In a recent presentation to mediators in Michigan, I asked the audience to describe what was frustrating in their mediations.
(12/06/21)Ronald S. Kraybill
Manage Your Storm Shift - or it will manage you. Does your behavior in conflict change sharply when you get upset?
A podcast produced by Arbitrate.com features JAMS CEO Chris Poole reflecting on his time at JAMS, rising to industry challenges, trends, and the future of alternative dispute resolution.
Divorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation.
In this article, we will be discussing the challenges women face at work and how mediation can help.
Many of us have fine-tuned instincts that help guide us through challenges we face when we encounter situations and interactions that perplex us.
Before I start teaching a course or workshop about conflict management, I always tell my students that I have a modest goal for the class: to change their hearts, minds, and behaviors.
In his journal article, Mr. Tiamiyu examines potential ethical considerations related to emerging online dispute resolution technologies.
Whether negotiating in a mediation or directly with an opposing party, everyone has to start somewhere—so where should you start a negotiation?
A mediator can enable the disputants’ exercise of their own self-determination, lessening the chances of the mediator exercising her/his own.
This panel had many highlights, including FOI Tom Stipanowich, who coined the term mixed-mode and who now refers to it as “lane-changing.”
(11/23/21)Jean Sternlight, Jennifer Robbennolt,, John Lande
An additional episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Jean R. Sternlight and Prof. Jennifer K. Robbennolt discussing their book "Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making" interviewed by Prof. John Lande.
(11/22/21)Roseann Vanella, Carmela DeNicola
A “gray divorce” occurs when a senior couple ends their marriage after years or decades of togetherness.
Have you wondered how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation or how to stay calm during a difficult conversation?
Provide insight about the developmental phase of elders, for the purpose of closing the communication gap and improving outcomes. Mediators can play a unique role by translating insights about elders’ developmental stage into actionable outcomes for everyone.
(11/22/21)Betty Weinberg Elerin, Sherry Klein Heitler
Both of these accomplished women have handled thousands of cases in multiple areas of the law.
When the legal profession began to experience the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wondered specifically how it would affect alternative dispute resolution. I was not so concerned about arbitration.
It has frequently been said that negotiation is not an act of war, but a journey of discovery.
(11/16/21)Caryn Cridland, Mylene Chan
During the 2021 CPR International Conference, held online Oct. 6-7, CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee presented “How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel.”
According to the Singapore Convention on Mediation’s website, the Convention is a “multilateral treaty which offers a uniform and efficient framework for the enforcement and invocation of international agreements resulting from mediation.”
(11/12/21)Hetty de roji, Sima Ghaffari, Amin Motamedi
This article examines the new process for Mediation before the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA).
The relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be immediately evident. But, through my work as a conflict management coach, and in my own experience, I am aware that we tend to get into patterns about how we react to things that provoke us.
War is the worst method of dispute resolution.
Here is a classic quote by Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
(11/08/21)N. Damali Peterman
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As an alternative dispute professional whose job is to navigate conflict daily, I am often asked how I would handle certain situations. Recently, I was asked how to avoid engaging in social media battles.