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John Sturrock

Mediator Engagement in Politics – and other things we care about

(11/12/18)John Sturrock

In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.

Colin Rule

Dishonesty

(11/01/18)Colin Rule

I’d wager we’ve all had a friend or family member share one of their new creations with us (maybe a poem, or an article, or a intending-to-be-funny youtube video) and ask, excitedly, “What do you think?”

Andrea Schneider

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

(11/01/18)Andrea Schneider

I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Satisfying Our Clients’ Emotional Due Process Needs

(11/01/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Emotional due process. What is that, exactly?

Peter Adler

Bringing Down a Giraffe

(10/30/18)Peter Adler

Each of the described four impulses gives rise to tensions in negotiation: the need to compete and claim, the impulse to cooperate and find common ground, the drive for pragmatic and technically competent solutions, and the push for a moral basis in solution-making.

Colin Rule

Empathy

(10/26/18)Colin Rule

I travel all the time for my job--and part of the traveling experience is vulnerability.

Michael Aurit

Jim Melamed Selected For First APFM Outstanding Mediator Award

(10/24/18)Michael Aurit, Jim Melamed

After a nominations process open to all Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) members, Jim Melamed, Mediate.com CEO, was selected to receive APFM's first "Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award." The award was presented to Jim at the recent 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego.

Peter Adler

Weapons and Sports Agents

(10/12/18)Peter Adler

Life imitates art, art imitates life, and both reveal deeper patterns.

Like the Fireflies Generating Light

(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.

Ryan Compton

Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse

(10/05/18)Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.

Armita Azad

Power, Impartiality, and Timing: Third Party Mediation in the Middle East

(9/28/18)Armita Azad

There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.

Jeffrey Krivis

Building Coalitions and Story Telling

(9/18/18)Jeffrey Krivis

In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.

Armita Azad

Mediation vs. Arbitration

(9/17/18)Armita Azad

This article directs the special advantages of mediation for resolving disputes. It outlines the specific procedure for mediation that optimizes these advantages over arbitration.

Colin Rule

Justice

(9/15/18)Colin Rule

As a non-lawyer who teaches in law schools, I have been brought into the “justice” conversation many times. I am asked: How can you be sure your online systems will deliver justice?

Ronald S. Kraybill

Stop Giving Others Insult Power

(9/06/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you know people who get upset and insulted easily?

Lorraine Segal

How Avoidance Can Help You with Workplace Conflict

(8/31/18)Lorraine Segal

It sounds counter intuitive, but Inaction or avoidance can be a viable way of dealing with workplace conflict.

Dick Harris

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 3

(8/15/18)Dick Harris

Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!

Peter Adler

The Exceptional Power of Vision

(7/24/18)Peter Adler

There are many keys to reaching possible agreement. The list includes, among others, discovering not incompatible interests, soothing a hurt relationship, or finding a common enemy. Uncovering a transcending vision can accelerate and amplify the coming together of contending parties. Vision helps achieve agreement.

Colin Rule

Reframing

(7/24/18)Colin Rule

One of the core skills in the mediator’s tool box is a technique called reframing. Put simply, reframing helps people see something from a different perspective.

Harold Himmelman

12 Tips for Mediating Complex Business and Government Disputes

(7/20/18)Harold Himmelman

This article discusses 12 tips for hiring the right mediator for the right situation.

Dan Simon

Establishing Rapport in Mediation

(7/13/18)Dan Simon

Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.

Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

Milan Slama

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Peter Adler

In Isolation Together

(7/02/18)Peter Adler, Nicole Brodie

Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.

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