A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do.
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.
After more than 16,500 mediations inside and outside of the court system, dozens of organizational interventions, executive coaching, and overall collaborative problem solving, I have learned some hard lessons about what works and what doesn’t.
Mediate.com, the world’s most visited dispute resolution site and most used mediator directory, has launched MediateIndia! CAMP, based in Bangalore, is the Foundational Sponsor for MediateIndia!
With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.
This article is aimed at clients working with collaborative practitioners, therapists, or legal counsel who need to document text message and email conversations for evidence or as a reference, a summary of what to document, and how to document so that what is captured will be admissible, if required.
Why should I choose mediation to deal with conflict?
33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
(9/20/19)Gregg Relyea, Niranjan J. Bhatt
To resolve litigated disputes, Indian courts are using a variety of modern methods, including mediation, and traditional methods, including Lok Adalat, on a broad scale. Lok Adalat (the "people's court") is derived from the ancient panchayat system of justice, where panchas, village elders, helped people resolve their disputes.
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
(9/20/19)Susan Nauss Exon
Trustworthiness is a notable mediator trait.
For mediation to flourish into the future, mediation practitioners and lawmakers in India need to rethink the nation’s policies and strategies in promoting mediation to a generation of millennials.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.
Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.
Advanced mediator discusses interpersonal communication in this Toastmasters interview.
"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."
(9/06/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.
This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.
Harvard Negotiation Institute’s Samuel Dinnar shares his recommendations.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union. The developing economies of the world are now exploring this medium of dispute resolution.
Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.
This paper discusses pivotal elements of the 21st Century identity crisis within and about the American mediation industry.
While many employees face workplace challenges like co-working conflicts or miscommunication, a bad leadership style can be even more catastrophic.
Mediating with Families is an excellent resource both for practitioners and teachers/trainers of family mediation. It includes a broad discussion of family mediation, with techniques, case examples, resources and theory. It is an excellent addition to the field.
In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.
When most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), they think of bad behavior. The goal seems to be to get them to STOP their bad behavior, by verbally motivating them to have insights into how bad they are acting. However, the high conflict behavior of HCPs is not driven by logic and self-awareness.
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