When words come out of your mouth that you instantly regret, here are some ways to recover from your faux pas and minimize the impact of ill-chosen words.
(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.
The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.
This article will examine suggested conditions that should be examined by the mediator prior to asking the interpreter or translator for their professional service in the mediation session.
A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students.
Parties and advocates can flounder in the intersection of logic and emotion. This program will focus on “nuts and bolts” techniques for breaking impasse. Learn tips to dispense “reality therapy” and reach closure in the face of apparent impasse.
(2/26/18)Lee Jay Berman
Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.
The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
One of the challenges in using educational programs to collect data is a tension between the goals of having speakers provide material to participants and gathering information from them.
With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.
It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.
Strive to create a conflict free zone in your work and home interactions.
In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.
A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.
This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.
As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
It’s hard to get fresh perspective about our situation or the other person when we’re trapped inside a conflict.
In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.
Principles, Theories, and Models: A persuasive argument about which mediation practice model is better. This document discusses the prevalence of conflict and disputes in daily life.
(1/19/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Disputes are a part of life. On all levels, in most relationships, we disagree about things.
This article is a summary of techniques I use to identify when parties to a mediation use language patterns intended to avoid responsibility making it difficult to reach an agreement.
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
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When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?