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Yarn, Doug: Using Biological Knowledge to Mediator’s Advantage – Video author.

Yarn, Doug: Using Biological Knowledge to Mediator’s Advantage – Video

Doug Yarn talks about people biologically having both a taste for cooperation and competition, and how as a mediator, one...

By Doug Yarn
Larry Fong: Personal Background Influenced Choice of Occupation – Video author.

Larry Fong: Personal Background Influenced Choice of Occupation – Video

Larry Fong talks about his cultural history as a Chinese Canadian which he believes has affected his decision to mediate...

By Larry Fong
McAdoo, Barbara: Ethical Issues with Judge – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Ethical Issues with Judge – Video

Barbara McAdoo shares an anecdote about a judge who revealed to her that he mediates all his cases before he...

By Barbara McAdoo

Oregon Mediation Association Model Guidelines for Private Practitioners – Mediator Education Training and Experience

In Oregon, most of the mediation community's practice areas (court annexed, family, government, and community) have standards or requirements, which...

By OMA
Stephen Erickson: Lack of Acceptance of Mediation – Video author.

Stephen Erickson: Lack of Acceptance of Mediation – Video

Stephen Erickson expresses his concerns about other professionals feeling "threatened" by mediation in addition to the labeling that occurs for...

By Stephen Erickson
John Paul Lederach: Understanding Violent Conflict – Video author.

John Paul Lederach: Understanding Violent Conflict – Video

John Paul Lederach talks about trying to understand the position of people who wanted to achieve social change and overcome...

By John Paul Lederach
Lisa Parkinson: Divorce Cases that Perhaps Should Not Be Mediated – Video author.

Lisa Parkinson: Divorce Cases that Perhaps Should Not Be Mediated – Video

Lisa Parkinson gives three contexts in which divorcing couples should not mediate.

By Lisa Parkinson
Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills – Video author.

Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills – Video

Terry Wheeler discusses research that shows mediation training for children can be effective, though a trainer must impart a comprehensive...

By Terry Wheeler
Stipanowich, Tom: Teach Law Students to Advise Clients – Video author.

Stipanowich, Tom: Teach Law Students to Advise Clients – Video

Tom Stipanowich explains his hope of training law students to be more thoughtful negotiatiors and ultimately, changing the way the...

By Tom Stipanowich
On Becoming A Rationally Irrational Negotiator/Mediator – Part 2: The Grip of Rationalism and the Myth of Rationality author.

On Becoming A Rationally Irrational Negotiator/Mediator – Part 2: The Grip of Rationalism and the Myth of Rationality

Links to the entire series Part 1 of 5 Part 2 of 5 PART TWO: The Grip of Rationalism and...

By Robert Benjamin
Stulberg, Joe: Negotiable Issues in Mediation – Video author.

Stulberg, Joe: Negotiable Issues in Mediation – Video

Joe Stulberg points out examples of what negotiable issues are in a mediation as opposed to mediating parties' emotions and...

By Joseph Stulberg
Susskind, Larry: Expectations in Mediation Process – Video author.

Susskind, Larry: Expectations in Mediation Process – Video

Larry Susskind speaks of the importance of being transparent and honest with participants and the elected officials in a public...

By Larry Susskind
Susskind, Larry: Advice: Humility – Video author.

Susskind, Larry: Advice: Humility – Video

Larry Susskind's gives basic advice to those coming into the field.

By Larry Susskind
Wakeen, Terry: Cultural Differences in Conflict Resolution – Video author.

Wakeen, Terry: Cultural Differences in Conflict Resolution – Video

Theresa Wakeen describes a case she had that involved a Korean mother and a bus-driver who had hit and killed...

By Teresa Wakeen
Howard Gadlin: Dealing with Different Value Systems – Video author.

Howard Gadlin: Dealing with Different Value Systems – Video

Howard Gadlin discusses the challenges of working with people who are authoritarian, oppressive, racist, unethical, exploitive. His first technique in...

By Howard Gadlin
Wakeen, Terry: Challenges and Concerns in the Mediation Field – Video author.

Wakeen, Terry: Challenges and Concerns in the Mediation Field – Video

Terry Wakeen talks about challenges and her concerns about the field of mediation, including how some mediators are concerned with...

By Teresa Wakeen
Singer, Linda: Patience is Critical – Video author.

Singer, Linda: Patience is Critical – Video

Linda Singer explains that the most critical element of her mediation approach is having patience. This tends to be difficult...

By Linda Singer
Sigurdson, Glenn: Mediators Do Not Eliminate Differences – Video author.

Sigurdson, Glenn: Mediators Do Not Eliminate Differences – Video

Glenn Sigurdson believes that the role of the mediator is to work with the parties to design a process that...

By S. Glenn Sigurdson
Sigurdson, Glenn: Mediator Must Evolve With Process – Video author.

Sigurdson, Glenn: Mediator Must Evolve With Process – Video

Mediation is a lot like growing a garden. The mediator must evolve with the parties and not impose his way...

By S. Glenn Sigurdson
Moore, Chris: Premature Intervention as Problem – Video author.

Moore, Chris: Premature Intervention as Problem – Video

Chris Moore talks about the problem of mediators wanting to intervene prematurely with the intention of bringing peace into a...

By Chris Moore
Preview: “Get Busy, Get Paid” DVD Course author.

Preview: “Get Busy, Get Paid” DVD Course

See all DVD Previews at www.mediate.com/Previews.This is a video preview of "Get Busy, Get Paid! - How To Develop A...

By L. Randolph Lowry
Riskin, Leonard: Background Leads to Interest in Dealing with Anger – Video author.

Riskin, Leonard: Background Leads to Interest in Dealing with Anger – Video

Leonard Riskin describes how his family life of never expressing anger later led to his interest in people who did...

By Leonard Riskin
A Mediator’s Fantasy: The Perfect Mediation author.

A Mediator’s Fantasy: The Perfect Mediation

Originally published in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin (November 2009). Republished with permission.Unable to sleep one night after a particularly...

By Richard Spier
Meierding, Nina: Future of Mediation and Personal Fulfillment – Video author.

Meierding, Nina: Future of Mediation and Personal Fulfillment – Video

Nina Meierding describes the future of mediation as continuing with much debate and outside influences, but sees the principles and...

By Nina Meierding
McIssac, Hugh: Family Culture Requires Change in Response – Video author.

McIssac, Hugh: Family Culture Requires Change in Response – Video

Hugh McIssac examines the family in a historical context and what changes have come about recently that require more diverse...

By Hugh McIssac
Lowry, Randy: Institutionalization of Mediation as Positive – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Institutionalization of Mediation as Positive – Video

Randy Lowry talks about how the institutionalization of mediation as a positive within court and justice systems.

By L. Randolph Lowry
Lederach, John Paul: Essentials for Relationship Building – Video author.

Lederach, John Paul: Essentials for Relationship Building – Video

John Paul Lederach discusses how neutrality is a myth. The essential factor in building a relationship with parties (in his...

By John Paul Lederach
Moore, Chris: Increase of Specializations – Video author.

Moore, Chris: Increase of Specializations – Video

Chris Moore talks about the increase of specializations in the mediation field and how there are positives and negatives that...

By Chris Moore
Pearlstein, Arthur: Masters Program at Warner Institute – Video author.

Pearlstein, Arthur: Masters Program at Warner Institute – Video

Arthur Pearlstein describes the Masters program at the Warner Institute and emphasizes how it was formed to fit the marketplace...

By Arthur Pearlstein
Neumann, Diane: Being Challenged by Mediation Center – Video author.

Neumann, Diane: Being Challenged by Mediation Center – Video

Diane Neumann discusses how she enjoys mediating because it involves all of her.

By Diane Neumann

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