“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” (Henry Ford)
While Henry Ford’s quote might well apply to making cars and running a business, it also has application to our interpersonal disputes when one of the common things many of us do is find fault with the other person.
One of the most important things a mediator must do- if not the most important- is to build trust and rapport with the parties. In pre-Covid days, this was a bit easier; the mediator could sit face to face with each party and schmooze.
CPR’s Mediation Committee presented Los Angeles mediator Jeff Kichaven on the limits of mediation confidentiality at a March 16 online program that provided attendees with cutting-edge and occasionally controversial practice guidance on confidentiality, and avoiding neutrals’ liability disclaimers, as well as ethics continuing legal education credits.
(4/10/21)Robin Brzobohatý, Tereza Hanajová
While debriefing immediately after a co-mediation, an interesting question arose: “Does a reflection always have the same function regardless of the context?”
In getting ready to continue digging up the return of Traditional Mediation, I read Rachel Gupta’s article on this site and I am grateful to her for writing it.
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
Disagreements are a part of human nature. As long as people exhibit diverse traits stemming from different experiences, their opinions will differ.
This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.
Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.
Mediators mostly focus on differences between open-ended and pointed questions, Yet, there is much more to questioning and question-asking than that.
(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink
International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.”
The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed, 1969
Protecting client confidentiality is critical, not only to protect your business’ reputation but also to adhere to strict legislation around safeguarding data.
To enhance communication flow and joint involvement in certain decision-making areas, agreements need to be well planned-out.
When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.
If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children.
Getting divorced can take just as big of a toll on the kids as it does the adults involved. Fortunately, divorcing parents can help to mitigate the negative impacts of divorce on the entire family in a few key ways, namely with mediation. Learn how mediation can work for your family here.
(3/25/21)Celia Caiuby, Andrea Maia
The paper addresses affect in its philosophical aspect, proposing a rational reflection on the individual perceptions of each party involved in a conflict, in order to analyze how this affection influences the methods of dispute resolution.
When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.
Mediate.com is excited to announce a youth voices conferences, focused on 6 sessions spread out over multiple time zones, sharing strategies for advancing dispute resolution around the world.
James Claxton is requesting your response to his ODR survey.
“I’ve learned so much from my mistakes. I’m thinking about making a few more.”
This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.
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This article discusses the framing piece of how you talk and what makes people want to listen.