Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith
An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.
This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.
This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.
It looks like we’re coming to the end of this dig. I can see a part of the canister holding the remains of traditional mediation.
While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?
For years jurisdictions around the world have embraced Cloud-based platforms to deliver Court services and ADR solutions. Meanwhile those of us in England and Wales (E&W) have looked on seeming helpless as initiative after initiative in the UK failed to deliver the benefits of that stalwart of 20th century technology: e-filing.
Lucia Kanter St. Amour
Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity. If you hang out with nine motivated, go-getting, positive individuals you’re going to become the tenth.
So, what does it mean to the recalcitrant lawyer when it comes to ODR resistance?
This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an examination of brain processes, and then looks at a practical understanding of how to tackle and change those processes.
The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?
Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.
Have you wondered how to have a difficult conversation with your boss? If you'd like to know how to start a difficult conversation at work, whether it's difficult conversations with employees or bosses, this video is for you.
In India, there seems to be a conflicting rationale between Delhi and Calcutta High Court. Where one High Court upheld the Asymmetrical Arbitration citing Party Autonomy; the other High Court disregards it. Through this write-up, I am intending to elaborate on the rationale of such conflicting Jurisprudence.
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.
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Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.