How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?
You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.
Typically, before I discuss the topic of mediation ethics with my students, I delve into the topic of “negotiation ethics” in general.
Litigation offers many potential benefits. It can help people solve difficult problems, make relationships and institutions function properly, and promote justice.
This article discusses topics that often come up in Evaluative Mediation trainings: A selected number can be included in a course on evaluative mediation, and exercises used to assist “learning” of those topics.
(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill
In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.
This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.
Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.
In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).
While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.
Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics.
Here are typical questions mediators have at mediation trainings.
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.
I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.
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.
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.
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.
As part of recent mediation trainings, Susan Yates and I collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the training participants.
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!
As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.
(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.
Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.
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.
This article presents multiple role-plays and reframing techniques to help mediators further their training.
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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?