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Manon Schonewille

Mobilizing Mediatively

Manon Schonewille, Michael Leathes

Recently, Mediate.com serialised a jigsaw of 23 pieces by 40 authors in 16 countries, in the form of both articles and author interviews, all part of the over-arching theme Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. This articles summarizes those 23 pieces.

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Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age - Table of Contents

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Mediate.com is proud to publish "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age" and to offer this convenient Table of Contents for accessing all 25 original "Keys" articles and accompanying videos. Special thanks to Michael Leathes, Manon Schonewille and Clare Fowler for leading this important project!

Nadja Alexander

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction

Nadja Alexander, Lela Love

Mediate.com has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

Joan Goldsmith

1st Key-Leadership: Establish Strong, Collaborative, Mediative Leadership

Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith, Rosemary Howell, Alan Limbury, Valeri Primo-Lack

Leadership is a skill. It is something everyone does at multiple points throughout their lives, whether they consider themselves leaders or not.

Aloysius Goh

1st Key-Leadership: The Youth Shall Lead Us

Aloysius Goh, Sean Lim, Samantha Lek, Megan Tay

Humbling as it may be for adults to admit, the sages who can unlock the Golden Age of mediation may actually be the youth.

John Sturrock

1st Key-Leadership: Adopt The Edinburgh Declaration

John Sturrock

At the conclusion of a recent conference, following superb presentations emphasizing the value of principled and interest-based negotiation by William Ury and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, almost 100 mediators signed the "Edinburgh Declaration," an inspirational expression of belief and commitment. The Edinburgh Declaration explains why we mediate, something that is rarely publicly expressed.

Ava Abramowitz

2nd Key-Data: Bring Objective Science to Mediation

Ava Abramowitz, Kenneth Webb

After 47 empirical studies, the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force report, “Research on Mediator Techniques,” was perplexing.

Emma-May Litchfield

2nd Key-Data: Run the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series Every 5-7 Years

Emma-May Litchfield, Danielle Hutchinson

As insights and priorities continue to emerge from the data from the 2016-17 Global Pound Conference, its unique value becomes increasingly apparent.

Michael McIlwrath

2nd Key-Data: Develop a Negotiation Index

Michael McIlwrath

Folklore was the class at university that fundamentally altered how I view the world.

Deborah Masucci

3rd Key - Education: Teach Mediation as a Core Subject Aligned to Real World Needs

Barney Jordaan, Deborah Masucci

Mediation is rarely taught as a core subject in business schools, law schools and other professional curricula, despite the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions now provide for some form of court sponsored mediation.

Angela Herberholz

3rd Key-Education: Ensure the Future Through Mentoring and Practice Programs for New Mediators

Angela Herberholz, Emma Ewart Keir

Practicing mediators with advanced knowledge, skills and experience need to support the next generations of mediators to ensure a positive and vibrant future of mediation.

Tim Hicks

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

Tim Hicks, John Sturrock

Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.

Joanna Kalowski

3rd Key-Education: Train Mediators to be Culture-wise, not Culture-blind

Joanna Kalowski

Perplexed by the slow uptake of mediation in many places, is it time to wonder whether the mediation field has taken sufficient account of the centrality of culture?

Pierrick Le Goff

4th Key-Professionalism: Act to Ensure Mediation is Respected as a True Professional Practice

Pierrick Le Goff

This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.

John Brand

4th Key-Professionalism: Modernize the Culture Driving Legal Practice

John Brand

This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.

Mark Appel

4th Key-Professionalism: Encourage Mediation and Arbitration Integration

Mark Appel, Wolf von Kumberg

This article discusses the importance of bridging mediation and arbitration.

Ana Gonçalves

4th Key-Professionalism: Create a Universal Code of Disclosure

Ana Gonçalves, Francois Bogacz, Daniel Rainey

Universal mediation standards have been a controversial issue ever since the rise of mediation as a dispute resolution process.

Jeremy Lack

5th Key-Technology: Take Advantage of ODR’s Full Potential

Jeremy Lack, Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey

Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

Francois Bogacz

5th Key-Technology: Embrace and Integrate Relevant New Technologies

Francois Bogacz, Jeremy Lack

Much ink has been spilled on the future of mediation, and how robots may someday take over from humans. However, mediation is not an empirical science that can be reduced to algorithms.

Manon Schonewille

6th Key-Government: Make Mediation a Prerequisite to Civil Litigation

Manon Schonewille, Constantin-Adi Gavrila, Leonardo d'Urso

Buckminster’s Law derives from the futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller, who dedicated his life to “making the world work”.

George Lim

6th Key-Government: Sign, Ratify, and Implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation

George Lim

The Singapore Convention on Mediation can have a significant influence on the international appetite for mediation.

Alicia Kuin

6th Key-Government: Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, & Security

Alicia Kuin

Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building.

Christian Radu Chereji

6th Key-Government: Help Governments Lead Mediation into the Mainstream

Christian Radu Chereji

Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of all, inspiring uptake and demonstrating that they “walk the talk”.

Felicity Steadman

7th Key-Usage: Invest to Generate Instinctive User Recognition and Demand

Felicity Steadman

How can an appreciation of mediation be developed in the marketplace?

Veronique Fraser

7th Key-Usage: Expand the Value of Mediation Into Deal-Making

Veronique Fraser, Joan Stearns Johnsen

Mediation is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands.

Michael Leathes

7th Key-Usage: Forge a User-driven Vision for Mediation; Then Fund It

Michael Leathes

Today the mediation field needs to go further. It needs to articulate a new, mature, vision. One that unlocks its Golden Age.

Joanna Kalowski

The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way

Joanna Kalowski

The likelihood of conflict and conflicting ideologies makes effective resolution of disputes and the negotiation of sustainable deals crucially important.

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