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Greg Stone Faith-Based Diplomacy - Video
Faith-Based Diplomacy, an emerging discipline that seeks to integrate religion and politics in the cause of peacemaking and reconciliation, is explained by the Canon Reverend Brian Cox. Father Alexei Smith, Shakeel Syed, and Rabbi Mark Diamond share insights regarding the inter-faith dialogue that is such a vital step in peacemaking.
Sandi Sherr Sandi Sherr Parenting Mediation - Video
A welcoming message from Sandi Sherr, parenting mediator at Main Line Family Law Center, a law firm specializing in integrated divorce mediation practices, along Philadelphia Main Line.
Leo Hura Avoiding, Preventing, Resolving Conflict - Video
Leo Hura series and specials are media productions produced by volunteers using Olelo Community Media. This video is one in a series that shows a role play of the mediation process. Each video shows a different aspect of the process with a role play and a simulation.
JK Belz Elder Mediation - Video
Video where the owners of JK Belz Mediation and Crowley Legal Solutions discuss the mediation process. The owners also discuss their focus: elder mediation.
Virtual Mediation Lab zzzzz Online Mediation Simulations via Skype - Video
A new pilot project by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter to show how new and experienced mediators can practice and improve their mediation skills by participating with other mediators in online mediation simulations via Skype.
William Ury The Walk From "No" to "Yes" - Video
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
Kenneth Feinberg Straus Institute Conversation Series featuring Ken Feinberg (Video)
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution debuted a new “Conversation” series on November 14, 2011, as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. “Straus Presents: A Conversation with Ken Feinberg” featured one of the best-known figures in the field of alternative dispute resolution in a ninety-minute interview conducted by Straus Institute academic director and William H. Webster Chair Tom Stipanowich. The interview focused on Feinberg’s early involvement as special master mediating the Agent Orange cases and other mass tort claims, his role as special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and his current oversight of the Gulf Oil Spill Fund.
Kessler-Eidson Advanced Negotiation - Video
Professor Paul Zwier discusses Advanced Negotiation techniques. This video is produced by the Emory School of Law.
Professional Mediation Associates zzzzz About Mediation Introduction - Video
This professional video introduces potential clients to the mediation process. It shows the voluntary and confidential nature of the dispute resolution process.
Aboriginal Child Protection Mediation - Video
An interview with an Aboriginal woman who talks about her experience with child protection mediation. She tells us how mediation helps both parents and child welfare workers who are unable to resolve a plan of care for a child, reach a decision together in a non-judgmental way.
Community Mediation Center of Kansas City zzzzz Kansas City Center - Video
Video explaining the community mediation center set-up. Highlighting the center in Kansas City, this video shows multiple people coming to the center to resolve a variety of disputes.
Relationships Scotland zzzzz Family Mediation in Action - Video
A film showing parents who are having difficulties attending three mediation sessions. They discuss and agree a positive way forward for them as a family.
Tennessee Mediation zzzzz Four Phases of the Mediation Process - Video
This video describes the four phases of the mediation process. This is an informative role-play produced by Jean Munroe and The topic of the mediation is divorce and child custody.
North Carolina Courts zzzzz Child Custody Mediation Q & A - Video
Court Q & A - Child Custody Mediation - What to do when parents enter a custody battle. Join District Court Judge Martin (Marty) McGee and Bryan Hurley as they discuss this process.
Kenneth Cloke Ken Cloke Discusses Changing a Conversation - Video
Ken Cloke of Mediators Beyond Borders is interviewed at the UNFCCC conference in Denmark about how to change the scope and feeling of a conversation to achieve understanding.
Hatch Brenner LLP zzzzz That's Mediation - Video
A comedic approach to understanding the mediation process by the Hatch Brenner law firm.
Martti Ahtisaari zzzzz Nobel Peace Prize Discusses Mediation - Video
Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, discusses What Makes a Good Mediator? He examines the importance of mediation in the resolution of international conflicts.
Fairway Divorce Solutions zzzzz Divorce Toronto: What You Need to Know about Getting a Divorce - Video
Divorce Toronto: What You Need to Know About Getting a Divorce Fairway Divorce Solutions, a Toronto-based ADR firm, helps couples to get divorced faster and cheaper than other options.
New Jersey courts zzzzz Foreclosure Mediation Program - Video
Court Clips, a video, informational program produced by the New Jersey Courts, explains the foreclosure mediation program. The programs facilitates mediations between lenders and homeowners.
Diana Mercer Peace Talks: What is Divorce Mediation - Video
Diana Mercer, Esq. presents an informative and knowledgable description of mediating a divorce. She explains that clients can decide how much if at all to involve a lawyer.
Lincoln Middle School zzzzz Lincoln Peer Mediation - Video
Tobi Inlender and students discuss the Peer Mediation Program in Santa Monica. This is the original peer mediation program in Los Angeles, and is run by the Dispute Resolution program and Lincoln Middle School.
Lowell Steiger zzzzz Steiger Sample Mediation - Video
Lowell Steiger gives an example of a mediation. The mediation is a role-play of a community neighbor dispute.
Jerry Slusky Slusky Mediation Process - Video
Slusky Mediation explains how the mediation process can be successful, regardless of the complexity of the issues or parties. He also explains the typical emotional state of parties during the mediation process.
Workplace Mediation Video, ABA
A mediation video that explains how a workplace dispute can be resolved in mediation, in a less distressing manner than litigation or arbitration.
Consumer Protection BC Consumer Protection Online Dispute Resolution in BC - The Basics (Video)
Find out the basics about Consumer Protection BC's Online Dispute Resolution pilot project. It's an easy and convenient way for consumers to resolve their disputes with businesses.
University of Central Florida UCF Sample Mediation - Video
This is a sample mediation video that walks through the mediation process. It begins with the ground rules and introductions. it then moves on to opening statements by all of the parties. They explain what brought them to the mediation and what they are hoping to get out of their time there. Then they negotiate the dispute.
Michael Coyne Michael Coyne: A Lawyer's View of ADR - Video
Michael Coyne, Associate Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law hosts a Question of Law, with the topic being Dispute Resolution. Guests include Judge Peter Agnes and Brian Burke, Assistant Attorney General.
Dr. Nancy Love The PULSE Institute Mediation Simulation - Video
Dr. Nancy Love of the PULSE Institute demonstrates the Prepare piece of the PULSE Mediated Conversation frame. Prepare lays the foundation for an effective structured three-way converastion. This is a simulation based on a real scenario. The participants appearing in this video are role players, and not actual mediation participants or actors.
Zena Zumeta Zumeta, Zena: Early Influential Experts - Video
Zena Zumeta talks about mediation practice early on and conferences held by specific mediators who were particularly influential and helpful.
Joseph Stulberg Stulberg, Joe: Teaching Conflict Resolution - Video
Joe Stulberg emphasizes his love of teaching and notes that the teaching methods used in conflict resolution and mediation trainings are innovative techniques within the field of pedagogy.
Diane Thompson Steps Must Be Taken for Funding Mediation and Legal Services for Foreclosure Victims
Diane Thompson of the National Consumer Law Center made a point that you can get much better compliance on loan modifications if you actually fund mediation programs and legal services attorneys. There are mandatory mediation programs up and running in Philadelphia and New York, and they have been far more successful in preventing foreclosures – by about 50%.
Ted Kheel Theodore W. Kheel, Labor Mediator, Dies at 96
For decades, mediator Ted Kheel was a dominant force in labor disputes. He developed his unique techniques mediating teacher, transit and press strikes. Mr. Kheel died recently at the age of 96.
William E. Hartgering William Hartgering: Mediation Likeness to Improvisational Theater - Video
William Hartgering explains the satisfaction he gets out of mediating and seeing parties change throughout the process.
Doug Yarn Yarn, Doug: Teaching Conflict Resolution in Universities - Video
Doug Yarn compares teaching conflict resolution systems in schools compared to universities. He found that there was more harm done than good when they tried to incorporate conflict resolution programs in schools.
Howard Gadlin Howard Gadlin: Ombudsman vs. Mediator - Video
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.
Stephen Erickson Stephen Erickson: How Mediation Started, How it's Different - Video
Stephen Erickson shares his view on how mediation came about and its benefits compared to the adversarial process.
Roger Fisher Roger Fisher: Negotiating with Terrorists Necessary - Video
Roger Fisher believes talks and negotiation with terrorists can produce more benefits than judging from a distance. He emphasizes the need for understanding and listening to terrorist grievances, which are often legitimate.
Jay Folberg Jay Folberg: Institutionalization Brings Loss of Vitality - Video
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.
Terry Wheeler Wheeler, Terry: Helpful Tools in Dealing With Conflict - Video
Terry Wheeler gives three pieces of advice to those about to engage in a conflict - do an emotional check, use appropriate language, and listen.
Susan Carpenter Susan Carpenter: Mediating Public Policy Disputes - Video
Susan Carpenter talks about her approach to mediating public policy disputes and how she involved people in the process. It is a collaborative education process and involves a lot of creativity.
Gail Bingham Gail Bingham: Framing Questions to Help Parties Negotiate - Video
Gail Bingham describes an environmental case where there were concerns. Framing questions properly is important in these cases.
Juliana Birkhoff Juliana Birkhoff: Mediating with Multiple Parties - Video
Juliana Birkhoff talks about convening with political decision makers, asking them what they want from parties who will be affected by an outcome before they bring those parties to the table for a mediation.
Zena Zumeta Zumeta, Zena: How Success Happened - Video
Zena Zumeta explains two reasons why she believes her success came to her: one is effective marketing by a business partner; the other was "pure luck" - she believes people had confidence in her ability to help them solve their problems.
Joseph Stulberg Stulberg, Joe: Concern: Quality of Trainings - Video
Stulberg shares his concern about trainings that are given in too short of time or which are either over-lecturing or doing too much role-play
Zena Zumeta Zumeta, Zena: Joys and Satisfactions of Training - Video
Zena Zumeta talks about what has pleased her in terms of the field. She states that training professionals is a joy so they can in turn train and use collaborative techniques with clients and employees.
Howard Bellman Howard Bellman: Mediation Past, Present, and Future - Video
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.
Larry Susskind Susskind, Larry: Ethical Practices within Mediation - Video
Larry Susskind shares his strong opinion of upholding ethical principles while mediating disputes. Gives examples of his refusing to mediate for agencies/people who provide too strict of guidelines that don't involve the full participation of the parties.
Teresa Wakeen Wakeen, Terry: Passion and Commitment to Mediation - Video
Terry Wakeen describes her satisfaction from helping people to negotiate and resolve their conflicts.
Terry Wheeler Wheeler, Terry: View of Trainers as High Quality - Video
Terry Wheeler explains how his view of trainers and the trainings he's observed are generally good.
Doug Yarn Yarn, Doug: Field's Vocabulary Important - Video
Doug Yarn discusses how there was a need for common understanding of the field's vocabulary and terminology as professionals came from many different backgrounds and practiced in different areas within conflict resolution.
Joseph Stulberg Joe Stuhlberg: Love of the Third Party Role - Video
Joe Stulberg shares his enthusiasm for being the third party and seeing the multiple perspectives of the parties.
Tom Stipanowich Tom Stipanowich: Mediation vs. Arbitration - Video
Tom Stipanowich talks about the arbitration process being taken out of contracts while being replaced with mediation or litigation processes.
Peter Adler Peter Adler: The Risks of the Increase in Mediation Specializations - Video
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.
Teresa Wakeen Wakeen, Terry: Personal Rewards from Mediating - Video
Terry Wakeen talks about how she feels like a better person as a mediator than she did as a litigator.
Terry Wheeler Wheeler, Terry: Legal Knowledge Helps in Negotiations - Video
Terry Wheeler explains that his legal knowledge helps him in his mediation and negotiation practice by knowing how to interact with attorneys, assessing different situations, and asking certain applicable questions.
Linda Singer Singer, Linda: Dissatisfaction with Litigation - Video
Linda Singer describes how she became interested in mediation: her observance of the court and litigation system led to her dissatisfaction with how problems were being solved.
Linda Singer Singer, Linda: Mediation "Catching On" - Video
Linda Singer describes the infiltration of mediation into the legal establishment, the resistance and acceptance of this phenomenon.
Linda Singer Singer, Linda: Lack of Funding - Video
Linda Singer discusses disappointments in the field: 1) mediation has become institutionalized and therefore, another bureaucratic process; 2) mediation has not been properly funded.
Frank Sander Frank Sander: Determining A Mediator's Competency - Video
Frank Sander talks about the 'hot' topic of developing a process for determining a mediator's competency. He hopes licensing will not be a form of determining that competency, but rather focusing on the amount of training a mediator has had.
Carl Schneider Carl Schneider: Training Mediators to Take Risks - Video
Carl Schneider talks about how he trains mediators to have "no resistance" and how that requires risk-taking.
S. Glenn Sigurdson Glenn Sigurdson: Helping People Change Their Perspectives - Video
Glenn Sigurdson talks about the notion of perception and how people's perceptions evolve and change over time and the role of the mediator is to create a safe environment for that to happen.
Chris Moore Chris Moore: Contexts in which the Center for Dispute Resolution Works - Video
Chris Moore talks about the focus of CDR's work: large, multi-party disputes that often involve the public, organizational and policy-level work, and work in international disputes.
Leonard Riskin Leonard Riskin: Changing Lawyers' Understanding of Resolving Disputes - Video
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.
Joseph P. Folger Joe Folger: Ideas for Mediation Training - Video
Joe Folger feels that an important aspect of mediation training is to impress upon the participants that as mediators they will have influence on the disputants and to make conscious choices about what kind of influence they want to have and to be clear about their ideological principles behind these choices.
Larry Fong Larry Fong: Styles and Approach Controversy - Video
Larry Fong discusses the lack of research on the effectiveness of certain styles, but emphasizes that most mediators use a hybrid, eclectic approach that may combine styles.
Doug Yarn Yarn, Doug: Goal: Creating Culture of Conflict Resolvers - Video
Doug Yarn discusses how the conflict resolution movement's goal was to change the culture itself, not create an isolated field of mediators.
Susan Carpenter Susan Carpenter: Cross Cultural Experiences - Video
Susan Carpenter shares her experiences as a mediation trainer in other cultures and how she approaches different systems.
Juliana Birkhoff Juliana Birkhoff: Deeper Understanding, Less Judgment - Video
Juliana Birkhoff explains that the more she mediates, the more understanding she gains about parties' motives, which helps her overcome thoughts of it being a 'black and white' issue.
Greg Bourne Greg Bourne: Art and Science of Mediation - Video
Greg Bourne discusses how both art (intuition and experience), as well as science (theory and structure) are part of the mediation process.
James Coben James Coben: Mediation Skills That Lawyers Should be Taught - Video
James Coben shares types of mediation skills that can be taught to lawyers interested in alternative dispute resolution: listening, conflict theory, and empathy.
Chris Moore Chris Moore: Multi-partiality: An Effective Position for Mediators in Resolving Disputes - Video
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.
Arthur Pearlstein Arthur Pearlstein: Unintended Consequences - Video
Arthur Pearlstein describes his frustration with the unintended consequences that stem from rule-making.
Chip Rose Chip Rose: Mediation as Performance Art - Video
Chip Rose describes the art of mediation and how mediators can use different styles to increase their effectiveness.
Linda Singer Singer, Linda: Difficulty of Advertising - Video
Linda Singer shares her thoughts on why mediation is not as popular a service and field as it should be: difficult to advertise, people don't see benefits of negotiation, educational media not prevalent, and it is perceived as dull compared to litigation.
S. Glenn Sigurdson Sigurdson, Glenn: Mediation Is A Field - Video
Glenn Sigurdson believes mediation is a field. He says mediators build processes for problems not the other way around which is what lawyers must do in the court system.
Joseph Stulberg Stulberg, Joe: Concerns with Evaluative Mediation - Video
Joe Stulberg discusses how an evaluative approach does not reach the potential mediation has.
Zena Zumeta Zumeta, Zena: Specializing as Positive - Video
Zena Zumeta explains that although she practices mediation in many different dispute contexts, she thinks there is an advantage of specializing in specific areas.
William E. Hartgering William Hartgering: Benefit From Mediators Having Been Through Mediation - Video
William Hartgering shares his personal experience going through divorce mediation as a mediator himself.
Larry Fong Larry Fong: Competency and Certification - Video
Larry Fong expains that a certification process makes it easier to discern incompetence rather than competence. Competence is a higher level of skill that one aspires to.
Jay Folberg Jay Folberg: Let Clients Decide - Video
Jay Folberg talks about a client-centered approach where the parties (and lawyers) should choose the kind of process and style they want in a mediation.
Sid Lezak Sid Lezak: Influential Childhood Experiences - Video
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'.
Bernard Mayer Bernard Mayer: Mediators not Making Big Enough Difference - Video
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.
Marilyn McKnight Marilyn McKnight: Belief that Mediation Needs to be Separate from Courts - Video
Marilyn McKnight discusses how court-connected mediators' first duty is to the court, not the client.
Michael Lewis Michael Lewis: Connecting with Parties Involved - Video
Michael Lewis speaks of the importance of making a connection with all parties involved in a dispute. His experience is that making that connection helps him help people come to an agreement.
Terry Wheeler Wheeler, Terry: Concern: Quality of Practice - Video
Terry Wheeler shares his concern that many mediators are more focused on their needs or the program they work for than the focusing on the parties.
Michelle LeBaron Michelle LeBaron: Three Differences in Conducting Trainings - Video
Michelle LeBaron talks about three things she does differently in mediation trainings she conducts: not role-playing, deepening capacities instead of teaching skills, and not teaching culture in modules.
Jay Folberg Jay Folberg: Approaches Differ - Video
Jay Folberg explains how different professionals practice mediation differently, depending on their backgrounds. As a lawyer, he brings more legal knowledge to the parties.
William E. Hartgering William Hartgering: Practicing Empathy With Parties - Video
William Hartgering talks about his awareness of how difficult mediations can be, no matter how good the mediator is. He emphasizes importance of being empathetic in every mediation.
Andrew Schepard Sheppard, Andrew: Lack of Growth in Private Sector - Video
Andrew Schepard talks about why he believes mediation has not taken off in the private sector. Firstly, he believes the 'adversary paradigm' is still how people go about solving their family disputes. Secondly, he believes that lawyer education is lacking regarding ADR.
Susan Carpenter Susan Carpenter: Steps of Change in a Social Movement - Video
Susan Carpenter talks about the different steps that facililtate a successful social movement starting with awareness. After awareness, people need to be empowered and these two steps are critical before people can begin the negotiation process for change.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Describing the book "Surviving the Break-Up" - Video
Joan Kelly talks about the central themes of her book, "Surviving the Break-Up". These include: impacts on children of different ages, impacts on the parents, reactions to the visiting relationship post-divorce, developmental impacts and behaviors over time.
Howard Bellman Howard Bellman: Views on Society and Conflict - Video
Howard Bellman describes his politics regarding mediation and conflict within a society. His view is that a society should be diverse and accepting of different opinions and viewpoints, a society where conflict is allowed, yet they are addressed.
Jay Folberg Jay Folberg: Oregon Allowing Lawyers to Mediate - Video
Jay Folberg discusses the rough process of getting the state of Oregon to rewrite its ethical standards so that lawyers could practice mediation.
Michael Lang Michael Lang: Practitioners Not Thinking Critically - Video
Michael Lang talks about how many mediators lack awareness about their own process and this troubles him.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Future of Mediation Unsure - Video
Joan Kelly discusses her thoughts on the future of mediation. She's generally unsure, but believes the public will seek out more non-adversarial processes to handle conflicts.
Peter Adler Peter Adler: Background of Ho'oponopono - Video
Peter Adler describes the meaning of "Ho'oponopono," the practice in native Hawaiian culture that helps to restore harmony and normality among family members, extended families.
Chris Moore Chris Moore: Start of the Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR) - Video
Chris Moore explains the start of the Center for Dispute Resolution in 1978 and who the four partners were, which are the same partners as today.
Nina Meierding Nina Meierding: Wrong Words Used in Mediation Trainings - Video
Nina Meierding discusses her training early on and how she rejected the terms 'never' and 'always'. These terms don't allow for flexibility and understanding of human behavior and she believes some trainings are still using these terms.
Joseph Stulberg Stulberg, Joe: Transformative Mediation - Video
Joe Stulberg discusses how transformative mediation's foundation is not problem-solving.
Leonard Riskin Len Riskin: How Mediation has Integrated within Legal Practice - Video
Len Riskin describes how mediation has integrated within legal practice: it has sparked collaborative law, a promising enterprise, but it also led to court-based mediations, which he believes are legalistic and adversarial instead of reaching mediations highest potential of bringing parties together.
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