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Mitch Cohen

What Happens If You are Getting a Military Divorce?

(6/08/20)Mitch Cohen

Most of those in the know agree that military marriages are burdened by stresses and strains beyond those of an ordinary marriage.

Erin Fisher

Exploring Mediation in Netflix's Tiger King

(5/29/20)Erin Fisher

Netflix's ubiquitous documentary, Tiger King, is a real-life lesson in the value of mediation over litigation. Whether you're Joe Exotic battling with Carole Baskin, an employee frustrated with a co-worker, or a spouse leaving a marriage, mediation can work efficiently while preserving your sanity, saving you time, and reducing your costs.

Roseann Vanella

Tips for Divorcing Couples - Videos 2 through 5

(5/29/20)Roseann Vanella

We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.

F. Peter Phillips

In Zoom We Trust

(5/29/20)F. Peter Phillips

My first real-life experience with pandemic-forced online dispute resolution was in early April — a baptism by fire.

Cinnie Noble

Asking for Help When in Conflict

(5/29/20)Cinnie Noble

Winnie the Pooh is a lot smarter than I am.

Lorraine Segal

The Kindness of Strangers During a Pandemic

(5/29/20)Lorraine Segal

Amidst all the pandemic grief and fear, people step up in big ways to help each other.

Sarah Ater

What Mediators Must Consider as They Work

(5/22/20)Sarah Ater

This article highlights the impact of COVID-19 on face to face mediation as social distancing is encouraged. It also discusses other instances when mediators need to stay away from the mediation process such as when they are physically tired or when they face psychological or mental issues.

Orit Asnin

To Mediate (out of) Corona

(5/22/20)Orit Asnin

What can be learnt from mediation practices, towards handling the Corona challenges?

Giovanni Matteucci

ODR Tips and Tricks

(5/22/20)Giovanni Matteucci

With the COVID-19 pandemic and everybody home, Internet becomes the highway of contact with the world. And, in mediation, mass transmigration to ODR.

Paul Rajkowski

The Death of Traditional Mediation - An Obituary

(5/18/20)Paul Rajkowski

Traditional mediation was not a "one size fits all."

Giuseppe Leone

4 Things You Definitely Need to Become an Accomplished Online Mediator

(5/18/20)Giuseppe Leone

The success of online mediation depends 95% on your mediation experience and skills.

Roseann Vanella

Divorce & Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 - Video

(5/18/20)Roseann Vanella

We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.

Sarathi Susheela

Empathy in Mediation

(5/17/20)Sarathi Susheela

Empathy is considered as the “Soul of Mediation.”

David Smith

Lessons from Teaching Facilitation Online

(5/08/20)David Smith

What a dispute resolution teacher has learned about connecting online.

Elahe Amani

Violence Against Women and Girls Pandemic and Gendered Dimension of COVID-19

(5/08/20)Elahe Amani

Imagine there was a pandemic that globally impacted close to 1.3 billion women and girls at some point in their lives.

Rachael Pace

Will Your Relationship Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown?

(5/08/20)Rachael Pace

6 Tips to Strengthen your Relationship during Covid-19 Lockdowns

David Shimoni

Post Coronavirus Dispute Resolution: To Sue or to Survive

(5/08/20)David Shimoni

The Coronavirus will be followed by a plague of lawsuits due to the inability of individuals and companies to honor contractual obligations.

John Lande

The Coronavirus Crisis Provides an Opportunity to Adopt Better Systems for Licensing Lawyers than the Bar Exam

(5/04/20)John Lande

At one point, 34 states had diploma privilege rules but then the “ABA Code of Recommended Standards for Bar Examiners stated individuals should not be admitted to practice without passing a written bar exam.”

Lorraine Segal

Impatience, Conflict, and Covid-19

(5/04/20)Lorraine Segal

Impatience can be a big contributor to conflict, and an obstacle to effective conflict resolution.

Cinnie Noble

The Space Between Unpeace and Peace

(5/04/20)Cinnie Noble

Honor the space between no longer and not yet, Nancy Levin.

Natalie Davis

Research Shows We Can Work Toward Peace Through Understanding

(4/24/20)Natalie Davis

This article addresses how our brain reacts when we feel understood versus when we don’t feel understood.

Ronald S. Kraybill

You Can Lead Trainings

(4/24/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you want to help a team or group improve patterns of dealing with conflict? This article includes resources to help you lead a rich learning experience on conflict styles.

Bernard Morrow

Helping Not Hoarding

(4/24/20)Bernard Morrow

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has hit us all like a ton of bricks, particularly over the past week, as each day brings a new development.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(4/24/20)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense? First, it means understanding the purpose and establishing a mindset behind this approach.

John Lande

The Next New Normal in Law, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Education

(4/17/20)John Lande

A recent post anticipates that as we go through the current crisis, we will develop a “crisis new normal” and, after we recover from the crisis, a “normal new normal” (NNN).

Phyllis Pollack

Why?

(4/17/20)Phyllis Pollack

I just finished reading a book entitled, Start With Why? By Simon Sinek (Penguin Group, New York, 2009) which posits a simple thesis on why some organizations are very successful and others are not.

Kathleen Kauth

It's Time to Talk....

(4/17/20)Kathleen Kauth

Talking about end of life wishes is never fun, and seldom easy.

Janet Mueller

Be Kind

(4/17/20)Janet Mueller

We need to keep in mind that everyone is having a tough time and treat them with kindness.

Kathleen Kauth

Pulling Together

(4/10/20)Kathleen Kauth

The perfect time for there to be conflicting ideas within an organization or team is when information is being processed and decisions are being made about the direction of the company or project.

Phyllis Pollack

Being Transparent

(4/10/20)Phyllis Pollack

We are all facing a “new normal.”

Natalie Davis

Research Concludes Regional International Organizations are Critical Mediators

(4/10/20)Natalie Davis

The author discusses the critical need of regional international organizations (RIOs) to intervene in ethnic conflicts, but notes some of the surrounding limitations to creating sustainable peace, such as the level of violence or the restrictions an organization might face in their very design.

John Ford

Interview with John Ford: The Future of Workplace Mediation

(4/05/20)John Ford

This is an interview by Dr. Clare Fowler, current Mediate.com Managing Editor, with John Ford, the first Mediate.com Managing Editor and a well-known HR and workplace mediation specialist.

Dakota Murphey

Divorce Mediation: The Healthy Way to Break Up

(4/03/20)Dakota Murphey

There are all sorts of reasons why relationships break up, and when a couple is in crisis it’s easy to turn on the other person and point the finger of blame.

David Smith

Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Career Resources

(4/03/20)David Smith

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis and adjustments that educators, universities, colleges, and employees are making to work and learning, I’ve posted lists of resources that might useful to students, professionals, and educators.

Kathleen Kauth

Conflict in Confined Spaces

(4/03/20)Kathleen Kauth

Stay at home orders have been issued, work and schools have closed down, everyone is home together. So now what?

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