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Transformative Articles


Amy Sereday

Disability, Conflict, and Adaptive Thinking

(1/22/19)Amy Sereday

As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.

Jim W Hildreth

Mother Lode Claim Jump

(1/11/19)Jim W Hildreth

The two groups were equally divided and the Superior Court was wise’in sending this to Mediation.

Nina Meierding

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Nina Meierding

(1/10/19)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

Lorraine Segal

The Ripple Effect of Good Conflict Skills

(1/03/19)Lorraine Segal

When one person gets better conflict skills, the whole organization can shift.

Patrick Mastronardo

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

(12/28/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.

Martina Sanchez

How Mediation Can Improve Your Workplace Morale

(12/14/18)Martina Sanchez

Conflict in the workplace can be a damaging and destructive force, which can escalate very quickly.

Rebecca Hiers

How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation

(11/30/18)Rebecca Hiers

This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.

Lorraine Segal

Good Work Meetings Promote Harmony, Lessen Conflict

(11/16/18)Lorraine Segal

How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?

Darrell Puls

Scorched Earth Clients: Mediating with High Conflict People

(11/12/18)Darrell Puls

You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.

Jonathan Rodrigues

The Mediation Advocate’s Alphabet

(10/19/18)Jonathan Rodrigues

From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.

Jeffrey Krivis

Building Coalitions and Story Telling

(9/18/18)Jeffrey Krivis

In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.

Colin Rule

Justice

(9/15/18)Colin Rule

As a non-lawyer who teaches in law schools, I have been brought into the “justice” conversation many times. I am asked: How can you be sure your online systems will deliver justice?

Kari Boyle

Team Diversity, Conflict and the Need for Robust Discussion – Part 1

(9/02/18)Kari Boyle

Today, the environment in which we work is complex and constantly changing, team members come and go and there is constant rethinking about goals, approaches and adaptation.

Jim Melamed

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Lawyers

(8/21/18)Jim Melamed

This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.

Dick Harris

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 3

(8/15/18)Dick Harris

Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!

Joy Rosenthal

Families Belong Together

(8/10/18)Joy Rosenthal

Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.

Jack Urquhart

International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies

(8/10/18)Jack Urquhart

Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.

Larry Gaughan

Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals

(7/20/18)Larry Gaughan

This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.

Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)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.

Milan Slama

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Thinking About Using Mediation to Resolve Your Employment Dispute Without Going Through Litigation First?

(7/06/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

One of the things we would find out very quickly through an employment litigation assessment was whether both sides were open, willing and able to exchange all relevant information in good faith about the facts in dispute right away.

Paul Rajkowski

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it? - Part 2

(6/14/18)Paul Rajkowski

I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.

Dan Simon

Transformative Dialogue – The Salvation of Democracy?

(5/25/18)Dan Simon

While some conversations result in “getting to yes”, others lead to clarity that no agreement is possible at that time.

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