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Celia Caiuby

Affect in Methods of Dispute Resolution

(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.

Minson Vo

A Short Story: How My Friend Destroyed Their Bullies

(3/25/21)Minson Vo

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.

Clare Fowler

Announcing Youth Conference -- Free for Students

(3/22/21)Clare Fowler

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

ODR Survey--Your response requested

(3/22/21)James Claxton

James Claxton is requesting your response to his ODR survey.

Cinnie Noble

Don't Look Where You Fall

(3/19/21)Cinnie Noble

“I’ve learned so much from my mistakes. I’m thinking about making a few more.”

Daniel Dana

Peace is Possible

(3/19/21)Daniel Dana

This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.

Andrea Schneider

Be Open like Oprah and Candid like Chrissy

(3/19/21)Andrea Schneider

This article discusses the framing piece of how you talk and what makes people want to listen.

Phyllis Pollack

One Year Later: Zoom Fatigue

(3/19/21)Phyllis Pollack

Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.

Clare Fowler

For Ombuds Moving Online

(3/19/21)Clare Fowler

Software should be smart enough to support you and not be a time-suck. That is why we call it a platform and not a canyon.

Martin Rosenfeld

ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations

(3/19/21)Martin Rosenfeld

It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.

Kathleen Kauth

Managing Expectations to Avoid Conflict

(3/19/21)Kathleen Kauth

Expectations are part of living as a human being. If we are in a relationship, we expect to be treated a certain way.

Frank Burke

Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases

(3/19/21)Frank Burke

When the circumstances giving rise to the impracticality or frustration cease to exist, then Section 269 affords a party a reasonable time to resume performance.

David Ross

Annoy the Mediator at Your Own Risk: Negotiation Tactics and Missteps to Avoid, Part 2

(3/19/21)David Ross

In this post, I explore more aggravating, and avoidable, behaviors that may upset or undermine the mediator and the mediation process.

Maurice Ford

Progressive Discipline, the Misunderstood Frontier - Part 3

(3/19/21)Maurice Ford, Bruce Ally

Given this is our third article in this series the reader is reminded in our previous article we examined the overreaction on the manager’s part to disciplining employees. The focus of this article is to examine some of the challenges associated with training the management staff and agents.

Colin Rule

Evolution of the Mediation Field: Monthly Conversation Series with Field Leaders

(3/10/21)Colin Rule

As an ongoing Mediate.com Premium Membership benefit, Mediate is now hosting, on a monthly basis, an ongoing series of live online conversations with top mediators and conflict resolvers from around the world.  Here is detailed description of the first 9 live conversations.

Kenneth Cloke

Insurrection, Demagoguery, and the Mediation of Political Conflicts

(3/08/21)Kenneth Cloke

Following the “insurrection,” “putsch,” or “attempted coup” in Washington D.C., on January 6, 2021, and the subsequent acquittal of President Trump on impeachment charges, we find ourselves facing extremely significant and difficult, yet very different political conflicts and challenges from those we faced before.

Keri Morris

Weaving Our Tapestries

(3/08/21)Keri Morris

The tapestry of understanding cannot be woven by one strand alone.

Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

Why Mediation Fails

(3/08/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

The process of mediation, the opening of how to meet the people, how to engage with them, how to listen to them, how to manage them, how to explore them, how to take them closer to the resolution and how to get to the settlement from the horse’s mouth.

Veera Mahajan

Domestic Harmony For Better Future Of Our Children

(3/08/21)Veera Mahajan

I remember standing by the wall with my brothers and crying while my father was beating my mother.

Cinnie Noble

Line in the Sand

(3/05/21)Cinnie Noble

You have likely heard the metaphor about drawing a line in the sand, and might have used it yourself to set boundaries.

Andrea Schneider

Have Empathy like Eleanor (and be Perceptive like Princess Diana)

(3/05/21)Andrea Schneider

My next examples of negotiation skills come straight from the pandemic–and by that I mean watching television for hours during the pandemic!

CPRAM21: Committing to More Diversity in ADR

(3/05/21)Amy Foust

If you missed the 2021 CPR Annual Meeting in January—the first free public meeting held online in the organization’s 40-year history—the videos are being posted on CPR’s YouTube Channel.

Karen Aurit

Courage is a Choice

(3/03/21)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit

It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.

Richard Birke

[NAWJ Podcast] Technology in the Courts and in ADR: Meeting the Moment

(2/26/21)Richard Birke

JAMS has developed a multi-pronged strategy to offer virtual ADR to its clients.

Kathleen Kauth

CON·FLICT

(2/26/21)Kathleen Kauth

This article discusses the importance of sticking your neck out during conflict.

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