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Milan Slama

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Mark Baer

Mediators Should Have Strategies and Skills to Break Impasses

(7/06/18)Mark Baer

This article discusses this concept: “Conflict in divorce cannot be resolved if we don't talk to each other.”

Cinnie Noble

People Pleasers in Conflict

(6/22/18)Cinnie Noble

Some of us have a pattern known as people-pleasing.

Phyllis Pollack

Not Just Another Set of Lamb Chops!

(6/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

Someone once said to me that while to a butcher a pair of lamb chops is just another set of lamb chops, to a person who has not eaten in a long while, it will be the best meal ever. In sum, it is all a matter of perspective.

Lorraine Segal

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

Vicki Assegued

I’m Not Neutral About Neutrality: I’m Partial to Multi-Partiality

(6/22/18)Vicki Assegued

Embarking upon the journey of becoming a mediator led me into learning a new language, one that would be spoken both internally – (in how I would think about the mediation participants and their circumstances) - and externally – (in how I would interact with them).

Trevor McDonald

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating

(6/21/18)Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.

Cinnie Noble

The Conflict Iceberg

(6/14/18)Cinnie Noble

The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.

Shirli Kirschner

ADR Forms, Methods and Practices

(6/14/18)Shirli Kirschner

Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.

Paul Rajkowski

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it? - Part 2

(6/14/18)Paul Rajkowski

I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.

Judith Weigle

Getting a Divorce? Mediate, Don't Litigate.

(6/14/18)Judith Weigle

Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.

Ryan Compton

Disability Mediation : An Overview

(6/14/18)Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.

Mark Baril

Measuring Progress on Team Agreements Worth Keeping

(6/08/18)Mark Baril

The backbone of any project or change effort is the team that’s been entrusted to make it happen.

Jaclyn Donahue

Norms and Nonviolence

(6/08/18)Jaclyn Donahue

This article discusses the impact of gender equality on nonviolent conflict.

Paul Rajkowski

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it?

(6/07/18)Paul Rajkowski

Mediation is a wonderful process and I love mediation but I do not want to see it get more complicated with “what mediators need to do” kinds of stuff.

Jeff Rifleman

Mediation as a Modern Alternative Dispute Resolution Device - part 2

(6/04/18)Jeff Rifleman

In the spectrum of the recognized alternative dispute resolutions devices, mediation is perhaps the most flexible device allowing party control of outcomes through a structured process.

Katherine Graham

See That Lake Over There? Fancy a Swim?

(6/04/18)Katherine Graham

Masculine control of our culture is like that woman-eating crocodile: some of us never experience its bite, others see a glimpse of its toothy grin, but it only need destroy one woman once in a while, in order for the fear of it to affect all women.

George Siedel

BATNAs: A Practical Tool for Mediators and a Risk

(6/04/18)George Siedel

Understanding BATNAs is especially important in mediation because they provide disputing parties with power.

Patrick Mastronardo

Mediator Ethics: The Quest for Justice LEP Litigants and Bilingual Mediation

(6/04/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

The Time for Dispute Resolution Alternatives (DRA) has come

(5/25/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

There was a time, not long ago, when those who found themselves in a dispute had two basic choices: They could either file a lawsuit/initiate some formal complaint process or they could just walk away from the conflict and try to move on.

Arthur Pressman

A Modest Proposal

(5/25/18)Arthur Pressman

I’ve got no satirical purpose in my modest proposal and contrary to eating our young (like Jonathan Swift's original Modest Proposal), it is about learning from our young.

Olatunji Oniyaomebi

Everything Is Important, Still Nothing Is Important

(5/25/18)Olatunji Oniyaomebi

This article discusses using socially constructed realism to break through anchored positions in mediation.

David Larson

ODR for All: Digital Accessibility and Disability Accommodations in Online Dispute Resolution

(5/22/18)David Larson, Lainey Feingold

The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.

Cinnie Noble

The Cracks are Where the Light Gets In

(5/21/18)Cinnie Noble

If we are able to consider that there is something good to see when a dispute causes us to feel dark and dim, we may be able to have a different and better relationship with conflict and ourselves within it.

Lorraine Segal

Why Everyone at Work Needs Conflict Management Skills (and how you can get them)

(5/21/18)Lorraine Segal

In many job descriptions posted in March and April this year on Indeed, the job announcements include conflict resolution or conflict management as required or desirable skills.

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