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Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process author.

Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process

I. Introduction. When mediators build a relationship with party decision-makers, gaining their trust and promoting their confidence in the mediator...

By Shel Stark
Rhythm Analogy: Drumming & Mediation author.

Rhythm Analogy: Drumming & Mediation

Mediation has its own pace. it can move fast or needs to be slowed down. It can flow smoothly or...

By Milan Slama
A Successful Mediation author.

A Successful Mediation

Because facilitative mediation has been demonstrably successful in resolving disputes, many courts presiding over civil claims are referring cases to...

By William Gilbride
Mediator Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas author.

Mediator Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas

While professional ethics for attorneys are required subjects in law schools, ethics for mediators receive much less attention. In most...

By Antoinette Raheem
Training Your Mediator Bot author.

Training Your Mediator Bot

I bet you didn’t know that you need to train your mediator bot. This didn’t occur to me until I...

By John Lande
Cursory Glimpse: The Mediator’s Steps in Facilitating the Process author.

Cursory Glimpse: The Mediator’s Steps in Facilitating the Process

Mediation is an invaluable tool for resolving disputes, but it comes with its unique set of challenges, especially with respect...

By Sarabjeet Wadhwa
Dancing with Disagreement author.

Dancing with Disagreement

A person does not have to be particularly gifted to be able to make disagreements worse. On the other hand,...

By John Potter
Metaphors for our Movement author.

Metaphors for our Movement

I recently sent a message on the DRLE listserv about a transition in managing it and the DRLE website from Jim Levin...

By John Lande
Challenge to Mediators: Describe Your Mediation System author.

Challenge to Mediators: Describe Your Mediation System

Charlie Irvine is the Course Leader on the University of Strathclyde’s (Scotland) MSc/LLM in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and the...

By John Lande
Conflict Junkies author.

Conflict Junkies

There are many causes of constructive and destructive conflict, and we try to engage in conflict in meaningful ways. There...

By John Potter
The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football author.

The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football

Carlo Ancelotti stands out as a revered and esteemed personality within the multifaceted realm of football management. A household name...

By Pitamber Yadav
The Gentle Art of Dispute Resolution – Mediation Lessons from a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner author.

The Gentle Art of Dispute Resolution – Mediation Lessons from a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which I have practiced for more than a decade, has taught me invaluable life lessons on and...

By Darren Rumack
My Students Are Ready To Handle The Most Divisive Conflicts author.

My Students Are Ready To Handle The Most Divisive Conflicts

I teach a graduate course on facilitation skills for both master’s degree and graduate certificate students  at the Carter School...

By David Smith
Overcoming Clichés in Mediation author.

Overcoming Clichés in Mediation

One of the most difficult tasks for a mediator is to find ways to help parties overcome impasses. Mediators face...

By Jamil Shaaban
How to Have an Unsuccessful Mediation author.

How to Have an Unsuccessful Mediation

Recently, I conducted a mediation which from the moment I introduced myself, I knew it would not settle. Certain signs...

By Phyllis Pollack
8 Important Topics Often Overlooked in Custody Mediation author.

8 Important Topics Often Overlooked in Custody Mediation

When you enter custody mediation, your focus is most likely on creating a parenting schedule and dividing decision-making responsibility. However,...

By Zarira Love
The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool author.

The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool

When discussing my book Seven Essentials for Business Success:  Lessons from Legendary Professors last year during a Great Reads Book...

By George Siedel
Avatar Mediation author.

Avatar Mediation

I’m sure no techie, but probably like you, I have been intrigued about stories about the ChatGPT program.  One illustration...

By John Lande
Mediation May Hinge on a Clear Understanding of What’s on the Table author.

Mediation May Hinge on a Clear Understanding of What’s on the Table

– and a Personal Story or Two Successful mediation isn’t always rooted in the confidential mediation statement, or the back...

By Charles Schneider
A Litigator’s Guide to Mediation Advocacy author.

A Litigator’s Guide to Mediation Advocacy

Reflections on Effectively Achieving Client Goals at the Mediation Table Introduction Litigators too often approach the mediation process with the...

By Sheldon Stark
Factors that Determine the Beginnings of the Initial Mediation Session author.

Factors that Determine the Beginnings of the Initial Mediation Session

For the past several years Roselle Wissler (Arizona State) and I have been working on several articles about the early stages of...

By Art Hinshaw
Ten Real Mediation Systems author.

Ten Real Mediation Systems

This short article presents accounts of ten mediators about the factors affecting how we handle continuing streams of mediations – our...

By John Lande
Wrangling Emotions author.

Wrangling Emotions

Howard Herman gets parties out of battle mode in cases with complex power dynamics After 37 years, including 23 years...

By Howard Herman
How a humanistic approach to Mediation would impact on the definition of mediation, mediation practice, training and accreditation – Part II author.

How a humanistic approach to Mediation would impact on the definition of mediation, mediation practice, training and accreditation – Part II

It’s time for mediation to claim its place as a stand-alone profession freed from being just an alternative to the...

By Greg Rooney
Negotiation and Hamilton author.

Negotiation and Hamilton

Harvard Law Fellow Reacts to Hamilton // What negotiation lessons can we take away from the musical Hamilton? Watch as...

By Bob Bordone
Back to Basics: Why Mediate? author.

Back to Basics: Why Mediate?

As part of my preparation to teach a class on mediation confidentiality, I reviewed the Uniform Mediation Act with all of its...

By Phyllis Pollack
Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more… author.

Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more…

A sample of over 3,000 phrases for negotiators, mediators, and judges, on more than 400 topics in the book from...

By John Barkai
Self-determination versus Protection: A False Choice? author.

Self-determination versus Protection: A False Choice?

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” - Ben...

By Tara West
Speak or Not to Speak author.

Speak or Not to Speak

In the plenary session of a mediation, when you have your first opportunity to directly address your opponent’s decision-maker, should...

By Christopher Kriesen
Learning Conflict Management Methods Direct From Their Creator author.

Learning Conflict Management Methods Direct From Their Creator

Ever since mid-March 2020, when the first U.S. lockdowns took effect as the coronavirus began ravaging the globe, the shift...

By Ralph Kilmann

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