Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


Take Charge Gracefully

(12/04/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

Sometimes you have to be tough and pushy in conflict. You will end up being irresponsible in certain roles, like parenting and some forms of leadership, if you are not able to do this.

Objectivity is Imperative

(12/04/20)Kathleen Kauth

Most conflicts are dealt with successfully by the individuals involved without outside help.

Research Looks at Meaningful Ways to Promote Intergroup Contact

(12/04/20)Natalie Davis

This article evaluates the study looking at why intergroup contact occurs; while much research is devoted to the benefits of intergroup contact, the authors here decided to look into why some might avoid intergroup contact, and how we might encourage intergroup contact to then reap those benefits.

Decision Making and Taking Decision in Mediation

(12/04/20)Susheela Sarathi

Decision making is a process. Taking decision is an act.

ADR Options

(12/02/20)Farzana Kanji

ADR can take place in so many different forms such as mediation, arbitration, negotiation, to name but a few and there are so many different techniques you can use, with the assistance of a third party, in order to ensure a successful outcome. 

Do You Always Like You?

(12/01/20)Cinnie Noble

There are times many of us interact in ways we're not very proud of. It may be because we are reacting to what someone is saying or doing.

Difficult Conversations

(12/01/20)Phyllis Pollack

Recently, a friend of mine challenged me to write a blog about how to survive Christmas/Hanukah/Holidays dinners considering our recent election. Some will be happy while others will be distraught at the results; yet we will all be sitting around the same table (virtually?) breaking bread together.

Is There a Zoom Mediation in Your Future?

(12/01/20)Sheldon Stark

During the state of emergency, courts have been working at less than full capacity.

Let’s Settle This Online

(12/01/20)Jason Rosen

The benefits of online mediation for personal injury disputes. Much attention has been given to online mediation, in addition to other types of online dispute resolution (ODR), as it has seen widespread acceptance as of late due to restrictions on in-person gatherings. Is that acceptance forced in light of the need to keep claims moving forward with no viable alternative, or are parties finding that online mediation may, in fact, be preferable to face-to-face in some cases?

Holiday Parenting/Custodial Time during COVID-19

(11/23/20)Roseann Vanella

When considering whether or not to bring a child to a holiday gathering (such as Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s house for example), these and other factors need to be taken into consideration.

How Can American Democracy Survive its Latest Conflict?

(11/23/20)Sean Gander

The world is watching one of the most divisive periods in American history.

A Process for the Formulation of a School's Change Strategy

(11/20/20)John Brand, Felicity Steadman

Many South African Schools are facing demands to change and even to radically transform themselves. Some of these demands relate to the ‘isms’ such as racism, and other identity related issues.

Research Shows How Changing the Narrative Can Open the Door to Conflict Resolution

(11/13/20)Natalie Davis

This article explores how the glorification of our ingroup (those whom we share identity with) contributes to conflict.

Virtual Mediation Can and Must Be Done Right

(11/12/20)Kathleen Young

Use these strategies to avoid pitfalls and make the most out of virtual mediation. Especially during Covid-19, virtual mediation can and must be facilitated with excellence.

Can You Be a Litigator and a Mediator?

(11/12/20)Scott Levin

“You know what, Ken? A bad idea would be to let your client walk out of here today and drag this thing out for another year, wasting more time and more money," ~ The Wedding Crashers

Good Faith in Mediation

(11/11/20)Marian Grande

Both parties must enter a mediation with good faith, meaning that the parties have the sincere intention of trying to find a resolution in the dispute.

Build the Toolbox

(11/10/20)Clare Fowler

Mediate.com is launching a project with mediator-designed resources called Build the Toolbox.

Do You Always Like You?

(11/06/20)Cinnie Noble

There are times many of us interact in ways we’re not very proud of.

Need for Clear Language Initiative to un-Babel Our Models

(11/06/20)John Lande

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. We use rotten language to describe our ideas and theories.

Why People Skills have Become Essential to the NHS in its Second Wave Challenge

(11/06/20)Lesley Allport

Our new research with HPMA and Selenity explored the state of employee relations (ER) in the NHS and how HR dealt with the extremes of the first wave lockdown.

Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public?

(11/06/20)Jonathan Rodrigues, A. J. Jawad

Globally, as waves of nationalism and existentialism begin to unsettle democratic institutions, as ideologies driven by hatred conspire to digitally divide millions, as 8 billion people are instigated to talk more and listen less – dialogue remains relevant and mediators are valued more than ever.

Life After Divorce: Coping with Loneliness

(11/06/20)Leyla Balakhane

Many couples regard their relationship as a source of comfort, reassurance and identity.

Being Emotionally Ready for Divorce Mediation

(11/06/20)Roseann Vanella

A question I often ask clients when they come to me for a consultation for divorce mediation, “Are you each emotionally ready to mediate your divorce”?

Top 10 Tips for Property Disputes

(11/06/20)Sharon Woodhouse

This article looks at how to resolve your property dispute as a commercial tenant, home renter, or landlord.

Update on Remote Mediations and the Virtual Evolution of ADR

(10/30/20)Linda Singer

During past eight months, due to the coronavirus pandemic, mediators, lawyers and clients have experienced something once inconceivable: Almost all mediations have been conducted remotely.

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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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