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Public Policy & Environmental Articles
In this outstanding collection of essays, there are tips for managing disagreements, guidelines for handling children’s needs, information about finances, and even a recipe for Quarantine Cookies.
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.
Think "I Can" like it's your first day on the job, everyday.
(4/21/20)Peter Adler, Kem Lowry
Unexpected belt-tightening is unpleasant. It unravels expectations and invokes fear. The more severe the shock, the more severe the manifestations can be. If you are a leader, you are also suddenly thrust into “crisis management” mode, which raises questions. What is your strategy?
This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.
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.
The text of that article follows with my update to help readers understand what I previously recommended and what could be recommended going forward.
As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.
As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.
(3/30/20)Susan Nauss Exon, Soomi Lee
Exon and Lee found that trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face.
This Article examines the strengths and weaknesses of ODR (online dispute resolution) from a psychological perspective. It makes five main points.
Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.
"Mediation 20/20: Which Ways Now?" is the theme of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Online Conference October 1, 2020. This conference is both a focused think-tank conference dedicated to defining best courses for mediation's continued growth over the next decade and a celebration of Mediate's first 25 years.
So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.
The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”
We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.
(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.
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing mediators can do in cases of violence.
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.
(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.
This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
(8/11/19)Prathamesh D Popat
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Every society, every community, every culture has some or the other form/s of resolving the disputes faced by their constituents. Often, the longer and more prosperous the lineage, the more refined and varied the mechanisms.