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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.

Cinnie Noble

The Need to Be Right

(5/03/19)Cinnie Noble

One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right

Tim Hicks

Conflict Resolution is a Change Process, But What is Changing?: The Neural Reality of Conflict Experience

(4/08/19)Tim Hicks

A conflict resolution process is a change process.

Jim Melamed

New Comparative Data on Mediator Directory Websites

(4/02/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 3/31/2019 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website, by far!

Ronald S. Kraybill

Lead Without Bullying

(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.

Jeff Thompson

HOBAS: Understanding the Data Behind U.S. Crisis Hostage Negotiation

(4/01/19)Jeff Thompson

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.

Jim Cormack

Time to Think About Jurisdiction and Look to Scotland

(4/01/19)Jim Cormack

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.

Cinnie Noble

Self-Blame in Conflict

(3/22/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.

Maria Simpson

Name Your Anger

(3/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 3

(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.

Cinnie Noble

Repurposing Our Conflicts

(3/17/19)Cinnie Noble

What is the purpose of the conflict?

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Green Book’s Insights Into a Deeper Diversity

(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.”

Clare Fowler

Companies Need You!

(3/15/19)Clare Fowler

Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.

Valerie Qian

Wanted: Diverse Divorce Practitioners. Why Diversity is Good for All of Us

(3/15/19)Valerie Qian

Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.

Donald T. Saposnek

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

(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.

Mediation As An Effective ADR Mechanism

(3/03/19)Anveksha Padhye

In this article, Anveksha Padhye does a critical analysis on whether mediation is an effective ADR mechanism or not.

John Wade

Evaluative Mediation-- Elephants in the Room?

(2/22/19)John Wade

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.

Maria Simpson

Confused Conversations

(2/22/19)Maria Simpson

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.

Greg Rooney

How Can We Sell The Mediation Product If We Haven’t Worked Out What It Is?

(2/22/19)Greg Rooney

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.

Jill Tanz

Using Neuroscience to Understand Stress and Improve Mediation

(2/22/19)Jill Tanz

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.

Phyllis Pollack

How SINS ful Are You?

(2/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

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.

Sharon Sutherland

Canadian Business: 5 Ways Co-Mediating Benefits Your Own Mediation Business

(2/10/19)Sharon Sutherland

Mentoring and co-mediating have been fundamental aspects of my mediation work since my first experiences in Toronto some 19 years ago.

Lori Frank

Get Curious!

(2/08/19)Lori Frank

This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.

Ron Pizzo

A Lawyer Who Likes to Coach: What’s Up with That?

(2/08/19)Ron Pizzo

In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.

Sarah Peyton

Should Guilt and Shame Have a Place in Mediation?

(2/05/19)Sarah Peyton

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?

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