(9/23/16)Althea Halchuck Conflict can touch anyone, at any time of life. In this article, I talk about end-of-life conflict, specifically those disputes related to hospice. I explore who is involved, why disputes arise, and reasons they are hard to resolve. I also speak about the importance of having a mediator as part of the hospice team.
(9/23/16)Paul Rajkowski Mediation, which is intended to be a neutral performance by a mediator, is slowly sliding into a performance by a mediator that is anything but neutral. Current mediation processes defined by lawyers are more courtroom than collaborative.
(9/23/16)Larry Susskind To date, most discussion of social responsibility focuses on what is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). That is, what do corporations need to do to meet their social responsibilities?
(9/20/16)David A. Hoffman This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with David Hoffman, founder of The Boston Collaborative and former President of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(9/16/16)Hadassah Fidler Mediation is the buzz word of conflict resolution. Reading around mediation would make it appear that if you have a conflict, a mediator, like a magician, can wave it away without a frown crossing anyone’s face.
(9/16/16)John Lande It seems that there are a lot of stories about questionable apologies in the news lately. I don’t intend to discuss all of them, but here are a few more thoughts about some of them.
(9/15/16)Zulma Dinca Con el ingreso en la era de las políticas socioeducativas, el sistema educativo y, por ende, la escuela, entró en un proceso de profunda transformación. Ya la Educación no es responsabilidad sólo de la Escuela, se convierte, en ese evento, patrimonio de la Sociedad.
(9/12/16)Robert Benjamin As mediators, we seem to be drawn to the word
"neutral" as a descriptive term for what we do
and as a conceptual frame for our professional
role. Beyond the theoretical discussion, however,
there are some very practical risks for mediators
to consider in continuing to describe themselves
(9/09/16)Sheldon Stark This book is a collection of previously published essays by two outstanding lawyers, one of whom is a well respected arbitrator, who practice labor and employment law in Michigan. The essays - witty, thought provoking and insightful - are drawn from experience in the trenches. They address lawyering, brief writing, mediation and arbitration, civility, persuasion, life, and MORE!
(9/06/16)John Paul Lederach After nearly four years of negotiations the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government publicly released a 300-page peace agreement ending the half-century war, the last armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere.
(8/30/16)Bernard Mayer This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Bernie Mayer, co-founder of CDR Associates in Boulder and an instructor at Creighton's Werner Institute, filmed for the Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(8/26/16)John Lande The law generally doesn’t do much to promote apologies. Even if courts could order parties to apologize, the apologies probably would be of the unsatisfying tell-your-sister-you’re-sorry variety.
(8/26/16)Michael Aurit Articles about “Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator” may soon be more numerous on the Internet than the actual number of divorce mediators that exist in the world. Go ahead, Google it and be amazed!
(8/24/16)Robert Benjamin I think that what many say the character traits of
a good mediator should be are not what they
actually are. In contrast to the conventional belief of which
traits make a good mediator, I
have distilled four important attributes of the
(8/23/16)Zena Zumeta This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'
(8/19/16)Claudia Maffettone In this article I will offer a panoramic view on the concept of peace in Islam and on Islamic conflict resolution principles and practices. Albeit the overwhelming negative narratives on Islam, this religion and tradition is rooted in an articulate philosophy of peace, justice, reciprocity, and community.
(8/16/16)Donald T. Saposnek This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(8/15/16)Jeffrey Krivis Our evolution has been largely shaped by our environment, which gives us new resources and technology to continue our journey. But make no mistake about it, we are and will always be hunters and gathers.
(8/12/16)Bernard Morrow As a mediator, I am often faced with imbalances caused by a variety of factors: relationship dynamics between the disputing parties, a lawyer having more experience, expertise or knowledge than opposing counsel, or a party being better prepared or more knowledgeable about the facts of the case than another.