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John Lande

Stone Soup: Takeaways from New Hampshire Mediation Training

(1/19/18)John Lande

As part of recent mediation trainings, Susan Yates and I collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the training participants.

Chris Poole

In Memoriam: CPR Chairman Emeritus Charles Renfrew

(1/19/18)Chris Poole

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution mourns the loss of Chairman Emeritus Charles B. Renfrew (pictured above), who died in San Francisco on Dec. 14 at age 89.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Is an Adversarial Process Our Best and Highest Good? The Case for Early Mediation

(1/19/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Disputes are a part of life. On all levels, in most relationships, we disagree about things.

Larry Susskind

Interview with Larry Susskind

(1/15/18)Larry Susskind

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Susskind, a leading public policy mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Christian Radu Chereji

Mediating Blood Feuds in the Cretan Mountains

(1/12/18)Christian Radu Chereji

One tradition on Crete is the persistence of blood feuds, conflicts between clans that go for generations, involving armed violence and bloodshed.

Bruce Edwards

Champions of Peace

(1/12/18)Bruce Edwards

Remember, we are not just developing an individual practice. We are reshaping a legal culture, while building an industry.

Uma Ramanathan

Ideas, Ideologies, and Inferences

(1/12/18)Uma Ramanathan

Differences arise due to contrasting goals and demands and due to inability to perceive and acknowledge the stand of the other person.

Cinnie Noble

When the Day is Done

(1/12/18)Cinnie Noble

When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?

Tammy Lenski

The Picasso Trick for Better Problem Solving

(1/12/18)Tammy Lenski

When we become too wedded to our own solutions, conflict resolution conversations can get pretty stuck.

Larry Susskind

Three Surprising Leadership Skills

(1/12/18)Larry Susskind

MIT is looking ahead, trying to figure out what skills the next generation of scientists, engineers, applied social scientists, designers and managers will need.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict?

(1/12/18)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Joe Markowitz

Objections to Joint Sessions

(1/12/18)Joe Markowitz

“Joint sessions are a waste of time,” said the judge conducting a mediation in which I was representing one of the parties.

Marvin E. Johnson

Interview with Marvin Johnson

(1/09/18)Marvin E. Johnson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Tom Kosakowski

ACCUO Publishes Study of Ombuds' Impact

(1/06/18)Tom Kosakowski

In 2016, the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudsperson commissioned, "a project to explore and portray in its various guises the work carried out by ombuds offices, with the aim of achieving some clarity on its impact on Canadian colleges and universities."

John Sturrock

On the Road to Solutions that Work for All

(1/05/18)John Sturrock

The idea of our bus tour was to engage local communities in conversations about what was important to them in their area and explore how effective dialogue can aid problem-solving, help resolve contentious issues and reduce conflict.

Nancy Shuger

Why Gray is My Favorite Color

(1/05/18)Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.

Cinnie Noble

Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.

Greg Rooney

The Role of the Apology in Abuse Redress Schemes

(1/05/18)Greg Rooney

The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.

John Lande

Confusing Dispute Resolution Jargon

(1/05/18)John Lande

In response to my question, “Do you use “BATNA” wrong?,” I plead guilty, with an explanation.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2018!

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!

F. Peter Phillips

Arbitration of Criminal Plea Bargains? A Step Too Far Says Ninth Circuit

(1/05/18)F. Peter Phillips

This article discusses the decision holding that disputes between a putative criminal defendant and a private company contracted by a prosecutor pursuant to a criminal diversion process are not subject to arbitration.

Shirli Kirschner

Children and ADR

(1/05/18)Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.

John Lande

Letter to Kelly

(12/29/17)John Lande

This article is a letter of advice to someone who is starting law school.

Bernard Morrow

End of the Year: The Kids are Alright

(12/29/17)Bernard Morrow

End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Plan Teambuilding Now

(12/29/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.

John Sturrock

Mediating Minimally

(12/29/17)John Sturrock

As the year comes to an end, I am expanding upon a story to which I referred in a previous blog, in the hope that it may provide a couple of useful reminders of what we do as mediators.

Norman Solovay

The Arbitration from Hell and How the New York Courts Got It Wrong

(12/28/17)Norman Solovay

This article will explain why the First Department was wrong in 2015 when it unanimously affirmed a lower court’s arbitration decision.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: Guerilla Bridge Building

(12/27/17)Peter Adler

Guerilla warfare is unconventional. Instead of relying on large, slow moving armies and doctrines of overwhelming force, guerillas depend on invisibility, highly portable weapons, quick ambushes, booby traps, and hundreds of pressuring tactics that achieve practical offensive or defensive results.

Paul Monicatti

Mediation Advocacy Beyond the Norm

(12/22/17)Paul Monicatti

Pre-mediation summaries give an advocate the latitude to set a non-adversarial tone conducive to joint problem solving

Arthur Pressman

ISO Strong Mediator

(12/22/17)Arthur Pressman

As I approached this article, I expected that how our members describe what qualities they want in a mediator would depend upon the case, the side the lawyer is on, the opponent, one’s own client, and mostly how the lawyer sees the mediator’s role. My research proved otherwise.

Joy Rosenthal

Tips for Keeping the Kids out of the Conflict

(12/22/17)Joy Rosenthal

Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.

Tammy Lenski

When it Seems Trivial, Pay Close Attention

(12/22/17)Tammy Lenski

When you’re tempted to dismiss someone’s concerns as trivial, or roll your eyes at the things people find to fight over, it’s time to sit up straight and pay attention.

Lorraine Segal

When Your Boss Is A Bully

(12/22/17)Lorraine Segal

I recently did some consulting at a non-profit, and witnessed a bully very much like one of the (Division chair) managers who made my life a misery when I was a tenured professor.

Cinnie Noble

I Would Never ...

(12/22/17)Cinnie Noble

The other day a coaching client told me that she became angry at a man she works with who criticized how she managed a situation.

Peter Adler

Interview with Peter Adler

(12/20/17)Peter Adler

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Peter Adler of Accord 3.0 and Past-President of The Keystone Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

John Lande

Do You Use "BATNA" Wrong?

(12/17/17)John Lande

Having reviewed negotiation publications and listened to colleagues, I can confidently assert that most of us grossly misuse the term “BATNA.”

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying (part 2)

(12/15/17)Lorraine Segal

Letting go of resentments is a powerful tool to help you survive and heal from workplace bullying.

Shirli Kirschner

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and ADR

(12/15/17)Shirli Kirschner

This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.

Larry Susskind

Do colleges and universities in America do more harm than good? Of course not!

(12/15/17)Larry Susskind

The Conflict Resolution Toolbox has been 20 years in the making. I first started gathering good tools when I became a professional mediator and coach, tossing in a few from my college leadership years for good measure.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family Business Succession: The Joys and Challenges

(12/15/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.

Georgia Daniels

Dear Self-Represented Client

(12/15/17)Georgia Daniels

This article explains what a consulting attorney does for divorce mediation clients, and why this review is particularly helpful in developing the self-represented client’s capacity to give informed consent to an agreement that may contain unusual or non-standard terms.

Lester L. Adams

The Four Questions Of Anger

(12/15/17)Lester L. Adams

If we are to ever have greater success at resolving our disagreements with each other, we have to deal with the destructive anger that causes us to start disagreements, fuels the flames of opposition, and keeps us fighting each other even when we have a way out of conflict.

Frank Sander

Interview with Frank Sander

(12/12/17)Frank Sander

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander, founder of the Multi-Door Courthouse movement, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

John Sturrock

Restoring Autonomy to the Clients – A Mediator’s True Calling?

(12/09/17)John Sturrock

A whole day of mediation without a “joint meeting”.

Kevin McDonnell

Embracing ADR

(12/08/17)Kevin McDonnell

In recent years, large companies have embraced arbitration as their preferred method of dispute resolution, particularly in international disputes with suppliers, customers and business partners.

Dan Simon

Mind Mapping and the Transformative Framework

(12/08/17)Dan Simon

Guest blogger, Kees van Eijk, supports human interaction in this article by mapping thoughts, ideas, and emotions. He is a registered mediator and team facilitator working in the Netherlands.

Larry Gaughan

It’s Not Just the Romantic Stuff That Makes a Marriage Special

(12/08/17)Larry Gaughan

Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.

Peter T. Coleman

Getting Woke: How Do We Awaken A Sense Of Injustice?

(12/08/17)Peter T. Coleman

This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.

James Coben

Interview with Jim Coben

(12/04/17)James Coben

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jim Coben, long-time former director of the Hamline University Conflict Resolution Program, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Alia Ismail

Compassion: A Route to Realism and to Detecting Impossible Possibilities

(12/01/17)Alia Ismail

Even though some would reasonably argue that compassion could make true reconciliation a possibility, what seems apparent is that compassion could at least reliably function as a detector that filters possible solutions from impossible ones.

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