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In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?
(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.
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.
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.
Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.
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.
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.
It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to.
Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
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.
Being prepared for feelings at work helps us to deal with them, instead of letting them escalate.
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.
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.
It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.
Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?
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.
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.
Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”
One of my personal challenges is how to deflect and master my in-the-moment reactions to verbal attacks.
(10/04/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
How can we assist the healing of a broken world when we ourselves are far from healed?
Transport America was fined $22,500 and they will need to make changes to their policy on service animals.
Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?
I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.
How have you framed your conflict?
Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.
If you work in Human Resources or manage employees then you will no doubt be involved with resolving conflict at your workplace.
Mediation is a voluntary process in which each party is to make her own uncoerced decision.
Why would team members want to discuss a sensitive member with someone they don't know?
During a recent discussion of ethics, I asked whether it would be proper to hide information.
What characteristics do you think are shared by quality court ADR programs? I took a swing at a list here. What would you add? Change?
The research on mediation approaches shows a connection between transformative methods and the best outcomes on all levels.
I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.
(9/17/19)F. Peter Phillips
In this research paper I will analyze and comment on India’s arbitration and jurisprudence from pre-colonization to post-colonization in 1947. In Part I, I will briefly discuss the goal and purpose of arbitration, for those who are unfamiliar with them, and I will delve into the history of India’s arbitration, including the major legislative acts and arbitration institutions.
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What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?