What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?
This article encourages mediators with different levels of experience to work together. It uses the analogy of pacesetters in a marathon to show how mediators can support and challenge each other leading to growth and improvement in the mediation profession
If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.
One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.
I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.
The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.
If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then you might want to keep reading.
Conflict is something we typically try to avoid, especially when we’re talking about business environments.
Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.
A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.”
Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!
Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.
This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.
In cases where discrimination has occurred, mediation becomes trickier and sometimes it seems the only way to bring reconciliation is through a trial.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing mediators can do in cases of violence.
As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.
Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.
In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?
Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.
This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.
Every action of life implies a movement of the framework of human rationality, of the interdisciplinarity of things, because it is linked to countless facts and actions of life.