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New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.
There’s something about the beginning of a new year that means making big changes.
New Leadership, New Choices. The host for this episode is Chuck Crumpton. The guests for this episode are James Alfini, Benjamin Davis, Jeff Portnoy, and Vernellia Randall.
I have had several mediations lately in which the approach of the parties clashed.
The benefits of having a neutral with life sciences experience to resolve your disputes.
Litigation often is extremely stressful for clients, and the process aggravates feelings of loss and grief, which interfere with their ability to negotiate effectively and reach agreements.
Traditional mediation is about needs and the process that meets those needs- dialogue and self-determination.
One of the questions I used to get asked most often by my clients was whether I was married, and until recently, the answer to that had always been no, which then often their follow-up question was, are you ever going to get married?
(2/11/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz
In court, a lawyer’s role may be likened that of the client’s champion, and in most cases they represent their clients with great focus and passion.
I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces.
In Stephen Covey's book "First Things First" he talks about looking at a jar as the amount of time and energy you have, and a pile of rocks as your tasks.
On the last day I was physically present in the office in March 2020, I completed a multi-party mediation with two parties appearing by Zoom at the last minute due to health concerns. How things have changed since that meeting.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution opened its 2021 Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon with remarks from CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Bash.
The term “happy divorce” seems like an oxymoron, and maybe it is.
It’s a common mistake for divorcing spouses to confuse mediation with couple’s therapy.
Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?
(2/05/21)Jim W Hildreth
Mediator Jim Hildreth shares an amusing account of a recent mediation.
Carlos M. Hernandez, recently retired Chief Executive Officer of Fluor, opened the second day of the CPR 2021 Annual Meeting to an online audience of about 180 conflict resolution professionals focusing on dispute prevention techniques.
Rule number one in any mediation? Don’t tick off the mediator.
Teaching mediation ethics has its good points and bad points.
When you go to court, lawyers are determined that their client should win at any cost because not only is their client’s wishes at stake, but so are their own reputations.
It is said and proven that when a child is born to unmarried parents, the child would most likely remain and be cared for by the mother.
Are kindness and conversation still possible? What about the many other people who share a perspective with those folks and are not themselves violent?
It struck me that as we start 2021, perhaps it is a good time to “turn over a new leaf” by apologizing for our acts and/or omissions and forgiving others for their acts/omissions committed in 2020.
When talking about domestic violence, you often hear about the cycle of abuse.
As a JAMS mediator, I believe that one of the best ways to assist parties to resolve a dispute is to educate them about the risks they run in continuing the confrontation.
You might be thinking that you don’t need to make yourself aware about anything divorce related because it’s not going to happen to you.
Mediation, Love says, “is the last bastion,” with mediators trained to promote dialogue.
It’s so normal for us to ask questions and want information from those who have already been through this overwhelming time in our lives.
Deciding to divorce is likely going to be the biggest decision of your life, bigger than even deciding to get married in the first place, and how you choose to proceed will make all the difference.
(1/08/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz
When you hear about the word landscape of dispute resolution, the first thing that comes to the mind of the people is litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction. However, the parties need to be made aware that the landscape of dispute resolution is wider. It includes along with litigation, arbitration and mediation.
(1/08/21)Ronald S. Kraybill
If you’re good at selective conflict avoidance, you will have a greater sense of order and control in your life.
Many times in tense situations there is a strong desire to minimize the conflict.
A special podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Adrienne Publicover and David Ross on their experiences and lessons learned since shifting to virtual mediations.
(1/04/21)F. Peter Phillips
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As a consequence of the absence of uniform adoption of the Uniform Mediation Act, the confidentiality of mediation communications in various jurisdictions often cannot be assured.