This document was developed by Ukrainian mediators and dialogue facilitators to convey their voice and professional opinion to major actors in the international sphere of conflict transformation.
I’m publishing this article to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change, transformation, and consciousness.
Have you ever had the experience when working on a matter with a client where you are sent, at the outset, a complete multi-page agreement by counsel of the other party? And then you see revision after revision?
Allowing parties to make their own choices and come to their own decisions regarding the outcome of a dispute is a fundamental tenet of court-annexed mediation.
(5/09/22)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler
This new platform combines the functionality of CaseloadManager.com and CREKODR.com, creating the most powerful ODR system in the world!
Many organizations seem to have a strong avoiding culture, which can best be investigated with a specific change in TKI instructions.
This article examines what the COVID impact has been on our culture--what can we learn from this to prevent conflict going forward?
(5/09/22)Susan K. Boardman
This article addresses the need for further study to help more clearly delineate the process of Marital Mediation from Marital Therapy, and perhaps help MM become more widely known as a legitimate process and therefore utilized as a first attempt at healing the relationship.
I have no idea what I will do when I go to mediate a matter. After 30 years of practice the only thing I know is that the parties are stuck and if they have lawyers, the lawyers are stuck.
Every defeat in every war is a tragedy, not merely for the nations, factions, and citizens of countries who have died or been conquered, but for each and all of us everywhere – and not just abstractly, but as very real, very personal losses.
(4/26/22)Jacob Ward, Amy Schmitz
Recording of the eleventh episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Jacob Ward talks about his book "The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back," hosted by Prof. Amy Schmitz.
Here are Mediate University's Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish mediation basic and advanced training online.
(4/26/22)Lucia Kanter St. Amour, Veronica Cravener
The Mediate.com Podcast, hosted by mediator Veronica Cravener, covers everything in the world of mediation. Episode 18 features Lucia Kanter St. Amour--attorney, author, international negotiation lecturer & mediator, who provides a basic overview of behavioral science principles relevant to mediators and provides takeaways for how mediators can help keep parties on a productive path in mediation.
Decision-making is an integral part of conflict resolution. Any decisions taken at any level during the resolution process must consider all the conflicting needs of the individuals who are in conflict.
This article discusses dispute resolution people, planet, and profits.
(4/18/22)Jeff Trueman, Patrick Coughlan
Co-mediation works well in large-scale construction disputes because it exchanges information among participants more efficiently and expands capacity to solve problems.
The recent events in Ukraine made me think about mediation in high-level conflicts, and ask myself whether I could maintain equidistance in a case of armed conflict.
Figuring out how to resolve conflict between manager and employee sometimes requires on-the-job training. In other words, you might not know what to do until the stress is high and someone needs to intervene.
(4/11/22)Debra Dupree, Veronica Cravener
The Mediate.com Podcast, hosted by mediator Veronica Cravener, covers everything in the world of mediation. Episode 17 features Dr. Debra Dupree and focuses on the importance of preparation. Preparation is key when it comes to all mediation, but especially workplace mediation.
(4/11/22)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Now that online mediation, and online mediation training, have so substantially impacted (if not taken over) the mediation field, Mediate.com again here offers our Online Mediation Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations.
This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.
One of the biggest challenges we face as dispute resolvers is helping our parties understand the choices they face in a given dispute, and the direct impact of each choice on the possible resolutions they can achieve.
Mediators who want to build a successful private practice need to follow the same steps as anyone starting a new business. Marketing is difficult and time consuming.
Your sibling is arguing with you everywhere you turn, demanding things be done a certain way, the way she/he wants. Sound familiar?
That is what psychologist Daniel Goleman has described as the fight or flight response.
(3/31/22)Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Michelle LeBaron, Bernard Mayer
Recording of the tenth episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Bernard S. Mayer and Jacqueline Font-Guzman talking about their book "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change," hosted by Michelle LeBaron.
(3/31/22)Bill Eddy, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
This is the second episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," devoted to hearing stories and insights from some of the world's most experienced mediators and dispute resolvers. In this episode their guest is Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., who developed the high conflict personality theory to explain the driving forces behind people who present the most challenging behaviors.
Today is the 35th day of the war in our country, the 35th day of opposition to Russian aggression and the struggle for our freedom and independence. We are fighting for our Ukraine, we want to live in our own country.
As a professional, you’ve likely experienced workplace interactions, team meetings, broader organisation information sessions or even fun celebrations in which a delicate turning point in an interaction unexpectedly surfaces.
Now, imagine if a mediator were there, having each side share interests, empowering each other, and reaching a place of understanding. Because so often there is not a clear right or wrong, simply an opportunity.
(3/28/22)Sherry Ann Bruckner
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