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This Week in Mediation #783

June 19, 2019
Celebrating Our 24th Year Membership information
In This Issue:
Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation? • Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act • Children First in Your Divorce • Creating a Winning Mediation Statement • Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals •Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation? (6/17/19)
by 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.
Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act (6/17/19)
by 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.

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Children First in Your Divorce (6/14/19)
by Dr. Lynne C. Halem
How to mediate in the best interests of the children.

Creating a Winning Mediation Statement (6/14/19)
by Gene Esshaki
When it comes to commercial mediations, the first impression is made with the Mediation Statement.

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Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals (6/13/19)
by 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.

Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era (6/13/19)
by Susan Podziba
The world of conflict, negotiation, and public policy mediation has markedly changed since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Inaugural Training: “Mediating Online” at Santa Clara Law School - July 26-28
Mediate and the Conflict Resolution Program at Santa Clara Law School are proud to offer "Mediating Online," taking place July 26-28 in Santa Clara, CA with lead presenters Colin Rule (Tyler Technology), Clare Fowler (Mediate) and Janet Martinez (Stanford). This is a first ever training dedicated to mediating disputes online! This program is limited to 30 participants. Full information is HERE.  Questions: contact Dana Curtis at or 415-331-5158.


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  • June 19-21 - Greenbelt MD - 2019 Annual Conference
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    6 Day Program 
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