While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.
Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics.
Here are typical questions mediators have at mediation trainings.
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.
The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.
With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.
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.
As part of recent mediation trainings, Susan Yates and I collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the training participants.
Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!
As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.
(12/29/17)Ronald S. Kraybill
Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.
Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.
Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.
This article presents multiple role-plays and reframing techniques to help mediators further their training.
Ever wondered why mooting or debating is a very essential part of law student’s life? Ever wondered what kind of skills a law student can develop by participating in a moot or a debate?
Mediation Trainer Stuart Watson shares the wisdom of the most important elements of a mediation training gained from training new mediators over the last 15 years.
This blog is an invitation not only to the students taking on the roles of client and counsel at the ICC competition, but also to the judges and mediators, to be aware of the unstated, and often unobserved and unrecognised differences between the parties that, despite the common ground of language and process, may well shape the parties’ perception of mediation, commercial relationships, the nature of purpose of mediation, and the design of acceptable outcomes.
Does mediation do any good? Does it make the world a better place?
This is a diagnosis for workplace mediators to include in their trainings.
(11/22/16)Robert A. Baruch Bush, Joseph P. Folger
For us and the colleagues we’ve worked with for many years, our first premise has always been that self-determination, or what we call empowerment, is the central and supreme value of mediation – a premise probably shared by many in the field.
The Olympics have come and gone with all of the emotion and inspiration they bring. In our recent, fully-subscribed, residential Summer School on mediation skills for leaders, we reflected on the learning from Rio. We watched a video replay of the men’s taekwondo -80kg final in which Team GB’s Lutalo Muhammad lost to his Ivory Coast opponent in the last second of the bout, giving the latter his country’s first ever Olympic gold medal.
You don’t get better at listening during conflict by practicing during conflict. You get better at listening during conflict by practicing outside of conflict, where the stakes are lower and it’s easier to be on top of your game.
“That’s not my problem” are four of the most frustrating words to hear when you’re trying to talk through a conflict.
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The vast majority of people still have confusions, if not difficulties, in having a clear representation of WHO a mediator is, WHAT is it that a mediator aims to achieve, for WHOM, WHAT he or she does, and maybe more importantly, IF, WHEN and WHY would someone benefit from using mediation and mediators.