Category: Community

Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection) author.

Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection)

Being a facilitative mediator and mediator trainer has exposed me to intense situations and forced me to rethink my Christian...

By Charlie Young
Significant Participation, Agreement Levels Highlight Potential for ODR in Family Cases author.

Significant Participation, Agreement Levels Highlight Potential for ODR in Family Cases

University of California, Davis, Professor Donna Shestowsky and I recently had the pleasure of conducting the first neutral evaluation of any family...

By Jennifer Shack
Angelia Tolbert Receives Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award author.

Angelia Tolbert Receives Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award

The Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award was established as a tribute to Marvin Johnson, a long-time SPIDR and...

By Colin Rule, Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc., Marvin E. Johnson
Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargain Negotiation – Part I author.

Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargain Negotiation – Part I

The New York Times published a fascinating account of the plea bargaining of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO.  This was...

By Cynthia Alkon
A Dollar for Chalking author.

A Dollar for Chalking

In May 2019, I posted a blog about a plaintiff who challenged a parking ticket on the grounds that chalking her tires...

By Phyllis Pollack
Remembering Victor Herbert, Berkeley’s ‘Mr. Mediator’ author.

Remembering Victor Herbert, Berkeley’s ‘Mr. Mediator’

Victor Herbert died at home in Berkeley on June 26, aged 96. Herbert helped establish Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service in...

By James Melamed, J.D.
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
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
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
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
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
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
How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships

Sometimes, the relationships in our lives can become toxic over time. Whether it’s in the relationships we hold with our...

By Sophie Bishop
Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya author.

Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya

Mediation is not a new concept in the Kenyan culture.  It was traditionally used to settle disputes.  It was used...

By Njoki Nyanjui
Reconnecting with the Outside World author.

Reconnecting with the Outside World

How a Mediation highlighted the Joys of Human Interaction We’ve had over two years of virtual mediations, arbitrations and court...

By Lynn Duryee
The Art of the Simple in Mediation author.

The Art of the Simple in Mediation

I have no idea what I will do when I go to mediate a matter. After 30 years of practice...

By Greg Rooney
ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber author.

ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber

The world continues to change rapidly, and most of us race to keep pace with technological advances. While some would...

By Keri Morris
Mediating Storms in Life author.

Mediating Storms in Life

Walking up to a friend’s home hit by a recent tornado, the place seems barely recognizable. The steps that lead...

By Sherry Ann Bruckner
Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022 author.

Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022

Here is a slide show showing how the Mediate.com site has looked over the years. Our original site needed to...

By James Melamed, J.D.
The Agreement to Conflict author.

The Agreement to Conflict

The Agreement to Conflict Within relationships we care about, professional or personal, those we hope will keep-up their stride for...

By Keren Khaya Abrams
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
The EEOC Set to Release Two Reports Comparing Online and In-Person Mediation author.

The EEOC Set to Release Two Reports Comparing Online and In-Person Mediation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency which enforces federal workplace anti-discrimination laws, will release Tuesday two reports on...

By Mylene Chan
Why Do We Blame? author.

Why Do We Blame?

“The only thing blame does it to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to...

By Cinnie Noble
Conflict Management and Philosophy author.

Conflict Management and Philosophy

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

By Ralph Kilmann
Compulsory Civil Mediation in Italy 2011/ 2021 author.

Compulsory Civil Mediation in Italy 2011/ 2021

Past, Present and (likely) Future Mandatory civil and commercial mediation came in force in Italy in 2011. This article looks...

By Giovanni Matteucci
Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems? author.

Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems?

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

By Ralph Kilmann
Our Shame Stories and Conflict author.

Our Shame Stories and Conflict

Our shame stories can fuel conflict. Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while, know that I...

By Lorraine Segal
Top 10 Questions About Child Support author.

Top 10 Questions About Child Support

Top 10 Questions About Child Support One of the most talked-about issues in separation is the issue of child support....

By Marian Grande
Affordability, Accessibility and Reliability – The Community Mediation Model of Singapore author.

Affordability, Accessibility and Reliability – The Community Mediation Model of Singapore

Community Mediation Centres (CMC) play an important role as they provide a platform for practical and efficient resolution of community...

By Pitamber Yadav

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