The Decade of Mediation Is Now

by Jon Linden
Jon Linden
While the concept of ADR and Mediation had been in existence for over 50 years, it seems that within the last 10 years, the field is starting to proliferate explosively. One need only look out their own front door to find a person who has used mediation for a Divorce and the term, Divorce Mediation is now becoming a common household term. In addition, through such organizations and entities as the EEOC, the State and Federal Court Systems, the IRS, the NASD and others, the use of Civil/Commercial mediation also is starting to gain full, societal recognition.

As a result of this phenomenon, there has been a recent cornucopia of books written on the subject. With this myriad of books available, and new ones being published daily, mediators and those interested in the concept have been deluged. The existence of this vast selection certainly does not guarantee that any book published on the topic is worth spending valuable time reading or valuable budget dollars.

This New Book Review Section has been launched by Mediate.com to assist readers to wade through the growing library. As Section Editor I hope to gain your confidence by providing well-written and brief descriptive reviews of the available books and to assist you in making intelligent selections. I also wish to encourage others to share their views of books they have read.

It is my desire to give potential readers specific and detailed information regarding the existing and new publications in the field of Mediation and ADR. With this objective in mind, I hope to help readers focus on books that are specific to their needs and interests. By doing so, I hope to assist Mediators and ADR Practitioner in acquiring knowledge and skills that are specific to their particular areas of practice. Additionally, I hope to provide readers with information that will allow them to expand their areas of practice in directions that they so desire. I hope to accomplish that, and to give readers additional value when using Mediate.com as their source for information on available material in this growing field.

If you have read a book recently published on the subject of Mediation or ADR and wish to share your feelings and descriptions of the book contents with mediation practitioners, we request that you send your review to us for consideration. Please forward reviews to me as attachments in email.

Biography


Jon Linden is a Mediator, Trainer and Business Consultant. He holds an BS in biology and an MBA, both from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Jon spent 20 years in the Food Service Distribution business, where he was the COO and Sr. V-P of a Distribution Center of a major Fortune 500 company in the New York Metropolitan area, before becoming an independent consultant and Mediator. His responsibilities included Human Resources, Labor Relations and many other functions. He was the chairman of the company internal Ethics Committee for 6 years. Jon is a contract mediator for the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and mediates for the Superior Court system of the State of New Jersey, as well as for private clients. He is the President and Founder of Proactive Intervention, L.L.C. and an Accredited Professional Mediator (APM) for Civil/Commercial Mediation by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.



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