The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
One of the challenges in using educational programs to collect data is a tension between the goals of having speakers provide material to participants and gathering information from them.
With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.
It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.
Strive to create a conflict free zone in your work and home interactions.
In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.
A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.
This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
It’s hard to get fresh perspective about our situation or the other person when we’re trapped inside a conflict.
The Lebanese: Heading into an Authentic Reconciliation, and Creating a Potential Reconciliatory Force in a Volcanic Region
In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.
Principles, Theories, and Models: A persuasive argument about which mediation practice model is better. This document discusses the prevalence of conflict and disputes in daily life.
Disputes are a part of life. On all levels, in most relationships, we disagree about things.
This article is a summary of techniques I use to identify when parties to a mediation use language patterns intended to avoid responsibility making it difficult to reach an agreement.
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
In 2016, the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudsperson commissioned, "a project to explore and portray in its various guises the work carried out by ombuds offices, with the aim of achieving some clarity on its impact on Canadian colleges and universities."
Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!
Guerilla warfare is unconventional. Instead of relying on large, slow moving armies and doctrines of overwhelming force, guerillas depend on invisibility, highly portable weapons, quick ambushes, booby traps, and hundreds of pressuring tactics that achieve practical offensive or defensive results.
As I approached this article, I expected that how our members describe what qualities they want in a mediator would depend upon the case, the side the lawyer is on, the opponent, one’s own client, and mostly how the lawyer sees the mediator’s role. My research proved otherwise.
This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.
This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.
Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.
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