One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.
It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.
Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”
I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.
Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
US Appeals Court in “Manifest Disregard” Claim Instructs Arbitrator to Clarify “Irreconcilable Determinations”
I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.
This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.
Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.
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.
In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).
Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.
What this means is that while women are not recognized for the skills at which they might be inherently better, it also means that we are failing men by not highlighting opportunities for growth and improvement.
Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?
Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
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.
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.
It happens, at times, that our conflicts get blown out of proportion.
Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.
In her journal article, Associate Dean Gross discusses some concerns related to using arbitration in commercial disputes.
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.
This paper discusses pivotal elements of the 21st Century identity crisis within and about the American mediation industry.
Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.
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