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Kenneth Cloke

Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice

(6/16/21)Kenneth Cloke

As a society, we have not resolved many enduring disputes, or convinced each other, or even discussed them intelligently, but ended up instead screaming at one another, clashing violently, and being prepared to manipulate, and even jettison the entire democratic process if it doesn’t back the candidates and policies we support.

Donna Silverberg

Effective Online Mediation Training For Public Policy And Large Group Mediators

(6/15/21)Donna Silverberg

At the request of Mediate.com, a small group of US-based public policy and large group mediators/mediation trainers met online during the winter/spring of 2021 to consider best practices and ideas to enhance online training and practice. This report summarizes our ideas and recommendations for ourselves, our colleagues and Mediate.com.

Lorraine Segal

The Power of Story to Shift Conflict

(5/24/21)Lorraine Segal

When I work with clients, I first listen carefully and empathically to their story. They need to tell it and I need to hear it.

Jonathan Rodrigues

New Mediators' Guidance from Youth Conference

(5/18/21)Jonathan Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya  Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen

This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com in an effort to hear from newer mediators. These 6 sessions comprised up and coming thought leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.  

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation Training

(5/01/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed

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.

Russ Bleemer

Modeling for the World: Five UN Agencies Pledge to Accept Mediation Requests

(4/30/21)Russ Bleemer

The United Nations this week took a big step in modeling conflict resolution for resolving workplace disputes.

Bruce Ally

Progressive Discipline, the Misunderstood Frontier - Part 4

(4/23/21)Bruce Ally, Maurice Ford

Larger companies in the industry have access to formalized systems including human resources departments--what about others?

Lorraine Segal

Does Your Work Culture Promote Psychological Safety?

(4/16/21)Lorraine Segal

Psychological safety is an important element in successful, productive work cultures. So what does that look like?

Colin Rule

Mediate is Top Ranked Mediation Website

(4/15/21)Colin Rule

Mediate.com is ranked the top mediation website by Alexa in its April 14, 2021 global website rankings. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 25,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos and hosts the most utilized mediator directory in the world.

Caryn Cridland

The 5 Benefits of Executive Conflict For Your Business

(4/02/21)Caryn Cridland

Executive conflict provides an opportunity for leaders to pause, reflect, and grow exponentially.

The Relevance of Mediation in the Modern Workplace

(4/02/21)Thomas Todd

Disagreements are a part of human nature. As long as people exhibit diverse traits stemming from different experiences, their opinions will differ.

Christopher Sheesley

Drafting Mediated Workplace Agreements

(3/25/21)Christopher Sheesley

To enhance communication flow and joint involvement in certain decision-making areas, agreements need to be well planned-out.

Arran Heal

After Lockdown, Businesses will Need to be More Human Than Ever

(3/08/21)Arran Heal

Working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for organizations to demonstrate their emotional qualities.

Frank Hamilton

Mediation For Project Managers: Way To Resolve Your Conflicts

(2/11/21)Frank Hamilton

Conflicts arise regularly within any team or institution, and there are several options you can use to resolve them.

Dawn Bedlivy

H.E.R.E are the Steps You Need to Take to Have a Transformational, Conflict-Positive Conversation

(2/11/21)Dawn Bedlivy, Kim Faircloth

By the time Lee visited HR to request a mediation, he was frustrated and mad.

Larry Bridgesmith

Collaboration is the Future

(1/04/21)Larry Bridgesmith

Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.

Vanessa Rose

Resolving Cognitive Conflict in the Workplace

(12/28/20)Vanessa Rose

When two people are tasked to complete a project together, they may not always agree on how to get it done.

Lorraine Segal

Start with “Hello” to Manage Conflict

(12/18/20)Lorraine Segal

Recently, I did a consultation with two long-term employees who had periodic flare ups of conflict. Here are some of the suggestions I gave the owner.

Katherine Graham

Anti-Vaxxers and the New Workplace Divisions

(12/18/20)Katherine Graham

With a clear divide between the ‘anti-vaxxers’ and the rest, what happens to day-to-day employee relations and attempts to return to normal office routines and face-to-face meetings?

Noah Shaw

Resolving Cognitive Conflict in the Workplace

(12/11/20)Noah Shaw

When two people are tasked to complete a project together, they may not always agree on how to get it done.

Ariel Kirzner

Should Employment Matters with Religious Connotations be Dealt with in Court or by Mediations?

(12/07/20)Ariel Kirzner, Bruce Ally

This article focuses on a specialized class of employment law and human rights issues where there an overlap exists between matters of creed or religion and the legal relationship. In heterogeneous societies, people will disagree, sometimes passionately and fundamentally, over socio-politics, economics, spirituality and other beliefs and conduct.

Kathleen Kauth

Objectivity is Imperative

(12/04/20)Kathleen Kauth

Most conflicts are dealt with successfully by the individuals involved without outside help.

Natalie Davis

Research Looks at Meaningful Ways to Promote Intergroup Contact

(12/04/20)Natalie Davis

This article evaluates the study looking at why intergroup contact occurs; while much research is devoted to the benefits of intergroup contact, the authors here decided to look into why some might avoid intergroup contact, and how we might encourage intergroup contact to then reap those benefits.

Shirish Gupta

Resolving Employment Disputes through Mediation--podcast and transcript

(11/06/20)Shirish Gupta, Chris Kwok

From health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, to systemic discrimination issues amidst the Black Lives Matter movement, to continued fallout from the #MeToo movement, employers are currently facing a unique environment that is both increasing the number of workplace disputes and changing how they handle the disputes.

Laila Ollapally

Building Leadership in Companies Through Transformational Mediation

(10/30/20)Laila Ollapally

A workplace that provides meaning and a sense of self-worth to its employees and equips them with skills to handle positively the challenges that exist when there are differences and disagreements, nurtures a leader fulfilling the mission and vision of the organization.

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