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Uma Ramanathan

Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution

(2/07/20)Uma Ramanathan

Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’

Kathleen Kauth

What About Your Furry Friends?

(2/07/20)Kathleen Kauth

So what happens when an older adult experiences a health crisis that takes them away for a time, or becomes unable to live independently?

Frank Hamilton

10 Mediation Steps For Resolving Conflicts In Student Classroom

(2/07/20)Frank Hamilton

Schools need to manage conflicts effectively, maintaining a positive environment for students, and enabling the involved sides to learn from their conflict.

Charity Burke

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

Joy Rosenthal

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

A Teacher’s First Mediation Experience Over One Semester

(10/18/19)Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.

Kayla Matthews

7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions

(10/10/19)Kayla Matthews

There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.

Dan Simon

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Stephanie Klein

Five Ways to Attract and Retain Young Professionals to your ADR Program or Organization

(7/30/19)Stephanie Klein

If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.

Jody Sin

Enlisting the Involvement of Organizational Ombuds to Resolve Workplace Conflicts at Public Schools in Hong Kong

(5/08/19)Jody Sin

This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.

Amy Sereday

Disability, Conflict, and Adaptive Thinking

(1/22/19)Amy Sereday

As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.

Leyla Balakhane

Creating Effective Parenting Plans

(1/22/19)Leyla Balakhane

This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.

Thomas Nares

Why Divorce Mediation Makes Sense

(1/22/19)Thomas Nares

During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.

Jenna Adams

5 Prudent Ways to Talk to Kids About Your Divorce

(1/11/19)Jenna Adams

When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.

Katherine Graham

The £1 Million Investigation

(1/03/19)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

Phyllis Pollack

Ethical Fading

(10/19/18)Phyllis Pollack

Typically, before I discuss the topic of mediation ethics with my students, I delve into the topic of “negotiation ethics” in general.

John Lande

Reality-Testing Questions for Real Life and Simulations – and Ideas for Stone Soup Assignments

(9/28/18)John Lande

Litigation offers many potential benefits. It can help people solve difficult problems, make relationships and institutions function properly, and promote justice.

John Wade

Evaluative Mediation---Curriculum modules

(8/24/18)John Wade

This article discusses topics that often come up in Evaluative Mediation trainings: A selected number can be included in a course on evaluative mediation, and exercises used to assist “learning” of those topics.

John Lande

A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri

(8/10/18)John Lande

Having lived through the painful U of Missouri conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things I wrote at the time.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives - Part 2

(8/03/18)Leonard Edwards

This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives

(7/27/18)Leonard Edwards

Since 1992, the Santa Clara County Juvenile Dependency Court has utilized confidential mediation as an integral part of the court process. After hundreds of mediation sessions, we believe it is time for the various participants in the dependency system to reflect on their perspectives on mediation, its strengths, weaknesses, and its future in our court system.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When Teachers, Parents, and Students are Victims of Stockholm Syndrome

(7/13/18)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.

Tracee McCole

Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama

(5/17/18)Tracee McCole

Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.

John Ford

How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

(4/27/18)John Ford

While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.

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