(7/30/21)Ronald S. Kraybill
With COVID19 cases rocketing once again, old questions return. We are all inescapably affected by the behaviors of others on this so we have to work out the answers with other people around us.
Recently, I discussed an empirical study conducted by University of Hawaii Professor Justin D. Levinson and Mark Bennett, U. S. District Judge (ret.) on 239 sitting federal and state judges regarding their implicit bias towards “largely favored minority groups”.
This Article confirms what many dispute resolution professionals have long feared – that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, such as mediation and arbitration, are still not well understood by the general public.
FOI Alyson Carrel (Northwestern) and LCSW Jasmine Atwell (Loyola ‘JD22) recently discussed Sharon Press and Ellen Deason’s new article, “Mediation: Embedded Assumptions of Whiteness?.”
How do you respond to conflict? It is very personal, and is based on millions of experiences that have shaped each person.
Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents' divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological effects of divorce on children, parents should go through the process gracefully.
“Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”
Recently, I attended a Zoom presentation sponsored by the American Jewish Committee San Francisco entitled, “Judging Implicit Bias: The Role of Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision-making.”
One of the big issues that creates conflict at work and interferes with harmonious relationships, is many people’s inability to acknowledge their own mistakes.
Conflict Coaching, Conflict Consulting, Counseling or Mediation, what is the difference?
When you’re arguing, the worst thing that you can do is expect one person to come out of the argument victorious.
We live in an uncertain world where things can change radically at the drop of a hat. We experienced this last year in a huge way with the Covid-19 outbreak.
When you encourage and compliment your clients, you will discover the power of your words in the mediation process.
Above all, remember that co-parenting is about your kids.
As far as I can tell, much of the research on how neural functions affect mediation has been done in the last 20 years.
As the fence grows larger, traditional mediation is further diminished by all the versions in the current culture.
Mediation in the field of business and human rights to help resolve a conflict between stakeholders/workers upstream a global supply chain and corporate actors in South East Asia with the full participation of civil society (NGOs national and international).
In the past, I have discussed studies on the unreliability of witness identification of suspects in criminal proceedings.
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” ~Albert Einstein
We know a toxic culture in the workplace is bad for morale, engagement, and performance. New research evidence suggests the human costs can be far more serious.
RSI’s Director of Research, Jennifer Shack, and Professor Shestowsky are working with the Pew Charitable Trusts to evaluate online platforms that courts are using to assist parties in engaging in mediation and negotiation.
After years of working with those going through divorce, we have found individuals with two factors really thrive during divorce.
(6/27/21)Lydia Ray, Jonathan Rodrigues
Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may appoint a mediator; Nation-states imploding in racial or communal tension may call on a mediator – and after all this giving, who does the Mediator call on in times of need?
The article suggests that there is little formal training for mediators, especially volunteer mediators who may co mediate with many different partners to work effectively together, and makes some simple and concrete suggestions for ways to remedy this.
(6/25/21)Eric R. Galton
A funny thing happened on April 1, 2020. After over 30 years and 7,500 cases as an in person, high-touch mediator, I grudgingly became, out of necessity born by COVID-19, a virtual, online mediator.
Bystanders can stand up and stop workplace gossip.
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