Mediation Ethics Articles
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.
One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right
A conflict resolution process is a change process.
According to brand new 3/31/2019 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website, by far!
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.
It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.
It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
What is the purpose of the conflict?
(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.
Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.
(3/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek
This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
In this article, Anveksha Padhye does a critical analysis on whether mediation is an effective ADR mechanism or not.
This article explores in relation to “evaluative” or “advice-giving” mediation, what are possible working descriptions, typologies, variations, expressions used, diagnosis and suitability, advantages and disadvantages, and common hurdles.
Sometimes when we’re faced with a difficult conversation we over-think it and try to anticipate every single objection that can be raised, or every difficult response we have to make, or every completely unanticipated tangent that “complexifies” the whole conversation.
I wish to add to Michael Leathes’ recent post on his suggestion that more field-based research be done into the mediation product and Rick Weiler’s follow-up.
This article explores how neuroscience can help mediators understand the physiologic stress response, its impact on individuals involved in conflict, and how to structure mediation to minimize the negative impact of the stress response.
In a recent blog, I mentioned that I attended a seminar presented by Professor Blondell discussing ethical fading in mediation. At one point, she mentioned the SINS scale which I had not heard about.
Mentoring and co-mediating have been fundamental aspects of my mediation work since my first experiences in Toronto some 19 years ago.
This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.
In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.
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Have you considered that, while we traditionally believe that our "conscience" tells us what is right and what is wrong, conscience, in practice, actually is a functional strive for harmony with those around us?