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Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM).
Our legal system, which focuses on determining fault, liability and culpability, encourages parties to make accusations and to blame one another.
This article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.
This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.
At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.
It looks like we’re coming to the end of this dig. I can see a part of the canister holding the remains of traditional mediation.
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?
(12/27/21)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity. If you hang out with nine motivated, go-getting, positive individuals you’re going to become the tenth.
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Lela Love about her chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."
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.
This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an examination of brain processes, and then looks at a practical understanding of how to tackle and change those processes.
The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?
(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."
(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.
(12/06/21)Karen Brown Willcutts
As the oil and gas industry continues to evolve, oil and gas companies will no doubt see new types of claims asserted against them.
The “Mediators’ Green Pledge”, as it has become known, has been translated into 14 languages and has over 500 signatories from over 50 countries. The purpose of the Pledge is to promote more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment and climate.
Many of us have fine-tuned instincts that help guide us through challenges we face when we encounter situations and interactions that perplex us.
Before I start teaching a course or workshop about conflict management, I always tell my students that I have a modest goal for the class: to change their hearts, minds, and behaviors.
Professor Ian Macduff's interview as part of the Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution interview series offered by Mediate.com.
According to the Singapore Convention on Mediation’s website, the Convention is a “multilateral treaty which offers a uniform and efficient framework for the enforcement and invocation of international agreements resulting from mediation.”
(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.
I see many examples of people struggling to get beyond everyday gridlock. Still, in Hawaii, we seem stuck in a stewpot of persistent, unresolved, larger political, economic and cultural conflicts.
The relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be immediately evident.
(10/21/21)Donald T. Saposnek
This book review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution, co-edited by Howard Gadlin and Nancy A. Welsh, presents an overview, with snippets of personal and autobiographical material, of this penetrating collection that comprises the “personal stories” of 23 leading practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution.
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One of the hardest problems that a divorcing couple may face is how to divide up marital property.