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Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 2 in Series

(11/15/19)Stephen Kotev

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.

Jamie Costello

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

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.

What a Himalayan Adventure Taught Me About Connection and Dialogue

(11/15/19)Henry Yamposky

Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.

Arran Heal

Why Mediation Should be Part of Health and Wellness

(11/15/19)Arran Heal

By the time workplace disputes have reached the attention of Employee Relations, mediation starts to look like a last chance saloon for informal resolution.

Cinnie Noble

Peace Within

(11/15/19)Cinnie Noble

Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace.

Greg Rooney

Mediation and the Principle of Emergence

(11/08/19)Greg Rooney

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.

Phyllis Pollack

Have Faith in Another’s Honesty!

(11/08/19)Phyllis Pollack

In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?

Ronald S. Kraybill

Worry About Hornets

(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.

Eric Slepak

RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool

(11/08/19)Eric Slepak

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.

Stephen Kotev

Stephen Kotev Interview - The Future of Mediation and The Importance of Safety

(11/07/19)Stephen Kotev

This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 1 in Series

(11/07/19)Stephen Kotev

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.

Hilary Linton

Interview with Jim Melamed, CEO of Mediate.com

(11/04/19)Hilary Linton

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.

Interdisciplinarity Mediation and the Singapore Agreement

(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.

Leah Hadley

How to Get Your Spouse to Agree to Mediation

(11/04/19)Leah Hadley

One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.

Kathleen Kauth

People are Like Icebergs

(11/04/19)Kathleen Kauth

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.

Kayre Chatellier

Montana Nursing Homes and Families Receive Assistance to Resolve Disputes

(11/04/19)Kayre Chatellier

Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.

Maria Simpson

Suggestions for Team Leaders

(11/04/19)Maria Simpson

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.

Ninth Circuit, Overturning an Award, Backs More Arbitrator Disclosure

(11/04/19)Daniel Bornstein

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.

Michael Aurit

Halloween Solutions for Divorced Parents: The Best Treat for Your Children

(10/28/19)Michael Aurit

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.

Amy Robertson

Eat, Drink, and Remarry: How to Get a Divorce Worth Celebrating

(10/25/19)Amy Robertson

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!

Cinnie Noble

Conflict: Getting In Our Own Way

(10/25/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to.

Arran Heal

Can We Ever Deal With Unconscious Bias?

(10/25/19)Arran Heal

Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.

Peter Adler

Ready to Rumble

(10/25/19)Peter Adler

These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”

F. Peter Phillips

Arbitration Jurisprudence Takes Strange Turn

(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips

The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.

Nicole Wilmet

California’s Yolo Superior Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program

(10/25/19)Nicole Wilmet

California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.

Joy Rosenthal

What to Do After You Get Your Divorce Judgment

(10/25/19)Joy Rosenthal

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.

Beth Graham

Mediators in Arbitration

(10/25/19)Beth Graham

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.

Jim Melamed

Mediate.com Launches MediateIndia! Proven Bridge Between Professional Mediators and the Public

(10/20/19)Jim Melamed

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!

Lorraine Segal

Feelings and Conflict at Work

(10/18/19)Lorraine Segal

Being prepared for feelings at work helps us to deal with them, instead of letting them escalate.

New California Law Prohibits Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Agreements

(10/18/19)Andrew Garcia

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.

Denise French

Advice for Divorcing Men: Common Mistakes in Divorce and How To Avoid Them

(10/18/19)Denise French

One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.

Cynthia Alkon

I’m Sorry ... There is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning, nothing

(10/18/19)Cynthia Alkon

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.

Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

A Teacher’s First Mediation Experience Over One Semester

(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.

Phyllis Pollack

The Reality of Impasse: Show me the money!

(10/11/19)Phyllis Pollack

It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.

Jen Reynolds

Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

(10/11/19)Jen Reynolds

Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?

Cinnie Noble

Message Gleaned About Conflict From a Tweet

(10/11/19)Cinnie Noble

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.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India - Part 2

(10/11/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.

Maria Simpson

The Anchoring Effect

(10/10/19)Maria Simpson

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.

Kayla Matthews

7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions

(10/10/19)Kayla Matthews

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.

Amy Robertson

It Ain’t My Fault: How Best to Manage Workplace Conflict

(10/10/19)Amy Robertson

Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”

Michael Aurit

Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) to Livestream November 7-9 Conference

(10/04/19)Michael Aurit

For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.

Jim Melamed

Family Mediation 2.0 - Integrating Online Capacities

(10/04/19)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).

Sheldon Stark

“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process

(10/04/19)Sheldon Stark

Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.

Patricia Porter

Changing the Way I Handle Verbal Attacks

(10/04/19)Patricia Porter

One of my personal challenges is how to deflect and master my in-the-moment reactions to verbal attacks.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Transforming the Healer-I

(10/04/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

How can we assist the healing of a broken world when we ourselves are far from healed?

Emma Hartman

Trucking Company Will Pay $22,500 and Make Policy Changes to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

(10/04/19)Emma Hartman

Transport America was fined $22,500 and they will need to make changes to their policy on service animals.

Meredith Richardson

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(10/04/19)Meredith Richardson

Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?

Phyllis Pollack

The Good and Bad of Anger in Negotiation!

(10/04/19)Phyllis Pollack

I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.

Susan Raines

What I Wished I Had Known: Lessons from Mediation and Life

(10/03/19)Susan Raines

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.

Noah Shaw

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

(10/01/19)Noah Shaw

With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.

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