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This Week in Mediation #871

March 3, 2021 - OUR 26TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
How Do We Tell our Friends We’re Getting a Divorce? • Progressive Discipline, the Misunderstood Frontier • A Tale of Two Pilots: A comparison of civil justice innovation in New York State and England & Wales • Adversarial Ethics and the Responsibilities of Mediation Associations • Ways to Practice Building Your Emotional Intelligence • CEDR’s Eileen Carroll: Her Mediation Story • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
How Do We Tell our Friends We’re Getting a Divorce?
by Amanda Singer
Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”
Progressive Discipline, the Misunderstood Frontier
by Maurice Ford, Bruce Ally
Since most employers will be faced with challenges from employees on an ongoing basis it is our intention to explore these ideas and expand on the concepts.
A Tale of Two Pilots: A comparison of civil justice innovation in New York State and England & Wales
by Tony Guise
Two recent announcements of pilot programs on either side of the Atlantic bring in to sharp focus steps being taken to bust the Backlog of civil cases in two jurisdictions.
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Adversarial Ethics and the Responsibilities of Mediation Associations
by Julian Granka Ferguson
Adversarial ethics, or the ethics of competition, are an unfortunately overlooked field of moral philosophy.
Ways to Practice Building Your Emotional Intelligence
by Nathan Vu
Emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a major part in negotiation.
CEDR’s Eileen Carroll: Her Mediation Story
by Antranik Chekemian
F. Peter Phillips, director of New York Law School’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program, welcomed an online audience earlier this month as part of the program’s long-running lunchtime speaker series for a session with veteran U.K. mediator Eileen Carroll.
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  • March 3-20 - ONLINE MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training) - ONLINE
  • March 3-6 - ONLINE TX - Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody Training
  • March 3-12 - Online - 40 hour Mediation Training - Live Webinar
  • March 3-7 - ONLINE MO - Civil and Family Mediation Training (virtual live instructor-led training)
  • March 4-6 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediation Training Program
  • March 5 - ONLINE TX - Domestic Violence for Advance Family Training required by TX legislation
  • March 6-14 - ONLINE TX - 30-hour Family Mediation Training
  • March 8-April 6 - ONLINE TX - Communicate & Manage Conflict with Verbal Aikido
  • March 11-19 - ONLINE CT - 40-Hour Mediation Certificate Program
  • March 12 - ONLINE FL - The Art of Mediation
  • March 12 - ONLINE TX - Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • March 12-20 - ONLINE OK - 40 Hr Oklahoma Family and Divorce Mediation Training
  • March 15-16 - ONLINE TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • March 17-April 1 - ONLINE MA - Online Divorce Mediation Training
  • March 18 - ONLINE FL - The Art of Mediation: “Mediation is My Superpower, Superhero Traits within Negotiations & Mediation Skills/Techniques”
  • March 19 - ONLINE WA - Complex Parenting Plan Solutions
  • March 22-26 - Reno NV - 40-Hour Beginning Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • March 22 - ONLINE TX - 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • March 23 - ONLINE TX - 10 Hour Advanced Arbitration Training
  • March 23 - New York NY - Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Everyday Bargaining
  • March 24-28 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training
  • April 2-May 14 - ONLINE - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • April 6 - New York NY - Neuroscience in Mediation and Negotiation
  • April 6-9 - Dallas TX - Basic Mediation Training (40 Hours)
  • April 8-17 - ONLINE - 40 hour Basic Mediation Training via Zoom
  • April 8-18 - ONLINE ID - 40 Hr Basic Mediation Course (Via Zoom)
  • April 9-11 - ONLINE OK - 24-hour Civil Mediation Training
  • April 12-15 - ONLINE TX - 40 Basic Mediation Training
  • April 12-23 - ONLINE - Mediating Online Training with Colin Rule, Clare Fowler and Jim Melamed
  • April 12-15 - Boise ID - Mediating with Domestic Violence
  • April 14-20 - ONLINE TX - Basic Mediation Training ZOOM LIVE and INTERACTIVE
  • April 15-17 - ONLINE ON - Voice of the Child Reports Training
  • April 19-21 - ONLINE TX - 30 Hour Advanced Civil/Advanced Family Mediation Training
  • April 19-30 - ONLINE CA - Executive Negotiation Seminar: Cultivating Influence in Modern Contexts
  • April 21-25 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training
  • April 29-May 1 - ONLINE TX - Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training - ONLINE
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