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Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022 author.

Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022

Here is a slide show showing how the Mediate.com site has looked over the years. Our original site needed to...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems? author.

Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems?

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

By Ralph Kilmann
How to Resolve Conflict Between Manager and Employee author.

How to Resolve Conflict Between Manager and Employee

When conflict breaks out between an employee and their employer, few things can be as stressful. Because this particular brand...

By Jeremy Pollack
Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Bill Eddy author.

Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Bill Eddy

This is the second episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," devoted to hearing stories...

By Bill Eddy, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias! author.

Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackOne would think that the ability to look through either the Hubble or James...

By Phyllis Pollack
COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success author.

COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success

COVID has certainly influenced the subject matter of mediations. Before COVID a family may have required mediation pertaining to the healthcare...

By Janet Chance
Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency author.

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation. Co-parents regularly face a number of stressors related to their interpersonal...

By Aaron Leakey
The Value of Venting author.

The Value of Venting

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalWhen someone or something hurts or angers you, is there a value in venting? Some...

By Lorraine Segal
A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated author.

A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. There are many lines of division and the fragmentation is becoming...

By Milan Slama
India’s Mediation Act, 2021 author.

India’s Mediation Act, 2021

India passed its ground breaking Mediation Act, 2021 on December 15, 2021. It’s based on a national decision for mediation...

By Charlie Young
The Blame-Shame Game in Mediation author.

The Blame-Shame Game in Mediation

This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on November 23, 2021. “Those who blame others have...

By Laura Athens
Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries author.

Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries

A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable? author.

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary...

By Bruce Ally
My COVID Perceived Injurious Experiences author.

My COVID Perceived Injurious Experiences

IndisputablyThis article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.  _____________________________________________________ I got covid. ...

By John Lande
Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask author.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

Your marriage is in question and you're facing a real dilemma. You may be the one who is deciding should...

By Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
How To Have a Successful Mediation! author.

How To Have a Successful Mediation!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackThe last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution. There...

By Phyllis Pollack
Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation author.

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

Recently I have been thinking more about the social stigma around mental illness.  I have a close family member who...

By Colin Rule
Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright author.

Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.This article is part of a series...

By Susan Yates
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation author.

Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate...

By Georgia Daniels
Using Stone Soup author.

Using Stone Soup

IndisputablyOut of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much...

By John Lande
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
The Law of Conformity – Conflict Lessons from 2021 author.

The Law of Conformity – Conflict Lessons from 2021

Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity.  If you hang out with...

By Lucia Kanter St Amour
Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations author.

Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalI read an article recently by McKinley Valentine about conversational styles for first dates or...

By Lorraine Segal
The Pendulum Has Swung author.

The Pendulum Has Swung

We are firmly ensconced in what some call the “digital age.” CAMS has been providing ADR services on virtual platforms...

By Donald Cripe
[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleIn this podcast, JAMS neutral Michael Lewis; Carl Smallwood, executive director of the Divided Community...

By Michael Lewis
How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session author.

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown...

By Greg Enos
Conflict Assessment and Management – Systemic Mediation author.

Conflict Assessment and Management – Systemic Mediation

This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an...

By Uma Ramanathan
How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced? author.

How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced?

Published here by the Advanced Mediation Solutions blog. When you are getting divorced or separated, a torrent of mixed emotions,...

By Roseann Vanella

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