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Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Cinnie Noble author.

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Cinnie Noble

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project In this conversation with Michael Lang, Cinnie Noble describes her research that...

By Cinnie Noble, Michael Lang
Forgive Without Apology author.

Forgive Without Apology

Is an apology necessary before you can forgive someone?     Absolutely not. Of course, forgiveness is a decision that only you...

By Lorraine Segal
Fall Focus: Supporting Today’s Workplace author.

Fall Focus: Supporting Today’s Workplace

At Mediate.com, we have named Fall 23 as the Time of the Workplace. This means that beginning in September going...

By Clare Fowler
Macbeth Reimagined: Navigating Ambition, Betrayal and Digital Disputes in the Metaverse author.

Macbeth Reimagined: Navigating Ambition, Betrayal and Digital Disputes in the Metaverse

In our increasingly digital age, one of the most intriguing and rapidly developing phenomena is the ‘metaverse’. The metaverse, an...

By Pitamber Yadav
Cursory Glimpse: The Mediator’s Steps in Facilitating the Process author.

Cursory Glimpse: The Mediator’s Steps in Facilitating the Process

Mediation is an invaluable tool for resolving disputes, but it comes with its unique set of challenges, especially with respect...

By Sarabjeet Wadhwa
Are Negotiation Tactics Returning to the American Government? author.

Are Negotiation Tactics Returning to the American Government?

It is no secret that the American government is mired in ideological gridlock. It does not seem to be a...

By Cindy Feit
Noticing Six Dispute Modes author.

Noticing Six Dispute Modes

Noticing the Dispute Mode may help a neutral facilitator in monitoring for safety concerns as well as participant status during...

By James Harvey
Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation author.

Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation

(This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 30 and June 27, 2023.) "The paradox...

By Laura Athens
Elevating Your Child’s Voice in Divorce Mediation author.

Elevating Your Child’s Voice in Divorce Mediation

Arrangements for child custody — whether agreed upon by parents or ordered by a judge — must be in the...

By Zarira Love
Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict author.

Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict

Preparing yourself for a mediation is challenging. No one likes conflict, and no matter how well you prepare or how...

By Laura Lorber
Your Ultimate 12-Step Guide to Coworker Mediation author.

Your Ultimate 12-Step Guide to Coworker Mediation

Whether problems between coworkers seem constant or sporadic, handling conflict resolution in the workplace can be difficult and uncomfortable for...

By Jeremy Pollack
My Students Are Ready To Handle The Most Divisive Conflicts author.

My Students Are Ready To Handle The Most Divisive Conflicts

I teach a graduate course on facilitation skills for both master’s degree and graduate certificate students  at the Carter School...

By David Smith
Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key – Part 2 author.

Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key – Part 2

Last month’s article “Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key” introduced Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and provided an...

By Agnieszka Alboszta
Conflict Begins in the Brain, Driven by Emotions author.

Conflict Begins in the Brain, Driven by Emotions

“For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” —William Shakespeare (from The Tragedy of Hamlet,...

By James Harvey
Launching ECRRoster.org author.

Launching ECRRoster.org

Eugene, Oregon, USA – We are pleased to announce that the administration of the National Roster of Environmental Conflict Resolution...

By Colin Rule
The Importance of Really Listening – For Ourselves, Others and Democracy author.

The Importance of Really Listening – For Ourselves, Others and Democracy

This article discusses how listening carefully can help others and ourselves and is important for healthy democratic processes. Relying on...

By John Lande
Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key author.

Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key

Operating since 2007 with the mission to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide, Mediators Beyond Borders International...

By Agnieszka Alboszta
The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool author.

The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool

When discussing my book Seven Essentials for Business Success:  Lessons from Legendary Professors last year during a Great Reads Book...

By George Siedel
Competing, Accommodating and Compromising in Conflict Resolution author.

Competing, Accommodating and Compromising in Conflict Resolution

Competing, accommodating, and compromising all fall on the distributive dimension — on the diagonal from the upper-left mode to the...

By Ralph Kilmann
The Dilemma of the Abrasive Leader in the Workplace… and the Solution author.

The Dilemma of the Abrasive Leader in the Workplace… and the Solution

It’s my job as a conflict advisor, mediator, and Boss Whisperer® coach to detect the disconnects within relationships that create...

By Mark Batson Baril
ODR and Multiparty Consensus Building – from Cyberweek 2022 (video) author.

ODR and Multiparty Consensus Building – from Cyberweek 2022 (video)

This session, from Cyberweek 2022 (http://odr.info/cyberweek2022) features Stacie Smith, Jan Martinez, Gina Bartlett, and Colin Rule discussing how technology has...

By Janet Martinez, Colin Rule
What Happens Now? Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses author.

What Happens Now? Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses

“Won’t Someone Take Over for Me?” read a recent headline in the Business Section of The New York Times (01/05/2023). ...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
How Positive Psychology Can Benefit Conflict Resolution author.

How Positive Psychology Can Benefit Conflict Resolution

For more than 30 years, my focus has  been on conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  I’ve mostly been an educator –...

By David Smith
Overcoming Tribal Consciousness author.

Overcoming Tribal Consciousness

Recently, I reread three books that, as a total set, inspired me to revisit my understanding of human nature and,...

By Ralph Kilmann
A Guide for Small Businesses to Resolve Disputes through Mediation author.

A Guide for Small Businesses to Resolve Disputes through Mediation

Small businesses are just as likely as large and mid-sized companies to get involved in disputes with suppliers, customers, competing...

By Carmela DeNicola
The Informational Benefits of Small Talk! author.

The Informational Benefits of Small Talk!

In previous posts, I have discussed the benefits of small talk. It is crucial to building trust and rapport at...

By Phyllis Pollack
Political Behavior and Conflict Management author.

Political Behavior and Conflict Management

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
Disputes Suitable for ADR in India author.

Disputes Suitable for ADR in India

The Supreme Court of India in Afcons Infra. Ltd. v. Cherian Varkey had the opportunity to list down the categories...

By Pitamber Yadav
When Words Fail Us – Creating Safe Space for Empathetic Listening author.

When Words Fail Us – Creating Safe Space for Empathetic Listening

The call came in at 2:05 a.m. The 911 operator who took the call was a veteran of many years....

By Mordechai Rhine
Real Practice Systems Project Series author.

Real Practice Systems Project Series

This post collects and summarizes the posts in the Real Practice Systems Project series.  I began by focusing on mediation...

By John Lande

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