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An Ethical Dilemma: What To Do? author.

An Ethical Dilemma: What To Do?

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackTeaching mediation ethics has its good points and bad points. The good is that...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediate.com Instructor Discusses Implicit Bias: We All Have It author.

Mediate.com Instructor Discusses Implicit Bias: We All Have It

The accompanying course on Implicit Bias by Nina Meierding is available here, and awards 2 hrs CEU/CLE. Every second, millions...

By Nina Meierding
How Can We Best Make and Maintain Quality Mediators? author.

How Can We Best Make and Maintain Quality Mediators?

Background It was during late March 2020, soon after the pandemic first made global headlines, that a group of leading mediators and...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten, James (Jim) Melamed
Recognizing Trauma: Litigation and Politics are Harming Us author.

Recognizing Trauma: Litigation and Politics are Harming Us

Originally published here at Kluwer Arbitration Blog.I write this in the aftermath of yet another mediation in which the protagonists...

By John Sturrock
Cyclical Nature of Interpersonal Conflict author.

Cyclical Nature of Interpersonal Conflict

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth. duffthepsych.com When talking about domestic violence, you often hear about the cycle of...

By Kathleen Kauth
Start 2021 with Apology and Forgiveness! author.

Start 2021 with Apology and Forgiveness!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackRecently, I attended another wonderful Zoom presentation sponsored by  Will Work For Food (https://www.willworkforfood.news/)  entitled...

By Phyllis Pollack

Radical Collaboration

The impact of technology tools and applications is very apparent in our lives. Siri finds us the closest Starbucks. Alexa...

By Larry Bridgesmith
ADR Professionals as Both Mediators and Arbitrators in the Same Matter author.

ADR Professionals as Both Mediators and Arbitrators in the Same Matter

Before determining any processes in a two-step mediation and arbitration (med-arb), start with contemplating whether it is a good idea...

By Linda Michler
10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving author.

10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving

We have taken democracy for granted, and allowed it to be undermined and chipped away by elected officials, for whom...

By Kenneth Cloke
Theory vs. Reality: Where the Rubber Hits the Road author.

Theory vs. Reality: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

After spending four months and 140 hours of intense theoretical study, I walked away from one of Toronto’s leading Universities...

By Bruce Ally, KESHIA OSBOURNE
Is My Bias Showing? author.

Is My Bias Showing?

In his recent book, Online Courts and The Future of Justice, author Richard Susskind posits,  “…litigants do not really want...

By Donald Cripe
Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes! author.

Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes!

The Broadway musical, “Rent” has a song entitled “Seasons of Love” which starts off by asking: Five hundred twenty five...

By Phyllis Pollack
What to Do When Abrasive Behavior Disrupts Your Mediation Process author.

What to Do When Abrasive Behavior Disrupts Your Mediation Process

In my work as a workplace mediator I have encountered thirteen projects to date that have involved a leader with...

By Mark Batson Baril
The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next? author.

The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next?

“Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know now that anything can happen from one minute to...

By Kenneth Cloke
Healing and Civility –  What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides author.

Healing and Civility – What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides

First published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com/opinion) on Dec. 11, 2020.Even after the election results are finalized and the...

By Robert Baruch Bush, Thomas Wahlrab
Special Education In a Pandemic: A Legal and Guideline Summary for Mediators and Conflict Resolution Practitioners author.

Special Education In a Pandemic: A Legal and Guideline Summary for Mediators and Conflict Resolution Practitioners

The current Pandemic has created a crucial need for Conflict Resolution Practitioners, particularly mediators, to resolve and defuse conflict surrounding...

By Heather Kennedy
Bridging the Gap Between Us author.

Bridging the Gap Between Us

Republicans and democrats have historically been divided by their strongly held belief systems. In the wake of recent events regarding...

By Maria Shanks
Mediating with Cultural Competence author.

Mediating with Cultural Competence

For most of my practice, cultural competence was facilitating cultural differences between the parties. But we must also consider how...

By Lisa Derr
Research Looks at Meaningful Ways to Promote Intergroup Contact author.

Research Looks at Meaningful Ways to Promote Intergroup Contact

Pollack Peacebuilding by Jeremy PollackSummary of: Kauff, M., Beneda, M., Paolini, S., Bilewicz, M., Kotzur, P., O’Donnell, A. W., Stevenson,...

By Natalie Davis
How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments author.

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated. What’s interesting is...

By Kwame Christian
Good Faith in Mediation author.

Good Faith in Mediation

Mediation is an extremely advantageous way to settle a dispute.  This alternative dispute resolution or ADR process is quicker, procedurally...

By Marian Grande
Build the Toolbox author.

Build the Toolbox

Announcing a new project: Build the Toolbox. The purpose of this series will be to create a Toolbox of interactive...

By Clare Fowler
Cyberweek 2020: Creating a Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators author.

Cyberweek 2020: Creating a Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators

This Cyberweek 2020 session describes a recommended Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators to help modernize mediation ethics as we...

By Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey
Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public? author.

Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public?

Globally, as waves of nationalism and existentialism begin to unsettle democratic institutions, as ideologies driven by hatred conspire to digitally...

By A. J. Jawad, Jonathan Rodrigues
Should Lawyers and Mediators also Play the Role of Therapists? author.

Should Lawyers and Mediators also Play the Role of Therapists?

Family therapists work to create a comfortable, safe space for their clients to express themselves. In the confines of a...

By Jan Frankel Schau
Envisioning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Internet Service Provider Outages author.

Envisioning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Internet Service Provider Outages

In light of recent news that AT&T has decided to discontinue offering it’s DSL services, coinciding with the being in...

By Josh Srago
A Beginners Guide to Mediation – If you Aren’t Doing Empathy or Curiosity, You Probably Aren’t Mediating … author.

A Beginners Guide to Mediation – If you Aren’t Doing Empathy or Curiosity, You Probably Aren’t Mediating …

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham.Learning to mediate has been likened to learning to speak another language....

By Michael Jacobs
What Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Can Teach Us About the Neutrality of the Mediator author.

What Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Can Teach Us About the Neutrality of the Mediator

Pitt and Jolie's divorce has taken a long time, filed for in 2016, although divorced in 2019 their agreement regarding...

By Hadassah Fidler
Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy author.

Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy

INTRODUCTION As the world continues to grapple with racial injustice and unrest as masses of people from all ethnicities protest...

By Judy Rashid
Thoughts on Addressing Racial Injustice author.

Thoughts on Addressing Racial Injustice

This work juxtaposes an announcement by AAA-ICDR with articles that promote dialogue in difficult conversations. What's the Right Thing to...

By Bernard Mayer, Richard Barbieri, Richard Susskind

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