Category: Facilitation

Why Family Mediation is like Climbing a Mountain author.

Why Family Mediation is like Climbing a Mountain

Most of my family mediation clients need a separation agreement and they understand this. They do not always understand all...

By Amy Robertson
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
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 31:  Online Conciliation in Colombia with Nicolás Lozada author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 31:  Online Conciliation in Colombia with Nicolás Lozada

Did you know that when given the option between in-person conciliation and online conciliation, most people in Colombia now prefer...

By Veronica Cravener
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
Conflict Analysis Needs Better Tools author.

Conflict Analysis Needs Better Tools

Introduction: Conflicts happen when one party believes that another damaged or diminished their interests. When we take these beliefs to...

By Robert Bergman
Mediation, Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT author.

Mediation, Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a new language generation program available to anyone for free, developed by Open AI.  According to ChatGPT, it...

By Kenneth Cloke
Enhancing Communication author.

Enhancing Communication

Quality mediation courses include communication skills that enable the mediator to more effectively draw out information, which is necessary, if...

By Nancy Neal Yeend
Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 11: Mediator and Facilitator Felicity Steadman author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 11: Mediator and Facilitator Felicity Steadman

In this episode Laura interviews Mediator and Facilitator Felicity Steadman. Felicity's career started out in the turbulent apartheid years in...

By Felicity Steadman, Laura May
5 Ways to Wrap Up Conflict for the Holidays author.

5 Ways to Wrap Up Conflict for the Holidays

Do holiday family gatherings cause you stress and anxiety? You are not alone. What happens when we suddenly have all...

By Amy Robertson
The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes author.

The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Judge Sherry Klein Heitler and Judge Richard McDermott give listeners a deeper look into the...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
Name-Calling in Conflict author.

Name-Calling in Conflict

Even though we know that name-calling is infantile, sometimes in the heat of anger, we realize we have resorted to...

By Cinnie Noble
The Hyper-Polarization Challenge to the Conflict Resolution Field: An Online Discussion author.

The Hyper-Polarization Challenge to the Conflict Resolution Field: An Online Discussion

You are invited to participate in and contribute to an online discussion of how those with conflict resolution and peacebuilding...

By Guy and Heidi Burgess
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 27: For the Forces of Good With Lucia Kanter St. Amour author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 27: For the Forces of Good With Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Did you know that as a mediator you help parties exercise a superpower?  It's the superpower of everyday negotiation! Listen...

By Lucia Kanter St Amour, Veronica Cravener
Slices of Conflict in Life author.

Slices of Conflict in Life

Question:  Where does conflict come from? Answer: Normal, unconflicted life. Building on Felstiner, Abel, and Sarat’s classic article describing the...

By John Lande
Logic, Emotions and Values: 40 Years of Negotiation Style and Decision Theory author.

Logic, Emotions and Values: 40 Years of Negotiation Style and Decision Theory

Much has been written about negotiation style and decision theory in the last 40 years. Getting to Yes was a sensation in...

By Faith Ireland
Past and Future Change Management Trends author.

Past and Future Change Management Trends

In the old days, before the 1900s, it was mostly a person’s physical skills that were brought into the workplace…skills...

By Ralph Kilmann
When Unmarried Couples Separate – What’s Best for the Children? author.

When Unmarried Couples Separate – What’s Best for the Children?

Separating married couples, with or without children, know that divorce requires the legal dissolution of the marriage.  Divorce is not...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Recognize and Close Culture Gaps author.

Recognize and Close Culture Gaps

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

By Ralph Kilmann
Mediators Help Save the Economy author.

Mediators Help Save the Economy

Originally published on Indisputably The news media have a well-known bad-news bias.  If something bad is happening or – better...

By John Lande
Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples author.

Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples

Divorce agreements tell a story.  The story speaks not only of arrangements for children’s living and times spent with each...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Conflict Resolution Readiness author.

Conflict Resolution Readiness

So often we embark on a difficult communication or react to a conflict situation by trying to discuss it before...

By Cinnie Noble
“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”* author.

“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”*

Review of Ellen Bruno’s Documentary Film, Split Up—The Teen Years Back in 2013, I reviewed for Mediate.com a documentary titled...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Who Gets the Custody of Pets in a Divorce? author.

Who Gets the Custody of Pets in a Divorce?

Pets are an integral part of a family, so no wonder when a couple is contemplating a divorce, the fate...

By Roseann Vanella
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
Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships author.

Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships

Much of what takes place in couples, families, and other close relationships lies buried beneath layers of unspoken desire, expectation,...

By Kenneth Cloke
Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents author.

Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents

Back to school is upon us, and for most parents, it can bring a whole new set of challenges not...

By Melissa Provence
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Both Sides Now author.

Both Sides Now

I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really...

By Joy Rosenthal
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
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Chances are, one reason you got into mediation was to make a difference. Have you ever thought about getting into...

By Ashley Rosenthal, Veronica Cravener

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