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Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection) author.

Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection)

Being a facilitative mediator and mediator trainer has exposed me to intense situations and forced me to rethink my Christian...

By Charlie Young
Significant Participation, Agreement Levels Highlight Potential for ODR in Family Cases author.

Significant Participation, Agreement Levels Highlight Potential for ODR in Family Cases

University of California, Davis, Professor Donna Shestowsky and I recently had the pleasure of conducting the first neutral evaluation of any family...

By Jennifer Shack
Angelia Tolbert Receives Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award author.

Angelia Tolbert Receives Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award

The Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award was established as a tribute to Marvin Johnson, a long-time SPIDR and...

By Colin Rule, Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc., Marvin E. Johnson
Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargain Negotiation – Part I author.

Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargain Negotiation – Part I

The New York Times published a fascinating account of the plea bargaining of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO.  This was...

By Cynthia Alkon
A Dollar for Chalking author.

A Dollar for Chalking

In May 2019, I posted a blog about a plaintiff who challenged a parking ticket on the grounds that chalking her tires...

By Phyllis Pollack
Cultural Norms and Conflict author.

Cultural Norms and Conflict

The culture of a family, community, or organization partially determines whether a given conflict mode (particularly collaborating) can be used...

By Ralph Kilmann
Rent Relief and Eviction Mediation Work Hand in Hand to Make Housing More Stable author.

Rent Relief and Eviction Mediation Work Hand in Hand to Make Housing More Stable

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Eric Slepak
Remembering Victor Herbert, Berkeley’s ‘Mr. Mediator’ author.

Remembering Victor Herbert, Berkeley’s ‘Mr. Mediator’

Victor Herbert died at home in Berkeley on June 26, aged 96. Herbert helped establish Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service in...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Conflict Tipping Podcast – Episode 2: Rob Fersh and Monika Glowacki of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast – Episode 2: Rob Fersh and Monika Glowacki of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

In this episode of The Tipping Point Podcast, Laura interviews Rob Fersh and Monika Glowacki of the Convergence Center for...

By Robert Fersh, Monika Glowacki, Laura May
The Next Level of ADR author.

The Next Level of ADR

Many of us cannot count the number of times we have looked at the day’s news, been saddened, discouraged and...

By Antoinette Raheem
New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model author.

New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model

"Resolution through Mediation for Community Mental Health." Please consider joining us to hear more about this and many other mental...

By Charity Burke
Holding the Calm: The Secret to Resolving Conflict and Defusing Tension author.

Holding the Calm: The Secret to Resolving Conflict and Defusing Tension

The Book Review How do mediators do what they do?  How do you approach conflict, and what can you do...

By John DeGroote
Book Review – America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights author.

Book Review – America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights

'America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights' is authored by Bertram Levine and Grande Lum America’s Peacemakers is...

By Janet Chance
Pickleball: A Fun Sport with a Funny Name, But Conflicts Abound – A Mediator’s View author.

Pickleball: A Fun Sport with a Funny Name, But Conflicts Abound – A Mediator’s View

To cover pickleball news these days, it helps to pay attention to what’s going on in local government chambers, community...

By Marlon Schulman
The Elephant in the Room author.

The Elephant in the Room

As you likely know, when we use the metaphor – an elephant in the room – we mean there’s an...

By Cinnie Noble
10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion author.

10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion

According to Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies, rental housing is home to more than a third of American households.[1]...

By Phyllis Roestenberg
Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies author.

Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Collaborating: Most Complex and Least Understood Conflict Mode author.

Collaborating: Most Complex and Least Understood Conflict Mode

Even though the collaborating mode sounds ideal to most people, it can only be used successfully under the right conditions....

By Ralph Kilmann
ODR – Are you prepared for the future of Conflict Resolution? author.

ODR – Are you prepared for the future of Conflict Resolution?

A chance encounter In 2014 Greg Pollock was attending a conference in the USA when he met a person he...

By Keri Morris
Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families author.

Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families

Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families. For those attorneys who thrive only when they are enmeshed...

By Lisa Taylor
Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split? author.

Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split?

Pensions have almost become a benefit of the past, having been replaced by 401(k) plans.  However, they still exist for...

By Mary Salisbury
The Distinction Between Collaborating and Compromising author.

The Distinction Between Collaborating and Compromising

People often ask me to clarify collaborating and compromising, especially since these two modes involve both people getting their needs...

By Ralph Kilmann
Mediation Offers Lifeline for Communities Being Inundated by Flood of Evictions author.

Mediation Offers Lifeline for Communities Being Inundated by Flood of Evictions

More than two years since COVID-19 first broke out stateside, the U.S. housing sector remains in a state of flux. Various...

By Eric Slepak
Most Effective Use of a Conflict Mode author.

Most Effective Use of a Conflict Mode

Even if you choose to avoid for the right reasons, does it make a difference what you actually say to...

By Ralph Kilmann
How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships

Sometimes, the relationships in our lives can become toxic over time. Whether it’s in the relationships we hold with our...

By Sophie Bishop
Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya author.

Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya

Mediation is not a new concept in the Kenyan culture.  It was traditionally used to settle disputes.  It was used...

By Njoki Nyanjui
Reconnecting with the Outside World author.

Reconnecting with the Outside World

How a Mediation highlighted the Joys of Human Interaction We’ve had over two years of virtual mediations, arbitrations and court...

By Lynn Duryee
Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel author.

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel

A panel discussion featuring four experts who will discuss how divorce mediation can help you through the process and deal with...

By Leyla Balakhane, Chip Rose
The Art of the Simple in Mediation author.

The Art of the Simple in Mediation

I have no idea what I will do when I go to mediate a matter. After 30 years of practice...

By Greg Rooney
The Marriage Between Conflict Management and Change Management author.

The Marriage Between Conflict Management and Change Management

At a much earlier time in my career, I addressed the disciplines of conflict management and change management as if...

By Ralph Kilmann

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