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The Mediator’s Toolkit – Neutrality and the Mediator

Karen Ekstein, MBA, Ph.D. (author) assisted David Aschaiek with this article.In two of my previous articles, competences that are valuable...

By Dave Aschaiek
Too Happy??? author.

Too Happy???

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. Pollack Science never ceases to amaze me. Now there is a study that finds...

By Phyllis Pollack
Complexity Matters author.

Complexity Matters

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution In his book “In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to...

By Roi Ben-Yehuda
Russia’s New Mediation Law author.

Russia’s New Mediation Law

On January 1, 2011 the Russia Duma implemented a Federal law that established a mediation program for settling civil disputes...

By Allan Silberman

Values

Oftentimes, all we need to do to resolve a dispute is arrive at an agreed-upon value for the subject of...

By Joe Markowitz
Violate Mediation Confidentiality? Case Dismissed! author.

Violate Mediation Confidentiality? Case Dismissed!

Business Conflict Blog by Peter Phillips J. Michael Hand didn’t like the Walnut Valley Sailing Club’s storage shed. A member...

By F. Peter Phillips

When Conflict Comes Home: Homeowner Association Turns Into Mafia-like Protection Racket

Eye on Conflict Blog by Lee Jay Berman In Hawaii, a Molokai couple won a $3.9 million verdict against their...

By Lee Jay Berman

Recognizing Shame in Mediation

Have you ever read a book that really makes you think? Right now I’m reading the book, “The Gifts of...

By Jason Dykstra
The State of Community Mediation author.

The State of Community Mediation

The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) has released its much-anticipated new report: The State of Community Mediation. This fieldwide...

By Justin Corbett
Why Bother Trying Mediation? author.

Why Bother Trying Mediation?

Distance Family Mediation by Susanna Jani Because, whether we want them to or not, our connections with others are enduring....

By Susanna Jani
The Unfairness of Arbitration? author.

The Unfairness of Arbitration?

ADR Prof Blog by Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole,Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross and Cynthia Alkon. In the New York...

By Art Hinshaw
Poor Behavior 6: Giving Vague Instructions author.

Poor Behavior 6: Giving Vague Instructions

Conflicts of Interest Blog by Vivian Scott We’re halfway through our list of a Dozen Dirty Behaviors that cause problems...

By Vivian Scott
Moving Towards Better Dialogue? author.

Moving Towards Better Dialogue?

Much has been written about the need for better dialogue in Scotland and the world as we seek to find...

By John Sturrock
Tips for New Mediators author.

Tips for New Mediators

On the occasion of the New Year, I reflected back on my nascent mediation practice.  With about 100 child custody...

By Paul Stenzel

Third Culture – Creating a Climate for a Successful Mediation

Karen Ekstein, MBA, Ph.D. (author) assisted David Aschaiek with this article.In “Cultural Competence – Transcending Culture Differences in Mediation,” cultural...

By Dave Aschaiek
The Pull of Hate in Lawsuits author.

The Pull of Hate in Lawsuits

Mediation Bytes by Karin Hobbs“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” Every year at this time, we...

By Karin S. Hobbs
Ken Cloke Discusses Changing a Conversation – Video author.

Ken Cloke Discusses Changing a Conversation – Video

Ken Cloke of Mediators Beyond Borders is interviewed at the UNFCCC conference in Denmark about how to change the scope...

By Kenneth Cloke

Nobel Peace Prize Discusses Mediation – Video

Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, discusses What Makes a Good Mediator? He examines the importance of mediation in the...

By Martti Ahtisaari
Federal Circuit Ducks Question of Federal Mediation Privilege author.

Federal Circuit Ducks Question of Federal Mediation Privilege

Diapers have been the subject of numerous patents and patent infringement lawsuits. In this case, K-C is suing its competitor,...

By Dennis Crouch

The Mediator’s Toolkit: Cultural Competence – Transcending Culture Differences in Mediation

Karen Ekstein, MBA, Ph.D. (author) assisted David Ashaiek with this article. The concept of ‘culture’ has various meanings and definitions....

By Dave Aschaiek

Jen Reynolds (Oregon) – How Commitments Shape Interests

ADR Prof Blog by Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole,Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Jen Reynolds, and Cynthia Alkon. How to...

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Some Unforgiving Implications of Forgiveness

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution by Taly Harel-MarianDespite its obvious significance, research on conflict resolution has paid relatively...

By Taly Harel-Marian
Evaluative and Directive Mediation: All Mediators Give Advice–Part 1 of 2 author.

Evaluative and Directive Mediation: All Mediators Give Advice–Part 1 of 2

Working description “Evaluative”, “directive”, “advisory” or “challenge” mediation is a common type of mediation. Like all forms of mediation, health...

By John Wade
Book Review: How Leading Lawyers Think author.

Book Review: How Leading Lawyers Think

“How Leading Lawyers Think” by Randall Kiser is a rare inside look at decision making, mediation, negotiation and case evaluation...

By Monique McKay, Robert Creo
Incommensurability of Values and Conflict author.

Incommensurability of Values and Conflict

In order to make comparisons intelligible requires that we apply some form of measure or utilize a unit of measurement....

By Milan Slama
I See Everything in Tie-Dye author.

I See Everything in Tie-Dye

My father once said, "Other people see things in black and white; I see them in tie-dye." I took this...

By Clare Fowler

You Don’t Have to Settle for Less Than the Biggest Piece of the Pie

You are a lawyer or a mediator and a client comes to you about a disputed piece of property. He...

By A. M. Fink
Mediation in the Classroom: How Critical Thinking Can Facilitate Conflict Resolution author.

Mediation in the Classroom: How Critical Thinking Can Facilitate Conflict Resolution

Introduction: Critical Thinking Skills Can Help Students Resolve Conflict “Critical Thinking” means the capacity to distance oneself from an argument...

By Donal O’Reardon
ABA’s Public Civility Initiative author.

ABA’s Public Civility Initiative

From the Business Conflict Blog of Peter Phillips.It is curious that, as formal training in private negotiation increases, the quality...

By F. Peter Phillips
The Seven Deadly Sins Of Collaboration author.

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Collaboration

In the yin and yang universe of problem solving and decision-making, collaboration strategies have great appeal. They are friendlier, often...

By Peter Adler

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