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Uma Ramanathan

Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution

(2/07/20)Uma Ramanathan

Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’

John Lande

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

(1/24/20)John Lande

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium.

Dan Simon

Directive Impulses Run Deep

(1/03/20)Dan Simon

While mediating, I try to support parties in making their own choices about how they participate in the conversation.

Denise French

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(1/03/20)Denise French

“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”

Sarah Ater

Did You Just Relinquish Control?

(12/27/19)Sarah Ater

This article shows how mediation can be used to intervene in early or advanced stages of conflict.

Peter Adler

A Fresh Approach to Advanced Training

(12/24/19)Peter Adler, Louis Chang

This training seeks to provide: The right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling... the first time.

Dan Simon

The Forgiveness Instinct and Transformative Mediation

(12/12/19)Dan Simon

The capacity for forgiveness runs deep in our genes.

Stanley Santire

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Stanley Santire

The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

Alia Ismail

Conflict Prevention: Utilizing the Historical Reasonable Person of Common Law

(11/29/19)Alia Ismail

Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Healers Call Others-III

(11/22/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

As we accept the reality of our own pain and struggle, and begin to recognize their universality, we open ourselves to the voice of the soul.

Jamie Costello

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

Kayla Matthews

7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions

(10/10/19)Kayla Matthews

There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.

Susan Nauss Exon

Trusting an Online Mediator: It May be Easier than You Think

(9/20/19)Susan Nauss Exon

Trustworthiness is a notable mediator trait.

Susan Podziba

Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(9/05/19)Susan Podziba

This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.

Dan Simon

Moving Parents – and a Moving Conversation

(8/30/19)Dan Simon

Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.

John Lande

Reflections on Our Field and Possibilities for Improvement

(8/16/19)John Lande

This article discusses reactions to the huge scope of our field.

Dan Simon

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Laurie Israel

Why Retainers are Important to the Mediation Process

(7/12/19)Laurie Israel

For most mediations, having the financial relationship between the mediator and the clients prepaid through a retainer can be a very strong impetus towards making the mediation process stronger and more effective.

Judith Starr

Author, Author! An Interview with Michael Lang, Author of The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution

(6/27/19)Judith Starr, Michael Lang

How do you think about reflective practice?

Wayne Plenert

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

(5/30/19)Wayne Plenert

This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.

Cinnie Noble

The “Do Nots” of Conflict

(5/23/19)Cinnie Noble

There are a lot of things NOT to say or do when in conflict with someone else if we are wanting to resolve or mend things.

Matt Giblin

Ever Wondered What it's Like to Train as a Mediator?

(5/23/19)Matt Giblin

Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?

Sarah Ater

Strides in Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya

(5/23/19)Sarah Ater

This article discusses the progress of Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya since its inception three years ago. It also explains some of the steps taken to address the challenges faced.

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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

David Hubbard

The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution by Michael D. Lang--Book Review

(5/09/19)David Hubbard

This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.

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