Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 1

(9/13/19)Laura Tarcea

This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.

The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes

(9/13/19)Gerry O'Sullivan

Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.

Three Sides to Every Story

(9/12/19)Cinnie Noble

When we talk about an interpersonal dispute between two people, we commonly say there are two sides to every story – the other person’s version of events and issues and our own.

The African Promise

(9/12/19)Hiro Aragaki

Diversity in ADR is an important topic of late.

How to Really Stop Discrimination by Class

(9/12/19)Arran Heal

Discrimination is a tightening net of issues and demands around HR.

Seasoned Mediator Interview - Anthony Jackson

(9/09/19)Anthony Jackson

Advanced mediator discusses interpersonal communication in this Toastmasters interview.

Homework on Conflict Styles

(9/06/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.

Framing, Process, and Empathy: How important they really are!

(9/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."

Do Parties Trust Mediators When They’re Not in the Same Room?

(9/06/19)Jennifer Shack

Trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face, according to recent research.

Minding Your Tongue: How to Recover from a Slip and Fail

(9/06/19)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”

Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(9/05/19)Susan Podziba

This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.

Harvard Shares Five Tips for an Experienced Mediator

(9/04/19)Samuel Dinnar

Harvard Negotiation Institute’s Samuel Dinnar shares his recommendations.

Conflict: Blown Out of Proportion

(8/30/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens, at times, that our conflicts get blown out of proportion.

Moving Parents – and a Moving Conversation

(8/30/19)Dan Simon

Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.

Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Mediation

(8/30/19)Jane Greenspan

Given that none of us have a crystal ball, it would be a poor use of time to attempt to infer how the upcoming presidential election will affect Title IX enforcement, which has changed significantly in the last 10 years.

Mediation’s New Clothes

(8/30/19)Beth Myers

This paper discusses pivotal elements of the 21st Century identity crisis within and about the American mediation industry.

Eldercare Mediation: Setting Families up for Success

(8/30/19)Kathleen Kauth

Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.

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.

The Craziness of Workplace Mobbing

(8/23/19)Lorraine Segal

Workplace mobbing can make you feel crazy.

Michigan Supreme Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program, MI-Resolve

(8/23/19)Nicole Wilmet

In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.

Is Racial Discrimination the Next MeToo?

(8/23/19)Arran Heal

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

Why Your Leadership Style May Be the Source of the Conflict

(8/23/19)Kayla Matthews

While many employees face workplace challenges like co-working conflicts or miscommunication, a bad leadership style can be even more catastrophic.

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

(8/16/19)Oran Kaufman

What can mediators learn from dog training?

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Watch Your Language!

(8/16/19)Jan Schau

The objectives in a mediation are much different than in litigation; but often the differences are overlooked.

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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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