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NAFCM Releases the 2013 State of Community Mediation Report Supplement author.

NAFCM Releases the 2013 State of Community Mediation Report Supplement

On October 25, the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) will release its 2013 State of Community Mediation Report Supplement...

By Matthew Phillips
Why Are You So Difficult? Tips for Finding the Opportunities Within Conflict author.

Why Are You So Difficult? Tips for Finding the Opportunities Within Conflict

“Why is he/she fighting me on this?”…“How come every time he/she opens his/her mouth, I get aggravated?”…”I’m right darn it!...

By Karen Pelot
Behind Bars and Behind the Gun author.

Behind Bars and Behind the Gun

His last moments alive were spent in pain and humiliation after his pleas for help were rebuffed by the guards...

By Ken Johnson

Respect and Integrity in Response to Violence

As someone with an interest in cultural studies (as some of you know, my PhD focused on this area), I...

By Dian Killian

Can listening really make the difference when using contracts or agreements in business?

Looking back over mediations from this past year, I realize that listening was the deciding factor in escalation of conflicts. ...

By Joanna Wares
Top Mediator Website, Mediate.com, Celebrates Past, Present & Future of Mediation author.

Top Mediator Website, Mediate.com, Celebrates Past, Present & Future of Mediation

This week's issue of "The Mediate.com Weekly" is Mediate.com's 500th compilation of mediation articles, featured blog posts, news, job listings,...

By James Melamed, J.D.

Divorcing Parents: Avoid Bringing Your Battles to Court

You're getting divorced and you're angry, resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other painful emotions. You want to lash...

By Rosalind Sedacca
Is Mediation Ready for Primetime? author.

Is Mediation Ready for Primetime?

Is Mediation Ready for Primetime? Two television producers think it is. Claudio Ruben and Charles Fox both took mediation training...

By Debra Oliver
The “Fear Factor” and Conflict author.

The “Fear Factor” and Conflict

As with the participants who performed stunts on the reality show called “Fear Factor”, many of us are outside of...

By Cinnie Noble
A Glass of Wine and the Truth author.

A Glass of Wine and the Truth

Conflicts of Interest Blog by Vivian Scott The family disputes I mediate can be heart-wrenching. They’re especially tough when I...

By Vivian Scott
Tough Questions About Human Nature and the Purple House author.

Tough Questions About Human Nature and the Purple House

Institute for the Study of Conflict TransformationBaruch Bush and Joe Folger conducted a training in May called “Responding Effectively to...

By Dan Simon
The Varying Roles of the Mental Health Professional in Divorce author.

The Varying Roles of the Mental Health Professional in Divorce

This article will briefly outline the traditional role of the mental health provider prior to the client’s involvement in legal...

By Rachel Virk
Stories That Lead author.

Stories That Lead

When I began mediating eight years ago, I felt like a fish in familiar waters. I’ve attributed that feeling to...

By Doug Nathan
Can People Change? Conflict Lessons from Implicit Personality Theory Research author.

Can People Change? Conflict Lessons from Implicit Personality Theory Research

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict ResolutionWhat insights can peoples’ implicit theories of personality provide toward our understanding of conflict...

By Christine Webb
Participatory Action Research (PAR) vs. Applied Social Science as We Know It author.

Participatory Action Research (PAR) vs. Applied Social Science as We Know It

Consensus Building Approach by Larry Susskind There are a number of authors like Bent Flyvbjerg who have done a masterful...

By Larry Susskind
Increasing Referrals to Small Claims Mediation Programs author.

Increasing Referrals to Small Claims Mediation Programs

Enjoy Mediation Blog by Jeff Thompson, guest article by Heather Scheiwe KulpMy favorite part of new mediator training is watching...

By Heather Scheiwe Kulp
Matt Phillips Is New NAFCM Executive Director author.

Matt Phillips Is New NAFCM Executive Director

Please welcome Matt Phillips as NAFCM’s new executive director. Matt’s most recent role was the director of the Volunteers of...

By Mediate.com Staff
Four Elements of Forgiveness—50 Years Later author.

Four Elements of Forgiveness—50 Years Later

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalI read recently about a beautiful example of forgiveness for a wrong that happened 50...

By Lorraine Segal
The Man Who Led Us To Yes author.

The Man Who Led Us To Yes

The recent passing of Professor Roger Fisher, the undisputed pioneer of modern negotiation and dispute resolution, prompted me to reflect...

By Tony Dempsey
Preparing for Mediation: A Practical Guide to Saving Face author.

Preparing for Mediation: A Practical Guide to Saving Face

Read the excerpt on Opening Statement here. Saving Face Mediators help parties Save Face, Restore Face, and Protect Face, with...

By Greg Stone
Steubenville Tragedy Needs Effective Communication author.

Steubenville Tragedy Needs Effective Communication

"No one walks away unscarred: The need for restorative justice in cases of juvenile rape." The recent Steubenville rape trial...

By William Hymes
Replacing the “Blame Game” with a “New Game Plan” author.

Replacing the “Blame Game” with a “New Game Plan”

Dispute Settlement Counsel by Michael ZeytoonianTwo recent Boston Globe stories (2 21 13) stood out for their common theme –...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Judicial Activism and eDiscovery author.

Judicial Activism and eDiscovery

The recent case of EORHB, Inc. v. HOA Holdings, LLC is the latest pronouncement from a trial court (see quote...

By Michael P. Carbone
Mangled Roommate Mediation (humor video) author.

Mangled Roommate Mediation (humor video)

Brittni and McKay seek help from a roommate mediator, a somewhat directive mediator that, ultimately, has a solution for all.

By Managing Editor
Puuuulllllease! author.

Puuuulllllease!

Cinergy Coaching by Cinnie NobleAs we know, the word please is usually meant to be a polite statement that accompanies...

By Cinnie Noble
The World’s Next Top Mediation Model author.

The World’s Next Top Mediation Model

Institute for the Study of Conflict TransformationI estimate it took me 5 years of trying until I fully embraced the...

By Dan Simon
Clients Choose Mediation Based on Mediator’s Words and Silences author.

Clients Choose Mediation Based on Mediator’s Words and Silences

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates,Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.Recently, I had the good fortune to...

By Mary Novak

Standing on the Shoulders of a Visionary

In 1925, a visionary, Mary Parker Follet, identified three ways to make decisions and resolve controversies: domination, compromise and integration....

By Jacques Joubert
Mending Fences author.

Mending Fences

Cinergy Coaching by Cinnie NobleSome research on the expression “mending fences” indicates that the derivation is from the proverb “Good...

By Cinnie Noble
Civil Dispute at the Center of Phoenix Shooting author.

Civil Dispute at the Center of Phoenix Shooting

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleAt a mediation this week in Phoenix, Ariz. a shooting rampage resulted in two people...

By Chris Poole

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