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Aaron Leakey

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

(1/24/22)Aaron Leakey

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation.

Peter Adler

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A short screed on what this means and what we can do about it.

Janet Chance

COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success

(1/24/22)Janet Chance

COVID has transformed typical workplace and family mediations to look more like emotional contentious community disputes and therefore, the tools used in a community dispute such as Reflective Structured Dialogue can help workplace and family mediations be more productive and positive.

John Lande

More COVID PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers

(1/20/22)John Lande

This is a sequel to the post last week, My Covid Perceived Injurious Experiences (PIE). This is one author articulating their concerns and their approach to resolving a personal conflict with their COVID experience. While Mediate.com does not take a stance on the pandemic, we encourage authors to write in with their approach to resolving interpersonal pandemic conflicts.

Milan Slama

A Conversation with People who Don't Want to be Vaccinated

(1/20/22)Milan Slama

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. This article gives an example of how to have a conversation with someone who has a different approach to the pandemic than you.

Daniel Rainey

Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation

(1/18/22)Daniel Rainey

Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM).

Laura Athens

The Blame-Shame Game in Mediation

(1/18/22)Laura Athens

Our legal system, which focuses on determining fault, liability and culpability, encourages parties to make accusations and to blame one another.

Kimberlee Kovach

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

(1/18/22)Kimberlee Kovach, Eric R. Galton

An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Paul Rajkowski

SHOVEL 8 - Traditional Mediation and the Mirror….

(1/17/22)Paul Rajkowski

A look back: have these articles been just a series of mind jostling thoughts about a tradition in the mediation world, a stirring up of the current culture, or was it something else?

Bruce Ally

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

(1/17/22)Bruce Ally

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary benefits that could not be accommodated at the time, particularly a more efficient legal process. As with any reform, there is the need for revision over time.

Kenneth Cloke

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(1/10/22)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Tim Hicks

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace

(1/10/22)Tim Hicks

Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?

Bruce Derman

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(1/10/22)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Colin Rule

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

(1/07/22)Colin Rule

This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.

Georgia Daniels

Exploring Agreement - Readiness for Divorce Mediation

(1/07/22)Georgia Daniels

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.

Rohan Bangia

Changing Landscapes of Mediation

(1/01/22)Rohan Bangia

The Indian Judicial System has sought recourse to Mediation for delivering the answers to which litigation has failed to provide. In this article, a comparison with the landscapes that the time portrays throughout the different parts of the day has been made with the Journey of Mediation in India.

Paul Rajkowski

Do We Understand Traditional Mediation?

(12/31/21)Paul Rajkowski

It looks like we’re coming to the end of this dig. I can see a part of the canister holding the remains of traditional mediation.

Tony Guise

Previews of 2022: The Past, Present, and Future of (A)DR in England and Wales

(12/28/21)Tony Guise

For years jurisdictions around the world have embraced Cloud-based platforms to deliver Court services and ADR solutions. Meanwhile those of us in England and Wales (E&W) have looked on seeming helpless as initiative after initiative in the UK failed to deliver the benefits of that stalwart of 20th century technology: e-filing.

Howard Gadlin

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Gadlin

(12/28/21)Howard Gadlin, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Gadlin about his chapter in the book :"Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Jim Melamed

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

(12/28/21)Jim Melamed

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

The Law of Conformity - Conflict Lessons from 2021

(12/27/21)Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity. If you hang out with nine motivated, go-getting, positive individuals you’re going to become the tenth.

Lela Love

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Lela Love

(12/20/21)Lela Love

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Lela Love about her chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Richard Moore

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan

(12/20/21)Richard Moore

Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills," hosted by Colm Brannigan.

Don Cripe

The Pendulum Has Swung

(12/20/21)Don Cripe

So, what does it mean to the recalcitrant lawyer when it comes to ODR resistance?

Greg Enos

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

(12/17/21)Greg Enos

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?

Uma Ramanathan

Conflict Assessment and Management - Systemic Mediation

(12/17/21)Uma Ramanathan

This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an examination of brain processes, and then looks at a practical understanding of how to tackle and change those processes.

Grande Lum

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.

Howard Bellman

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman

(12/14/21)Howard Bellman, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Bob Bordone

How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Your Boss

(12/13/21)Bob Bordone

Have you wondered how to have a difficult conversation with your boss? If you'd like to know how to start a difficult conversation at work, whether it's difficult conversations with employees or bosses, this video is for you.

Rohit Pradhan

Jurisprudential Deadlock on Asymmetrical Arbitration Clause Between Delhi and Calcutta High Court in India

(12/09/21)Rohit Pradhan

In India, there seems to be a conflicting rationale between Delhi and Calcutta High Court. Where one High Court upheld the Asymmetrical Arbitration citing Party Autonomy; the other High Court disregards it. Through this write-up, I am intending to elaborate on the rationale of such conflicting Jurisprudence.

John Lande

How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation

(12/06/21)John Lande

In a recent presentation to mediators in Michigan, I asked the audience to describe what was frustrating in their mediations.

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