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Mohamad Radwan Al Omar

Global Voices Highlight: A Path to Mediation in the Middle East

(6/11/21)Mohamad Radwan Al Omar

Mediate.com is seeking to highlight new mediators with unique paths into the field. "Most of the old generations in the Middle East witnessed arranged marriages, which escalated into disputes and conflicts afterwards due to the lack of love. This is why I spent most of my childhood mediating between family members, friends, and neighbors so they can solve their issues, and reach collaborative solutions without knowing that this can be a profession one day."

Nancy Shuger

A Lot of Common Sense and a Little Mazel Can Go a Long Way

(6/11/21)Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates how a combination of common sense and good luck can produce a positive outcome in mediation.

Rafeena Bacchus

Mediation and the 4 Agreements

(6/11/21)Rafeena Bacchus

The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said to embody the essential unity of truth and described as a way of life. I believe that if we adopt these Four Agreements they will create enough personal power to change the way we mediate and resolve conflict, leading to better and more satisfying settlements for everyone.

Colin Rule

Introducing the Great Reads Book Club

(6/09/21)Colin Rule

I’m very pleased to share the news that we’re kicking off a new book club at Mediate.com called “Great Reads.”

Lesley Cook

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(6/09/21)Lesley Cook

This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

Clare Fowler

Changing Standards

(6/08/21)Clare Fowler

Mediate.com has been around for over 25 years! During this time we have published thousands of articles, and watched the mediation field grow in numerous unforeseen ways. We have also seen certain mediation standards change and improve.

Dan Berstein

How to Help Parties With Disabilities Without Discriminating

(6/07/21)Dan Berstein

When we perceive that someone may have a disability, it is common to think about ways to help that person. But assuming that someone needs help is paternalism, and it can be a form of discrimination.

James Claxton

Mediators Like Online Mediation And Other Verifiable Facts

(6/04/21)James Claxton

This post provides an overview of some findings from an empirical study on online mediation. Nearly 500 mediators from around the world answered questions about advantages, obstacles, best practices, and settlement rates. The post provides an overview and analysis of English-language responses.

Maria Apostolidou

Diversity at the Mediation Table – How Do We Get There?

(6/04/21)Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch

What do you think? Should there be quotas for training courses, universities, or even mediation sessions?

Jane Honoroff

Married Mediators: Brad and Jane Honoroff

(6/03/21)Jane Honoroff, Brad Honoroff

An interview with Brad and Jane Honoroff about their different conflict styles and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Clare Fowler

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation for Youth and Schools

(6/03/21)Clare Fowler, Jonathan Rodrigues

How can we best support the development of online mediation and online mediation training for youth and in our schools?  This Youth and Schools 2-hour Forum builds upon the 2-day "Young Minds, Global Voices Online Conference." 

Donna Silverberg

Married Mediators: Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins

(6/01/21)Donna Silverberg, Charles Wiggins

An interview with Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

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Virtual Interpersonal Community Mediation: NAFCM Think Tank Report

(5/28/21)NAFCM

In November 2020, Mediate.com approached D.G. Mawn of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) to facilitate a national think tank regarding possible support Mediate.com may wish to consider which would strengthen and broaden the impact of community mediation through on-line access. The exact charge was: Develop best-practice recommendations for Mediate.com regarding their online services so they best support the field of community mediation to embrace and offer online mediation services and utilize and benefit from basic and ongoing online mediation training.

Carrie Gour

The Problem With the Label "High Conflict Divorce"

(5/28/21)Carrie Gour

It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem with being labelled “high conflict” is how rarely both parties are dancing together.

Penny van den berg

Looking Inside the Brain: Loneliness and Conflict

(5/28/21)Penny van den berg

Loneliness is a state of being that has been highlighted over the past year because of COVID-19. What are the dimensions of loneliness and how does it affect the brain? This article will explore these questions and in doing so, provide conflict management specialists with an opportunity to reflect on their current practice and how they can best support a client who is both lonely and experiencing conflict.

Patrick Mahoney

Virtual Hearings and Mediations Are Here to Stay

(5/24/21)Patrick Mahoney

As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, every aspect of our pre-pandemic ways of work is under review. Simply returning to our old ways is not the answer.

Shantha Chellappa

A Mediator’s Reflection on Meditation

(5/24/21)Shantha Chellappa

The pandemic has turned our world upside down. This is our reminder to continue to look for peace in the midst of the turmoil.

Kimberlee Kovach

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

(5/24/21)Kimberlee Kovach, Eric R. Galton

An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Christen Ritchey

Dispute Resolution with Collaborative Law

(5/19/21)Christen Ritchey

Collaborative law is the best way for families to navigate tough transitions and here is why.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation

(5/18/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Brian Galbraith

What can mediators learn from the online experience of other collaborative dispute resolution professionals? How do we best integrate online mediation with conflict & life coaching, collaborative practice and limited scope representation?

Jonathan Rodrigues

New Mediators' Guidance from Youth Conference

(5/18/21)Jonathan Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya  Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen

This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com in an effort to hear from newer mediators. These 6 sessions comprised up and coming thought leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.  

Tricia Jones

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Experiential Training and Mentoring

(5/17/21)Tricia Jones, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

How do we best integrate online mediation and online mediation training with conflict & life coaching, collaborative practice, mentorship, clinics, simulations and video feedback?

Stephen Erickson

Married Mediators: Marilyn McKnight and Steve Erickson

(5/17/21)Stephen Erickson, Marilyn McKnight

An interview with Marilyn McKnight and Stephen Erickson about the origins of family mediation, their different conflict styles, and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Bongkiyi John Paul

Mediation and Access to Justice for All: The Case of Unrepresented Parties

(5/16/21)Bongkiyi John Paul

Legal systems around the globe are grounded in the rule of law and in theory, justice is available readily and equally to all. In practice, however, access to justice is easier for some than for others, and for those unable to afford legal services, justice may be difficult to obtain.

Kevin Stapley

Managing Confrontational Behavior in Mediations

(5/10/21)Kevin Stapley

Most people who feel attacked or threatened in some way respond in a confrontational manner.

Kenneth Cloke

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(5/09/21)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Approaching Custody with Reason vs. Rancor

(5/08/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

No matter how a couple may approach questions involving parenting after divorce, the answers are never easily derived.

Richard Hurford

Are They Crazy? No, Just Human

(5/08/21)Richard Hurford

The strategies and practices neutrals pursue to meet the psychological behaviors of people in conflict are central to an understanding of the effectiveness of mediation and various negotiation techniques utilized by mediators in helping parties resolve their dispute.

Alberto Elisavetsky

Artificial Intelligence, ODR, The Black Swan, and ...Imaginative Cells

(5/08/21)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun

This article discusses our concerns: how it has cost us and it is difficult for human beings to understand what are the steps we have to take in order to achieve the future.

Laurie Israel

The Choreography of Mediation

(5/08/21)Laurie Israel

I’ve always thought of mediation as a process more akin to art than to science.

Colin Rule

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation

(5/08/21)Colin Rule

Join colleagues from around the world for Mediate's Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation. Among the featured presenters are Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey and Melissa Kucinski.

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