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Keshia Osbourne

Validating Medical Claims: do you get true value for your contributions?

(6/16/21)Keshia Osbourne, Bruce Ally

Anyone who’s employment situation offers them extended health is often under the mistaken notion that their policy will be triggered should a medical need arise.

Donna Silverberg

Effective Online Mediation Training For Public Policy And Large Group Mediators

(6/15/21)Donna Silverberg

At the request of Mediate.com, a small group of US-based public policy and large group mediators/mediation trainers met online during the winter/spring of 2021 to consider best practices and ideas to enhance online training and practice. This report summarizes our ideas and recommendations for ourselves, our colleagues and Mediate.com.

John Lande

Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation

(6/11/21)John Lande

Since writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to maximize the substantial benefits of court-connected mediation while minimizing the risks of coercion.

Dan Simon

Face and Mediation

(6/11/21)Dan Simon

We’ve all heard the phrases “saving face” or “losing face.” How does the concept of FACE play a role in conflict?

Mohamad Radwan Al Omar

Global Voices Highlight: A Path to Mediation in the Middle East

(6/11/21)Mohamad Radwan Al Omar

Most of the old generations in the Middle East witnessed arranged marriages, which escalated into disputes and conflicts afterwards due to the lack of love. This is why I spent most of my childhood mediating between family members, friends, and neighbors so they can solve their issues, and reach collaborative solutions, without knowing that this can be a profession one day.

Rafeena Bacchus

Mediation and the Four Agreements

(6/11/21)Rafeena Bacchus

The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said to embody the essential unity of truth and described as a way of life. I believe that if we adopt these Four Agreements they will create enough personal power to change the way we mediate and resolve conflict, leading to better and more satisfying settlements.

Lesley Cook

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(6/09/21)Lesley Cook

This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

Maria Apostolidou

Diversity at the Mediation Table – How Do We Get There?

(6/04/21)Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch

What do you think? Should there be quotas for training courses, universities, or even mediation sessions?

Clare Fowler

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation for Youth and Schools

(6/03/21)Clare Fowler, Jonathan Rodrigues

How can we best support the development of online mediation and online mediation training for youth and in our schools?  This Youth and Schools 2-hour Forum builds upon the 2-day "Young Minds, Global Voices Online Conference." 

Hiro Aragaki

An AAPI Neutral’s Perspective on Culture and Contract Interpretation

(6/01/21)Hiro Aragaki

Something interesting has happened to me in the past year or so: I started seeing many more cases where two or more parties were Asian, a term I will use to mean both “Asian-American” and “from Asia.”

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Virtual Interpersonal Community Mediation: NAFCM Think Tank Report

(5/28/21)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.

Cinnie Noble

How Can We Understand Everything?

(5/24/21)Cinnie Noble

Miles Davis once said, “If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.”

Jonathan Rodrigues

New Mediators' Guidance from Youth Conference

(5/18/21)Jonathan Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya  Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen

This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com in an effort to hear from newer mediators. These 6 sessions comprised up and coming thought leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.  

Kevin Stapley

Managing Confrontational Behavior in Mediations

(5/10/21)Kevin Stapley

Most people who feel attacked or threatened in some way respond in a confrontational manner.

Cinnie Noble

Expectations and Conflict

(4/30/21)Cinnie Noble

It seems to me – based on my work as a conflict management coach and, well, just as myself – that one of the things that leads to interpersonal conflict is when we have expectations of another.

Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta

Consensus Instrument for Work Relationships

(4/23/21)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta

In view of this article’s theme, which concerns the management of labor conflicts, we will focus in particular on the legal institute of mediation and its effectiveness.

Larry Susskind

Preparing the Next Generation of Professors of Environmental Studies

(4/16/21)Larry Susskind

This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.

Amy Robertson

How you Approach a Disagreement Matters

(4/16/21)Amy Robertson

Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.

Reflection as a Manifestation of Recognition Beyond Relational Weakness and Self-Absorption

(4/10/21)Robin Brzobohatý, Tereza Hanajová

While debriefing immediately after a co-mediation, an interesting question arose: “Does a reflection always have the same function regardless of the context?”

Paul Rajkowski

Shovel 3: The Big One

(4/09/21)Paul Rajkowski

In getting ready to continue digging up the return of Traditional Mediation, I read Rachel Gupta’s article on this site and I am grateful to her for writing it.

Kenneth Cloke

20 Ways to Improve UNFCCC Meetings and Climate Change Negotiations

(4/02/21)Kenneth Cloke

In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.

Andrea Schneider

ADR & Activism Through Art - Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo

(4/01/21)Andrea Schneider

This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.

Consumer Protection BC

The Singapore Convention on Mediation - Where’s Europe?

(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink

International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.

Amanda Singer

How to Manage In-Laws Post Divorce

(3/25/21)Amanda Singer

When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.

Minson Vo

A Short Story: How My Friend Destroyed Their Bullies

(3/25/21)Minson Vo

When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.

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