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Dan Simon

Establishing Rapport in Mediation

(7/13/18)Dan Simon

Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.

Milan Slama

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Bruce Edwards

Turning Ideas Into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh

(7/03/18)Bruce Edwards

What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?

Chris Poole

Exciting ADR Developments in China and Hong Kong

(7/02/18)Chris Poole

Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.

Uma Ramanathan

Expectations and Self-Determination

(7/02/18)Uma Ramanathan

The social capital of any society is education and identity.

Ryan Compton

Disability Mediation : An Overview

(6/14/18)Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.

Larry Susskind

Planners are No Long Generalists with a Specialty

(6/08/18)Larry Susskind

There’s recent discussion in urban planning journals about the way professional city planners should be educated today. Having a conversation about planning in advance prevents many community-conflicts down the road.

Patrick Mastronardo

Mediator Ethics: The Quest for Justice LEP Litigants and Bilingual Mediation

(6/04/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.

Cinnie Noble

Being Good to Ourselves When in Conflict

(5/25/18)Cinnie Noble

Interpersonal conflict is often deflating. Our egos, self-esteem, confidence, mood and other parts of us can all be negatively influenced when we are in dispute.

Lorraine Segal

Why Everyone at Work Needs Conflict Management Skills (and how you can get them)

(5/21/18)Lorraine Segal

In many job descriptions posted in March and April this year on Indeed, the job announcements include conflict resolution or conflict management as required or desirable skills.

Kenneth Cloke

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

(5/03/18)Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

Alexia Georgakopoulos

Tragedy, STAND UP Movement, and You

(4/10/18)Alexia Georgakopoulos

In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.

Negotiating Like a Woman - How Gender Impacts Communication between the Sexes

(3/14/18)Jan Frankel Schau, Nina Meierding

Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.

Cinnie Noble

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Michael Lewis

Interview with Michael Lewis

(3/07/18)Michael Lewis

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Judy Rashid

Teaching Social Justice on Campus for Self Awareness, Community Sustainability, and Systems Change

(3/02/18)Judy Rashid

This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.

Beth Graham

SCOTX Holds Payday Lender Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration

(3/02/18)Beth Graham

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.

Jason Dykstra

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

(2/22/18)Jason Dykstra

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.

Leonardo d'Urso

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

Charlie Young

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

Alia Ismail

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Talking Stick Breaks Impasse

(2/09/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!

Norah Alsugair

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

Tom Kosakowski

California Legislature Hears Testimony on Role of Ombuds in Sexual Misconduct Matters

(1/28/18)Tom Kosakowski

As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.

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