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Tammy Lenski Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project - Interview with Tammy Lenski
From her articles and blogs, Mediator Tammy Lenski is well-known throughout the mediation community. In this 1 hour video, Tammy and Michael Lang discuss excellence in practice and how to become a great mediator.
Stephen Kotev Stephen Kotev Interview - The Importance of Safety
This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.
Bruce Edwards Interview with Bruce Edwards - The Future of Mediation and Mediation in India
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
Teresa Wakeen Being Neutral is a Myth
Terry Wakeen explains that she believes being neutral is a myth. She still upholds her ethical duty, however, to not force her opinions and judgments on the parties.
Nina Meierding Interview with Nina Meierding
New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
Charlie Young Charlie Young Interview - Mediation in Schools and Prisons
This is an interview with Charlie Young by Clare Fowler discussing how mediation principles can be applied in schools and prisons.
Frank Sander Challenges of Institutionalizing Mediation
Frank Sander talks about the challenges institutionalization presents: trying to build on what's good without impairing the quality of the practice, becoming part of the court system without courts taking over mediation.
Chip Rose The Perfect Mediation (humor video)
The Perfect Mediation is a 4 minute video showing how easy mediation can sometimes be. Be sure to to check out all of our continuing education offerings at University.
John Paul Lederach Authenticity in Relationships Increases Chance of Peace-Building
John Paul Lederach speaks of the importance of authenticity when building relationships with parties. In his book, he poses a challenge to those who respond "we don't have a voice" in answering the question of why the peace process has been inauthentic.
L. Randolph Lowry Views on Future of Mediation
Randy Lowry speaks of the developments in the mediation field he foresees: more educational programs in schools, more institutions, more agencies practicing mediation, growth of programs, program expansion at Pepperdine, contribution to medical field.
Mediation Training Academy (humor video)
This tongue in cheek video shows two instructors at "The Mediation Academy" discussing mediation fee arrangements and 12 steps to avoid mediator emotional co-dependency. Be sure to to check out all of our continuing education offerings at University.
Resolve-O-Matic (humor video)
Join Chip Rose and Don Saposnek for their tongue-in-check infomercial for Resolve-O-Matic. Hear about all of the many benefits and how Resolve-O-Matic will change your life for the better.
Marvin E. Johnson When a Moment of Genius Struck
Marvin Johnson talks about a specific case he was asked to mediate - he was able to settle when others felt it was an impossibility. From the outcome, he felt a "moment of genius".
David A. Hoffman Background: Family and Religious Influences
David Hoffman describes how his family background contributed to his social values and his tendency to be conflict avoidant.
Howard Gadlin Ombudsman vs. Mediator
Howard Gadlin discusses the difference between a mediator's role and an ombudsman's role. Ombudsman uses mediation as a tool, but their role is to assist a group of people within an organization to identify the organization's policies and regulations that are causing internal conflict, then make recommendations.
Clarence Cramer Ability to Mediate Cases Involving Domestic Violence
Clarence Cramer shares his disagreement with those who say that domestic violence cases cannot be mediated.
Leonard Riskin Changing Lawyers' Understanding of Resolving Disputes
Leonard Riskin saw certain unahappiness in law schools that he linked to the adversarial process of settling disputes. Instead of a win-lose scenario, he attempted to help lawyers see and use mediation as a way to open their minds to a more positive process that would satisfy parties' underlying interests and needs.
Nina Meierding Mediators Biases
Nina Meierding discusses the evolving state of bias in mediating. She emphasizes the importance of the mediator being aware of his/her own biases and gives examples of her own biases in divorce cases.
Chip Rose Objective of Mediation
Chip Rose's perspective is that the objective of mediation is to assist parties in being collaborative, using a client-centered approach. Attorney mediators coming into the field might have a different objective.
Stephen Erickson How Mediation Started, How it's Different
Stephen Erickson shares his view on how mediation came about and its benefits compared to the adversarial process.
Richard Salem Mediating the Skokie-Nazi Conflict
Richard Salem briefly discusses mediating the Skokie-Nazi conflict through the organization CRS (Community Relations Service).
Chris Moore Multi-partiality: An Effective Position for Mediators in Resolving Disputes
Chris Moore explains partiality, neutrality and multi-partiality, the latter being the goal of a mediator's position. He explains multi-partiality within contexts of spousal abuse mediation and exploitation within a third world country.
Building Breakthroughs: Video Interview with Louise Phipps Senft
By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.
Howard Bellman What Success is in Mediation
Howard Bellman describes what he does to be successful in resolving a dispute. He uses the term "(doing) just enough" to end in a settlement.
Bill Lincoln First Mediation was Riot in Rochester
Bill Lincoln describes his effectiveness in his first mediation experience, helping to quell a riot in Rochester.
Margaret Shaw Moments of Genius
Margaret Shaw describes what is happening in a mediation when she feels "in the groove" of mediating. For her, this feeling comes from feeling connected with clients, having a deep understanding of what the issue is, being aware and knowing intuitively where to go next.
Marvin E. Johnson Relative Lack of Minorities in Field
Marvin Johnson speaks to why he believes there is a lack of people of color in the mediation profession. He claims much of it has to do with organizations not being welcoming.
Lesley Cook Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.
Howard Gadlin Mediation as a Force for Social Change
Howard Gadlin discusses his view of the mediation field early on. He felt that his interest in activist issues went along with the field, by using it as a force for social change, addressing questions of justice, and making democracy more meaningful and participatory.
Frank Sander Should Court Mediators Be Lawyers?
Frank Sander discusses how ironically, there has been an ongoing battle within the court system of whether or not mediators need to be lawyers to practice within the courts. Sander voted they didn't need to be lawyers, which was the majority opinion.
What a Himalayan Adventure Taught Me About Connection and Dialogue
Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.
Peter Adler Interview with Peter Adler
This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
John Helie John Helie: Awarding His Legacy
Colin Rule introduces John Helie at an awards luncheon. John Helie then accepts the award and discusses the dispute resolution field.
Peter Adler The Risks of the Increase in Mediation Specializations
Peter Adler speaks of the negatives that come with the increase of specializations in the mediation field; mediation will become more rigid, rule-bound, and will develop professional castes and classes.
James Coben Initial Attraction to Mediation
James Coben describes his initial attraction to mediation which he saw as a much more rational and effective system of solving problems rather than attempting to solve them through the court.
Michael Lang Ideal Qualities of an Effective Mediator
Michael Lang describes some of the qualities a mediator should possess: self-awareness, knowledge of theories and literature, and continual self-education.
John Helie John Helie: ACR Award and Words of Wisdom
John Helie receives the ACR Mary Parker Follett award. The introduction discusses the history of the mediation field and the part that John Helie played. In his acceptance speech, John shares his wisdom with those just entering the field and those who are long-term mediators.
Peter Adler Developing Intuition in Mediation
Peter Adler describes the art of mediation and how it takes a development of intuition to recognize what a mediator should say and when he/she should say it in a mediation session.
Chip Rose Mediation as Performance Art
Chip Rose describes the art of mediation and how mediators can use different styles to increase their effectiveness.
Chip Rose Attraction to Client Self-Determination
Chip Rose discusses his inspiration for starting out in mediation; the process allowed people to have control of their lives.
Donald T. Saposnek Moments of Genius
Donald Saposnek details the moments when he feels the most effective and competent while mediating. He uses the basketball analogy of being 'in the zone' by strategic maneuvering.
Howard Bellman Mediating With Intuition
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.
Marvin E. Johnson Awareness of Unaddressed Race/Ethnic Issues in Field
Marvin Johnson describes what he has tried to do to increase awareness about race and minorities in the field: hold workshops, talk about his experiences, and write about it.
John Lande Interview with John Lande
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.
Mint TV Mediation Gains Popularity in India (video)
This excellent news report from India shows the new Delhi Mediation Center. Unfortunately, it seems that the sign above the door inadvertently says "Meditation Room." Oops!
Anthony Jackson Seasoned Mediator Interview - Anthony Jackson
Advanced mediator discusses interpersonal communication in this Toastmasters interview.
Sid Lezak The Perfect Mediator
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.
Marilyn McKnight Beginnings of Divorce Mediation
Marilyn McKnight discusses the history and beginning of the divorce mediation field.
Bill Lincoln Mediating Desegregation Dispute
Bill Lincoln describes a case he mediated where various ethnic groups called for his leadership in mediating disputes surrounding desegregation in schools.
Leonard Riskin Leonard Riskin: Importance of Self-Awareness
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.
Andrew Schepard Andrew Schepard: Challenges Within Family Mediation
Andrew Schepard discusses challenges within family mediation: domestic violence, cultural differences and parties' expectations of the mediator, and a need to pre-screen violent parents.
Larry Fong Cognitive Approach Includes Reducing High Emotions
Larry Fong explains his cognitive approach of reducing high conflict or highly emotional clients in a dispute so they can be better decision makers.
Carl Schneider The Power of Apology
Carl Schneider speaks of the significance of apology and its power to heal damaged relationships by acknowledgement and taking responsibility.
Andrea Schneider Andrea Schneider Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
This is an interview with Andrea Schneider by Robert Benjamin discussing negotiative strategies.
Peter Robinson Legal Process of Arbitration vs. Mediation
Peter Robinson discusses differences between legal arbitration and mediation - mediation being the more effective process.
Zena Zumeta Spiritual Side to Mediation
Zena Zumeta speaks to the spiritual dimension of the work she does - how helping people learn how to respectfully and effectively be a part their workplace and family is a sacred task.
Michelle LeBaron Diversifying the Mediation Profession
Michelle LeBaron describes how professionals currently in the mediation field might develop new processes of working with more different populations to build on the diversity of practitioners.
Juliana Birkhoff Mediation is a Field
Juliana Birkhoff explains how her dissertation demonstrates mediation is in fact a field and that what is uniting among experienced mediators is the concept of power.
Howard Bellman Mediators Use Instinct
Howard Bellman talks about how little training and literature there was about mediation and being trained by senior mediators who used their instinct, which led him to mediate by instinct.
Frank Sander The Three Phases of Alternative Dispute Resolution
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.
Ann Gosline Ann Gosline Interview: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
The wider Influence of mediation and negotiative thinking beyond practice.
Jay Folberg Institutionalization Brings Loss of Vitality
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.
Sid Lezak Influential Childhood Experiences
Sid Lezak relates some of his early childhood experiences in Chicago that he believes may have lended to his interest in accommodating others, negotiating, and 'getting along'.
Susan Yates Interview with Susan Yates: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
Managing A Force of Nature: ODR and Dispute Resolution Systems Design Standards and Practice: An interview with Susan Yates by Robert Benjamin.
Stephen Erickson Passion Needed to Mediate
Stephen Erickson emphasizes that mediators must have passion in order to continue the difficult task of peacemaking.
Doug Yarn New Interview with Douglas Yarn: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
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.
Nancy Welsh Interview with Nancy Welsh: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
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.
Albie Davis Mediating With Bullies
Albie Davis explains that she is okay with mediating with bullies and describes different types of bullies.
Colin Rule Colin Rule: MegaTrends in Technology
Colin Rule, directory of dispute resolution for eBay and PayPal, speaks on megatrends in dispute resolution technology at the Keystone Conference
David Smith Interview with David J. Smith - The Future of Mediation - Starting a Career
This is an interview by 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.
Joshua N. Weiss Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator
Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.
Peter Salem New Interview with Peter Salem - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
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.
Jim Melamed New Interview Series: "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" 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.
Dan Berstein How to Talk About Mental Health Without Offending Everyone - TEDx
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.
Conflict: The Unexpected Gift - Video
This is an interview of my business partner, Jack Hamilton and me, about mediation, conflict resolution and our book, Conflict - The Unexpected Gift.
Steve Vondran Vondran Tips for Mediation Success - Video
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.
Nina Meierding Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation (video)
This is a video sample from Nina Meierding's seven-hour online course on Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation.
John Paul Lederach Convincing Violent Groups to be Non-Violent - Video
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.
Richard Peachey Counting the Cost of Conflict - Video
This video produced by CMP Resolutions quickly describes a sample grievance process.
Limits of Conversational Structure - Video
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.
Group Facilitation Workshop Facilitation & Facilitation Training
Meeting Facilitation & Group Facilitation is an effective video with good facilitation skills & facilitation training. Michael Tipper shares tips for facilitating meetings & workshops.
High Conflict Child Custody: Mediation And Settlement
In this video I discuss the dynamics and the psychology of settlement. This is one of the first challenges I faced in my child custody dispute and it really blindsided me.
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.
Stanford School of Business Stanford How to Negotiate - Video
This is an instructional video produced by the Stanford School of Business. It covers the process of negotiation by Joel Peterson.
Robert Benjamin Video Presentation: Game Playing in Negotiation and Mediation - Machiavelli’s Place At the Table
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.
Stacy Roberts 5 Tips to Prepare for Mediation
Utah mediator Stacy Roberts shares her suggestions on how to prepare for the best possible mediation experience. Enjoy this video.
Managing Editor South Africa to Launch Court - Annexed Mediation in Mahikeng
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.
William Ury William Ury “Getting to Yes with Yourself” – 53 min. Video
Renowned negotiation expert William Ury visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, "Getting to Yes with Yourself (and Other Worthy Opponents").
Managing Editor Transformative Mediaton - Video
Video on Transformative Mediation produced by Conflict Masters UK.
Managing Editor DREAM: Dare to Revitalize Education through Arts and Mediation - Video
Peer mediation video produced by ICHS peer mediation group.
Maria Eugenia Sole Violencia Familiar y ODR - Video en Espanol
¿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.
Kenneth Feinberg Ken Feinberg on High Profile Dispute Resolution
Well-known dispute resolution professional Ken Feinberg speaks on high profile dispute resolution and its relation to mediation.
Kim Lovegrove Mediation-in-Depth Analysis - Video
Prof. Kim Lovegrove and distinguished lawyers look at Mediation as a dispute resolution process, its advantages, and disadvantages.
Brad Heckman Mediation and Mindfully Getting in the Middle (Redux) - Video
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.
Alberto Elisavetsky Online Dispute Resolution Conference Videos
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.
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow Is Mediation A Field?
Carrie Menkel-Meadow shares her thoughts about how mediation is a field, a sensibility a mindset that is shared and used in very different situations.
Nina Meierding Nina Meierding: Culture and Gender Trailer - Video
Internationally prominent trainer Nina Meierding shares with her class how to be culturally sensitive during mediation with non-verbal cues.
Dane County Bar Association Elder Care and Mediation - Video
The Dane County Bar Association's Case Mediation Program has produced videos to help the public understand and use mediation in the dispute resolution process.
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