Most people who feel attacked or threatened in some way respond in a confrontational manner.
(5/09/21)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith
An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
Join colleagues from around the world for Mediate's May 7 Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation. Among the featured presenters are Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey and Melissa Kucinski.
Using a recent California appellate decision as a jumping off point, it identifies problems with mandatory mediation and recommends that courts use good dispute system design procedures to reduce risks of creating Frankensteins – mediation that produces injustices.
I’ve always thought of mediation as a process more akin to art than to science.
(5/08/21)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun
This article discusses our concerns: how it has cost us and it is difficult for human beings to understand what are the steps we have to take in order to achieve the future.
(5/08/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
No matter how a couple may approach questions involving parenting after divorce, the answers are never easily derived.
The strategies and practices neutrals pursue to meet the psychological behaviors of people in conflict are central to an understanding of the effectiveness of mediation and various negotiation techniques utilized by mediators in helping parties resolve their dispute.
It’s clear that COVID-19 has catapulted Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) into the spotlight. In this universally stressful year, there is great promise for online mediation.
Have you ever thought about how different things would be if high level conflict resolution professionals were more involved in politics?
As efforts ramp up to address the impending eviction crisis, I thought I’d revisit studies of two existing eviction mediation programs (in Minnesota and St. Louis) that were published last year.
(5/01/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
The second Forum of the Online Mediation Training Task Force took place on April 30 and centered on new and emerging issues of online mediation and the training of mediators online. The full video of this second Forum is now here posted!
A quarter century ago, Professor Leonard Riskin published an article describing a grid of mediator orientations including a facilitative-evaluative dimension.
The Harvard Program on Negotiation published an article worth discussing on April 19, 2021 on “The Mediation Process and Dispute Resolution”.
The United Nations this week took a big step in modeling conflict resolution for resolving workplace disputes.
A skilled mediator will rely on his/her professional expertise to evaluate each mediation's participants and then proceed with the appropriate approach for each mediation session.
(4/23/21)Bruce Ally, Maurice Ford
Larger companies in the industry have access to formalized systems including human resources departments--what about others?
This article discusses pitfalls to avoid with settlement offers made under Code of Civil Procedure section 998.
There are a lot of reasons why couples decide to get divorced. Financial troubles, lack of communication, continual arguing, unrealistic expectations, lack of intimacy, infidelity, and abuse are among the more common reasons why couples split up.
(4/23/21)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta
In view of this article’s theme, which concerns the management of labor conflicts, we will focus in particular on the legal institute of mediation and its effectiveness.
Mediation is the fine art of getting everyone on the same page. To do this, one must bring their whole being to the table, to be present, and to look past their own biases to see the real person on either side of the issue.
(4/19/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
How do we best support the growth of mediation around the world? This Forum will share the perspectives of panelists from Nigeria, Argentina, Russia and India to compare and contrast the experiences of online mediation and training in developing mediation cultures.
Guided Mediation is a collection of best practices and tools in actual use that increase mediation efficiency, get earlier settlements, reduce legal and consultants’ fees, and minimize business disruption.
This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
Psychological safety is an important element in successful, productive work cultures. So what does that look like?
It can be easy to get so wrapped up in the details of the present you forget about what is next. Do not make that mistake!
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Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.