In the mediation world we get trained and know that “neutral“ is the role for the mediator.
It is fascinating to trace how management has been resolving conflicts arising in production over the past 100 years, how production management developed.
Why is collaboration so important in today’s world?
Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.
Today, the term ombudsman serves as a neutral representative. Its function is becoming a necessity in various industries including, healthcare, academia, private, public, and non-profit organizations.
This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.
A small group of us in British Columbia have been collectively grappling with what we can do to leverage the uncertainty created by a time of great change.
The recent announcement that another major Canadian bank is withdrawing from the national banking ombudsman service in favour of a private dispute resolution service for customer banking complaints raises interesting questions about independence and impartiality.
The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.
Your mediation brief is critical to the mediation process.
At the start of each new year, I like to see what new laws our California Legislature has passed.
As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
Just like with child custody, determining who will take care of the pets after a divorce can be a difficult topic.
This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.
My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource. This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Peter Salem, Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to learn about his favorite resource.
In her journal article, Professor Sternlight discusses her views on the potentially negative consequences of mandatory arbitration in the employment context as well as the waning impact of social movements such as MeToo.
Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!
Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.
Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.
Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.
If parties are successful in reaching an agreement at the end of a long day (or more) of mediation, one of the final challenges is preparing a written document everyone can sign to capture the terms of the settlement.
Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.
Every year as Winter Holidays approach, a flurry of articles and blog posts show up with tips and tricks for making the most out of this stressful season. All the information can feel a bit overwhelming, so we thought we’d put together some of our favourite advice. Here are 24 tips for the holidays.
Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.
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