Negotiation Articles

Negotiation Articles

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict

(3/16/18)Laura Tarcea

This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.

Playing the Blame Game the Right Way

(3/16/18)Sat Sindhar

A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.

Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching for Community Mediation

(3/16/18)Brennan Frazier

This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.

Negotiating Like a Woman - How Gender Impacts Communication between the Sexes

(3/14/18)Jan Frankel Schau, Nina Meierding

Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.

The Joy Of Impasse: The Neuroscience Of ‘Insight’ And Creative Problem Solving

(3/13/18)Robert Benjamin

Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

The Medium Makes the Difference!

(3/09/18)Phyllis Pollack

The last decade and a half has seen an explosion in communication by every means imaginable other than face to face. For this reason, I believe its points are worth revisiting.

Miscellany: A Free Negotiation Teaching Package, Using Decision Trees in Mediation, and the Legality of BATNAs

(3/07/18)George Siedel

John Lande's recent article and blog on BATNAs raise two questions that are addressed in this article.

How to Backpedal After Saying the Wrong Thing

(3/02/18)Tammy Lenski

When words come out of your mouth that you instantly regret, here are some ways to recover from your faux pas and minimize the impact of ill-chosen words.

Change Is Coming: Tax Reform Act Punishes Divorcing Couples

(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.

SCOTX Holds Payday Lender Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration

(3/02/18)Beth Graham

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.

Mediators and Interpreters: A Team Approach

(3/02/18)Steven Leigh

This article will examine suggested conditions that should be examined by the mediator prior to asking the interpreter or translator for their professional service in the mediation session.

Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universities

(3/01/18)Clare Fowler

A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students. 

Video Presentation: 50 Ways to Break an Impasse: Tips, Tricks, Traps and Tools

(2/28/18)Sam Imperati

Parties and advocates can flounder in the intersection of logic and emotion. This program will focus on “nuts and bolts” techniques for breaking impasse. Learn tips to dispense “reality therapy” and reach closure in the face of apparent impasse.

13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life

(2/26/18)Lee Jay Berman

Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.

Reflections on Parkland, from a Broward County Parent / Conflict Resolution Practitioner

(2/22/18)Larry Schooler

The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice

(2/15/18)Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.

Stone Soup: Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education, Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can

(2/09/18)John Lande

One of the challenges in using educational programs to collect data is a tension between the goals of having speakers provide material to participants and gathering information from them.

Do Android Mediators Dream of Electric Agreements?

(2/09/18)Eric Slepak

With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.

Mediating With Sharks Is No Walk In The Park

(2/08/18)Randy Drew

It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

(2/08/18)Steven Goldman

Strive to create a conflict free zone in your work and home interactions.

World Health Organization Ombuds Says Dysfunctional Management is Impacting Mission

(2/06/18)Tom Kosakowski

In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.

Listening to Your Triggers – How to Suspend Judgment When You Are Angry

(2/02/18)Patricia Porter

A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

California Legislature Hears Testimony on Role of Ombuds in Sexual Misconduct Matters

(1/28/18)Tom Kosakowski

As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.

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