Tips for Mediators Feeling the Heat of Hysteria(01/08/16)
With all the hysteria going on in politics right now, it is hard for many mediators to know what to do. This article offers some great suggestions for finding a peaceable route in the midst of so much negativity.
The Art of Conversation and The Future of Mediation(02/20/15)
Although I am pretty good at envisioning the future, I don’t really have any grandiose images of the future of mediation. Rather, I have some cautionary tales and a few suggestions for how we might impact the future and avoid the pitfalls of insularity.
Being Grateful for Whatever Comes(07/04/14)
Most mediation training sessions in the United States usually end somberly with handshakes, the exchange of business cards and perhaps a last bite of the refreshments that have been laid out for snacks during the day. Not so with the energetic group of mediators and facilitators who completed the third and final leg of training of the Athens Migration Dialogue Project in Athens, Greece.
Mediation: The Greeks Have a Word for It(03/21/14)
Mediators are fond of pointing out the transformative effects of successful mediation in the world of peacebuilding and so it is with the formation of a new center providing services to working class communities in Greece. In fact, the group of facilitators bringing the center to life call themselves “Team Metaplasis,” meaning “transformation” in Greek.
Mediators Beyond Borders Dialogue Team Shares Secrets of Success(02/21/14)
Building on the success of an international partnership with the Athens based Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre, members of the Mediators Beyond Borders International dialogue training team will be presenting a strategy for promoting the non-violent resolution of international conflicts.