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Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Europe

(7/02/20)Gregg Relyea, Carla Marcucci

This article examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Europe.

5th Key-Technology: Take Advantage of ODR’s Full Potential

(7/02/20)Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey, Jeremy Lack

Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

Telephone Mediation in an Age of Social Distancing: Does It Work?

(7/02/20)Kyle Persaud

Is all the technology really necessary, and worth the price?

Mediate.com Launches MediationExpress Online Mediation Service

(6/30/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

Mediate.com has launched an affordable and confidential online mediation service for property, eCommerce and workplace disputes. Participants keep full decision-making control and can get started for only $99.

Pierrick Le Goff

4th Key-Professionalism: Act to Ensure Mediation is Respected as a True Professional Practice

(6/26/20)Pierrick Le Goff

This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.

John Brand

4th Key-Professionalism: Modernize the Culture Driving Legal Practice

(6/26/20)John Brand

This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.

Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Australia

(6/25/20)Gregg Relyea, David Bogan

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

Grande Lum

To Prevent More George Floyd Tragedies, We Need Federal Peacemakers to Bring Communities and Law Enforcement Together

(6/22/20)Grande Lum, Grace Flores-Hughes

For decades, Community Relations Service mediators from the Department of Justice have been working with community leaders to address the mistreatment of black and brown people by law enforcement.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: North America

(6/22/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

Kenneth Cloke

A Transformational Approach to Conflicts Between Police, Demonstrators, and Communities of Color

(6/20/20)Kenneth Cloke

Every officer learns to use violence and the martial arts. How many learn empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence?

Deborah Masucci

3rd Key - Education: Teach Mediation as a Core Subject Aligned to Real World Needs

(6/19/20)Barney Jordaan, Deborah Masucci

Mediation is rarely taught as a core subject in business schools, law schools and other professional curricula, despite the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions now provide for some form of court sponsored mediation.

Angela Herberholz

3rd Key-Education: Ensure the Future Through Mentoring and Practice Programs for New Mediators

(6/19/20)Angela Herberholz, Emma Ewert Keir

Practicing mediators with advanced knowledge, skills and experience need to support the next generations of mediators to ensure a positive and vibrant future of mediation.

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

(6/19/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock

Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.

Joanna Kalowski

3rd Key-Education: Train Mediators to be Culture-wise, not Culture-blind

(6/19/20)Joanna Kalowski

Perplexed by the slow uptake of mediation in many places, is it time to wonder whether the mediation field has taken sufficient account of the centrality of culture?

Ava Abramowitz

2nd Key-Data: Bring Objective Science to Mediation

(6/15/20)Ava Abramowitz, Kenneth Webb

After 47 empirical studies, the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force report, “Research on Mediator Techniques,” was perplexing.

Emma-May Litchfield

2nd Key-Data: Run the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series every 5-7 Years

(6/15/20)Emma-May Litchfield, Danielle Hutchinson

As insights and priorities continue to emerge from the data from the 2016-17 Global Pound Conference, its unique value becomes increasingly apparent.

Michael Mcilwrath

2nd Key-Data: Develop a Negotiation Index

(6/15/20)Michael Mcilwrath

Folklore was the class at university that fundamentally altered how I view the world.

Jim Melamed

Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO

(6/13/20)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.

Keri Morris

Family Violence and Family Mediation – Can the two go together?

(6/12/20)Keri Morris, Nurit Zubery

The Independent Panel examining the 2014 Family Justice Reforms confirmed there is a place for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) in situations where family violence has occurred or is a concern.

Hadassah Fidler

Separation in Isolation

(6/12/20)Hadassah Fidler

The message is to socially distance ourselves from others. But what if it’s your partner you want to socially distance yourself from?

Bernard Mayer

Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners

(6/08/20)Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer

Over the last week, a group of conflict engagement practitioners have created a statement of intent regarding racism. The idea started with Susanne Terry who, with Bernie Mayer and input from a number of other interested persons, created, "Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners."

Marco Marinaro

Ministerial Panel on Extrajudicial Proceedings in Civil and Commercial Matters

(6/08/20)Marco Marinaro

The Manifesto of Justice Complementary to the Jurisdictional System: A Concrete Answer to the Social and Economic Emergency. An Italian manifesto for resolving social disputes.

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

George Floyd: What Leaders Need To Do Now

(6/08/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour

A neuroscience explanation of the reaction to the George Floyd tragedy; specific steps leaders need to take to affect change; and how mediators and facilitators can help in the process.

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction

(6/06/20)Nadja Alexander, Lela Love, Michael Leathes

Every Friday for the next seven weeks, Mediate.com will be publishing a series of peer reviewed articles under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

Joan Goldsmith

1st Key-Leadership: Establish Strong, Collaborative, Mediative Leadership

(6/05/20)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith, Rosemary Howell, Alan Limbury, Valeri Primo-Lack

Leadership is a skill. It is something everyone does at multiple points throughout their lives, whether they consider themselves leaders or not.

Aloysius Goh

1st Key-Leadership: The Youth Shall Lead Us

(6/05/20)Aloysius Goh, Sean Lim, Samantha Lek, Megan Tay

Humbling as it may be for adults to admit, the sages who can unlock the Golden Age of mediation may actually be the youth.

John Sturrock

1st Key-Leadership: Adopt The Edinburgh Declaration

(6/05/20)John Sturrock

At the conclusion of a recent conference, following superb presentations emphasizing the value of principled and interest-based negotiation by William Ury and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, almost 100 mediators signed the "Edinburgh Declaration," an inspirational expression of belief and commitment. The Edinburgh Declaration explains why we mediate, something that is rarely publicly expressed.

Nouman Ali

The Demand for Online Mediation Spikes during COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

(6/04/20)Nouman Ali

As the internet has evolved and expanded, it has greatly affected our lifestyle and modes of communication, making it easier for cross-country trading and interactions.

Robert Bergman

Support Tools for Video Conferencing During ODR

(6/04/20)Robert Bergman

There are a wide range of concepts which fall within ODR.

Michael Lang

Why is This Mediation Different from All Other Mediations?

(6/04/20)Michael Lang, Laurel Amaya

We wonder does the change in methods push us to let go of our models of practice in favor of “whatever gets the job done?”

Alberto Elisavetsky

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The Great Tool in Times of Pandemic

(5/29/20)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun

Those of us who have been working for many years, not only in the academic field, but also in a practical way in On Line Dispute Resolution (ODR), that we call on line or electronic, feel that in these times "the future is here ”

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