(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.
This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.
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.
Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.
(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.
Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.
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.
The trial of Paul Manafort is a good illustration of an important value of trials.
This article discusses how mediators can apply the communication skills used by Crisis Counselors to help people in crisis.
This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.
(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.
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.”
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.
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.
Sometimes, when involved in an interpersonal conflict, we find ourselves “up against a wall”.
Whenever I teach conflict and communication skills classes or coach someone, I always include the important role nonverbal communication plays.
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.
It might seem strange to use the words ‘grateful’ and ‘conflict’ in the same sentence.
This article discusses Shinrin Yoku, Using Nature Forest Therapy as a Restorative Practice.
Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.
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.
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.
After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.
This article discusses this concept: “Conflict in divorce cannot be resolved if we don't talk to each other.”
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