This document was developed by Ukrainian mediators and dialogue facilitators to convey their voice and professional opinion to major actors in the international sphere of conflict transformation.
(5/09/22)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler
This new platform combines the functionality of CaseloadManager.com and CREKODR.com, creating the most powerful ODR system in the world!
This article examines what the COVID impact has been on our culture--what can we learn from this to prevent conflict going forward?
Every defeat in every war is a tragedy, not merely for the nations, factions, and citizens of countries who have died or been conquered, but for each and all of us everywhere – and not just abstractly, but as very real, very personal losses.
Decision-making is an integral part of conflict resolution. Any decisions taken at any level during the resolution process must consider all the conflicting needs of the individuals who are in conflict.
(4/11/22)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Now that online mediation, and online mediation training, have so substantially impacted (if not taken over) the mediation field, Mediate.com again here offers our Online Mediation Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations.
This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.
Last week, I conducted a lemon law mediation which highlighted a very valuable lesson. People need to be heard, acknowledged, and told that what they are saying has merit.
(3/31/22)Bill Eddy, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
This is the second episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," devoted to hearing stories and insights from some of the world's most experienced mediators and dispute resolvers. In this episode their guest is Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., who developed the high conflict personality theory to explain the driving forces behind people who present the most challenging behaviors.
(3/31/22)Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Michelle LeBaron, Bernard Mayer
Recording of the tenth episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Bernard S. Mayer and Jacqueline Font-Guzman talking about their book "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change," hosted by Michelle LeBaron.
Today is the 35th day of the war in our country, the 35th day of opposition to Russian aggression and the struggle for our freedom and independence. We are fighting for our Ukraine, we want to live in our own country.
(3/28/22)Sherry Ann Bruckner
What do you say when you feel someone disrespects your spouse?
Leadership may need to become more attentive to the undercurrents of what’s going on and address them before the situation explodes.
(3/15/22)Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
One of the fastest growing areas of dispute resolution is Ombuds. Ombuds offices are being steadily established at every level of government, in academia, by non-profits, and throughout our traditional and sharing economies. This growth has been supported by new Ombuds data and security standards and by the development of new online platforms built specifically for the operation of Ombuds offices.
Having been in the conflict management field for a long time – as a mediator and conflict management coach – I have seen and heard repeatedly the positional stances people take when in conflict.
Russia has engaged in the ultimate hardball tactic: it invaded Ukraine.
Political and opinion leaders should focus on whether our policies are smart, not whether we create the (possibly misleading) image of strength.
(1/31/22)David A. Hoffman, Colin Rule
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with David Hoffman about his chapter in the book :"Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Yvette Durazo, interviewed by Mike Rozinsky.
This is a book review of Todd Jarvis's recent book about mediation in natural resources.
Bias-based bullying happens when children ‘otherize’ one another by making someone feel they do not belong because they are considered ‘different’.
A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.
Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM).
This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.
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While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?