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Sander, Frank: Career Move to Mediation Provided a Challenge – Video author.

Sander, Frank: Career Move to Mediation Provided a Challenge – Video

Frank Sander talks about why he decided to change career paths in the 70s from tax and family law to...

By Frank Sander
Howard Gadlin: Training Should Include More Empirical Research – Video author.

Howard Gadlin: Training Should Include More Empirical Research – Video

Howard Gadlin talks about training: from an academic's bias (admittedly) he believes training should be "grounded more in solid theoretical...

By Howard Gadlin
Roger Fisher: Anecdote of Presidential Negotiating – Video author.

Roger Fisher: Anecdote of Presidential Negotiating – Video

Roger Fisher recounts how a former student who became the president of Ecuador asked Fisher for advice on how to...

By Roger Fisher
Mayer, Bernie: Advice to Aspiring Mediators – Video author.

Mayer, Bernie: Advice to Aspiring Mediators – Video

Bernie Mayer discusses what qualities are necessary in aspiring mediators before coming into the field: one should be comfortable with conflict,...

By Bernard Mayer
Hugh McIssac: Starting Out: Early Methodology and Model – Video author.

Hugh McIssac: Starting Out: Early Methodology and Model – Video

Hugh McIssac explains how he and others wanted to find a model where, unlike the adversary system, had people working...

By Hugh McIssac
Randy Lowry: US History of Conflict Management – Video author.

Randy Lowry: US History of Conflict Management – Video

Randy Lowry discusses the development of mediation in US culture -from colonial times to the present day.

By L. Randolph Lowry
John Paul Lederach: Mennonite Faith as Motive for Career Pursuit – Video author.

John Paul Lederach: Mennonite Faith as Motive for Career Pursuit – Video

John Paul Lederach describes how his passion and belief system coming from a Mennonite tradition drove him to pursue a...

By John Paul Lederach
Lowry, Randy: Getting Started and Staying in Field – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Getting Started and Staying in Field – Video

Randy Lowry talks about why he got into and stayed in mediation: enjoys teaching, relates to a sense of faith,...

By L. Randolph Lowry
Pearlstein, Arthur: ADR Incorporated into Courts & Ramifications – Video author.

Pearlstein, Arthur: ADR Incorporated into Courts & Ramifications – Video

Arthur Pearlstein discusses how ADR has become part of 'the game' within the court system and civil litigation.

By Arthur Pearlstein
Neumann, Diane: Connections Between Past and Field – Video author.

Neumann, Diane: Connections Between Past and Field – Video

Diane Neumann had a household with lots of family issues and mediating this household significantly affected her choice and talent...

By Diane Neumann
Michael Lang: Positive Accomplishments in Field – Video author.

Michael Lang: Positive Accomplishments in Field – Video

Michael Lang shares what he is currently glad to see in the field: mediation being taught in school programs, community...

By Michael Lang
Jeff Krivis: Mediation Heading in Wrong Direction – Video author.

Jeff Krivis: Mediation Heading in Wrong Direction – Video

Jeff Krivis describes how arbitration came about, its success, and then its lack of success as more rules came about....

By Jeffrey Krivis
Stephen Erickson: My Start in Mediation – Video author.

Stephen Erickson: My Start in Mediation – Video

Stephen Erickson tells of a tragedy with a client that occurred when he was practicing law. This event impacted his...

By Stephen Erickson
Albie Davis: Initial Intrigue With Mediation – Video author.

Albie Davis: Initial Intrigue With Mediation – Video

Albie Davis talks about falling into mediation by accident by seeing a neighborhood mediation program and being intrigued by that...

By Albie Davis
Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Bias Issues for Mediators – Video author.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Bias Issues for Mediators – Video

Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses the importance of disclosing biases and experiences to parties in advance.

By Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Can Mediation Be Taught? – Video author.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Can Mediation Be Taught? – Video

Carrie Menkel-Meadow believes that most people can learn how to be good mediators and she shares the two most important...

By Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Michelle LeBaron: Mormon Conflict Resolution Processes – Video author.

Michelle LeBaron: Mormon Conflict Resolution Processes – Video

Michelle LeBaron shares that mormon communities would historically handle conflicts by following the admonitions of the priesthood.

By Michelle LeBaron
Sid Lezak: Start in Mediation was Unconscious – Video author.

Sid Lezak: Start in Mediation was Unconscious – Video

Sid Lezak describes how he started practicing mediation without being conscious of it. As a US Attorney, he acted as...

By Sid Lezak
Negotiating Shadows: Working With Extreme Conflict author.

Negotiating Shadows: Working With Extreme Conflict

First published in Oregon Mediation Association Newsletter, Spring 2009.The other day I was having breakfast and was about to open...

By Grace Eagle Reed
Marvin Johnson: Passionate About Mediating – Video author.

Marvin Johnson: Passionate About Mediating – Video

Marvin Johnson describes why he is passionate about his work as a mediator. Compares the feeling of helping people to...

By Marvin E. Johnson
Maxine Baker-Jackson: Lower Conflict in Nursing Profession – Video author.

Maxine Baker-Jackson: Lower Conflict in Nursing Profession – Video

Maxine Baker-Jackson talks about how the nursing profession has improved because of the increased awareness of the policies and environments...

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
David Hoffman: Using Tools in a Toolbox – Video author.

David Hoffman: Using Tools in a Toolbox – Video

David Hoffman discusses the metaphor of using mediation techniques as one would tools from a toolbox. The wider range of...

By David Hoffman
Larry Fong: Institutionalization Hinders Creativity – Video author.

Larry Fong: Institutionalization Hinders Creativity – Video

Larry Fong discusses how the institutionalization of the field has put boundaries around it, thwarting the creativity that was so...

By Larry Fong
Joe Folger: Mediation is Not Ideologically Free – Video author.

Joe Folger: Mediation is Not Ideologically Free – Video

Joseph Folger talks about how most mediators do not examine the underlying assumptions of their practices to inquire about why...

By Joseph P. Folger
Ken Cloke: Self-Reflecting as a Mediator – Video author.

Ken Cloke: Self-Reflecting as a Mediator – Video

Ken Cloke discusses how being a mediator makes one self-reflect in a variety of ways. It enables one to observe...

By Kenneth Cloke
Kimberly Kovach: Goals When First Starting Out in Field – Video author.

Kimberly Kovach: Goals When First Starting Out in Field – Video

Kimberly Kovach shares her two main objectives when she began mediating - provide people with a process in which they...

By Kimberlee Kovach
Maxine Baker-Jackson: Mediation in California’s Public Sector – Video author.

Maxine Baker-Jackson: Mediation in California’s Public Sector – Video

Maxine Baker-Jackson shares how mandatory mediation came about in California with support from the judges.

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
Maxine Baker-Jackson: Preventing Escalation of Parties – Video author.

Maxine Baker-Jackson: Preventing Escalation of Parties – Video

Maxine Baker-Jackson talks about the challenge of being an intermediary and preventing escalation by being non-bias and non-partial.

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
Maxine Baker-Jackson: Change that Institutionalization Brings – Video author.

Maxine Baker-Jackson: Change that Institutionalization Brings – Video

Maxine Baker-Jackson talks about the loss of energy and excitement within the field due to institutionalization.

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
McIssac, Hugh: Psychoanalysis – Video author.

McIssac, Hugh: Psychoanalysis – Video

Hugh McIssac talks about psychoanalysis and how early practitioners couldn't practice it, though they invented it.

By Hugh McIssac

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