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Apologies Are Not for Everyone!

(8/23/19)Phyllis Pollack

In my various mediator trainings, the use of an apology as a means of resolving a dispute has often been discussed and advocated.

Is Racial Discrimination the Next MeToo?

(8/23/19)Arran Heal

Racial discrimination is a problem that’s bubbling under the surface of workplaces.

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

A Dent in the Universe

(8/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Re-imagining Collaborative Law, as well as dispute resolution itself

(8/09/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Got A Final Award? It Ain’t Necessarily So

(8/02/19)Michael Diliberto

The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.

Power as Role and Reality in Mediation

(8/02/19)Richard Barbieri

The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.

What Happens if Employers Have to Prove They're Not Discriminating?

(8/02/19)Arran Heal

Legal recriminations and punishments usually only limit the conversation.

Working with American Sign Language Interpreters in Mediation

(7/30/19)Michelle Eades

As mediators we listen for the words being said, words not being said, how those words are said , and the body language that goes with those words.

Tittle Tattle is the Battle: The Army Mediation Service

(7/30/19)Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan (Trigger) Buxton

Centralized coordination of the Army mediation has proved critical to its success.

Five Ways to Attract and Retain Young Professionals to your ADR Program or Organization

(7/30/19)Stephanie Klein

If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.

Follow the Platinum Rule in Diverse Workplaces

(7/19/19)Lorraine Segal

The Platinum Rule is better than the Golden Rule at work, because not everyone is the same.

How Meditation Can Help During Mediation

(5/31/19)Sylvia Smith

If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

(5/30/19)Wayne Plenert

This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.

New Interview with Douglas Yarn: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/28/19)Doug Yarn

This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Cognitive Bias' in the Workplace

(5/09/19)Monica Brown-Coleman

A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.

The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution by Michael D. Lang--Book Review

(5/09/19)David Hubbard

This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.

Enlisting the Involvement of Organizational Ombuds to Resolve Workplace Conflicts at Public Schools in Hong Kong

(5/08/19)Jody Sin

This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.

Safeguarding the Pillars of Mediation in India

(4/26/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.

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.

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.

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.”

Wanted: Diverse Divorce Practitioners. Why Diversity is Good for All of Us

(3/15/19)Valerie Qian

Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.

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