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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.

Arjun Pal

The Impact of Mediation in India

(6/08/19)Arjun Pal

How has mediation impacted India?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jim Cormack

Time to Think About Jurisdiction and Look to Scotland

(4/01/19)Jim Cormack

It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.

Wean Khing Wong

Construction Dispute Prevention and Mediation

(4/01/19)Wean Khing Wong

In this short article, I will discuss a common dispute that I experience as a neutral mediator assigned to resolve the dispute, which is the disagreement between the contractor and client over the project.

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.

Patricia Porter

What Challenging Workplace Behavior Are You Dealing with in the New Year?

(3/22/19)Patricia Porter

For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.

F. Peter Phillips

New Jersey Statute Regulates Settlement Agreements

(3/22/19)F. Peter Phillips

Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.

Gregg Relyea

Core Negotiation Skills: Tools for Resolving Complex Political Disputes and Other Seemingly Intractable Disputes

(3/21/19)Gregg Relyea

The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.

Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

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