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Phyllis Pollack

May I Talk to the Other Party ?

(6/28/19)Phyllis Pollack

I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.

Judith Starr

Author, Author! An Interview with Michael Lang, Author of The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution

(6/27/19)Judith Starr, Michael Lang

How do you think about reflective practice?

Phyllis Pollack

Starting With the Small Stuff

(6/24/19)Phyllis Pollack

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.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(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.

John Sturrock

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

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.

Peter T. Coleman

Tentative Teachings on Conflict from Trump’s Tumultuous Tenure in Office

(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.

Stephen Goldberg

Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals

(6/13/19)Stephen Goldberg

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.

Dean Pruitt

What Have We Learned about Negotiation from Donald Trump?

(6/11/19)Dean Pruitt

Trump’s behavior in the the Presidency reflects many of his New York negotiation experiences and guidelines, for better and worse.

John Lande

Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/06/19)John Lande

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.

Arthur Rosenbloom

Appearance and Reality in Mediation

(6/06/19)Arthur Rosenbloom

I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.

Stuart Watson

Should I Get a Divorce? A Mediator’s Approach

(6/06/19)Stuart Watson

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.

Leyla Balakhane

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

G. Richard Shell

Review Essay: Transactional Man: Teaching Negotiation Strategy in the Age of Trump

(6/04/19)G. Richard Shell

Review of Martin E. Latz. The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How He Really Negotiates.

Wayne Plenert

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

(5/30/19)Wayne Plenert

This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.

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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

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.

David Hubbard

The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution by Michael D. Lang--Book Review

(5/09/19)David Hubbard

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.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator - Part 2

(5/03/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

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.

Save Your Professional Relationships: The Doctor’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes

Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Keren Khaya Abrams

Preparing Clients for Mediation: a quick communications course before the first meeting

(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.

Joshua N. Weiss

Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator

(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss

Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.

Ashish Kumar

Mediation in Ayodhya Dispute: Possibilities for Collaborative Resolution

(4/08/19)Ashish Kumar

This article discusses the importance of Judicial Mandate for Ayodhya Mediation.

Ann Cerney

5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex

(4/08/19)Ann Cerney

‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Lead Without Bullying

(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.

Jeff Thompson

HOBAS: Understanding the Data Behind U.S. Crisis Hostage Negotiation

(4/01/19)Jeff Thompson

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.

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