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Negotiation Articles


Children Find Peace in the Forest

(8/15/18)Michelle Brenner

Nature Deficit Disorder, a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in The Woods, is used to describe the impact that urbanisation along with the technological era has had, in reducing the time children are having in nature, nearby nature.

Italian Mediation Model - Video

(8/15/18)Leonardo d'Urso

This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.

Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger

(8/15/18)Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.

Meditate, Mediate, Medicate: Is there a Difference?

(8/15/18)Barbara McCulloch

The theme of the article is that while we might be neurologically and sociologically primed to “Fight or Flight”, we can choose another way and thereby reduce the conflict in our lives.

International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies

(8/10/18)Jack Urquhart

Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.

How to Write an Effective Mediation Summary in 6 Steps

(8/10/18)Grace Carter

Your mediation summary can make the process easier both for yourself, but also the mediator.

What Could be the Source of Modern Polarization?

(8/03/18)Tim Hicks

Everyone’s talking polarization these days.

In Praise of a Trial

(8/03/18)John Lande

The trial of Paul Manafort is a good illustration of an important value of trials.

Crisis Counselor Skills: Helping People In Crisis… in 160 Characters or Less

(8/03/18)Jeff Thompson

This article discusses how mediators can apply the communication skills used by Crisis Counselors to help people in crisis.

Conflicts over groundwater and aquifers profiled in recently-published book: Advances in Groundwater Governance

(8/03/18)Todd Jarvis

This article discusses how cooperation can be enhanced through a transdisciplinary approach to water negotiations, refusing to accept tired cliches and really talking.

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives - Part 2

(8/03/18)Leonard Edwards

This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.

Ken Cloke Discusses Political Negotiation - Video

(8/01/18)Kenneth Cloke

Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.

The Narrative Arc of Conflict

(7/27/18)Ian MacDuff

This article discusses Kahneman's words “Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.”

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Mediators Should Have Strategies and Skills to Break Impasses

(7/06/18)Mark Baer

This article discusses this concept: “Conflict in divorce cannot be resolved if we don't talk to each other.”

People Pleasers in Conflict

(6/22/18)Cinnie Noble

Some of us have a pattern known as people-pleasing.

Not Just Another Set of Lamb Chops!

(6/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

Someone once said to me that while to a butcher a pair of lamb chops is just another set of lamb chops, to a person who has not eaten in a long while, it will be the best meal ever. In sum, it is all a matter of perspective.

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

I’m Not Neutral About Neutrality: I’m Partial to Multi-Partiality

(6/22/18)Vicki Assegued

Embarking upon the journey of becoming a mediator led me into learning a new language, one that would be spoken both internally – (in how I would think about the mediation participants and their circumstances) - and externally – (in how I would interact with them).

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating

(6/21/18)Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.

The Conflict Iceberg

(6/14/18)Cinnie Noble

The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.

ADR Forms, Methods and Practices

(6/14/18)Shirli Kirschner

Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it? - Part 2

(6/14/18)Paul Rajkowski

I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.

Getting a Divorce? Mediate, Don't Litigate.

(6/14/18)Judith Weigle

Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.

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