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.
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.
(6/04/21)Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch
What do you think? Should there be quotas for training courses, universities, or even mediation sessions?
(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."
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.”
Miles Davis once said, “If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.”
(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.
Most people who feel attacked or threatened in some way respond in a confrontational manner.
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.
(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.
This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.
(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?”
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.
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.
This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.
(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink
International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.
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.
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.
Mediate.com is excited to announce a youth voices conferences, focused on 6 sessions spread out over multiple time zones, sharing strategies for advancing dispute resolution around the world.
Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.
It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.
This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.
Expectations are part of living as a human being. If we are in a relationship, we expect to be treated a certain way.
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This piece on mediating workplace sexual harassment cases provides an overview of what the mediation process would entail, the advantages of mediating such cases, and a brief discussion about the Indian perspective as regards workplace sexual harassment.