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.
A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.
This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.
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.
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.
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
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
John Lande's recent article and blog on BATNAs raise two questions that are addressed in this article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.
Strive to create a conflict free zone in your work and home interactions.
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.
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.
This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.
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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