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In a recent presentation to mediators in Michigan, I asked the audience to describe what was frustrating in their mediations.
Ronald S. Kraybill
Manage Your Storm Shift - or it will manage you. Does your behavior in conflict change sharply when you get upset?
Professor Ian Macduff's interview as part of the Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution interview series offered by Mediate.com.
Recording of another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Susan Raines talking about the new edition of her book "Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client and Policy Disputes," hosted by Chidera Didigu.
Whether negotiating in a mediation or directly with an opposing party, everyone has to start somewhere—so where should you start a negotiation?
In our time pressured society in North America, most people feel that they are on a treadmill running as quickly as they can to keep up with the demands placed on them.
Progress in the mediation field is often a bit abstract, if not illusory. Related, humor in mediation has historically often been frowned upon as risky, if not insensitive. These spells have, however, now seemingly been broken by, of all things, readily available mediator mugs!
It has frequently been said that negotiation is not an act of war, but a journey of discovery.
Andrea Schneider, Colin Rule
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Andrea Schneider about her chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.
Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.
Julian Granka Ferguson
At the moment, practitioners have relied on traditional ADR standards and guidance to consider the ethical concerns involved with using ODR, even though they are less than ideal when applied to technology.
The term ‘double hatting’ does denote the wearing of two hats by a person signifying that the same person who is appointed as mediator is also agreed to perform the role of an arbitrator in case mediation process fails to help settle the dispute in succession.
There is no return to the “old normal;” firms have to adapt to an increasingly uncertain future.
I see many examples of people struggling to get beyond everyday gridlock. Still, in Hawaii, we seem stuck in a stewpot of persistent, unresolved, larger political, economic and cultural conflicts.
Lucia Kanter St. Amour
Steve Jobs famously wore the same black turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers every day. Do you know why?
Donald T. Saposnek
This book review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution, co-edited by Howard Gadlin and Nancy A. Welsh, presents an overview, with snippets of personal and autobiographical material, of this penetrating collection that comprises the “personal stories” of 23 leading practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution.
A good co-parenting app helps parents feel focused and organized heading into mediation. Here are the best co-parenting apps so you can choose the right one for your family.
Over the past few years, the concept of blending mediation with arbitration has attracted attention in the international arbitration community.
I have been wondering—as we are well into our second year of the pandemic—whether the relationships between employees with disabilities and their employers are changing in unanticipated ways.
Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.
Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues
The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.
I’ve been fortunate to be a part of mediations where there have been healings and complete changes of heart among the parties. What are the commonalities?
On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force concerning the prevention/management of business crisis. A crucial aspect has been neglected, the training in negotiation and mediation techniques.
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
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This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.