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

(11/15/19)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 specific safety guidelines.

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.

Worry About Hornets

(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(9/14/19)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(9/05/19)Susan Podziba

This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.

New Interview with Peter Adler - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(8/14/19)Peter Adler

This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

ADR In INDIA

(8/11/19)Prathamesh D Popat

Every society, every community, every culture has some or the other form/s of resolving the disputes faced by their constituents. Often, the longer and more prosperous the lineage, the more refined and varied the mechanisms.

A Negotiation Emergency?

(7/31/19)John Sturrock

The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.

Establishing Standards for Online Domestic Relations Mediation

(7/18/19)Jim Melamed

Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?

Celebrating Pride – Reflections on Being a Gay Mediator

(7/18/19)Frederick Way

This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.

We Have to Love More, Hate Less. We Got to Listen More and Talk Less.

(7/12/19)John Lande

A quick thought on what we can learn from women's soccer.

SCOTX Grants Petition For Review Over Local Government Arbitration Question

(7/12/19)Beth Graham

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed to consider whether the San Antonio River Authority must arbitrate a dispute related to the costs associated with a $10 million dam project.

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/05/19)John Sturrock

Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.

'Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts': Book Review

(7/05/19)Alex Renirie, Todd Jarvis

Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts is a groundbreaking effort that documents conflicts and strategies for collaboration in today’s U.S. energy sector.

Ann Gosline Interview: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(7/01/19)Ann Gosline

The wider Influence of mediation and negotiative thinking beyond practice.

Bringing Oxytocin into the Room

(6/22/19)Kenneth Cloke

For the most part, we have tended to ignore the deeper reality that conflict experiences are processed and regulated by our nervous system.

Interview with Susan Yates: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/19/19)Susan Yates

Managing A Force of Nature: ODR and Dispute Resolution Systems Design Standards and Practice: An interview with Susan Yates by Robert Benjamin.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.

Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era

(6/13/19)Susan Podziba

The world of conflict, negotiation, and public policy mediation has markedly changed since the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States.

New Interview with Douglas Yarn: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/28/19)Doug Yarn

This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Cognitive Bias' in the Workplace

(5/09/19)Monica Brown-Coleman

A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.

The Role of Mediation in Investor-State Disputes

(4/26/19)Armita Azad

Mediation should become more prominent than arbitration in the approach to investor-State disputes.

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