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Michelle Brenner

Conflict in the 21st century- a revised look at our biology

(10/26/18)Michelle Brenner, Julie Brams

It does seem, as we move comfortably into the 21st century, that the earth and the inhabitants within are in constant process of adaption.

Michael Heller

Blind Justice: Can Individuals Be Bound to Arbitration Clauses They Can’t Read?

(10/13/18)Michael Heller

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Mediation and Conciliation in UAE

(8/24/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Vizita Singh

Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and have their roots in pre-Islamic Arabia.

Mark Baril

3 Reasons Agreements Get Derailed: Tales of Team Conflict

(5/11/18)Mark Baril

If you have a dynamic “living system” there is no silver bullet for perfect team behavior or production - and you wouldn’t want it any other way!

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2018!

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!

Cinnie Noble

Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: Guerilla Bridge Building

(12/27/17)Peter Adler

Guerilla warfare is unconventional. Instead of relying on large, slow moving armies and doctrines of overwhelming force, guerillas depend on invisibility, highly portable weapons, quick ambushes, booby traps, and hundreds of pressuring tactics that achieve practical offensive or defensive results.

Marcy Einhorn

An Overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct in the Context of Mediation

(11/17/17)Marcy Einhorn

In the spirit of Honest Abe, New York again celebrated Mediation Settlement Day on October 18 this year with a host of activities designed to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes without going to court.

Phyllis Pollack

Expanding The Benefits of An Apology!

(9/29/17)Phyllis Pollack

On July 13, 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed an Apology Law.

John Ford

The New SHRM Competency Guidelines

(6/23/17)John Ford

Should HR professionals mediate internal workplace disputes?

Bill Marsh

Too Much Or Too Little?

(3/03/17)Bill Marsh

How many of us share the experience I have had – sitting on the last train home, late at night, with a day’s mediating behind me and no settlement?

Robin Amadei

Conflict Coaching

(2/21/17)Robin Amadei

This article defines conflict coaching, describes areas in which conflict coaching can be used, and illustrates an example of how a conflict coaching process might proceed.

Sabine Walsh

New Year’s Resolutions for Mediators

(1/06/17)Sabine Walsh

This year, I think I have seen more articles on why and how NOT to make New Year’s Resolutions than making them.

Kristen Blankley

How to Make Mediation Safer in Cases of High Conflict

(8/02/16)Kristen Blankley

This article considers issues of safety in mediation, with practical advice for all mediators to consider before, during, and after a mediation session to ensure participant and mediator safety.

Michael Jacobs

To Be Effective, Mediators Should Learn to be More . . . Stupid?

(10/30/15)Michael Jacobs

In order to be effective, trainee mediators need to unlearn much of what they think they already know.

Donal O’Reardon

Organizational Shadow and Conflict Management

(10/23/15)Donal O’Reardon

This article teaches us how we as mediators should respond to workplace conflict, by understanding the interplay between the company, its employees, and the neutral.

Mary Damianakis

The Hague Convention, Seven Characteristics, and Mediation

(10/23/15)Mary Damianakis

This article discusses the Hague Convention on child abductions. It gives an update on dealing with children in international custody negotiations.

Leslie Short

Shaking My Magic 8 Ball Looking Into the Future of Mediation

(3/03/15)Leslie Short

I have shaken my magic 8 ball and it landed on Conflict Coaching. Some of you may say nothing “futuristic” about that I've been doing that for years. I believe it may be used in private practice, but not in community centers.

Leslie Short

Branding the Industry of Mediation

(2/20/15)Leslie Short

We were all trained to be aware of “what's in our bags” or to phrase it differently, what each person brings to the table. Then we’re told you must not bring anything to the table but the ability to listen and ask open-ended questions.

Cinnie Noble

Hair Trigger Temper

(10/31/14)Cinnie Noble

You may have heard the phrase hair trigger temper referring to someone who reacts strongly when angry. As an adjective hair trigger has been described to mean “easily activated or set off; reacting immediately to the slightest provocation or cause”.

Stephanie West Allen

Seven Challenges When Using the Neuroscience Lens to See the World

(9/02/14)Stephanie West Allen

Over the years, I have learned that people reading this blog come from a wide range of belief systems, including atheist, agnostic, and those involved to large or small degree in various spiritual and religious practices. Although this blog post to which I am linking today is written by a Christian and part of the post is from a Christian perspective, I think anyone can learn from this article.

Ken Johnson

Workplace Violence

(5/02/14)Ken Johnson

From 9/11/2001 to 9/11/2013, approximately the same amount of Americans died in the workplace due to violence as did American soldiers overseas fighting terrorists. Bullying, stress, domestic disputes, and other considerations account for this. Some researchers have suggested a new mental condition, similar to PSTD, called PTED which workers may exhibit. Out of control catabolic (harmful) conflict poses a serious problem for both businesses and workers. This two-part series looks into this issue and suggests how ADR practitioners can work with other various professionals to better help businesses make the workplace safer and more productive.

Nancy Kramer

Storm Sandy Cases -- Mediation Like No Other

(12/27/13)Nancy Kramer

For mediators, disaster aftermath mediation is an interesting and very rewarding kind of conflict resolution. Not your bread and butter or law school style mediation, but one with the potential to help.

Giuseppe Leone

Online Mediation Helps Mediators Practice and Improve Their Skills

(12/13/13)Giuseppe Leone

For a variety of reasons, mediators-in-training are finding it is helpful to supplement their existing training with online role-plays. Online Mediation Training participants, or those transitioning to mediation while working or studying full-time, will appreciate the ease and convenience of conducting their mediation role-plays, debriefs, and feedback online.

Bruce Provda

Why Couples Are Choosing Mediation in Divorce Cases

(11/04/13)Bruce Provda

If you are contemplating a divorce or having trouble settling divorce issues with your spouse, mediation might be the best choice. Mediation is a great setting for you and your spouse to settle your divorce issues in a more amicable fashion with less stress on you and other family members, including your children. Being able to settle issues quickly helps children and other family members adjust to the situation as well.

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