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Two Shrewd Legislative Negotiators / Mediators

(2/22/19)John Lande

This is a little-known story of how Barbara Jordan mediated a comprehensive agreement on immigration policy.

Confused Conversations

(2/22/19)Maria Simpson

Sometimes when we’re faced with a difficult conversation we over-think it and try to anticipate every single objection that can be raised, or every difficult response we have to make, or every completely unanticipated tangent that “complexifies” the whole conversation.

Mediation in Child Protection Cases

(2/22/19)Leonard Edwards

This article illustrates the use of mediation in child protection (juvenile dependency) cases, a practice that has increased substantially in America’s juvenile courts over the past ?ve years.

Stepping Up To Conflict

(2/15/19)Cinnie Noble

To become conflict masterful, it requires us to step up. In case you are wondering, this is different from facing conflict, i.e. accepting that it exists.

Becoming Ourselves

(2/15/19)John Lande

This article discusses how we can give ourselves permission to be in conflict and make mistakes on our way to becoming ourselves.

Why Investigations Always Need to Look Twice

(2/15/19)Richard Peachey

A lorry driver who’d just arrived at an depot was spotted weeing over pallets used for the delivery of food.

One Size Does Not Fit All - And the War Within

(2/15/19)Paul Rajkowski

In the mediation world we get trained and know that “neutral“ is the role for the mediator.

How Three Geniuses Solved Workplace Conflicts

(2/15/19)Melissa Marzett

It is fascinating to trace how management has been resolving conflicts arising in production over the past 100 years, how production management developed.

A Strong Foundation in Canadian Collaborative, Consensus Processes

(2/15/19)Robyn Jacobsen

Why is collaboration so important in today’s world?

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Peter Adler

(2/14/19)Peter Adler

New interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

Ombuds and Mediation

(2/11/19)Bina Patel

Today, the term ombudsman serves as a neutral representative. Its function is becoming a necessity in various industries including, healthcare, academia, private, public, and non-profit organizations.

Canadian Business: 5 Ways Co-Mediating Benefits Your Own Mediation Business

(2/10/19)Sharon Sutherland

Mentoring and co-mediating have been fundamental aspects of my mediation work since my first experiences in Toronto some 19 years ago.

A Lawyer Who Likes to Coach: What’s Up with That?

(2/08/19)Ron Pizzo

In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.

Should Guilt and Shame Have a Place in Mediation?

(2/05/19)Sarah Peyton

Have you considered that, while we traditionally believe that our "conscience" tells us what is right and what is wrong, conscience, in practice, actually is a functional strive for harmony with those around us?

Flip the Problem to Illuminate Hidden Solutions

(2/01/19)Tammy Lenski

The way we approach problem solving influences the solutions we can see — and are willing to see.

Why Investigations Always Need to Look Twice

(2/01/19)Katherine Graham

We like things simple, and often that means not making the effort to understand the full picture and specific legal context.

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

(1/31/19)Joshua Javits

The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(1/29/19)Ron Kelly

On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.

How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

(1/25/19)John Ford

While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.

Effective Conflict Management versus a Quick “Fix”

(1/25/19)Lorraine Segal

Sometime potential individual clients or institutions and organizations who want to hire me are looking for a quick fix for their longstanding conflict management problems.

New Mediator Self-Reflection Tool

(1/25/19)Susan Yates

Even though mediators work very closely with people when we mediate, typically no one else in the room shares our mediator perspective.

Our Pet Friendly Legislature (and other new Laws) for 2019!

(1/22/19)Phyllis Pollack

At the start of each new year, I like to see what new laws our California Legislature has passed.

Disability, Conflict, and Adaptive Thinking

(1/22/19)Amy Sereday

As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.

Getting Hitched? 6 Tips for Pre-Marriage Relationships

(1/22/19)Adriane Beth

You’re getting married soon and you’re excited about it. But wait!

Hosting Gregorio Billikopf's Empathic Listening Audio Seminar

(1/11/19)Gregorio Billikopf

Last year, I came across an awesome free resource for learning mediation and as part of that, empathic listening.

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