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Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

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).

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Thinking About Using Mediation to Resolve Your Employment Dispute Without Going Through Litigation First?

(7/06/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

One of the things we would find out very quickly through an employment litigation assessment was whether both sides were open, willing and able to exchange all relevant information in good faith about the facts in dispute right away.

Paul Rajkowski

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it? - Part 2

(6/14/18)Paul Rajkowski

I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.

Dan Simon

Transformative Dialogue – The Salvation of Democracy?

(5/25/18)Dan Simon

While some conversations result in “getting to yes”, others lead to clarity that no agreement is possible at that time.

Peter Adler

The Mann Gulch Fire

(5/14/18)Peter Adler

I follow the choroeographies and patterns of the craft we call conflict management, but every once in a while I help people really step out of the proverbial box they are in and discover (or stumble on) a peculiar new solution that seems to fit perfectly. Those are the golden moments I live for.

Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(5/14/18)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Tim Hicks

Introduction to Embodied Conflict: the neural roots of conflict and communication

(5/07/18)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Geoffrey Corry

Figuring Out George Mitchell’s Real Contribution to the Good Friday Agreement

(4/24/18)Geoffrey Corry

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.

Laurie Israel

Does Your Practice Include Church and Synagogue Mediation?

(4/20/18)Laurie Israel

Within the church or synagogue setting, mediation can be very useful if individuals or groups are having disputes or differences of opinion.

Dan Simon

More FAQ’s from Mediators

(4/06/18)Dan Simon

Here are typical questions mediators have at mediation trainings.

Cinnie Noble

What I Learned About Conflict From Cheetahs

(4/05/18)Cinnie Noble

The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.

Gregg Relyea

Social Media-tion: A Bridge for Young Mediators to Enter--and Re-Define--The Profession?

(4/05/18)Gregg Relyea

For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.

Chris Straw

New Hope in Dealing With an Abusive Supervisor

(3/23/18)Chris Straw

Abusive supervisors are ubiquitous in the workplace, causing distress for their employees and costing employers in the US an estimated $23.8 billion each year.

Bruce Edwards

Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation

(3/16/18)Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers

Laura Tarcea

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict

(3/16/18)Laura Tarcea

This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.

Shirli Kirschner

Dispute Management Plans and ADR

(3/09/18)Shirli Kirschner

Three myths relevant to Dispute Management Plans (DMPs) exist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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