I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.
(6/27/19)Judith Starr, Michael Lang
How do you think about reflective practice?
In my early training to be a mediator, the trainer often suggested that to help the parties reach an agreement on the really big issues, start with the small ones.
(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek
The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.
It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.
(6/13/19)Peter T. Coleman
I will attempt to speculate on a few of the possible consequences of the Trump presidency for the field of conflict resolution and negotiation.
Donald Trump’s primary approach to the resolution of conflict is to focus on what he sees as his power advantage over the party with whom he is dealing, and to rely on that presumed power advantage to force the other party to agree to his terms.
Trump’s behavior in the the Presidency reflects many of his New York negotiation experiences and guidelines, for better and worse.
This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.
When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
(6/04/19)G. Richard Shell
Review of Martin E. Latz. The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How He Really Negotiates.
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.
This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.
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.
(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes
Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams
In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.
(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss
Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.
This article discusses the importance of Judicial Mandate for Ayodhya Mediation.
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
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Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.