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Mediate.com Announces The Conflict Tipping Podcast with Laura May author.

Mediate.com Announces The Conflict Tipping Podcast with Laura May

The Conflict Tipping Podcast, hosted by Laura May PhD, focuses on innovative strategies for responding to social conflict. Episodes will...

By Laura May, Colin Rule
Both Sides Now author.

Both Sides Now

I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really...

By Joy Rosenthal
It’s All a Matter of Style! author.

It’s All a Matter of Style!

Even though my students are training to become mediators, I raise the important issue of negotiation style with them; after...

By Phyllis Pollack
Settlement Offers – An Approach for Assessing author.

Settlement Offers – An Approach for Assessing

The mediator delivers the defendant’s offer to the plaintiff and their attorney. It is half the amount claimed by the...

By Paul Stutler
Things to Consider When Divorce Includes Children with Special Needs author.

Things to Consider When Divorce Includes Children with Special Needs

Divorce is never easy for anyone. Breaking off what you once thought might be a lifetime commitment can be painfully...

By Roseann Vanella
Can Children be Involved in Mediation? author.

Can Children be Involved in Mediation?

Divorcing parents are understandably uneasy regarding their separation and divorce, mainly what it means for their kids. Parents stress about...

By Marian Grande
New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model author.

New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model

"Resolution through Mediation for Community Mental Health." Please consider joining us to hear more about this and many other mental...

By Charity Burke
How to Navigate the Role of an ‘Accidental Mediator’ author.

How to Navigate the Role of an ‘Accidental Mediator’

Workplace conflict is inevitable. Spats between colleagues can bubble up over everything from seating arrangements and the temperature of the...

By Robyn Marsh
A Big Piece of Pie! author.

A Big Piece of Pie!

I had a strange mediation last week. Neither side submitted briefs, and so I was in the dark about what...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Future of Post-Pandemic Mediation – Mediate.com Panel Discussion (Video) author.

The Future of Post-Pandemic Mediation – Mediate.com Panel Discussion (Video)

Mediate.com Chief Data Scientist Oladeji Tiamiyu and his distinguished panelists (Cassie Lively, Missy Greathouse, and Helen Winter) discuss the lessons...

By Oladeji Tiamiyu, Cassandra Lively, Helen Winter, Missy Greathouse, Colin Rule
The Elephant in the Room author.

The Elephant in the Room

As you likely know, when we use the metaphor – an elephant in the room – we mean there’s an...

By Cinnie Noble
5 Benefits of Mediation for Family Law Dispute Resolution author.

5 Benefits of Mediation for Family Law Dispute Resolution

As a lawyer, judge, and now mediator, I have handled thousands of cases in multiple areas of the law. I...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion author.

10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion

According to Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies, rental housing is home to more than a third of American households.[1]...

By Phyllis Roestenberg
Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies author.

Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Ethical Fading author.

Ethical Fading

The American Bar Association recently posted an article in its ABA Weekly Newsletter (May 27,2022)  about a patient signing an agreement with a hospital...

By Phyllis Pollack
Collaborating: Most Complex and Least Understood Conflict Mode author.

Collaborating: Most Complex and Least Understood Conflict Mode

Even though the collaborating mode sounds ideal to most people, it can only be used successfully under the right conditions....

By Ralph Kilmann
Conflict Management Lessons from the Djokovic–Kyrgios ‘Bromance’ author.

Conflict Management Lessons from the Djokovic–Kyrgios ‘Bromance’

Novak won over Nick, the person, before winning over Nick, the tennis player – and he did it in his...

By Jonathan Rodrigues
APFM Town Halls – The Power of Authenticity author.

APFM Town Halls – The Power of Authenticity

We know that trust is the foundation of effective mediation.  But how do we build this trust?  APFM’s 2022 Town...

By Michael Aurit

Are you suffering from “Resolution Rate Syndrome”?

Are you suffering from “Resolution Rate Syndrome”? As a mediator, we oftentimes get overwhelmed with reaching an agreement so much...

By Synaya Jones
Divorce Mediation and the TKI author.

Divorce Mediation and the TKI

Although most of my work in conflict management has been in organizational settings, every now and then I have found...

By Ralph Kilmann
ODR – Are you prepared for the future of Conflict Resolution? author.

ODR – Are you prepared for the future of Conflict Resolution?

A chance encounter In 2014 Greg Pollock was attending a conference in the USA when he met a person he...

By Keri Morris
Non-lawyers can be great Mediators; but, are Lawyers really necessary in Mediation? author.

Non-lawyers can be great Mediators; but, are Lawyers really necessary in Mediation?

The current newsletter of the Association for Alternative Conflict Resolution features an article on the role of non-lawyers in mediation....

By John Turley
Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families author.

Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families

Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families. For those attorneys who thrive only when they are enmeshed...

By Lisa Taylor
The Importance of Mediation in the ADA Interactive Process author.

The Importance of Mediation in the ADA Interactive Process

As a HR and ADA Facilitator and author of Making It Work, I have found that mediating disability/medical related issues...

By Sheryl Ellis
“How To Win Friends and Influence People” aka being a Mediator author.

“How To Win Friends and Influence People” aka being a Mediator

Recently, my husband and I met a friend for dinner. During dinner, she noted that she had discovered a book,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split? author.

Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split?

Pensions have almost become a benefit of the past, having been replaced by 401(k) plans.  However, they still exist for...

By Mary Salisbury
The Distinction Between Collaborating and Compromising author.

The Distinction Between Collaborating and Compromising

People often ask me to clarify collaborating and compromising, especially since these two modes involve both people getting their needs...

By Ralph Kilmann
LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends author.

LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends

As the number of LGBTQ marriages has significantly increased in recent years, the number of divorces has also gone up....

By Carmela DeNicola
Mediation offers Lifeline for Communities Being Inundated by Flood of Evictions author.

Mediation offers Lifeline for Communities Being Inundated by Flood of Evictions

More than two years since COVID-19 first broke out stateside, the U.S. housing sector remains in a state of flux. Various...

By Eric Slepak
Heidi Brown’s Books Promoting Flourishing and Effective Practitioners author.

Heidi Brown’s Books Promoting Flourishing and Effective Practitioners

The ABA has published three books by Brooklyn Law Professor and Director of Legal Writing Heidi K. Brown to help law students...

By John Lande

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