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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.

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.

Shirli Kirschner

Children and ADR

(1/05/18)Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.

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.

Jason Dykstra

The Best Ten Minutes You'll Spend All Day

(4/14/17)Jason Dykstra

It was the breakthrough that we had been looking for. A new tool? No, it was a question that had allowed the person to reflect.

Mervyn Malamed

Email and Text Messaging: A Greater Source of Conflict Than We Realize

(4/14/17)Mervyn Malamed

Disputes can often be sourced to a highly flammable communication medium.

Steve Vondran

Vondran Tips for Mediation Success - Video

(4/09/17)Steve Vondran

Mediation provides parties (Plaintiff and a Defendant) with an excellent chance to settle their case. But you do not want to blow it and you want to make sure you are properly prepared to handle the case.

Dan Simon

Social Networking Ain’t Transformative Mediation

(3/03/17)Dan Simon

Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!

Wayne Brazil

The Merits of Early Neutral Evaluation

(3/03/17)Wayne Brazil

I am a professional mediator – and a passionate devotee of its virtues. Mediation, however, can take many forms, depending on the individual needs of a particular dispute or its parties.

Wayne Plenert

A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model

(3/03/17)Wayne Plenert

The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.

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