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This Week in Mediation #900

September 22, 2021 - OUR 26TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards • Why Have a Disclosure Protocol for Mediation? • Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards • Ronald Melin Supancic - A Memorial •The Limits of Mediation • Game Playing in Negotiation: Evolutionary Purpose and Necessity - Machiavelli's Place At the Table • Introducing the Mediate.com Podcast  • What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address? • Congratulations, IOA! 1,000 Members! • Dance of Opposites - Book Review • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Register for Free Sept. 24 Forum on Final Report of Online Mediation Task Force
by Forrest (Woody) Mosten and Jim Melamed
The Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force is holding a free Forum on Friday, September 24 to review the Task Force's Final Online Mediation Report, Recommendations and Resources. Space is limited, so register early!

Paths Forward for Online Mediation - Final Report of Online Mediation Training Task Force

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards
by Colin Rule and Jim Melamed
One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical standards to fully embrace online mediation. In response, Mediate.com has now formally adopted the Task Force's Recommended Practice Standards for Online Mediation effective January 1. 2022.

Why Have a Disclosure Protocol for Mediation?
by Daniel Rainey
I’ll describe the process we’ve used and report on the status of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM), but first let me address the fundamental question that prompted us to begin work in the first place: why do we need a universal protocol for disclosure in mediation?

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Ronald Melin Supancic - A Memorial
Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.

The Limits of Mediation
by Kenneth Cloke
It is difficult to understand anything fully until we recognize its limits -- the places where it falls apart, or miraculously comes together -- where it begins and ends, or transforms into something entirely different.

Game Playing in Negotiation: Evolutionary Purpose and Necessity---Machiavelli's Place At the Table
by Robert Benjamin
While often dismissed as irrational, disingenuous, unethical or “Machiavellian,” game playing strategies and devices are a natural and necessary part of the negotiation and mediation of difficult issues and controversies.

Introducing the Mediate.com Podcast 
by Veronica Cravener and Colin Rule
We’re excited to finally share the news: we’ve launched a new Mediate.com Podcast, hosted by our good friend, mediator Veronica Cravener! 

What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address?
by Sneha Vardhani
Recently, the Supreme Court of India, admitting that there is ‘a dire need to enact Indian Mediation Act..’ created a Committee to draft a separate legislation for administration of mediation proceedings across the country.

Congratulations, IOA! 1,000 Members!
by Colin Rule
Mediate.com would like to celebrate the International Ombudsman Association's 1,000th Member!

Dance of Opposites - Book Review
by Ron Supancic
The Dance of Opposites, a book by Dr. Kenneth Cloke, will change your life. You will never view conflict the same way again. If you only read one more book on the theory & practice of Conflict Resolution, make it this one.

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MEDIATION IN THE NEWS

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APFM 2021 Conference
Academy of Professional Family Mediators - APFM 2021 Conference
A New Beginning: Reimagining the Art and Science of Family Mediation
Conference: October 15-16, 2021 - Pre-conference Institute October 14 online via Zoom
JOBS

  • Chair of Conflict Resolution - FL
  • Operations Office Manager - NV
  • Custody-Visitation Mediation Volunteer - NY
  • Principal Court Analyst & Management Analyst - NY
  • SR Director of Conflict Resolution and Training - NY
  • Assistant Director of Mediation - NY
  • Mediation Program Attorney - NY
  • Mediation Director, Collaborative Resolutions Group - Online & Western Massachusetts
  • Dispute Resolution Services Manager - NY
  • Coordinator of Conflict Resolution - CA
  • Associate Facilitator / Mediator - CA
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Opening Night Presentation: Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm via webinar
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