbard

The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution by Michael D. Lang--Book Review

(5/09/19)David Hubbard

This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.

Monica Brown-Coleman

Cognitive Bias' in the Workplace

(5/09/19)Monica Brown-Coleman

A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.

Doug Yarn

New Interview with Douglas Yarn: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/08/19)Doug Yarn

This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Jody Sin

Enlisting the Involvement of Organizational Ombuds to Resolve Workplace Conflicts at Public Schools in Hong Kong

(5/08/19)Jody Sin

This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.

John Lande

Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/06/19)John Lande

This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

John Ford

Interview with John Ford: The Future of HR and Workplace Mediation

(5/04/19)John Ford

This is an interview by Dr. Clare Fowler, current Mediate.com Managing Editor, with John Ford, the first Mediate.com Managing Editor and a well-known HR and workplace mediation specialist.

Ann Cerney

Is There LIfe After Divorce At 45? Your Mindset Tells It All

(5/03/19)Ann Cerney

You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.

Arran Heal

Have We Lost the Ability to be Curious?

(5/03/19)Arran Heal

Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”

Cinnie Noble

The Need to Be Right

(5/03/19)Cinnie Noble

One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right

Lorraine Segal

Avoiding a Conflict Debt at Work

(5/03/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict debts at work are hard to pay down.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator - Part 2

(5/03/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union. The developing economies of the world are now exploring this medium of dispute resolution.

Armita Azad

The Role of Mediation in Investor-State Disputes

(4/26/19)Armita Azad

Mediation should become more prominent than arbitration in the approach to investor-State disputes.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Mediation in India

(4/26/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.

Leonardo Carpentieri

Brexit, Achmea and the Resolution of Intra-EU Disputes

(4/26/19)Leonardo Carpentieri

Dispute resolution across Europe is going through a period of significant turmoil.

Maria Simpson

Two Things About Negotiating

(4/26/19)Maria Simpson

Have you ever heard yourself say (or think) something like,“Wait. No. Actually I didn’t mean it that way. I was just throwing ideas out. I . . .” Oops.

Leyla Balakhane

Division of Assets and Debts

(4/26/19)Leyla Balakhane

Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

Tammy Lenski

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.

Cinnie Noble

Who Are You When You Are In Conflict?

(4/26/19)Cinnie Noble

Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!

Zara Rafiq

The Family Mediation Process – Step by Step Guide

(4/22/19)Zara Rafiq

Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.

Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients

(4/22/19)Christopher Reeves

Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.

Dakota Murphey

5 Key Questions to Ask About Family Mediation

(4/22/19)Dakota Murphey

For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.

Ann Cerney

Are You and Your Ex “High Conflict Parents”? 5 Red Flags and What You Can Do

(4/22/19)Ann Cerney

Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.

Save Your Professional Relationships: The Doctor’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes

Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.

Maria Simpson

Name Your Anger

(4/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

Arthur Pressman

You Say You Want a Resolution?

(4/22/19)Arthur Pressman

Not so random thoughts on mediation and dispute resolution.

David Smith

Interview with David J. Smith - The Future of Mediation - Starting a Career

(4/18/19)David Smith

This is an interview by Mediate.com Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler, with David J. Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, on career opportunities for those wanting to break into the dispute resolution field.

Keri Morris

New Zealand Family Justice Puts Children First

(4/12/19)Keri Morris

The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.

Hadassah Fidler

Should Therapists Mediate? -- A Look at UK therapists

(4/12/19)Hadassah Fidler

Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.

Keren Khaya Abrams

Preparing Clients for Mediation: a quick communications course before the first meeting

(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams

In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.

Joy Rosenthal

What’s Fair Is Fair… Or Is It?

(4/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Tim Hicks

Conflict Resolution is a Change Process, But What is Changing?: The Neural Reality of Conflict Experience

(4/08/19)Tim Hicks

A conflict resolution process is a change process.

Ashish Kumar

Mediation in Ayodhya Dispute: Possibilities for Collaborative Resolution

(4/08/19)Ashish Kumar

This article discusses the importance of Judicial Mandate for Ayodhya Mediation.

Joshua N. Weiss

Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator

(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss

Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.

Donald Swanson

Mediator Hostility is Effective?!

(4/08/19)Donald Swanson

What follows is confusing and disorienting . . . and a little disturbing.

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