This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.
(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.
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.
Chip Rose discusses his inspiration for starting out in mediation; the process allowed people to have control of their lives.
Bill Lincoln describes a case he mediated where various ethnic groups called for his leadership in mediating disputes surrounding desegregation in schools.
Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
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.
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.
As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
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.
A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.
Typically, before I discuss the topic of mediation ethics with my students, I delve into the topic of “negotiation ethics” in general.
Litigation offers many potential benefits. It can help people solve difficult problems, make relationships and institutions function properly, and promote justice.
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.
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.
This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.
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.
Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.
Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.
Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.
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The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.