Howard Bellman talks about mediating in stressful circumstances where politics, personality, and/or emotions are high. Gifted mediators combine talent and training to be able to handle those situations in an intuitive way.
This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
Sid Lezak talks about how the 'perfect mediator' does not have a fixed number of certain attributes or a certain style. Rather, it is someone who is flexible, who can adjust their problem-solving style to the challenges that are presented.
Leonard Riskin discusses mediating with mindfulness. He emphasizes the importance of the mediator being aware of his/her thoughts, emotions, and sensations that may arise which can affect the mediation.
Frank Sander speaks of three phases he's noticed in ADR: the Pound Conference followed by ten years of experimentation. The next ten years was the incorporation and practice in law schools and court systems as well as discovering the weaknesses of the practice. The last ten years have been the institutionalization of the field.
Jay Folberg discusses that with institutionalization, the field is becoming more focused on practicing a profession and trying to become more lucrative instead of how it was - a more creative social movement.
This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This is an interview with Nancy Welsh, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This is an interview by Mediate.com Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler, with David J. Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, on career opportunities for those wanting to break into the dispute resolution field.
This is a new interview of Peter Salem, long-time Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
Mediate.com is proud to announce our new video Interview Series: “The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society.” Robert Benjamin, Senior Editor, is lead interviewer for our new interview series.
Mediator Dan Berstein shares his journey to being open with his bipolar disorder, and how conflict resolution skills can help us overcome barriers to having conversations about mental health. In this profound story, learn how to get past the assumptions, paternalism, and stigma to make room for the other person's story and connect.
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.
John Paul Lederach describes discussing alternatives to violent conflict with groups who felt powerless and that violence was their only avenue of action. One method he uses is to ask them what violence has achieved historically.
This 4 minute semi-animation by Jeff Conklin illustrates why sequential conversational structure is inadequate for complex issues.
How to Be a Great Facilitator
Have you ever watched a good facilitator? They make it look easy , but its not as easy as you might think. Good facilitators are expert at stimulating discussion, generating ideas and producing outcomes. This video provides a few solid tips starting with preparation. Video by Karen Friedman.
Conflict Management in the Workplace
Unresolved conflict in the workplace draws significant amount of time and energy away from the task at hand. It can negatively impact employees, customers and friends and family members. This webinar will help you identify and manage conflict as an opportunity to improve and innovate and not stagnate personally and professionally.
Conflict Resolution In The Workplace - Video
Does your team embrace conflict as a way to "iron out" differences and come to a great solution or do they stick their heads in the sand and hope everything will just go away? Video by the Omnia Group.
While often dismissed as disingenuous, irrational, or “Machiavellian,” game playing strategies and devices are a natural and necessary part of the negotiation and mediation of difficult issues and controversies.
South Africa has officially launched the Court-Annexed Mediation in Montshioa Stadt Village, Mahikeng. The alternative dispute resolution mechanism will allow for a negotiated settlements and alleviate huge litigation costs.
¿Cómo podemos definir la violencia familiar? En primer lugar, podemos decir que la violencia familiar o violencia doméstica es cualquier forma de abuso entre los miembros de una misma familia, de un miembro a otro miembro. Este abuso generalmente causa un daño físico o psicológico a este miembro de la familia.
In this insightful talk, Brad Heckman discusses mindfulness in conflict mediation. Using poignant humor and his own hand-drawn illustrations, Heckman effectively communicates the necessary balance of emotions, relief and reflection that mindfulness supports in the mediation process.
An International Conference on Online Dispute Resolution, ODR2014, brought together the technology and dispute resolution communities, legal practitioners, mediators and other ADR professionals, academic researchers, financial institutions, ecommerce companies and social media companies, members of judiciaries worldwide, and social justice advocates using innovative technologies to leverage change. ODR2014 is the thirteenth ODR Forum and the first to be held in the United States. This article is a recording of one of the speakers, Dr. Alberto Elisavetsky.
This is one of a 40-day video reflection series about conflict resolution. It is produced by the Taming the Wolf Institute and discusses the use of power, rights, and interests in mediation.
Family Mediation UK - Video
This video is produced by the Ministry of Justice in the UK . It highlights the benefits of using mediation for family cases.
ACR Presidential Speech 2013 - Video
2013-2014 President of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) delivers her first address as President at the 2013 ACR Annual Conference on October 11, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN
Nadine defies the conception that seemingly opposite ideas can't work together by revealing the power of your humanity. A master bridge-builder, who has worked with Nelson Mandela and other leaders from all sectors, Nadine Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholder to find common ground and achieve great goals.
This is Colin Rule's excellent six minute presentation on Online Dispute Resolution from the Reinvent Law Channel. Colin is former director of online dispute resolution at eBay - Pay Pal.
Vintage ADR - Video
This video was produced by Coronet Instructional Films in 1950. It shows schoolyard disputes and illustrated different suggestions for resolving them.
Mediation Demonstration - Video
This full-length role-play mediation video, with explanations, was produced by O'Sullivan Solutions in February, 2013. This mediation role-play was demonstrated live in front of the faculty of law at Griffith College, Cork.
In the case Ledbetter v Ledbetter, the appellate court considered the issue of whether parties to a divorce mediation should be bound to a settlement orally dictated by the mediator and affirmed by parties and their counsel at mediation, which was later repudiated by one of the parties.
In the case Catamount Slate Products v Sheldon, the appellate court reversed the trial court and refused to enforce an alleged oral mediated settlement where the intent of the parties to be bound was not established.
In the case In re Rains, the appellate court concluded that the bankruptcy court did not clearly err in finding a debtor mentally competent to enter into a mediated settlement, notwithstanding that immediately following the conclusion of mediation the debtor drove himself to the hospital where he was admitted and diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm and stroke.
In Chesney v. Hypertension Diagnostics, the appellate court affirmed the trial court's conclusion that a mediated memorandum agreement is binding and enforceable despite the parties' failure to complete a more comprehensive settlement document.
In Fair v. Bakhtiari, , the appellate course reversed the trial court's refusal to enforce a mediated settlement and compel arbitration pursuant to its terms because inclusion of the arbitration provision in the settlement was "consistent solely with an intention on the part of the parties for the settlement terms document to be enforceable or binding," thereby making the settlement admissible based on a statutory exception to inadmissibility where an "agreement provides that it is enforceable or binding or words to that effect."
The EU Museum Mediators Project (video)
Eva-Kaia Vabamäe reflects on her experience as a "Museum Mediators" course participant. Afterwards, the European dimensions and challenges arise in the difficult translation of the term "Museum Mediation" to Estonian.
In Fivecoat v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., the appellate court reversed the trial court's order enforcing mediated workers' compensation settlement, where the claimant's attorney did not have clear and unequivocal authority to settle on claimant's behalf.
In Heaven & Earth, Inc. v. Wyman Properties Limited Partnership, the appellate court enforced a handwritten mediated settlement of lease extension by night club against challenge that parties' failure to reach full agreement on limitations and notice requirements for sound checks was a missing essential element that precluded enforcement.
With armed conflicts trending upward again and proving increasingly complex, the challenges are also mounting for mediators working to resolve them through negotiations. Newly developed guidance from the United Nations can help them to succeed, providing practical advice for navigating mediation processes effectively. This video describes the 8 UN fundamental guidelines.
This video by Leo Hura shows a parent with a disabled child. She finds herself in a dispute with her school, but through the mediation process she reaches agreement with school regarding her disabled child in a culinary program.
Professor Guhan Subramanian has created a video for Harvard's Program on Negotiation called Setting the Stage.
Mediation in Action - Video
A workplace dispute between two colleagues has created an issue which is affecting their colleagues and the business. This video shows a real example interviewing the owner, both employees, and their mediator. They reflect on the process and how mediating has changed their business.
In his keynote address, Professor Mayer explores some of the characteristics and dilemmas of enduring conflict and ways that conflict resolvers can shift the narrative from one of prevention, management, and resolution to one of anticipation, support and engagement.
Disputants and mediators together determine a mediation’s success, sometimes only in retrospect. This interactive workshop explored opportunities prior to and during a session, when the mediator may support-even enhance-parties' abilities to make the most of their mediation experience.
This presentation introduces four specific steps for effectively transforming even the most provocative personal attacks into something constructive. Listeners may wish to also read Chapter 4 of Party-Directed Mediation, Interpersonal Negotiation Skills. April 2012, Duration: about 10 minutes plus homework.
The team at JAMS has finally been able to videotape a mediation to present the mediation process. This video aims to increase transparency of the process and to help clients understand how hard mediators work for them. JAMS promises that this is a real mediation and that all of the participants have agreed to allow this video to be public.