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(3/16/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair, and Jim Melamed, Mediate.com Board Chair, invite you to participate in five (5) open Forums seeking to further Online Mediation Training. See the Forum Schedule and Register!
Following the “insurrection,” “putsch,” or “attempted coup” in Washington D.C., on January 6, 2021, and the subsequent acquittal of President Trump on impeachment charges, we find ourselves facing extremely significant and difficult, yet very different political conflicts and challenges from those we faced before.
Working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for organizations to demonstrate their emotional qualities.
(1/23/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Under the leadership of Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Mediate.com's Online Mediation Training Task Force is tackling a huge issue: "How can the mediation field now and in the future best make and maintain quality mediators?
This article explores how the glorification of our ingroup (those whom we share identity with) contributes to conflict.
Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated.
Mediate.com is launching a project with mediator-designed resources called Build the Toolbox.
Imagine my surprise years ago when I went through North Carolina family financial mediation training and I learned that the norm for mediating a couple going through divorce was shuttle mediation.
Can reformers and chief justices find common ground?
As more mediators practice via Zoom and experience Zoom fatigue, they are discovering something about themselves.
An example of how dispute resolution can help when the courts can’t.
In the US, and in different ways in countries around the world, we are now facing five, and perhaps six significant crises, each with its own distinct set of conflicts.
A survey of judges provides some insight on the mediation landscape in Wisconsin.
(8/29/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn
The National Association for Community Mediation discusses the importance of having a vulnerable vision, and standing up for it.
(8/24/20)Andrea Maia, Gregg Relyea
This article discusses the "Community Spread" of Mediation in a Post COVID-19 World.
(8/20/20)Christopher Garcia, Scott Rautio
This article looks at The Importance of the Relationship; What are the expectations; and what should be discussed?
According to brand new 8/16/2020 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!
Is there something more I could do, as part of the human community that might make a difference?
Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.
(7/31/20)Roger Moss, Carole Conn
Conflict Intervention Service: Transforming Lives, Transforming Affordable Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19
Arbitral Community Mobilizes to Adapt to the COVID-19 Crisis through Increased Use of Electronic Proceedings
(7/25/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock
Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.
Conflict is inherent and pulsating in every situation or aspect of life.
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This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.