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Case Study: The Mediating Manager

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham.The background Sian is the Communications Manager for a UK charity and...

By Katherine Graham
Angry Faces Win Negotiations author.

Angry Faces Win Negotiations

A recent study caught my attention as it deals with two of my favorite topics- negotiation and nonverbal communication. Previous...

By Jeff Thompson
Does Mediation Make Us Better? author.

Does Mediation Make Us Better?

The prevailing measures of the success of mediation have largely focused on rates of settlement and satisfaction while overlooking the...

By Heather Pincock

Book Review: Short and Happy Guide to Mediation

Will Pryor's "Short and Happy Guide to Mediation" is both. You can read it in a sitting, and probably will....

By Don Philbin
The Paradox of Creativity with Compassion in Mediation author.

The Paradox of Creativity with Compassion in Mediation

Sometimes I hesitate to watch the news...so much injury and sadness is the focus of the reports. One day I...

By Evan Ash
The Use of Student Organizations as a Means of Conflict Resolution Education author.

The Use of Student Organizations as a Means of Conflict Resolution Education

Historically, college student organizations have been seen as belonging within the mission of colleges and universities (Schmitz, 1997) and particularly...

By Judy Rashid
Understanding Faith-Based Mediation: A Multidimensional Model author.

Understanding Faith-Based Mediation: A Multidimensional Model

Understanding Faith-Based Mediation   This paper reflects on the necessity and efficacy of a Faith-Based Mediation approach for Dispute Resolution,...

By Ricardo Padilla
Intercultural Mediation author.

Intercultural Mediation

Intercultural Mediation Abstract Throughout times, Intercultural Mediation in China has become the preferred method for Dispute Resolution, besides preserving social...

By Guillermo Kleinlein
National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)  Endorses Caseload Manager author.

National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) Endorses Caseload Manager

Caseload Manager is an easy way to manage all of your program's cases, contacts, and calendar items. NAFCM Endorses Caseload...

By NAFCM
Police Dept. Purchases Drone For Hostage Negotiations author.

Police Dept. Purchases Drone For Hostage Negotiations

...And since 2011, documents reveal, the Brunswick Police Department has had a drone on hand for “hostage negotiations,” funded by...

By Jeff Thompson
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
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
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

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