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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.
In response to my question, “Do you use “BATNA” wrong?,” I plead guilty, with an explanation.
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!
(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.
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
This article is a letter of advice to someone who is starting law school.
End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.
(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.
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.
Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.
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.
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.
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.
Letting go of resentments is a powerful tool to help you survive and heal from workplace bullying.
This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.
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.
(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.
A whole day of mediation without a “joint meeting”.
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.
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.
To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.
Researchers concluded that “‘People intuitively chose to become angry… They believed they would become more effective competitors.’”
Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.
The logic behind the time-out method is that if you remove the child from a fun surrounding when they do something wrong, then it will eliminate that behavior.
As a kid, I remember using the phrase “mind your own beeswax” – instead of mind your own business – as a reaction to others who were being nosy.
There’s a quote I really like by Richard Bach. It reads:
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.”
When we feel overwhelmed by a difficult conversation, we can get emotionally swamped and lose access to our good conflict resolution, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.
Next week, the nation’s highest court will consider whether the controversial process that is currently used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to analyze the validity of and cancel existing patents is constitutional.
Now celebrating our 22nd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory. Mediate.com is the overall 8th ranked law firm directory and the only mediation or ADR directory listed!
Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.
Several bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate this year that touch upon arbitration or mediation.
How is the best version of yourself different from the second best version of you?
What are the origins of conciliation in Australia?
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Some debates, arguments, and bickering go on and on, without leading anywhere (except to more frustration).