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Elahe Amani

Violence Against Women and Girls Pandemic and Gendered Dimension of COVID-19

(5/08/20)Elahe Amani

Imagine there was a pandemic that globally impacted close to 1.3 billion women and girls at some point in their lives.

Gary Doernhoefer

Are Demographics Destiny for Technology in Mediation?

(5/03/20)Gary Doernhoefer

The age demographics of consumers of mediation services and mediators themselves will likely drive the adoption of technology to assist in the delivery of mediation services in the very near future.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(4/24/20)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense? First, it means understanding the purpose and establishing a mindset behind this approach.

Brendan Schutte

Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing

(4/23/20)Brendan Schutte

“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

Morenike Obi-Farinde

ODR in Africa: The Emergent Face of Dispute Resolution Post COVID 19

(4/17/20)Morenike Obi-Farinde

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa have never really given a thought to - working from home.

Laila Ollapally

India Signs the Singapore Mediation Convention

(4/10/20)Laila Ollapally

This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.

Roseann Vanella

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Robert Benjamin

John Lewis Speech and Interview

(4/01/20)Robert Benjamin

From April 2006: Video of Congressman John Lewis, long-time Georgia representative and national civil rights leader, receiving the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section's annual meeting in Atlanta. See both John Lewis' powerful presentation and Mediate.com's following interview.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law

(3/27/20)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

This article discusses the facts of divorce as it stands today.

Sahil Kanuga

Mediation in India: An Introduction

(3/27/20)Sahil Kanuga, Payel Chatterjee

The landmark decision of the Singapore Convention signing by India on August 07, 2019 puts the future of mediation and mediated settlements in India on a strong pedestal.

Kenneth Cloke

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

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.

Yvette Durazo

March, A Month to Celebrate California Mediation Week

(3/13/20)Yvette Durazo

In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation).

Kenneth Cloke

Interview with Ken Cloke

(3/10/20)Kenneth Cloke

This is a new interview of mediation leader and author Ken Cloke by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Ranse Howell

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Rosa Perez Martell

Health, Mediation, and the Sustainable Development Goal 3

(3/06/20)Rosa Perez Martell

Organizations, professionals and users of health services find themselves in a scenario in which the existence of conflicts within the health system is a reality.

Kathleen Kauth

Workplace Aggression

(3/06/20)Kathleen Kauth

Have you ever worked with someone who came across as angry all the time?

Phyllis Pollack

In Negotiations, Are Women More Ethical Than Men?

(2/28/20)Phyllis Pollack

The Harvard PONS blog posted (on February 10, 2020) a thought- provoking article by Katie Shonk entitled “Moral Leadership: Do Women Negotiate More Ethically than Men?”

Nina Meierding

Interview with Nina Meierding

(2/25/20)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Ira Glick

Self Improvement Journey

(2/14/20)Ira Glick

A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".

Erin Alarcon

The Intersection and Impact of Personality Type and Conflict Management Style

(1/17/20)Erin Alarcon

By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.

Marvin E. Johnson

Relative Lack of Minorities in Field

(11/30/19)Marvin E. Johnson

Marvin Johnson speaks to why he believes there is a lack of people of color in the mediation profession. He claims much of it has to do with organizations not being welcoming.

John Sturrock

It Takes Just One Moment to Change, For Good or Bad

(11/29/19)John Sturrock

It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.

Lesley Cook

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(11/26/19)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.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 2 in Series

(11/18/19)Stephen Kotev

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.

Jamie Costello

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

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.

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