Mediation Ethics Articles
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
Legal recriminations and punishments usually only limit the conversation.
Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?
For most mediations, having the financial relationship between the mediator and the clients prepaid through a retainer can be a very strong impetus towards making the mediation process stronger and more effective.
Mediation may be described as a process that evolves over four different phases. It begins in a joint session and ends in a final joint session.
This looks at a PON article which discusses four reasons why a negotiator might proceed down the slippery slope of an ethical lapse.
I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.
It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.
(6/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek
This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.
One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right
A conflict resolution process is a change process.
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.
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.
It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
(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.
What is the purpose of the conflict?
(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.”
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Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.