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CaliforniaSpeaks: Working Together for Better Healthcare author.

CaliforniaSpeaks: Working Together for Better Healthcare

Facilitators are needed for California's state-wide health care conversation. Californians will come together on Saturday, August 11th, to evaluate proposals...

By Susan Dupre

The Dynamics of Group Decision-Making

A great resource today from Bill Waters' Campus ADR Tech Blog on the Dynamics of Group Decision-Making It's an animation...

By Geoff Sharp
The Art of Disagreement author.

The Art of Disagreement

Most of us would likely say that we do not care to be around disagreeable people. This choice of behavior...

By Dale Eilerman
Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 6 of 6) author.

Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 6 of 6)

Links to the entire series Part 1 of 6 Part 2 of 6 Part 3 of 6 Part 4 of...

By Darrell Puls
Skills for Transformative Group Facilitation author.

Skills for Transformative Group Facilitation

Introduction Meetings take place – by the million - every day in our world. Some are satisfying and productive for...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
Flavor of The Month Part II author.

Flavor of The Month Part II

In my first article in this series I asked whether we facilitators might be a part of the “flavor of...

By Sterling Newberry
Qualities of a Good Mediator and the Lessons New Mediators Learn author.

Qualities of a Good Mediator and the Lessons New Mediators Learn

First published: ST. LOUIS LAWYER, August 7, 2002, at 10A." In mid-June, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law held...

By Paula M. Young Young
Your Brother’s Keeper:An Ethic Of Compassion For Mediators author.

Your Brother’s Keeper:An Ethic Of Compassion For Mediators

Most individuals find themselves intrigued at some emotional or intellectual level by stories that offer insight about a particular aspect...

By William Scott Harralson, J.D.
Flavor Of The Month: Are We Facilitators Guilty? author.

Flavor Of The Month: Are We Facilitators Guilty?

When I was an in house facilitator at a major corporation, I often ran into skepticism about new initiatives, especially...

By Sterling Newberry
Leading From Any Chair author.

Leading From Any Chair

From Of Seeds and Sowers, NAICR's distinguished newsletter that includes current programs, projects and tele-classes, as well as humor and...

By Barbara Ashley Phillips
The Skilled Facilitator (Book Review) author.

The Skilled Facilitator (Book Review)

The latest edition of The Skilled Facilitator by Roger Schwarz is much improved over the earlier edition, and, in my...

By Sterling Newberry
Communication Assessment: Promising Practice For Meeting Management author.

Communication Assessment: Promising Practice For Meeting Management

We may never attain a participatory democracy and it may not be desirable to eliminate our system of representative governance,...

By John Helie
The Allagash: A Case Study of a Successful Environmental Mediation author.

The Allagash: A Case Study of a Successful Environmental Mediation

The Maine Woods are no stranger to environmental controversy: clearcutting, loss of jobs to Canada, habitat preservation, hunting and fishing...

By Jonathan W. Reitman
Groupthink Revisited author.

Groupthink Revisited

There is an irony for those who lead within the walls of democracy. We hold the ideal of “people power,”...

By Wesley S. Helms

The ABC’s of ADR. A comprehensive guide to alternative dispute resolution

Introduction Ways to settle disputes other than through litigation have increasingly received attention. Federal and State agencies have implemented alternative...

By Daniel Renken
Facilitative Mediation:  The Classic Approach Retains its Appeal author.

Facilitative Mediation: The Classic Approach Retains its Appeal

Since January 1999, Rule 24.1 of the Rules of Civil Procedure requires mandatory mediation in all case-managed actions in the...

By Carole J. Brown
Face To Face vs. On-Line Facilitation: What To Put At The World Trade Center Site? author.

Face To Face vs. On-Line Facilitation: What To Put At The World Trade Center Site?

I was among a very few individuals who got the opportunity to facilitate the discussion in both the Javits Center...

By Jon Linden
Rebuilding The World Trade Center Site author.

Rebuilding The World Trade Center Site

On July 20th, 2002 I volunteered as a facilitator (along with 499 of my colleagues) for a remarkable experiment. Organized...

By Sterling Newberry
Three Questions You Can Ask To Make Any Meeting More Effective author.

Three Questions You Can Ask To Make Any Meeting More Effective

Most of us have suffered through a meeting that wasn't very effective. Time wasted on discussions off point, disagreements that...

By Sterling Newberry
Welcome To The Facilitation Section author.

Welcome To The Facilitation Section

Please allow me to welcome you to the Mediate.com Facilitation Section. My name is Sterling Newberry. As the editor of...

By Sterling Newberry
The Role of Law in Conflict Management author.

The Role of Law in Conflict Management

Introduction The concept of law is as ancient as mankind. From domestic interaction to group structures, rules of law have...

By Alan Simpson
Managing Scientific and Technical Information In Environmental Cases: Principles and Practices for Mediators and Facilitators author.

Managing Scientific and Technical Information In Environmental Cases: Principles and Practices for Mediators and Facilitators

Click here to read full report in PDF format Preface This effort represents ideas gathered from more than a hundred...

By Connie Ozawa, Emily Rudin, Peter Adler, Robert Barrett
Dynamic Facilitation: A Better Way To Handle Team Problems And “Problem” Teams author.

Dynamic Facilitation: A Better Way To Handle Team Problems And “Problem” Teams

PROBLEM Have you ever been on a business team that was stuck with a knotty problem? Ever been responsible for...

By Sterling Newberry
Adversaries To Allies: Lessons From The San Diego City Schools Contract Negotiations author.

Adversaries To Allies: Lessons From The San Diego City Schools Contract Negotiations

Interest-based negotiation has been hailed as the savior of the contract bargaining process, enabling parties to reach better deals and...

By Grande Lum, Monica Christie
Using A Mediator In Public Disputes author.

Using A Mediator In Public Disputes

Used with permission of the Institute of Government, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously published in Public...

By John B. Stephens
Mediation Styles:  The Purists vs. The “Toolkit” author.

Mediation Styles: The Purists vs. The “Toolkit”

One of the most hotly debated topics of discussion in the mediation industry today is the question of “style” of...

By Jon Linden
Preventing Conflict through Facilitation author.

Preventing Conflict through Facilitation

Friends and family members often ask us, "So, tell us what you do again? It has to do with big...

By Janice M. Fleischer, Zena Zumeta

Graphic Facilitation Focuses A Group’s Thoughts

This article originally appeared in the April 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Geoff Ball
‘Graphics’ Clients Rave Despite Potential Flaws author.

‘Graphics’ Clients Rave Despite Potential Flaws

"This article originally appeared in the April 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future author.

Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future

Dedication Foreword Consensus Processes Why? What do we mean? Using them Guiding Principles of Consensus Processes Key Steps in Consensus...

By Managing Editor

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