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Ronald S. Kraybill

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.

Leonardo d'Urso

Italian Mediation Model - Video

(8/15/18)Leonardo d'Urso

This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.

Barbara McCulloch

Meditate, Mediate, Medicate: Is there a Difference?

(8/15/18)Barbara McCulloch

The theme of the article is that while we might be neurologically and sociologically primed to “Fight or Flight”, we can choose another way and thereby reduce the conflict in our lives.

Phyllis Pollack

Past the Time Is the Right Time!

(8/10/18)Phyllis Pollack

Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.

William Scott Harralson, J.D.

Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children?

(8/10/18)William Scott Harralson, J.D.

In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.

Joy Rosenthal

Families Belong Together

(8/10/18)Joy Rosenthal

Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.

Jack Urquhart

International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies

(8/10/18)Jack Urquhart

Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.

John Lande

In Praise of a Trial

(8/03/18)John Lande

The trial of Paul Manafort is a good illustration of an important value of trials.

Jeff Thompson

Crisis Counselor Skills: Helping People In Crisis… in 160 Characters or Less

(8/03/18)Jeff Thompson

This article discusses how mediators can apply the communication skills used by Crisis Counselors to help people in crisis.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives - Part 2

(8/03/18)Leonard Edwards

This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Career in Conflict Resolution?

(7/27/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Everywhere I’ve lived and worked, I’ve met people who feel a deep inner echo to the idea of making peace.

Ian MacDuff

The Narrative Arc of Conflict

(7/27/18)Ian MacDuff

This article discusses Kahneman's words “Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.”

Colin Rule

Reframing

(7/24/18)Colin Rule

One of the core skills in the mediator’s tool box is a technique called reframing. Put simply, reframing helps people see something from a different perspective.

Peter Adler

The Exceptional Power of Vision

(7/24/18)Peter Adler

There are many keys to reaching possible agreement. The list includes, among others, discovering not incompatible interests, soothing a hurt relationship, or finding a common enemy. Uncovering a transcending vision can accelerate and amplify the coming together of contending parties. Vision helps achieve agreement.

Cinnie Noble

Up Against a Wall

(7/20/18)Cinnie Noble

Sometimes, when involved in an interpersonal conflict, we find ourselves “up against a wall”.

Lorraine Segal

Nonverbal Communication, Difficult Conversations (and autonomous cars)

(7/20/18)Lorraine Segal

Whenever I teach conflict and communication skills classes or coach someone, I always include the important role nonverbal communication plays.

Hiro Aragaki

SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey

(7/20/18)Hiro Aragaki

This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.

Cinnie Noble

Being Grateful for Some Conflicts

(7/13/18)Cinnie Noble

It might seem strange to use the words ‘grateful’ and ‘conflict’ in the same sentence.

Michelle Brenner

Lean into Liminality

(7/13/18)Michelle Brenner

This article discusses Shinrin Yoku, Using Nature Forest Therapy as a Restorative Practice.

Dan Simon

Establishing Rapport in Mediation

(7/13/18)Dan Simon

Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.

Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

Denise Evans

Lest We Forget

(7/06/18)Denise Evans

After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.

Mark Baer

Mediators Should Have Strategies and Skills to Break Impasses

(7/06/18)Mark Baer

This article discusses this concept: “Conflict in divorce cannot be resolved if we don't talk to each other.”

Bruce Edwards

Turning Ideas Into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh

(7/03/18)Bruce Edwards

What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?

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