Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


The “ABC Test” is Retroactive!

(5/18/19)Phyllis Pollack

In 2018, the California Supreme Court drastically changed the employment law landscape in California by adopting the “ABC Test” for determining whether workers are employees ( and not independent contractors) under California wage order laws.

My Favorite Resource Featuring Robyn Weinstein

(5/18/19)Nicole Wilmet

This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to learn about her favorite resource.

Co-Mediation Can Bring Harmony to a Complex Case

(5/18/19)Andrew Nadolna

When you have a complex, multi-disciplinary problem, should you hire one expert in one aspect of the problem and then hope that that person can manage all the other aspects?

The Psychology of Conflict and the Art of Compassion

(5/17/19)Debra Dupree

This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.

Effectively Managing Communications With Employees Generally--And In Workplace Investigations

(5/17/19)Gregg Relyea

Imagine this: As you are conducting an internal investigation of an employee complaint, you get the distinct impression that your conversation with the employee is not going well.

The Decision to Divorce: A Mediator’s Role

(5/17/19)Stuart Watson

While mediation is well-known as a successful and affordable method for couples to negotiate and settle a divorce or separation, mediation can also be an effective process for helping a couple make the decision to divorce.

Start With a Small Yes

(5/10/19)Tammy Lenski

The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.

Three Common Ways Conflict Shows Up in Organizations

(5/10/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.

8 Things To Consider When Communicating With Your Ex

(5/10/19)Leyla Balakhane

Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating between them makes it toughto remain civil.

The Downside of DIY Divorce

(5/10/19)Denise French

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.

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.

Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/06/19)John Lande

This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

The Need to Be Right

(5/03/19)Cinnie Noble

One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right

Have We Lost the Ability to be Curious?

(5/03/19)Arran Heal

Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator - Part 2

(5/03/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union. The developing economies of the world are now exploring this medium of dispute resolution.

Who Are You When You Are In Conflict?

(4/26/19)Cinnie Noble

Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!

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.

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

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 - Starting a Career

(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.

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Dr. Grether's office in Carlsbad is conveniently located to San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties for in-person services. He also provides Nationwide VideoMediation (videoconferencing), and TeleMediation (telephone mediation) services.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 477-8585
Toll Free: (877) 654- JUST (5878)

Copyright © 2004 - by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D..
All rights are reserved.
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