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Michael Aurit

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice

(2/15/18)Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.

Dan Simon

FAQ’s from Mediators

(2/09/18)Dan Simon

I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.

Sabine Walsh

Educating the Dispute Resolvers of the Future

(2/09/18)Sabine Walsh

The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.

Eric Slepak

Do Android Mediators Dream of Electric Agreements?

(2/09/18)Eric Slepak

With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.

Maria Simpson

Juries of Their Peers

(2/02/18)Maria Simpson

When I was in fourth grade, a few millennia ago, our teacher established a system so we could settle a lot of our own disputes.

John Lande

Stone Soup: Takeaways from New Hampshire Mediation Training

(1/19/18)John Lande

As part of recent mediation trainings, Susan Yates and I collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the training participants.

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.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Plan Teambuilding Now

(12/29/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying

(11/27/17)Lorraine Segal

Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.

Larry Susskind

Universities are Underinvesting in Efforts to Improve the Quality of Teaching

(11/17/17)Larry Susskind

Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.

Charlie Young

Mediation Scenarios

(6/16/17)Charlie Young

This article presents multiple role-plays and reframing techniques to help mediators further their training.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Negotiation and Mediation: Is that a Law Student's Cup of Tea?

(4/28/17)Sandeep Bhalothia

Ever wondered why mooting or debating is a very essential part of law student’s life? Ever wondered what kind of skills a law student can develop by participating in a moot or a debate?

Stuart Watson

The Essential Elements of Mediation Training

(2/09/17)Stuart Watson

Mediation Trainer Stuart Watson shares the wisdom of the most important elements of a mediation training gained from training new mediators over the last 15 years.

Ian MacDuff

“To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing”

(1/27/17)Ian MacDuff

This blog is an invitation not only to the students taking on the roles of client and counsel at the ICC competition, but also to the judges and mediators, to be aware of the unstated, and often unobserved and unrecognised differences between the parties that, despite the common ground of language and process, may well shape the parties’ perception of mediation, commercial relationships, the nature of purpose of mediation, and the design of acceptable outcomes.

Charlie Irvine

Mediation and Research

(12/19/16)Charlie Irvine

Does mediation do any good? Does it make the world a better place?

Ken Blanchard

Servant Leadership Sets People Up For Success All Year Long

(12/09/16)Ken Blanchard

This is a diagnosis for workplace mediators to include in their trainings.

Reclaiming Mediation’s Future: Getting Over the Intoxication of Expertise, Re-Focusing on Party Self-Determination

(11/22/16)Robert A. Baruch Bush, Joseph P. Folger

For us and the colleagues we’ve worked with for many years, our first premise has always been that self-determination, or what we call empowerment, is the central and supreme value of mediation – a premise probably shared by many in the field.

John Sturrock

Olympian Mediation

(9/16/16)John Sturrock

The Olympics have come and gone with all of the emotion and inspiration they bring. In our recent, fully-subscribed, residential Summer School on mediation skills for leaders, we reflected on the learning from Rio. We watched a video replay of the men’s taekwondo -80kg final in which Team GB’s Lutalo Muhammad lost to his Ivory Coast opponent in the last second of the bout, giving the latter his country’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

Tammy Lenski

3 Everyday Practices That Will Make You a Good Listener

(9/09/16)Tammy Lenski

You don’t get better at listening during conflict by practicing during conflict. You get better at listening during conflict by practicing outside of conflict, where the stakes are lower and it’s easier to be on top of your game.

Tammy Lenski

How to Navigate the “not my problem” Problem

(8/19/16)Tammy Lenski

“That’s not my problem” are four of the most frustrating words to hear when you’re trying to talk through a conflict.

Constantin-Adi Gavrila

What’s In It For Us?

(8/19/16)Constantin-Adi Gavrila

The vast majority of people still have confusions, if not difficulties, in having a clear representation of WHO a mediator is, WHAT is it that a mediator aims to achieve, for WHOM, WHAT he or she does, and maybe more importantly, IF, WHEN and WHY would someone benefit from using mediation and mediators.

Tammy Lenski

A Quick Little Phrase to Stop Bickering in its Tracks

(8/12/16)Tammy Lenski

Bickering, an argument about trivial matters, is one of those everyday bad habits that feeds the growth of destructive conflict in a relationship.

Dan Simon

Mediation Center Director Re-Inspired by the Transformative Approach

(7/15/16)Dan Simon

Our intent in a recent training was to provide new mediators training in parenting plan mediation, we received so much more. Over the course of the weekend, I found myself reexamining some of my beliefs about mediation practice.

Stanford School of Business

Stanford How to Negotiate - Video

(2/29/16)Stanford School of Business

This is an instructional video produced by the Stanford School of Business. It covers the process of negotiation by Joel Peterson.

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