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Jim Melamed

What Is Your Mediation Background?

(5/05/20)Jim Melamed

The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

(4/13/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.

Natalie Davis

Research Concludes Regional International Organizations are Critical Mediators

(4/10/20)Natalie Davis

The author discusses the critical need of regional international organizations (RIOs) to intervene in ethnic conflicts, but notes some of the surrounding limitations to creating sustainable peace, such as the level of violence or the restrictions an organization might face in their very design.

Laila Ollapally

India Signs the Singapore Mediation Convention

(4/10/20)Laila Ollapally

This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.

David Huebner

Expedited Arbitration and Party Autonomy Are Key Solutions to Resolving COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions

(4/10/20)David Huebner

The equation is immutable: disruption of supply chains + intervention by governments to manage noncommercial priorities = dramatic increase in disputes among private business entities. COVID-19 has brought much production, transport and commercial activity to a near halt.

Lidia Staron

7 Financial Tips for Small Businesses Operating during the COVID Pandemic

(4/03/20)Lidia Staron

As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.

Yvette Durazo

In an Era of Chaos with the Coronavirus; The Solution to Support our Leaders is Online Mediation

(3/20/20)Yvette Durazo

Nowadays, with the Corona-virus taking precedent over our businesses, professional and personal lives, leaders are facing high levels of stress.

Ranse Howell

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ranse Howell

Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Video

(3/06/20)Ranse Howell

We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.

Sahil Kanuga

Mediated Settlements: The Next Realm of Dispute Resolution in India

(2/29/20)Sahil Kanuga

On July 31, 2019, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (popularly referred to as the “Singapore Convention”) by the Republic of India.

John Lande

The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers' Mental Health

(2/21/20)John Lande

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The law can be a very dangerous thing.

The GPC North America Report

(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia

The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.

Katie Shonk

Online Negotiation Strategies: Email and Video-conferencing

(1/31/20)Katie Shonk

Online negotiation offers negotiators and their organizations convenience, speed, and cost savings. But negotiating via email and videoconferencing, in particular, poses challenges that need to be overcome.

Kathleen Kauth

Cost of Workplace Conflict

(1/17/20)Kathleen Kauth

Conflict in the workplace is extremely costly.

James Dorian

10 Mediation Tips for Settling Business Disputes

(1/17/20)James Dorian

For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.

Dividing the Burial Plot in Divorce

(1/17/20)Mary Salisbury

This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.

Arran Heal

The Horror of Bullying at France Telecom

(1/03/20)Arran Heal

Between 2008 and 2009, 35 employees of France Télécom committed suicide.

Kathleen Kauth

Gossip Feeds Conflict

(12/27/19)Kathleen Kauth

Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.

Ranse Howell

The Business of Disputes in Sports: A Chinese Perspective

(12/12/19)Ranse Howell

As part of a broader commitment to expand JAMS’ global footprint, the JAMS International Operations group recently organized an event in Beijing, China.

Emma Hartman

How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence

(12/06/19)Emma Hartman

If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.

Stanley Santire

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Stanley Santire

The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

Arran Heal

Why Mediation Should be Part of Health and Wellness

(11/15/19)Arran Heal

By the time workplace disputes have reached the attention of Employee Relations, mediation starts to look like a last chance saloon for informal resolution.

Jamie Costello

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

Maria Simpson

Suggestions for Team Leaders

(11/04/19)Maria Simpson

Whether you’ve just received your first team leadership assignment or have been doing this for a while, it can be helpful to remind yourself – or become aware of – some guidelines for team leaders that can make your job easier.

Amy Robertson

It Ain’t My Fault: How Best to Manage Workplace Conflict

(10/10/19)Amy Robertson

Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”

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