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Katherine Graham

The £1 Million Investigation

(1/03/19)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2019

(1/03/19)Cinnie Noble

I’d like to wish all of you the very best of health and happiness for the coming year. And may it be a peaceful one, too.

Lorraine Segal

The Ripple Effect of Good Conflict Skills

(1/03/19)Lorraine Segal

When one person gets better conflict skills, the whole organization can shift.

Tammy Lenski

4 Handy Principles for Deciding When You Can’t Agree

(1/03/19)Tammy Lenski

When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.

Bruce Edwards

Mediation Skills for the Indian Audience

(12/29/18)Bruce Edwards

Mediation Skills for the Indian Audience

Patrick Mastronardo

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

(12/28/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.

Supreme Court of India - Mediation Training Manual

(12/28/18)Supreme Court of India

Mediation has emerged as a fast growing disputes redressal mechanism. The Supreme Court of India has constituted Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) to oversee the effective implementation of Mediation and Conciliation in the country.

Sylwester Pieckowski

Book Review: NEGOTIATION Things Corporate Counsel Need to Know but Were Not Taught by Michael Leathes (Wolters Kluwer 2018)

(12/28/18)Sylwester Pieckowski

This book teaches us many things, such as that the dynamics of neuroscience may make our your eyes glaze over, but understanding the basics of brain science improves negotiation.

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Peter Salem

(12/28/18)Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource. This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Peter Salem, Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to learn about his favorite resource.

Meredith Richardson

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(12/28/18)Meredith Richardson

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

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Biases May Be A Good Thing!

(12/28/18)Phyllis Pollack

There may be another and more positive way of looking at implicit biases; it is simply a question of “framing”.

Ronald S. Kraybill

New Trainers Guides

(12/28/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Every person, every organization, and every community faces conflict throughout the life cycle. These guides are designed to help everyone.

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

Comparative Data on Mediator Directory Websites

(12/25/18)Mediate.com

According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.

Arjun Pal

The Impact of Mediation in India

(12/24/18)Arjun Pal

In this article, Arjun Pal discusses the impact of mediation in India.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

(12/23/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

"If you want to make peace with your enemy then work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." ~ Nelson Mandela

Beth Graham

Where To, MeToo?

(12/23/18)Beth Graham

In her journal article, Professor Sternlight discusses her views on the potentially negative consequences of mandatory arbitration in the employment context as well as the waning impact of social movements such as MeToo.

Dan Simon

Self-Imposed Ground Rules: The Only Kind Worth Having

(12/23/18)Dan Simon

“You might be wrong. Your voice can be big. Genuinely listen.”

Daniela Almiron

El Mediador con sí Mismo y la Satisfacción en el Proceso de Mediación. Necesariamente Ensamblados.

(12/21/18)Daniela Almiron

El ensamble de voces y sentires en mediación hace la maravilla de la transformación.

David Smith

Practice Informed By Research: Cross Cultural Approaches Informing Mediation

(12/21/18)David Smith

In this article, Smith describes his views on the importance of research informing practice. He shares the experiences of his students Laura Mahan and Joshua Mahuna presenting at an academic conference including about their theory of the integration of cross cultural approaches in mediation.

Jim Melamed

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Lawyers

(12/21/18)Jim Melamed

This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.

Mediation in India

(12/20/18)Mehka Sharma

Mediation is an age old process of dispute resolution practiced since Vedic period. It is a low cost, keeping the matters, especially family matters secret among three parties, two parties and the mediator. Moreover the solution is not imposed on any party, it is a solution that both the parties agreed to. It, thus gives an effective solution in a peaceful manner.

Martina Sanchez

How Mediation Can Improve Your Workplace Morale

(12/14/18)Martina Sanchez

Conflict in the workplace can be a damaging and destructive force, which can escalate very quickly.

Vicki Shemin

Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce

(12/14/18)Vicki Shemin

When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.

John Lande

Dispute System Design for Facebook

(12/14/18)John Lande

This article discusses dispute system design criteria for the kind of institution that Mr. Zuckerberg suggested.

Katherine Graham

The £1 Million Investigation

(12/14/18)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

Tammy Lenski

4 Handy Principles for Deciding When You Can’t Agree

(12/14/18)Tammy Lenski

When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Thomas-Kilmann, Hammer’s ICSI, or Style Matters?

(12/14/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Trainers considering use of Style Matters as a conflict style inventory should be aware of two other options as well, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and the Hammer Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory.

Michael Aurit

NEW: Mediate.com - APFM Video Series

(12/12/18)Michael Aurit

Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!

Peter Adler

Beyond Solutions

(12/10/18)Peter Adler

Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.

John Lande

Stop Being a Damned Fool

(12/07/18)John Lande

Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do.

Bruce Edwards

Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

(12/07/18)Bruce Edwards

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.

Jeff Thompson

Q&A: Kidnapping and Extortion: Just another day at the office

(12/07/18)Jeff Thompson

Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.

Jennifer Shack

Findings from an Evaluation of Eight Foreclosure Mediation Programs

(12/07/18)Jennifer Shack

One great benefit of evaluating eight programs with different approaches to resolving the same cases is that it allowed me to uncover program design factors and other variables that promote program success.

Michael Erdle

Are We Done Yet?

(12/07/18)Michael Erdle

If parties are successful in reaching an agreement at the end of a long day (or more) of mediation, one of the final challenges is preparing a written document everyone can sign to capture the terms of the settlement.

Oran Kaufman

Even More Conflict Resolution Tips

(12/06/18)Oran Kaufman

Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.

Paul Bates

Essential Tips on Writing an Effective Mediation Submission

(12/06/18)Paul Bates

Mediation and the written agreement has become integral to the litigation process and offers avenues through which disputes can be settled amicably.

Michelle Brenner

Conflict is All in the Mind--or is it?

(12/06/18)Michelle Brenner

I think that there is a lot of confusion in the field about how the vagal nerve and our instinctual responses affect us when we are in conflict--specifically how does the vagal nerve respond when we are scared in conflict?

Clare Fowler

Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards

(12/05/18)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed

Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.

Strengthening Mediation in India: A Report on Court-Connected Mediations

(12/01/18) Alok Prasanna Kumar, Ameen Jauhar, Kritika Vohra, Ishana Tripathi

Based on the data gathered, the report analyses the performance of court connected mediation programmes and makes institutional and legislative recommendations to strengthen mediation in India.

24 Days of Holiday Tips from Canada's Conflict Resolution Professionals

(12/01/18)Walter Brynjolfson

Every year as Winter Holidays approach, a flurry of articles and blog posts show up with tips and tricks for making the most out of this stressful season. All the information can feel a bit overwhelming, so we thought we’d put together some of our favourite advice. Here are 24 tips for the holidays.

Rebecca Hiers

How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation

(11/30/18)Rebecca Hiers

This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.

Robert Quiminee

Liberia, Its Poverty Recovery Strategies and Failures, and Why Its Pro-poor Agenda will Fail if Lacked Future Perspectives

(11/30/18)Robert Quiminee

This article discusses Liberia's path to peace and liberation, 1871 - 2017.

John Lande

Legal Stress

(11/30/18)John Lande

This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing significant stresses affecting each of these groups and notes resources and ideas for dealing with them.

Dan Simon

Interruption and Self-Determination

(11/30/18)Dan Simon

Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Can Lead to a Heavy Heart

(11/30/18)Cinnie Noble

Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been used in the sense of “weighed down with grief or sadness”.

Phyllis Pollack

Every Dispute is Two Disputes

(11/30/18)Phyllis Pollack

The theme of the session was that while being intelligent is good, it is also very important to have emotional intelligence; the ability to tap into the emotions of others, or to read people.

Eric Slepak

Saving Homes, Building Understanding

(11/30/18)Eric Slepak

This new evaluation looks at four-plus years of data across eight different programs to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreclosure mediation in Illinois, and to highlight how differences in program models impacted outcomes.

Peter Adler

Mediation Dance-Writing

(11/28/18)Peter Adler

Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.

Nancy Shuger

This Mediation Failed. Or, Did It?

(11/23/18)Nancy Shuger

This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.

Melissa Marzett

How to Deconflict Situations for One's Personal Benefit

(11/23/18)Melissa Marzett

Whether loved, despised, or a stranger, conflict causes anxiety, increases tension of blood and causes inconvenience.

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