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This Week in Mediation #943

July 20, 2022 – OUR 27TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Pickleball: A Fun Sport with a Funny Name, But Conflicts Abound – A Mediator’s View • How to Protect Data from Hackers in the Dispute Sector • ICODR Podcast 3: Prof. Leah Wing • ICODR Podcast 4: Colin Rule – CEO of Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com & ODR.com • The Future of Post-Pandemic Mediation – Mediate.com Panel Discussion (Video) • Bob Bordone Reacts to Can you Negotiate Abortion Rights? • William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room • 10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion • APFM Town Halls – The Power of Authenticity • The Elephant in the Room • Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies • Ethical Fading • What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation • Mediation in the News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
PickleballPickleball: A Fun Sport with a Funny Name, But Conflicts Abound – A Mediator’s View
by Marlon Schulman
To cover pickleball news these days, it helps to pay attention to what’s going on in local government chambers, community meeting rooms and court – and not the pickleball court. The growing popularity of pickleball is creating new opportunities for lawyers, community activists, and other merchants of strife.
How to Protect Data from Hackers in the Dispute Sector
by Dakota Murphey
In this article, we take a look at some of the steps that businesses in this sector can take to protect themselves and their clients from cybersecurity breaches.
ICODR Podcast 3: Prof. Leah Wing
In this episode, Ian MacDuff interviews Professor Leah Wing, the Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR) as well as President of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR).
ICODR Podcast 4: Colin Rule – CEO of Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com & ODR.com
In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian interviews Colin Rule, CEO of Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com, and ODR.com.
news1The Future of Post-Pandemic Mediation – Mediate.com Panel Discussion (Video)
Mediate.com Chief Data Scientist Oladeji Tiamiyu and his distinguished panelists (Cassie Lively, Missy Greathouse, and Helen Winter) discuss the lessons drawn from Oladeji’s research about technology and the future of mediation.
Bob Bordone Reacts to Can you Negotiate Abortion Rights?
Have you ever wondered if there are situations where mediation won’t help? Watch this video for insights on negotiation and abortion rights.
Caseload Manager for Ombuds Offices (Video)
With Clare Fowler and Colin Rule
Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS) and Mediate.com have been offering Caseload Manager to dispute resolution programs since 2010. We have now updated and released a new Caseload Manager at Ombuds.org.
William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room
by Mylene Chen
Ury began by reminding attendees that in negotiation, they need to stand up for their interests while saving the deal and the relationship. That often means saying “no” to unwanted outcomes or behavior.
10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion
by Phyllis Roestenberg
In 2019, Nonfiction Research, an independent, Brooklyn-based company, released a study which revealed that “many Americans are starving for deeper connections with others” and secretly crave a level of intimacy and connection that they do not have.
power of authenticityAPFM Town Halls – The Power of Authenticity
By Michael Aurit
APFM’s 2022 Town Hall Series, The Power of Authenticity, will explore how our authenticity inside the mediation room makes trust possible. The 2022 Town Hall Series will take place in two free, 90-minute webinars:
Part 1, Being Authentic with Potential New Clients, will take place Thursday, July 21, at noon Eastern (9AM Pacific).
Part 2, Strategic Authenticity for High Conflict Cases, will be held Thursday, August 25, at noon Eastern (9AM Pacific).
You can register HERE.  The APFM’s annual meeting will take place immediately after Part 2.
The Elephant in the Room
by Cinnie Noble
As you likely know, when we use the metaphor – an elephant in the room – we mean there’s an obvious problem about which everyone in the room is fully aware but no one mentions.
Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies
by Ralph Kilmann
I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change, transformation,
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Ethical Fading
by Phyllis Pollack
“Ethical fading” is the making of a series of “micro-ethical decisions” that take us down a slippery slope.  It is the “… tendency for the ethical dimensions of decisions to fade from view under certain conditions.”
What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation
by Ben Coltrin
A recent Custody X Change study found that 93 percent of divorcing parents tried an alternative dispute resolution method – often more than once. Slightly more than half of all respondents used mediation, making it the most popular ADR method. What can we infer about mediation in family law cases based on these statistics?
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