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Jim W Hildreth

Mother Lode Claim Jump

(1/11/19)Jim W Hildreth

The two groups were equally divided and the Superior Court was wise’in sending this to Mediation.

Jessica Baen

Civil Discourse: The Means or the End?

(1/11/19)Jessica Baen

This article discusses facilitating political dialogue with Make America Dinner Again.

Amy Sereday

7 Easy Tips for Better Communication

(1/04/19)Amy Sereday

How many times have you left a conversation with a loved one feeling frustrated; like they didn’t listen to a single thing you said?

Alia Ismail

Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe

(1/04/19)Alia Ismail

The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset.

Tammy Lenski

4 Handy Principles for Deciding When You Can’t Agree

(1/03/19)Tammy Lenski

When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.

Katherine Graham

The £1 Million Investigation

(1/03/19)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

Ronald S. Kraybill

New Trainers Guides

(12/28/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Every person, every organization, and every community faces conflict throughout the life cycle. These guides are designed to help everyone.

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Biases May Be A Good Thing!

(12/28/18)Phyllis Pollack

There may be another and more positive way of looking at implicit biases; it is simply a question of “framing”.

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Peter Salem

(12/28/18)Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource. This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Peter Salem, Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to learn about his favorite resource.

Daniela Almiron

El Mediador con sí Mismo y la Satisfacción en el Proceso de Mediación. Necesariamente Ensamblados.

(12/21/18)Daniela Almiron

El ensamble de voces y sentires en mediación hace la maravilla de la transformación.

John Lande

Dispute System Design for Facebook

(12/14/18)John Lande

This article discusses dispute system design criteria for the kind of institution that Mr. Zuckerberg suggested.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Thomas-Kilmann, Hammer’s ICSI, or Style Matters?

(12/14/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Trainers considering use of Style Matters as a conflict style inventory should be aware of two other options as well, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and the Hammer Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory.

Tammy Lenski

4 Handy Principles for Deciding When You Can’t Agree

(12/14/18)Tammy Lenski

When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.

Martina Sanchez

How Mediation Can Improve Your Workplace Morale

(12/14/18)Martina Sanchez

Conflict in the workplace can be a damaging and destructive force, which can escalate very quickly.

John Lande

Stop Being a Damned Fool

(12/07/18)John Lande

Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do.

Michael Erdle

Are We Done Yet?

(12/07/18)Michael Erdle

If parties are successful in reaching an agreement at the end of a long day (or more) of mediation, one of the final challenges is preparing a written document everyone can sign to capture the terms of the settlement.

Oran Kaufman

Even More Conflict Resolution Tips

(12/06/18)Oran Kaufman

Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.

Michelle Brenner

Conflict is All in the Mind--or is it?

(12/06/18)Michelle Brenner

I think that there is a lot of confusion in the field about how the vagal nerve and our instinctual responses affect us when we are in conflict--specifically how does the vagal nerve respond when we are scared in conflict?

Paul Bates

Essential Tips on Writing an Effective Mediation Submission

(12/06/18)Paul Bates

Mediation and the written agreement has become integral to the litigation process and offers avenues through which disputes can be settled amicably.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Can Lead to a Heavy Heart

(11/30/18)Cinnie Noble

Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been used in the sense of “weighed down with grief or sadness”.

John Lande

Legal Stress

(11/30/18)John Lande

This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing significant stresses affecting each of these groups and notes resources and ideas for dealing with them.

Phyllis Pollack

Every Dispute is Two Disputes

(11/30/18)Phyllis Pollack

The theme of the session was that while being intelligent is good, it is also very important to have emotional intelligence; the ability to tap into the emotions of others, or to read people.

Dan Simon

Interruption and Self-Determination

(11/30/18)Dan Simon

Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.

Eric Slepak

Saving Homes, Building Understanding

(11/30/18)Eric Slepak

This new evaluation looks at four-plus years of data across eight different programs to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreclosure mediation in Illinois, and to highlight how differences in program models impacted outcomes.

Rebecca Hiers

How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation

(11/30/18)Rebecca Hiers

This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.

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