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Transformative Articles


Laura Tarcea

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict

(3/16/18)Laura Tarcea

This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.

Shirli Kirschner

Dispute Management Plans and ADR

(3/09/18)Shirli Kirschner

Three myths relevant to Dispute Management Plans (DMPs) exist.

Judy Rashid

Teaching Social Justice on Campus for Self Awareness, Community Sustainability, and Systems Change

(3/02/18)Judy Rashid

This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.

Charlie Young

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

Dan Simon

FAQ’s from Mediators

(2/09/18)Dan Simon

I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.

Eric Slepak

Do Android Mediators Dream of Electric Agreements?

(2/09/18)Eric Slepak

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.

Maria Simpson

Juries of Their Peers

(2/02/18)Maria Simpson

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.

Norah Alsugair

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

John Lande

Stone Soup: Takeaways from New Hampshire Mediation Training

(1/19/18)John Lande

As part of recent mediation trainings, Susan Yates and I collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the training participants.

Shirli Kirschner

Children and ADR

(1/05/18)Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2018!

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

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!

Cinnie Noble

Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.

Dan Simon

Mind Mapping and the Transformative Framework

(12/08/17)Dan Simon

Guest blogger, Kees van Eijk, supports human interaction in this article by mapping thoughts, ideas, and emotions. He is a registered mediator and team facilitator working in the Netherlands.

Patricia Porter

Take Five! – How Adults Can Benefit From A Time Out

(12/01/17)Patricia Porter

The logic behind the time-out method is that if you remove the child from a fun surrounding when they do something wrong, then it will eliminate that behavior.

John Lande

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

(11/17/17)John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Teambuilding Exercises

(10/06/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Isolation and polarization are big threats today.

Todd Jarvis

Spirit of Dialogue - Book Review

(9/06/17)Todd Jarvis, Aaron Wolf

This is a book review by Todd Jarvis of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron Wolf.

Michael Lang

Why Case Consultation/Reflective Practice Groups Matter for Mediators

(8/30/17)Michael Lang, Rochelle Arms Almengor

While mention of reflective practice in the field of mediation has grown in recent years, its use is still not standardized in the work of most mediators.

Dan Simon

Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent?

(8/11/17)Dan Simon

“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.

Aldo Civico

Master the 7 Steps to Conflict Transformation

(8/11/17)Aldo Civico

Whenever I ask participants in my workshops what words they associate with conflict, they come up with expressions that have most of the time a negative quality. They associate conflict with fear, anxiety, frustration, sadness, loneliness, anger, etc. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Steven Goldman

Formula for Success

(8/03/17)Steven Goldman

This article deals with a formula for success in mediating and fostering positive interactions and outcomes: C + S + T – AR = SI, collaboration, plus synergy, plus teamwork, minus adversarial relationships, equals successful interactions.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

If You Want Your “Day in Court”, Don’t Go to Court

(7/28/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

“I want my day in court.” This is one of the most frequent desires and sentiments expressed by a new client in our initial conversation about their legal dispute.

Conflict: The Unexpected Gift - Video

(4/15/17)Elisabeth Seaman, Jack Hamilton

This is an interview of my business partner, Jack Hamilton and me, about mediation, conflict resolution and our book, Conflict - The Unexpected Gift.

Tammy Lenski

Can Your Beliefs About Someone Alter Their Behavior?

(4/14/17)Tammy Lenski

If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?

Alan Sharland

Bullying in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively

(4/14/17)Alan Sharland

This article explores the concept of bullying in the workplace and how to respond to it more effectively.

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