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Susan Raines

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Susan Raines, Workplace Conflict

(11/30/21) Susan Raines
Recording of another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Susan Raines talking about the new edition of her book "Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client and Policy Disputes," hosted by Chidera Didigu.
Ian MacDuff

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Ian Macduff

(11/30/21) Ian MacDuff
Professor Ian Macduff's interview as part of the Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution interview series offered by Mediate.com.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Jean Sternlight & Jennifer Robbennolt, with John Lande

(11/23/21) John Lande, Jennifer Robbennolt,, Jean Sternlight
An additional episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Jean R. Sternlight and Prof. Jennifer K. Robbennolt discussing their book "Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making" interviewed by Prof. John Lande.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

(11/23/21) Colin Rule, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán about her chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Andrea Schneider

(11/16/21) Colin Rule, Andrea Schneider
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Andrea Schneider about her chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication

(11/16/21) Bernard Mayer, Tim Hicks
This is an additional episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Tim Hicks talking about his book "Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication." This interview is hosted by Bernie Mayer.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler

(11/09/21) Colin Rule, Peter Adler
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Peter Adler about his chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Dispute Systems Design with Janet Martinez and Lisa Amsler

(11/09/21) Howard Gadlin, Janet Martinez, Lisa Amsler
Recording of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Janet Martinez and Prof. Lisa Amsler talking about their book (written with Stephanie Smith) Dispute Systems Design, hosted by Howard Gadlin.

The Movement- Video

(10/07/21) Michael Norwood
Talk at Monty Roberts "The Movement" Conference, June 2018
Bob Bordone

What are the Qualities of a Good Mediator? - video

(10/07/21) Bob Bordone
Have you ever asked yourself, what are the qualities of a good mediator?

Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation

(9/28/21) Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.
Jeremy Pollack

Bring More Peace Into Your Life with Jeremy Pollack – Tip 22: Manage Your Emotions

(8/09/21) Jeremy Pollack
This is an extremely important topic to consider when thinking about how to effectively engage in conflict resolution, especially when dealing with escalated situations. When considering how to engage in emotional self-regulation, it is crucial to first recognize our triggers. Asking ourselves, “What kinds of situations tend to trigger me?” is one way of doing this.

Married Mediators: Audrey Yowell and Carl Schneider

(7/30/21) Carl Schneider, Audrey Yowell
An interview with Carl Schneider and Audrey Yowell about how they integrate their mediation carriers and their marriage. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Married Mediators: A.J. and Kiki Grossman

(7/25/21) A.J. Grossman, Kiki Grossman
This is an interview with A.J. and KiKi Grossman about how they have developed their mediation carriers and integrated their work with their relationship and home life.
Lesley Cook

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(6/09/21) Lesley Cook
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

Married Mediators: Brad and Jane Honoroff

(6/03/21) Brad Honoroff, Jane Honoroff
An interview with Brad and Jane Honoroff about their different conflict styles and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation for Youth and Schools

(6/03/21) Clare Fowler, Jonathan Rodrigues
How can we best support the development of online mediation and online mediation training for youth and in our schools?  This Youth and Schools 2-hour Forum builds upon the 2-day "Young Minds, Global Voices Online Conference." 

Married Mediators: Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins

(6/01/21) Donna Silverberg, Charles Wiggins
An interview with Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

(5/24/21) Eric R. Galton, Kimberlee Kovach
An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation

(5/18/21) Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Brian Galbraith
What can mediators learn from the online experience of other collaborative dispute resolution professionals? How do we best integrate online mediation with conflict & life coaching, collaborative practice and limited scope representation?

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Experiential Training and Mentoring

(5/17/21) Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Tricia Jones
How do we best integrate online mediation and online mediation training with conflict & life coaching, collaborative practice, mentorship, clinics, simulations and video feedback?

Married Mediators: Marilyn McKnight and Steve Erickson

(5/17/21) Stephen Erickson, Marilyn McKnight
An interview with Marilyn McKnight and Stephen Erickson about the origins of family mediation, their different conflict styles, and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(5/09/21) Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith
An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
Colin Rule

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation

(5/08/21) Colin Rule
Join colleagues from around the world for Mediate's Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation. Among the featured presenters are Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey and Melissa Kucinski.

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation Training

(5/01/21) Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
The second Forum of the Online Mediation Training Task Force centered on new and emerging issues of online mediation and the training of mediators online.

Full Video Posted of Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation

(4/19/21) Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
How do we best support the growth of mediation around the world?  This Forum shared the perspectives of panelists from Nigeria, Argentina, Russia and India who compared and contrasted their experiences with online mediation and online training in developing mediation cultures. 
Nina Meierding

Mediate.com Instructor Discusses Implicit Bias: We All Have It

(1/27/21) Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding discusses her training on implicit bias, and what we can do to become "bias aware."
Noam Ebner

Cyberweek 2020: The Online Mediation Surge and ODR

(11/09/20) Noam Ebner
In this talk, Noam Ebner discusses the migration of the mediation profession online during the COVID-19 era, and the wider impacts of this phenomenon on the ODR field and on the practice of mediation, online and in traditional mediation rooms.

Cyberweek 2020: Creating a Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators

(11/07/20) Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey
This Cyberweek 2020 session describes a suggested Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators to help modernize mediation ethics as we mediate online.

Cyberweek 2020: How to Get Started with Video Mediation

(11/07/20) Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
In this Cyberweek 2020 presentation, Clare Fowler and Colin Rule review how mediators can get started with online video mediation.

Cyberweek 2020: Opening Session Interview of Jim Melamed by Ethan Katsh

(11/03/20) Jim Melamed, Ethan Katsh
The is Cyberweek 2020's Opening Session: an interview of Jim Melamed, long time CEO at Mediate.com, by Ethan Katsh on 25 years of ODR and Mediate.com.

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 3 Video

(10/19/20) Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 3 Video: (1) Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation - Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations; and (2) Moving Forward - How Do We Get There?

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 2 Video

(10/13/20) Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
Mediation 20/20 Day 2 Video: The current state of the field: obstacles and opportunities.

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 1 Video

(10/06/20) Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 1 Video - What Have We Achieved? How Did We Get Where We Are? Welcome and Celebration with Jim Melamed and John Helie plus panel.

Mobilizing Mediatively

(8/17/20) Manon Schonewille, Michael Leathes
Recently, Mediate.com serialised a jigsaw of 23 pieces by 40 authors in 16 countries, in the form of both articles and author interviews, all part of the over-arching theme Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. This articles summarizes those 23 pieces.
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Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age - Table of Contents

(8/03/20) Mediate.com
Mediate.com is proud to publish "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age" and to offer this convenient Table of Contents for accessing all 25 original "Keys" articles and accompanying videos. Special thanks to Michael Leathes, Manon Schonewille and Clare Fowler for leading this important project!

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction

(8/02/20) Lela Love, Nadja Alexander
Mediate.com has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

In Their Voices: Video with Joyce Oddison

(7/31/20) Michael Lang, Joyce Odidison
This article shares a video of Michael Lang interviewing Joyce Oddison about how to stay resilient through difficult times. 
Frank Sander

Concerns and Optimism for Future

(7/31/20) Frank Sander
Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.

1st Key-Leadership: Establish Strong, Collaborative, Mediative Leadership

(7/30/20) Kenneth Cloke, Rosemary Howell, Alan Limbury, Valeri Primo-Lack, Joan Goldsmith
Leadership is a skill. It is something everyone does at multiple points throughout their lives, whether they consider themselves leaders or not.

1st Key-Leadership: The Youth Shall Lead Us

(7/30/20) Aloysius Goh, Sean Lim, Samantha Lek, Megan Tay
Humbling as it may be for adults to admit, the sages who can unlock the Golden Age of mediation may actually be the youth.
John Sturrock

1st Key-Leadership: Adopt The Edinburgh Declaration

(7/30/20) John Sturrock
At the conclusion of a recent conference, following superb presentations emphasizing the value of principled and interest-based negotiation by William Ury and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, almost 100 mediators signed the "Edinburgh Declaration," an inspirational expression of belief and commitment. The Edinburgh Declaration explains why we mediate, something that is rarely publicly expressed.
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Value-Based Mediation

(7/29/20) Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about her early experiences with Gary Friedman and their efforts to bring humanistic psychology to law. The value-based mediation process still informs her practice.
Homer LaRue

Concerns: Credentialing and Bridging Gaps between Mediators of Color with Other Mediators

(7/28/20) Homer LaRue
Homer LaRue discusses his concerns of mediators not getting into the field because of the credentialing process, specifically persons of color not getting into the field, and bridging the gap between mediators of color and the "high-volume, high-quality case users".

2nd Key-Data: Bring Objective Science to Mediation

(7/28/20) Ava Abramowitz, Kenneth Webb
After 47 empirical studies, the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force report, “Research on Mediator Techniques,” was perplexing.

2nd Key-Data: Run the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series Every 5-7 Years

(7/28/20) Emma-May Litchfield, Danielle Hutchinson
As insights and priorities continue to emerge from the data from the 2016-17 Global Pound Conference, its unique value becomes increasingly apparent.
Michael McIlwrath

2nd Key-Data: Develop a Negotiation Index

(7/28/20) Michael McIlwrath
Folklore was the class at university that fundamentally altered how I view the world.
Margaret Shaw

Hopes for Future of Mediation

(7/27/20) Margaret Shaw
Margaret Shaw talks about what she hopes to see in the future for mediation: that mediation in schools will make a difference; certification regulations will form slowly, so as not to lose the flexibility of the field; that there will be an increased emphasis on collaboration in society.

3rd Key - Education: Teach Mediation as a Core Subject Aligned to Real World Needs

(7/25/20) Deborah Masucci, Barney Jordaan
Mediation is rarely taught as a core subject in business schools, law schools and other professional curricula, despite the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions now provide for some form of court sponsored mediation.

3rd Key-Education: Ensure the Future Through Mentoring and Practice Programs for New Mediators

(7/25/20) Angela Herberholz, Emma Ewart Keir
Practicing mediators with advanced knowledge, skills and experience need to support the next generations of mediators to ensure a positive and vibrant future of mediation.

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

(7/25/20) Tim Hicks, John Sturrock
Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.
Joanna Kalowski

3rd Key-Education: Train Mediators to be Culture-wise, not Culture-blind

(7/25/20) Joanna Kalowski
Perplexed by the slow uptake of mediation in many places, is it time to wonder whether the mediation field has taken sufficient account of the centrality of culture?
Pierrick Le Goff

4th Key-Professionalism: Act to Ensure Mediation is Respected as a True Professional Practice

(7/20/20) Pierrick Le Goff
This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.
John Brand

4th Key-Professionalism: Modernize the Culture Driving Legal Practice

(7/20/20) John Brand
This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.

4th Key-Professionalism: Encourage Mediation and Arbitration Integration

(7/20/20) Mark Appel, Wolf von Kumberg
This article discusses the importance of bridging mediation and arbitration.

4th Key-Professionalism: Create a Universal Code of Disclosure

(7/20/20) Ana Gonçalves, Francois Bogacz, Daniel Rainey
Universal mediation standards have been a controversial issue ever since the rise of mediation as a dispute resolution process.

5th Key-Technology: Take Advantage of ODR’s Full Potential

(7/15/20) Ana Gonçalves, Jeremy Lack, Daniel Rainey
Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

5th Key-Technology: Embrace and Integrate Relevant New Technologies

(7/15/20) Jeremy Lack, Francois Bogacz
Much ink has been spilled on the future of mediation, and how robots may someday take over from humans. However, mediation is not an empirical science that can be reduced to algorithms.
Nina Meierding

Gender and Culture in Mediation

(7/15/20) Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding explains putting theory to practice regarding studies of gender and culture in mediation. She describes being sensitive and respectful of diverse thought processes and communication methods.

6th Key-Government: Make Mediation a Prerequisite to Civil Litigation

(7/10/20) Manon Schonewille, Leonardo d'Urso, Constantin-Adi Gavrila
Buckminster’s Law derives from the futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller, who dedicated his life to “making the world work”.
George Lim

6th Key-Government: Sign, Ratify, and Implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation

(7/10/20) George Lim
The Singapore Convention on Mediation can have a significant influence on the international appetite for mediation.
Alicia Kuin

6th Key-Government: Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, & Security

(7/10/20) Alicia Kuin
Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building.
Christian Radu Chereji

6th Key-Government: Help Governments Lead Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/10/20) Christian Radu Chereji
Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of all, inspiring uptake and demonstrating that they “walk the talk”.
Felicity Steadman

7th Key-Usage: Invest to Generate Instinctive User Recognition and Demand

(7/05/20) Felicity Steadman
How can an appreciation of mediation be developed in the marketplace?

7th Key-Usage: Expand the Value of Mediation Into Deal-Making

(7/05/20) Veronique Fraser, Joan Stearns Johnsen
Mediation is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands.
Michael Leathes

7th Key-Usage: Forge a User-driven Vision for Mediation; Then Fund It

(7/05/20) Michael Leathes
Today the mediation field needs to go further. It needs to articulate a new, mature, vision. One that unlocks its Golden Age.

Arbitration Conversation No. 8: Prof. Richard Frankel of Drexel University School of Law

(7/05/20) Richard Frankel, Amy Schmitz
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Prof. Richard Frankel, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic at the Drexel University Thomas Klein School of Law.
Joanna Kalowski

The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way

(7/04/20) Joanna Kalowski
The likelihood of conflict and conflicting ideologies makes effective resolution of disputes and the negotiation of sustainable deals crucially important.
Zena Zumeta

Evaluative Approach

(7/04/20) Zena Zumeta
Zena Zumeta explains the difficulties she sees with using an evaluative approach. However, she sees how it can be useful in a dispute where there is a power imbalance.
Bernard Mayer

Mediators Not Making Big Enough Difference

(7/04/20) Bernard Mayer
Bernard Mayer explains that his biggest concern is that mediators are not making a big enough difference in larger, current conflicts. He offers two reasons for this.
Maxine Baker-Jackson

Start in Mediation

(7/01/20) Maxine Baker-Jackson
Maxine Baker-Jackson describes that coming into mediation was a natural.

The Complete Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation

(7/01/20)
The complete compilation of all 7 Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age.
Roger Fisher

Working with People Who Don't Want to Negotiate

(6/30/20) Roger Fisher
Roger Fisher explains that when one party doesn't want to negotiate, talk to others around them to find out their motivations, interests, concerns, and worries.
Michael Lang

Demonstrating Reflective Practice

(6/25/20) Michael Lang
Michael Lang describes an account where he was teaching reflective practice, a practice that enables mediators to be more aware of their own methods and why they are using them.
Marvin E. Johnson

Advice to Aspiring Mediators

(6/23/20) Marvin E. Johnson
Marvin Johnson provides advice he would give to those wanting to come into the field: one must like people, have flexibility and patience, timing and intuition.
John Paul Lederach

Conflict Management in Other Countries

(6/20/20) John Paul Lederach
John Paul Lederach continues to describe in detail how he observed partiality as a resource, not an obstacle in Latin America and the Middle East. Partiality meant being part of the network, being an insider, and someone to be trusted.
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Are Mediators Neutral?

(6/15/20) Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses how mediators are not neutral on many issues but the goal is to be non-biased.
Kenneth Cloke

Mediation Skillset is Essential For Our Survival

(6/15/20) Kenneth Cloke
Kenneth Cloke discusses the significance of mediation and how the world needs to learn these skills in order for us to survive as a species.
Joseph Stulberg

Successful Mediation Techniques in Complex Disputes

(6/14/20) Joseph Stulberg
Joe Stulberg shares how great mediators he's observed are very analytical and have a sense of pragmatic creativity.
Chris Moore

Problem Solving vs. Transformative Mediation

(6/10/20) Chris Moore
Chris Moore talks about mediators who are problem solvers and those who attempt to transform the relationships and moral views of the parties; Moore's position is somewhere in the middle.
Sarah Ater

Managing Conflict at Home During COVID-19

(6/08/20) Sarah Ater
This links to a free course for practitioners, or to show to their clients as a resource, for resolving home conflict during the quarantine.
Jay Folberg

Field Combined Law and Social Work

(6/05/20) Jay Folberg
Jay Folberg describes early on in the field when he, as a lawyer, collaborated with psychologists and social workers and they learned from each other.
Robert Bergman

Support Tools for Video Conferencing During ODR

(6/04/20) Robert Bergman
There are a wide range of concepts which fall within ODR.
Howard Bellman

Mediation Past, Present, and Future

(6/01/20) Howard Bellman
Howard Bellman speaks of how the mediation field has become more mainstream, though it's original intention was to be more radical and counter-culture. He believes the field will continue to grow.
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The Mediators - Views from the Eye of the Storm Vol. I

(6/01/20) Mediate.com
This two hour-long program features 31 of the most experienced mediators in the world. This is a "highlight" film of compelling commentary from pioneers and leaders in the field of mediation.
Margaret Shaw

Teaching to Mediate

(6/01/20) Margaret Shaw
Margaret Shaw describes an effective way of teaching mediation. It involves classroom learning as well as shadowing experienced mediators to gain an understanding of the sense of process and flow.
Nina Meierding

Cultural Sensitivity While Training

(6/01/20) Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding discusses her approach to mediation training in other countries. This involves being culturally sensitive, not imposing the Western model as it may not be useful for other cultures and their ways of problem-solving.
Chris Moore

Essence of Mediation

(6/01/20) Chris Moore
Chris Moore shares a piece of a Robert Frost poem which he thinks represents the essence of mediation: finding a common good among people with different interests and different needs.
Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership

(5/30/20) Peter Adler
This is a video introduction to "Eye of the Storm Leadership" by Peter Adler, Ph.D. - 150 Ideas, Stories, Quotes, and Excercises On The Art and Politics of Managing Human Conflicts. See the book and complete video at www.eyeofthestormleadership.com
Roseann Vanella

Tips for Divorcing Couples - Videos 2 through 5

(5/29/20) Roseann Vanella
We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Why I Became A Mediator

(5/25/20) Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about how winning law suits did not bring about the change had hoped for. There was a lot of resistance. She realized that negotiating consensual agreements was the way to get lasting results.
Bernard Mayer

Participatory Democracy is Motivation to Mediate

(5/20/20) Bernard Mayer
Bernie Mayer describes his motivation as a mediator which involves promoting participatory democracy, empowering people to control the outcomes of the crises in their own lives.
Roseann Vanella

Divorce & Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 - Video

(5/18/20) Roseann Vanella
We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.
Tom Stipanowich

Mediation vs. Arbitration

(5/15/20) Tom Stipanowich
Tom Stipanowich talks about the arbitration process being taken out of contracts while being replaced with mediation or litigation processes.
Sid Lezak

Humor, Rapport, and Experience

(5/10/20) Sid Lezak
Sid Lezak describes how he uses humor to lighten the mood of parties coming in and help them focus on what is in their best interests. He also talks about his vast experience and how his responses can be somewhat automatic.
Donald T. Saposnek

Transcending Mediation Models

(5/05/20) Donald T. Saposnek
Don Saposnek describes how different mediation models, while they may have different qualities and values, are often blended together by experienced mediators.
Richard Salem

CRS in Battle of Wounded Knee

(5/01/20) Richard Salem
Richard Salem describes agency cutbacks as Community Relations Service was preventing violence in the Battle of Wounded Knee.
Joseph P. Folger

Transformative Mediation For All Cases?

(5/01/20) Joseph P. Folger
Joe Folger believes that the purpose of mediation is to give people voice and choice and moments of recognition are powerful and just as important as getting settlement.
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The Mediators: Family Mediation Edition

(5/01/20) Mediate.com
The Mediators: Family Edition features 27 of the most experienced family mediators in the world. Sections include: Inspiration, Techniques In The Room, Supporting Children, Styles And Models, The Future, Training & Certification
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Mediating Families Are Closer Post-Divorce

(5/01/20) Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes a research finding which concluded that families who mediated during the divorce had father's who were significantly more involved in their children's lives twelve years post-mediation.
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