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Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients

(4/22/19)Christopher Reeves

Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.

Interview with David J. Smith - The Future of Mediation

(4/18/19)David Smith

This is an interview by Mediate.com Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler, with David J. Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, on career opportunities for those wanting to break into the dispute resolution field.

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

New Zealand Family Justice Puts Children First

(4/12/19)Keri Morris

The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.

Preparing Clients for Mediation: a quick communications course before the first meeting

(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams

In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.

Second-Guessing Ourselves When In Conflict

(4/08/19)Cinnie Noble

I don’t know about you – but there are many times I “second-guess” what I said or did in some conflict situations. Or, I might “second-guess” what bothered me in the first place.

Conflict Resolution is a Change Process, But What is Changing?: The Neural Reality of Conflict Experience

(4/08/19)Tim Hicks

A conflict resolution process is a change process.

Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator

(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss

Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.

The 5 Pillars of Conversational Intelligence

(4/08/19)Katherine Graham

Preventing conflict is better than a cure!

Mediation in Ayodhya Dispute: Possibilities for Collaborative Resolution

(4/08/19)Ashish Kumar

This article discusses the importance of Judicial Mandate for Ayodhya Mediation.

Silence is Golden!

(4/01/19)Phyllis Pollack

A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.

Construction Dispute Prevention and Mediation

(4/01/19)Wean Khing Wong

In this short article, I will discuss a common dispute that I experience as a neutral mediator assigned to resolve the dispute, which is the disagreement between the contractor and client over the project.

Time to Think About Jurisdiction and Look to Scotland

(4/01/19)Jim Cormack

It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.

Self-Blame in Conflict

(3/22/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.

What Challenging Workplace Behavior Are You Dealing with in the New Year?

(3/22/19)Patricia Porter

For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.

Name Your Anger

(3/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

New Jersey Statute Regulates Settlement Agreements

(3/22/19)F. Peter Phillips

Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 3

(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.

Core Negotiation Skills: Tools for Resolving Complex Political Disputes and Other Seemingly Intractable Disputes

(3/21/19)Gregg Relyea

The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.

Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

Repurposing Our Conflicts

(3/17/19)Cinnie Noble

What is the purpose of the conflict?

Green Book’s Insights Into a Deeper Diversity

(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

The Hypothetical or Trial Balloon Tactic

(3/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!

Companies Need You!

(3/15/19)Clare Fowler

Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 2

(3/15/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

This article by Ken Rasmussen and Milan Slama is the second part to discuss the current political divide.

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