Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!
This article discusses how cooperation can be enhanced through a transdisciplinary approach to water negotiations, refusing to accept tired cliches and really talking.
This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.
Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.
The mediation in the United States has long been used as an Alternative Dispute Resolution throughout the Court Systems around the country significantly reducing the court backlog.
There are many keys to reaching possible agreement. The list includes, among others, discovering not incompatible interests, soothing a hurt relationship, or finding a common enemy. Uncovering a transcending vision can accelerate and amplify the coming together of contending parties. Vision helps achieve agreement.
Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.
(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen
This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).
What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?
Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.
The social capital of any society is education and identity.
This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.
There’s recent discussion in urban planning journals about the way professional city planners should be educated today. Having a conversation about planning in advance prevents many community-conflicts down the road.
This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.
Interpersonal conflict is often deflating. Our egos, self-esteem, confidence, mood and other parts of us can all be negatively influenced when we are in dispute.
In many job descriptions posted in March and April this year on Indeed, the job announcements include conflict resolution or conflict management as required or desirable skills.
As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”
In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.
(3/14/18)Jan Frankel Schau, Nina Meierding
Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.
The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.
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Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.