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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.

Jody Sin

Enlisting the Involvement of Organizational Ombuds to Resolve Workplace Conflicts at Public Schools in Hong Kong

(5/08/19)Jody Sin

This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.

Tammy Lenski

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.

Christopher Reeves

Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients

(4/22/19)Christopher Reeves

Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.

Hadassah Fidler

Should Therapists Mediate? -- A Look at UK therapists

(4/12/19)Hadassah Fidler

Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.

Keren Khaya Abrams

Preparing Clients for Mediation: a quick communications course before the first meeting

(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams

In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.

Patricia Porter

What Challenging Workplace Behavior Are You Dealing with in the New Year?

(3/22/19)Patricia Porter

For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.

Clare Fowler

Companies Need You!

(3/15/19)Clare Fowler

Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.

Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(3/02/19)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Tim Hicks

Introduction to Embodied Conflict: the neural roots of conflict and communication

(3/01/19)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Alia Ismail

Appropriate Distance: A Reliable Path to Forgiveness

(3/01/19)Alia Ismail

There always are red flags that relationships are heading in the wrong direction.

Milan Slama

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide - Part 1

(2/26/19)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).

John Wade

Evaluative Mediation-- Elephants in the Room?

(2/22/19)John Wade

This article explores in relation to “evaluative” or “advice-giving” mediation, what are possible working descriptions, typologies, variations, expressions used, diagnosis and suitability, advantages and disadvantages, and common hurdles.

Jill Tanz

Using Neuroscience to Understand Stress and Improve Mediation

(2/22/19)Jill Tanz

This article explores how neuroscience can help mediators understand the physiologic stress response, its impact on individuals involved in conflict, and how to structure mediation to minimize the negative impact of the stress response.

Lori Frank

Get Curious!

(2/08/19)Lori Frank

This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.

Phyllis Pollack

The NFL’s Moral Disengagement

(2/05/19)Phyllis Pollack

There are approximately eight different ways to morally disengage, and I examine how this related to the NFL.

Sarah Peyton

Should Guilt and Shame Have a Place in Mediation?

(2/05/19)Sarah Peyton

Have you considered that, while we traditionally believe that our "conscience" tells us what is right and what is wrong, conscience, in practice, actually is a functional strive for harmony with those around us?

Tammy Lenski

Flip the Problem to Illuminate Hidden Solutions

(2/01/19)Tammy Lenski

The way we approach problem solving influences the solutions we can see — and are willing to see.

Katherine Graham

Why Investigations Always Need to Look Twice

(2/01/19)Katherine Graham

We like things simple, and often that means not making the effort to understand the full picture and specific legal context.

Joshua Javits

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

(1/31/19)Joshua Javits

The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.

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