Category: Videos

Joe Folger: Perspectives on the Purpose of Mediation – Video author.

Joe Folger: Perspectives on the Purpose of Mediation – Video

Joseph Folger talks about the differing perspectives on the purpose of mediation within the field and the roots of these...

By Joseph P. Folger
Larry Fong: Mediation Not a Profession – Video author.

Larry Fong: Mediation Not a Profession – Video

Larry Fong shares his view of mediation not being a profession, but instead mediators are professionals that are given the...

By Larry Fong
Susan Carpenter: Peace and Mediation Can Be Offensive – Video author.

Susan Carpenter: Peace and Mediation Can Be Offensive – Video

Susan Carpenter discusses the myriad of perceptions that exist about the concepts of peace, peace maker, and mediation and how...

By Susan Carpenter
Mayer, Bernie: Bad Mediation Training – Video author.

Mayer, Bernie: Bad Mediation Training – Video

Bernie Mayer talks about mediation training programs that are doing a disservice to people. These invlove trainings that mostly focus...

By Bernard Mayer
McAdoo, Barbara: Neutral Evaluation – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Neutral Evaluation – Video

Barbara McAdoo shares her concern with mediators not being able to clearly define what mediation is compared to neutral evaluation...

By Barbara McAdoo
McAdoo, Barbara: Lawyers Need Communication Skills – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Lawyers Need Communication Skills – Video

Barbara McAdoo describes her concern with lawyers waiting for mediators or others to be able to relate bad news or...

By Barbara McAdoo
Lowry, Randy: Pepperdine’s Mediation Program Design – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Pepperdine’s Mediation Program Design – Video

Randy Lowry discusses the development of Pepperdine's mediation program and incorporation into the law school. Foundation for law school is...

By L. Randolph Lowry
Maxine Baker-Jackson: Probate Position Helpful -Video author.

Maxine Baker-Jackson: Probate Position Helpful -Video

Maxine Baker-Jackson discusses that her position as a probation officer of young girls helped her gain a better understanding of...

By Maxine Baker-Jackson
Howard Bellman: Mediation Work and Drumming – Video author.

Howard Bellman: Mediation Work and Drumming – Video

Howard Bellman describes mediation work using the analogy of a drummer in a rhythm section: both have structure, influence, judgement,...

By Howard Bellman
Stephen Erickson: Defining Mediation as a Profession – Video author.

Stephen Erickson: Defining Mediation as a Profession – Video

Stephen Erickson expresses his concern of mediation not being well defined and how it is being confused with the legal...

By Stephen Erickson
Joseph Stuhlberg: View on Certification – Video author.

Joseph Stuhlberg: View on Certification – Video

Stulberg talks about certification and regulations surrounding practice. He believes the key to mediation competency is quality of training.

By Joseph Stulberg
Hugh McIssac: Child Custody Mediation – Video author.

Hugh McIssac: Child Custody Mediation – Video

Hugh McIssac shares an example of a child custody mediation he had early on. He notes that the positive outcome...

By Hugh McIssac
Terry Wheeler: The Biggest Fear of Mediation – Video author.

Terry Wheeler: The Biggest Fear of Mediation – Video

Terry Wheeler discusses his concern that someone within a legislative system will define and mandate all aspects of mediation.

By Terry Wheeler
Bill Lincoln: Qualities that the Mediators and Parties Need – Video author.

Bill Lincoln: Qualities that the Mediators and Parties Need – Video

Bill Lincoln describes his style: the enthusiasm and excitement he brings to mediating while relinquishing responsibility and giving it to...

By Bill Lincoln
Clarence Cramer: Courts and Domestic Violence – Video author.

Clarence Cramer: Courts and Domestic Violence – Video

Clarence Cramer discusses when a court should get involved in a case that involves domestic violence. He analyzes the different...

By Clarence Cramer
Moore, Chris: CDR’s Start in International Arena – Video author.

Moore, Chris: CDR’s Start in International Arena – Video

Chris Moore explains how CDR started its international work: being trained in Canada, working in Sri Lanka and then in...

By Chris Moore
Arthur Pearlstein: How Dispute Resolution Providers Might Better Compete with Courts – Video author.

Arthur Pearlstein: How Dispute Resolution Providers Might Better Compete with Courts – Video

Arthur Pearlstein points out courts' tolerance of frivolity and suggests that litigants should have to pay for those delayed court...

By Arthur Pearlstein
Family Mediation Trailer – Video author.

Family Mediation Trailer – Video

Family Mediation Edition: Views From the Eye of the Storm is a remarkable collection of observations and experiences of 27...

By Managing Editor
Meierding, Nina: Influential Experts – Video author.

Meierding, Nina: Influential Experts – Video

Nina Meierding describes different expert mediators that have influenced her in different fields within mediation including custody disputes, domestic violence,...

By Nina Meierding
Diane Neumann: Entrepreneurship in the Field of Mediation – Video author.

Diane Neumann: Entrepreneurship in the Field of Mediation – Video

Diane Neumann discusses the importance of being an entrepreneur and the necessary skills for the field of mediation.

By Diane Neumann
Michael Lang: Concerns: Institutionalization, Self-Promotion – Video author.

Michael Lang: Concerns: Institutionalization, Self-Promotion – Video

Michael Lang discusses what troubles him about the field. This includes institutionalization, causing increased rigidity, as well as certification processes...

By Michael Lang
Michelle LeBaron: More Mediation Diversity in Canada than in US – Video author.

Michelle LeBaron: More Mediation Diversity in Canada than in US – Video

Michelle LeBaron expresses her thoughts on why the mediation field may be more ethno-culturally diverse in Canada than in the...

By Michelle LeBaron
Marvin Johnson: Building Bridges Influences Career Choice – Video author.

Marvin Johnson: Building Bridges Influences Career Choice – Video

Marvin Johnson speaks of his earlier years before he practiced mediation professionally. He recognizes that he had a tendency to...

By Marvin E. Johnson
Michelle LeBaron: Conflicts Often Resolved Through Unexpected Processes – Video author.

Michelle LeBaron: Conflicts Often Resolved Through Unexpected Processes – Video

Michelle LeBaron describes how conflicts are often unexpectedly resolved from surprising connections among parties.

By Michelle LeBaron
Albie Davis: Benefits to Muscle Mediation – Video author.

Albie Davis: Benefits to Muscle Mediation – Video

Albie Davis tells of an account where a judge coerced parties to mediate and settle after which the result was...

By Albie Davis
Larry Susskind: Two Sources of Resistance to Mediation – Video author.

Larry Susskind: Two Sources of Resistance to Mediation – Video

Larry Susskind speaks of the resistance to mediation as coming from two sources - people of authority and power who...

By Larry Susskind
Joseph Folger: Empowering Parties to Make Choices – Video author.

Joseph Folger: Empowering Parties to Make Choices – Video

Joseph Folger discusses how the purpose of mediation is to come to new understanding, not necessarily agreement. The focus should...

By Joseph P. Folger
Howard Gadlin: Empowering Social Change – Video author.

Howard Gadlin: Empowering Social Change – Video

Howard Gadlin talks about how United States culture and society often represses ideological change and how the ombudsmen field has...

By Howard Gadlin
Tom Stipanowich: Favorable Arbitration was Still Unsatisfactory – Video author.

Tom Stipanowich: Favorable Arbitration was Still Unsatisfactory – Video

Tom Stipanowich tells of a client's experience with arbitration, which left the client feeling unsatisfied and somewhat unresolved, even though...

By Tom Stipanowich
Lincoln, Bill: International Mediation Training – Video author.

Lincoln, Bill: International Mediation Training – Video

Bill Lincoln describes his work in Afghanistan trying to implement mediation courses within the university and Foreign Ministry; he underscores...

By Bill Lincoln

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