Category: Facilitation

The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes author.

The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Judge Sherry Klein Heitler and Judge Richard McDermott give listeners a deeper look into the...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
Name-Calling in Conflict author.

Name-Calling in Conflict

Even though we know that name-calling is infantile, sometimes in the heat of anger, we realize we have resorted to...

By Cinnie Noble
The Hyper-Polarization Challenge to the Conflict Resolution Field: An Online Discussion author.

The Hyper-Polarization Challenge to the Conflict Resolution Field: An Online Discussion

You are invited to participate in and contribute to an online discussion of how those with conflict resolution and peacebuilding...

By Guy and Heidi Burgess
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 27: For the Forces of Good With Lucia Kanter St. Amour author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 27: For the Forces of Good With Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Did you know that as a mediator you help parties exercise a superpower?  It's the superpower of everyday negotiation! Listen...

By Lucia Kanter St Amour, Veronica Cravener
Slices of Conflict in Life author.

Slices of Conflict in Life

Question:  Where does conflict come from? Answer: Normal, unconflicted life. Building on Felstiner, Abel, and Sarat’s classic article describing the...

By John Lande
Logic, Emotions and Values: 40 Years of Negotiation Style and Decision Theory author.

Logic, Emotions and Values: 40 Years of Negotiation Style and Decision Theory

Much has been written about negotiation style and decision theory in the last 40 years. Getting to Yes was a sensation in...

By Faith Ireland
Past and Future Change Management Trends author.

Past and Future Change Management Trends

In the old days, before the 1900s, it was mostly a person’s physical skills that were brought into the workplace…skills...

By Ralph Kilmann
When Unmarried Couples Separate – What’s Best for the Children? author.

When Unmarried Couples Separate – What’s Best for the Children?

Separating married couples, with or without children, know that divorce requires the legal dissolution of the marriage.  Divorce is not...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Recognize and Close Culture Gaps author.

Recognize and Close Culture Gaps

The culture of a family, community, or organization partially determines whether a given conflict mode (particularly collaborating) can be used...

By Ralph Kilmann
Mediators Help Save the Economy author.

Mediators Help Save the Economy

Originally published on Indisputably The news media have a well-known bad-news bias.  If something bad is happening or – better...

By John Lande
Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples author.

Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples

Divorce agreements tell a story.  The story speaks not only of arrangements for children’s living and times spent with each...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Conflict Resolution Readiness author.

Conflict Resolution Readiness

So often we embark on a difficult communication or react to a conflict situation by trying to discuss it before...

By Cinnie Noble
“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”* author.

“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”*

Review of Ellen Bruno’s Documentary Film, Split Up—The Teen Years Back in 2013, I reviewed for Mediate.com a documentary titled...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Who Gets the Custody of Pets in a Divorce? author.

Who Gets the Custody of Pets in a Divorce?

Pets are an integral part of a family, so no wonder when a couple is contemplating a divorce, the fate...

By Roseann Vanella
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
Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships author.

Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships

Much of what takes place in couples, families, and other close relationships lies buried beneath layers of unspoken desire, expectation,...

By Kenneth Cloke
Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents author.

Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents

Back to school is upon us, and for most parents, it can bring a whole new set of challenges not...

By Melissa Provence
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
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
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
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Chances are, one reason you got into mediation was to make a difference. Have you ever thought about getting into...

By Ashley Rosenthal, Veronica Cravener
50 Questions You Can Ask Friends and Relatives in Political Arguments author.

50 Questions You Can Ask Friends and Relatives in Political Arguments

In the aftermath of the election, and as we head into the holidays when we will be talking with friends...

By Kenneth Cloke
A Comparison of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems author.

A Comparison of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems

For those disputants who have found that there is no pertinent binding or legal remedy to their problems or where...

By Sharon Kendrick-Johnson
Needed: Random Acts of Kindness author.

Needed: Random Acts of Kindness

I was at a concert of the LA Philharmonic one recent Sunday afternoon to hear some ballet music, including Stravinsky’s...

By Maria Simpson
But is it “Fair”? author.

But is it “Fair”?

How many times have we heard the refrain,” But, it is not fair!” or “I just want to be fair...

By Phyllis Pollack
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
Self-Care author.

Self-Care

The real story of healing As mediators and people working at the front line of conflict it can be overlooked...

By Michelle Brenner
No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict author.

No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict

I like this quote by Beverly Sills – it applies to just about everything! When it comes to interpersonal conflict...

By Cinnie Noble
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias! author.

Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackOne would think that the ability to look through either the Hubble or James...

By Phyllis Pollack

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