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Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching for Community Mediation 03/16/2018
Brennan Frazier
This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.
Teaching Social Justice on Campus for Self Awareness, Community Sustainability, and Systems Change 03/02/2018
Judy Rashid
This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.
Conflict and the Advent of Social media in the Evolution of Society 05/12/2017
Michael Johnson
Social media is changing how society behaves at a pace that we just cannot fathom. We have embraced it with open arms, but have we taken three steps back to digest it and understand how societal social skills have been affected?
Lessons from the Iroquois 07/10/2018
Peter Adler
In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.
Retentions and Reflections 07/06/2018
Sarah Flores
I have fallen in love with mediation in this position. I enjoy the satisfaction of making people feel heard and working through issues.
SCOTUS to Consider Delegation of “Wholly Groundless” Arbitrability Claims 07/02/2018
Beth Graham
The high court's opinion will resolve a split among the Circuit Courts of Appeal regarding whether a court may decide the issue of arbitrability in situations where the arbitration claim is groundless.
In Isolation Together 07/02/2018
Peter Adler
Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.
Turning Ideas Into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh 07/03/2018
Bruce Edwards
What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?
A Toddler's Wisdom on Conflict Resolution 06/15/2018
Jan Frankel Schau
The values we share matter more than our differences.
The Edinburgh Declaration of International Mediators 06/04/2018
John Sturrock
I write this in the aftermath of the really uplifting and wonderfully diverse conference which I had the privilege to host and chair recently in my home city, under the auspices of the International Academy of Mediators.
Mediator Ethics: The Quest for Justice LEP Litigants and Bilingual Mediation 06/04/2018
Patrick Mastronardo
This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.
The Gang of Fourteen 05/29/2018
Peter Adler
These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.
The Time for Dispute Resolution Alternatives (DRA) has come 05/25/2018
Michael A. Zeytoonian
There was a time, not long ago, when those who found themselves in a dispute had two basic choices: They could either file a lawsuit/initiate some formal complaint process or they could just walk away from the conflict and try to move on.
ODR for All: Digital Accessibility and Disability Accommodations in Online Dispute Resolution 05/22/2018
David Larson
The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.
Two-Step to Prioritize Relationship 05/11/2018
Ronald S. Kraybill
A great move for improving your effectiveness in conflict is mastering the two-step discussion process.
3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes 04/27/2018
Lee Drizin
Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.
Optimizing the Use of Joint Sessions in Mediation 04/13/2018
John Sturrock
Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.
Social Media-tion: A Bridge for Young Mediators to Enter--and Re-Define--The Profession? 04/05/2018
Gregg Relyea
For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.
What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful 03/09/2018
Cinnie Noble
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
Spirituality of Conflict Transformation 02/22/2018
Jason Dykstra
Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.
Reflections on Parkland, from a Broward County Parent / Conflict Resolution Practitioner 02/22/2018
Larry Schooler
The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.
How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month 02/22/2018
Leonardo d'Urso
Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).
Juries of Their Peers 02/02/2018
Maria Simpson
When I was in fourth grade, a few millennia ago, our teacher established a system so we could settle a lot of our own disputes.
Three Quotations from Lincoln on Conflict Resolution 02/02/2018
Joe Markowitz
It’s ironic that the president who led us through by most measures our most destructive war had some of the most profound things to say about peace-making.
Criminal Justice and ADR 01/26/2018
Shirli Kirschner
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
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Dan Berstein How to Talk About Mental Health Without Offending Everyone - TEDx 08/11/2017
Dan Berstein
Mediator Dan Berstein shares his journey to being open with his bipolar disorder, and how conflict resolution skills can help us overcome barriers to having conversations about mental health. In this profound story, learn how to get past the assumptions, paternalism, and stigma to make room for the other person's story and connect.
Elisabeth Seaman Jack Hamilton Conflict: The Unexpected Gift - Video 04/15/2017
Elisabeth Seaman, Jack Hamilton
This is an interview of my business partner, Jack Hamilton and me, about mediation, conflict resolution and our book, Conflict - The Unexpected Gift.
Nina Meierding Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation (video) 07/27/2016
Nina Meierding
This is a video sample from Nina Meierding's seven-hour online course on Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation.
Michael Lang Pioneer Series: Demonstrating Reflective Practice - Video 10/03/2015
Michael Lang
Michael Lang describes an account where he was teaching reflective practice, a practice that enables mediators to be more aware of their own methods and why they are using them.
John Paul Lederach Convincing Violent Groups to be Non-Violent - Video 07/22/2016
John Paul Lederach
John Paul Lederach describes discussing alternatives to violent conflict with groups who felt powerless and that violence was their only avenue of action. One method he uses is to ask them what violence has achieved historically.
Nina Meierding Nina Meierding: Culture and Gender Trailer - Video 05/20/2014
Nina Meierding
Internationally prominent trainer Nina Meierding shares with her class how to be culturally sensitive during mediation with non-verbal cues.
Nina Meierding Pioneer Series: Gender and Culture in Mediation - Video 06/12/2014
Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding explains putting theory to practice regarding studies of gender and culture in mediation. She describes being sensitive and respectful of diverse thought processes and communication methods.
Mangled Roommate Mediation (humor video) 03/05/2013
Nina Meierding
Brittni and McKay seek help from a roommate mediator, a somewhat directive mediator that, ultimately, has a solution for all.
Richard Salem Pioneer Series: CRS in Battle of Wounded Knee - Video 07/07/2014
Richard Salem
Richard Salem describes agency cutbacks as Community Relations Service was preventing violence in the Battle of Wounded Knee.
Frank Sander Pioneer Series: Concerns and Optimism for Future - Video 07/07/2014
Frank Sander
Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.
Nina Meierding Pioneer Series: Cultural Sensitivity while Training - Video 06/27/2014
Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding discusses her approach to mediation training in other countries. This involves being culturally sensitive, not imposing the Western model as it may not be useful for other cultures and their ways of problem-solving.
Michelle LeBaron Exemplary Leadership: How Dispute Resolution Professionals Change Cultures - video and materials 08/21/2012
Michelle LeBaron
In this address, Professor LeBaron explores how special education dispute resolution professionals can contribute to educational cultures of inclusion and creativity.
Community Mediation Center of Kansas City Kansas City Center - Video 02/16/2012
Community Mediation Center of Kansas City
Video explaining the community mediation center set-up. Highlighting the center in Kansas City, this video shows multiple people coming to the center to resolve a variety of disputes.
Professional Mediation Associates About Mediation Introduction - Video 02/16/2012
Professional Mediation Associates
This professional video introduces potential clients to the mediation process. It shows the voluntary and confidential nature of the dispute resolution process.
Tennessee Mediation Four Phases of the Mediation Process - Video 01/26/2012
Tennessee Mediation
This video describes the four phases of the mediation process. This is an informative role-play produced by Jean Munroe and The topic of the mediation is divorce and child custody.
Lowell Steiger Steiger Sample Mediation - Video 01/25/2012
Lowell Steiger
Lowell Steiger gives an example of a mediation. The mediation is a role-play of a community neighbor dispute.
Lincoln Middle School Lincoln Peer Mediation - Video 01/25/2012
Lincoln Middle School
Tobi Inlender and students discuss the Peer Mediation Program in Santa Monica. This is the original peer mediation program in Los Angeles, and is run by the Dispute Resolution program and Lincoln Middle School.
New Jersey courts Foreclosure Mediation Program - Video 01/25/2012
New Jersey courts
Court Clips, a video, informational program produced by the New Jersey Courts, explains the foreclosure mediation program. The programs facilitates mediations between lenders and homeowners.
Workplace Mediation Video, ABA 01/24/2012
New Jersey courts
A mediation video that explains how a workplace dispute can be resolved in mediation, in a less distressing manner than litigation or arbitration.
James J. Alfini James Alfini: Creating Intrigue Within Florida's Legal Community - Video 09/13/2009
James J. Alfini
James Alfini describes the development of mediation within Florida's legal community and state bar.
Simulation: Community Property Dispute - Video 04/22/2009
James J. Alfini
This is a video produced by Lowell Steigler about a community property dispute. It shows a mediation about two neighbors who are arguing over a dog.
Doug Yarn Yarn, Doug: Goal: Creating Culture of Conflict Resolvers - Video 08/16/2010
Doug Yarn
Doug Yarn discusses how the conflict resolution movement's goal was to change the culture itself, not create an isolated field of mediators.
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Evolution of Negotiation in Our Culture - Video 03/09/2009
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses her theory about the development of a cultural mindset about negotiation and how the larger culture takes its cues from political leaders.
Hugh McIssac McIssac, Hugh: Family Culture Requires Change in Response - Video 11/29/2009
Hugh McIssac
Hugh McIssac examines the family in a historical context and what changes have come about recently that require more diverse responses.
Kimberlee Kovach Kimberly Kovach: Culture of Right and Wrong - Video 01/02/2009
Kimberlee Kovach
Kimberly Kovach describes society's culture of right and wrong and how we don't have to think in those terms. We can resolve a conflict without determining who is right and who is wrong.
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Community News


Safe Streets' Violence Interrupters Work To Mediate Conflict

Baltimore City's Safe Streets program operates with violence interrupters -- people who try to help others resolve conflict without picking up guns. read


Task force wants mediation to prevent evictions in Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney is anxious to create a mediation process similar to the city’s mortgage foreclosure diversion program. That program, which grew out of the national foreclosure crisis, has been credited as model for keeping people in their homes despite financial trouble. read


Idea Exchange: Why Suffolk set up an in-house mediation service

In-house mediation is helping resolve differences early and reduce the use of formal grievance procedures. read


Tri-Community Mediation Hold Discussions on How People Address Race

SALISBURY, Md.- On Monday night Tri-Community Mediation hosted the first of three screenings and discussions on how community members in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties address race. After three confidential conversations with a variety of community members over the last couple of months, the organization put together a 26 minute-long video to present to the public. read


Federal program boots some prisoner lawsuits to mediation

Starting this week, certain Michigan prisoners representing themselves in federal civil rights lawsuits will be required to enter mediation almost as soon as their complaints are filed. The two-year “Early Mediation Program” is expected to save the state money and allow prisoners more of a say in potential settlement language. read


Historian wants mediator to settle Fugitive Slave Chapel spat

A London historian fears a fight over leadership of the Fugitive Slave Chapel project may threaten the site's future. read


AVA formalises Cat Welfare Society's role as mediator for cat-related issues in Singapore

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has appointed Cat Welfare Society (CWS) as its third-party mediator for cat-related issues, noting that the arrangement will be for a year. read


Chestnut Hill awaiting mediation in racial discrimination case

Chestnut Hill College, run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, is awaiting a mediation with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (or PHRC) in a case of racial discrimination that has brought the school criticism for how it has handled the legal proceedings. read


State grant-in-aid supports mediations, family meetings for seniors

The Ku?ikahi and West Hawaii mediation centers are receiving state grant-in-aid funds to support mediations and facilitated family meetings for seniors ages 60 and older. read


'First-of-a-kind' mediation centre opens in Leicester

A new mediation centre, thought to be the first of its kind in Leicester, has opened in the city with the aim of helping businesses, families and individuals resolve conflict without having to appoint a solicitor or go to court. read


Tenant-Landlord Mediation Program Comes to I.V.

The Isla Vista Community Services District (I.V. CSD) launched its new landlord tenant mediation program on Tuesday which will provide renters and landlords in I.V. with legal assistance in resolving tenant-landlord disputes. read


Man accused of kicking child at playground seeks mediation

A man who allegedly kicked a boy at the playground of a mall in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, is seeking mediation by the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) to clarify the incident. read


CSJP Partners With TVJ to Promote Mediation

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III has partnered with Television Jamaica (TVJ) and Future Services Ltd. for an entertaining new reality TV series to start airing in May, which will focus on the use of mediation to resolve conflicts. read


Independent Candidate Craig O'Dear Envisions 'Mediator' Role in US Senate

O’Dear says he would shake things up in Washington by creating non-caucus space in the Senate and by becoming what he called a “mediator” between Democrats and Republicans who frequently spar in the Senate. read


Professional mediator speaks on how teacher walkout situation could be resolved

As Arizona gets closer to the planned teacher walkout on Thursday, FOX 10 Phoenix is hearing from a professional mediator on how a situation like this one could be resolved. read


Nee Soon GRC to get mediation club to help residents resolve conflicts between neighbours

"A lot of times when we encounter disagreements between residents, there's a need for a neutral third party because, usually, their first reaction is to go to the authorities, which may make things very bad," said the teacher, who has volunteered as a grassroots leader for less than a year. read


Mediation can keep the peace between disputing neighbours

Community mediation may focus on problems faced by the community, such as nuisance in the neighbourhood, trespass, family feuds, landlord and tenant issues, neighbourhood squabbles involving children, pets and animals, use and maintenance of driveways, cars, bright lights, party walls and trash disposal. read


120 rural court judges trained on techniques for mediation of disputes in Darfur

UN Mission in Dafur Rule of Law recently organized training workshops for rural court judges in four Darfur states. Some 120 judges received training on Sudanese laws, legal procedures and techniques for conducting successful mediation of disputes. read


Turning Disputes Into Win-Win Relationships

A stint at a not-for-profit mediation centre inspired SMU Assistant Professor Eunice Chua to study how legal disputes can be resolved more amicably for all parties involved. read


Harford County offers new conflict resolution and mediation program for schools

Promoting peaceful solutions to conflict in school communities, Harford County Community Services has partnered with Harford County Public Schools to launch Peaceful Alternatives, a free conflict resolution and mediation program available in elementary through high school. read


Trump budget would end agency that resolves differences in a time of deep division

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.You will always find people who are helping.’” — Fred Rogers read


Mediating Sexual Assault

The University of Michigan will allow "alternative resolutions" to resolve certain sexual violence cases, a step some survivor advocates have opposed. read


Waukegan police to get training on emotional intelligence, diversity and change after federal mediation

The Waukegan Police Department will be the focus of continued diversity and other training started in the wake of a Department of Justice-mediated agreement. read


King County teens hold peers accountable through unique crime mediation program

SEATTLE - While some teenage criminals are sent to jail, there's a King County program that aims to keep them out. read


Never too early, too late, to mediate

Too often people in conflict believe their conflict has to reach epic proportions before seeking a dispute resolution process such as mediation, or they believe a situation may be too far gone to resolve. However, mediation can be very helpful at any stage of a conflict. read

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