(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek
The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.
In response to a questions about what compelled me to create a conflict management coaching model, I explained that in my work as a workplace mediator it became evident that many leaders do not know how to “be” in conflict.
(6/14/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
How to mediate in the best interests of the children.
Employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is destroying lives, says Maria Miller MP.
In workplace conflict resolution, just as in any peacebuilding effort, much of the success lies in the parties’ motivation to resolve the dispute.
When it comes to commercial mediations, the first impression is made with the Mediation Statement.
It took me a long time to accept that the only thing worse than my fear of my own emptiness, was the emptiness of my bottomed-out relationship with my husband of nearly 12 years.
(6/10/19)Gregg Relyea, Joshua N. Weiss
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
(6/06/19)Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole
One of the biggest challenges for us as conflict resolvers is to help parents recognize their children’s vital role not only in the family system, but also in society.
This article is on using your assets well in a mediation.
Are grudges useful in negotiation?
I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.
When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.
If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
Harvard Negotiation Institute’s Samuel Dinnar shares his recommendations
According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!
There are a lot of things NOT to say or do when in conflict with someone else if we are wanting to resolve or mend things.
Although you can’t control the outcome of a difficult conversation or meeting at work, you can take inner action to support an effective conversation and a good outcome.
Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?
This article discusses the progress of Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya since its inception three years ago. It also explains some of the steps taken to address the challenges faced.
This challenges the views of some commentators that mediation is a bad thing because it is private and prevents citizens from having their day in court.
(5/23/19)Tessa Tompkins Byer
In this article, I discuss a recent case in Summary Process court where I prioritized settling the case; as a result, I retrospectively wonder if my reactions to the party undermined her self-determination.
How can you help clients when the other party disappears?
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This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to learn about her favorite resource.