Conflict Systems Articles
This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.
This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.
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?
So, what does it mean to the recalcitrant lawyer when it comes to ODR resistance?
Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills," hosted by Colm Brannigan.
Professor Ian Macduff's interview as part of the Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution interview series offered by Mediate.com.
This panel had many highlights, including FOI Tom Stipanowich, who coined the term mixed-mode and who now refers to it as “lane-changing.”
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.
Provide insight about the developmental phase of elders, for the purpose of closing the communication gap and improving outcomes. Mediators can play a unique role by translating insights about elders’ developmental stage into actionable outcomes for everyone.
(11/09/21)Janet Martinez, Lisa Amsler, Howard Gadlin
Recording of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Janet Martinez and Prof. Lisa Amsler talking about their book (written with Stephanie Smith) Dispute Systems Design, hosted by Howard Gadlin.
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.
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.
(10/29/21)N. Damali Peterman
An ADR Expert’s View on Finding the Right Approach.
(10/21/21)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.
Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.
(9/28/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
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.
India has been facing a pendency issue in our court system which has been growing progressively acute. At present, we have over 40 million cases pending before our courts – 4 million more compared to Feb 2020. As part of the reforms to the justice system to better manage the backlog there has been a concerted push to ADR processes.
Lonnie and Chris got married right out of college.¹ They had a lot of ups and downs, and over time, they grew apart. After 20 years, they decided to divorce.
While a population that distrusts organized government and veers towards private handlings of delicate matters might seem perfectly primed to welcome mediation into its dispute resolution culture, Russian intelligencia first brought mediation to the forefront of legislative consideration in the 21st century, with legislation authorizing the use of mediation in Russia only being passed in 2011.
At the request of Mediate.com, a small group of US-based public policy and large group mediators/mediation trainers met online during the winter/spring of 2021 to consider best practices and ideas to enhance online training and practice. This report summarizes our ideas and recommendations for ourselves, our colleagues and Mediate.com.
This Article confirms what many dispute resolution professionals have long feared – that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, such as mediation and arbitration, are still not well understood by the general public.
A successful leader will be able to strategically provide information to staff to help them fill in the blanks about changes occurring in the business world.
Many have come to appreciate, even love, the ease, convenience, flexibility, time and cost savings associated with meetings, hearings, mediations, arbitrations and conferences conducted via video conferencing technologies such as Zoom, Teams and others.
We know a toxic culture in the workplace is bad for morale, engagement, and performance. New research evidence suggests the human costs can be far more serious.
(6/27/21)Lydia Ray, Jonathan Rodrigues
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Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may appoint a mediator; Nation-states imploding in racial or communal tension may call on a mediator – and after all this giving, who does the Mediator call on in times of need?