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John Ford

The New SHRM Competency Guidelines

(6/23/17)John Ford

Should HR professionals mediate internal workplace disputes?

Marcy Einhorn

Why Should I Mediate?

(6/23/17)Marcy Einhorn

If you've reached an impasse in a dispute with someone, why bother bringing in yet another person to complicate things?

Pete Desrochers

Negotiation - Part 5

(6/23/17)Pete Desrochers

As in real life, negotiation “Snipers” are dangerous and calculating opponents.  Snipers don’t face you head-on. They lurk in hiding or in the protection of their surroundings.

Case Management for College and University Ombuds

(6/23/17)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler

Academic (college and university) Ombuds Offices have unique needs for managing personal and case information.

Joe Epstein

The Wisdom of Native Americans

(6/19/17)Joe Epstein

Native American wisdom focuses on healing wounds, and bringing peace through good feelings, not fear. While mediations are focused principally on legal issues, Native American wisdom teaches us to be mindful of a person's emotional damage as well.

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow

(6/18/17)Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Richard Lutringer

Mediation on Broadway-The Dramatic Lessons of OSLO

(6/16/17)Richard Lutringer

Oslo by J.T. Rogers, awarded a Tony on June 11, 2017 for best Broadway play of the season, documents the backstory secret negotiations which led to the Israeli-P.L.O. Peace Accord of 1993. This negotiation highlights the power of humility, patience and persistence.

Larry Gaughan

Marriage, Dystopian Society--A Story about conflict prevention

(6/16/17)Larry Gaughan

This article envisions what it would take, a century in the future, to create a society without any marital strife.

Laurie Israel

How to Mediate a Prenuptial Agreement

(6/14/17)Laurie Israel

Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.

Jim Melamed

Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(6/13/17)Jim Melamed

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website.

Carl Schneider

Interview with Carl Schneider

(6/10/17)Carl Schneider

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carl Schneider, a psychologist and divorce mediation pioneer, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Michael Toebe

Mediating Disputes as a Reliable and Protective Life Hack

(6/08/17)Michael Toebe

Do we realize the pain-relieving, cost-effective remedy that mediation can be in our everyday lives and do we look at mediators the same as we do other trusted service providers we use?

Vicki Shemin

Save a Marriage through Mediation

(6/08/17)Vicki Shemin

This is the true story of a couple that considered divorce, but decided to stay together after drafting a postmarital agreement regarding the parenting of their young son.

Will Parkes

The Application of Mediation Skills and Principles to Selected Investigations

(6/08/17)Will Parkes

Is it possible to use mediation skills to facilitate a more effective outcomes for formal investigations? A recent pilot project with The General Medical Council looking at’ Fitness to Practice’ has provided some interesting information.

Jeff Thompson

The Effective Crisis Communicator: Prepare Like a Navy SEAL

(6/02/17)Jeff Thompson

Crisis and hostage negotiators, as well as other law enforcement personnel, continually find themselves involved in crisis situations where the pressure is placed on him or her to peacefully resolve an incident.

Gregg Relyea

Paradox in Mediation: The Wall of Pin Stripes And the Power of Self-Determination

(6/02/17)Gregg Relyea

This case of the "wall of pin stripes" provides an example of the paradox of mediation.

Pete Desrochers

Negotiation - Part 4

(6/01/17)Pete Desrochers

This article is the 4th in a series on Negotiation, entitled Strategic Negotiation.

Fredrike P. Bannink

Building Positive Emotions In Mediation

(5/31/17)Fredrike P. Bannink

Little attention has so far been paid to theories of positive emotions in psychology and mediation. This may well reflect the spirit of the age in which most disciplines have focused on problems and it may also reflect the nature of emotions themselves.

Larry Fong

Interview with Larry Fong

(5/30/17)Larry Fong

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Eileen Coen

Need Help Getting Your Spouse to the Negotiating Table?

(5/26/17)Eileen Coen

What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.

Bruce Edwards

Chasing Dinosaurs

(5/26/17)Bruce Edwards

When I first began a career in mediation, almost thirty years ago, we often needed to convince others of the benefits of mediation.

Zena Zumeta

Interview with Zena Zumeta

(5/23/17)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.'

Peter Adler

A User's Guide to Joint Fact Finding — "JFF"

(5/23/17)Peter Adler

Joint Fact Finding (JFF) is a public engagement strategy that creates a needed safe harbor for technical and scientific discussions between all sides.

Laura Kaster

Improving Professionalism by Improving Judgment: Keys to Advising about Settlement and Mediation

(5/22/17)Laura Kaster

When a client is involved in a dispute, we must also develop the ability to evaluate the best next step, including whether settlement negotiation or mediation would best serve the client and how to advise the client on an appropriate value at which settlement would be better than ongoing dispute.

Hadassah Fidler

Nesting a New Co-Parenting Arrangement

(5/22/17)Hadassah Fidler

Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.

Greg Rooney

The Profound Apology

(5/22/17)Greg Rooney

An apology can be given on many levels from a general acknowledgement at one end of the spectrum to a profound apology at the other end.

Robert Benjamin

The Joy Of Impasse: The Neuroscience Of ‘Insight’ And Creative Problem Solving

(5/16/17)Robert Benjamin

Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up

(5/15/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.

Diane Cohen

The Art and Science of Summarization in Mediation

(5/15/17)Diane Cohen

There is often nothing more important to a successful mediation than insightful summarization of the parties’ perspectives.

Tom Stipanowich

Interview with Thomas Stipanowich

(5/15/17)Tom Stipanowich

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Tom Stipanowich, Co-Director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and former Director of CPR in New York, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Pete Desrochers

Negotiation - Part 3

(5/12/17)Pete Desrochers

We all function through thinking processes we develop from early childhood. These “mindsets” determine how we react, how we analyze, how we plan and how we make decisions.

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