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Peter Adler

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.

Gina Miller

The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center

(1/24/22)Gina Miller

Most people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit to what matters most to them.

Georgia Daniels

Exploring Agreement - Readiness for Divorce Mediation

(1/07/22)Georgia Daniels

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.

Jim Melamed

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

(12/28/21)Jim Melamed

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?

Martin Rosenfeld

Being Nice Helps

(12/27/21)Martin Rosenfeld

This brief article looks at the need to engender good will in a contested divorce.

Phyllis Pollack

Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)!

(12/20/21)Phyllis Pollack

What has the last 21 months taught me?

Richard Moore

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan

(12/20/21)Richard Moore

Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills," hosted by Colm Brannigan.

Howard Bellman

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman

(12/14/21)Howard Bellman, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Grande Lum

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.

Ben Coltrin

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case

(12/09/21)Ben Coltrin

There are many benefits of using mediation in your child custody case. Mediation gives you the final say over the type of custody you get and the other terms of your parenting plan.

Susan Raines

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Susan Raines, Workplace Conflict

(11/30/21)Susan Raines

Recording of another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Susan Raines talking about the new edition of her book "Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client and Policy Disputes," hosted by Chidera Didigu.

Jacqueline Font-Guzmán

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

(11/23/21)Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán about her chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Peter Adler

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler

(11/09/21)Peter Adler, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Peter Adler about his chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.

Bob Bordone

What are the Qualities of a Good Mediator? - video

(10/07/21)Bob Bordone

Have you ever asked yourself, what are the qualities of a good mediator?

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation

(9/28/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.

Denise French

Divorce Done Differently!

(9/27/21)Denise French

As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving. Mediation may not even be an option in your mind, but it should be.

Ron Supancic

Ronald Melin Supancic - A Memorial

(9/21/21)Ron Supancic

Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.

Jim Melamed

Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Training Task Force - Introduction

(9/20/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediate.com’s Online Mediation Training Task Force here presents our Final Report and Recommendations, along with our Committee recommendations and resources, with humility, knowing that the ideas contained herein are intended to stimulate additional and continuing consideration, discussion and research.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Paths Forward for Online Mediation - Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

(9/19/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed

Here are Committee Reports, Recommendations and Resources from the Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force Final Report.

Naveed Khan

Conflict in the Workplace – Mediation Can Make Your Team More Efficient

(9/17/21)Naveed Khan

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.

Beth Graham

High-Tech Dispute Resolution

(9/13/21)Beth Graham

In this scholarly work, the authors examine the intersection of online dispute resolution and psychology.

Antoinette Raheem

Negotiation Tactics: How They Work and How to Protect Yourself and Your Client from Them

(9/13/21)Antoinette Raheem

Why talk about negotiation tactics, manipulative moves designed to slant an outcome in one side’s favor more than the other, based on “tricks” or gamesmanship versus merit?

Morenike Obi-Farinde

The Growth of Mediation in Nigeria

(8/12/21)Morenike Obi-Farinde

This paper seeks to draw upon the experiences of Nigeria as a growing mediation movement to serve as a blueprint for emerging mediation movements. 

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Virtual Interpersonal Community Mediation: NAFCM Think Tank Report

(8/01/21)NAFCM

In November 2020, Mediate.com approached D.G. Mawn of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) to facilitate a national think tank regarding possible support Mediate.com may wish to consider which would strengthen and broaden the impact of community mediation through on-line access. The exact charge was: Develop best-practice recommendations for Mediate.com regarding their online services so they best support the field of community mediation to embrace and offer online mediation services and utilize and benefit from basic and ongoing online mediation training.

Elahe Amani

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

(7/27/21)Elahe Amani

“Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”

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