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Mastering Mediation: Striking The Balance Between Negotiation, Skillful Communication and Constructive Facilitation Techniques for Successful Outcomes author.

Mastering Mediation: Striking The Balance Between Negotiation, Skillful Communication and Constructive Facilitation Techniques for Successful Outcomes

Introduction Mediation, like negotiation, is an art form. It requires adelicate balance of skillful strategy, empathy, andcommunication expertise.We mediators typically...

By Carmen Reyes W.
Compassion: A route to realism and to detecting impossible possibilities author.

Compassion: A route to realism and to detecting impossible possibilities

So often, both parties to a dispute are incapable of realistically envisioning what could be tolerated or not tolerated by...

By Alia Ismail
And the Award Goes To . . . Susan Yates author.

And the Award Goes To . . . Susan Yates

Executive Director Susan Yates has been chosen to receive the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution's D'Alemberte Raven Award....

By Susan Yates, Clare Fowler
Beyond the Basics: How Continuous Training Transforms Mediators into Maestros author.

Beyond the Basics: How Continuous Training Transforms Mediators into Maestros

In mediation, each case is a unique human symphony. The mediator, not merely a facilitator, transcends to maestro, orchestrating resolution....

By Yanine Simpser
Newly Neutral author.

Newly Neutral

I have been immersed in the field of ADR as both a provider and practitioner for over 25 years. I...

By Lisa Timmons
League of Mediators of Ukraine, Reflective Practice Institute & AAA Foundation Combine to Elevate Family Mediation in Ukraine author.

League of Mediators of Ukraine, Reflective Practice Institute & AAA Foundation Combine to Elevate Family Mediation in Ukraine

Three organizations of conflict practitioners are announcing the launch of a singularly remarkable project to support family mediators in Ukraine....

By Michael Lang
The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry author.

The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry

In September 2016, Wells Fargo, a major financial institution of the US, fired over 5000 employees for misconduct, and issued...

By Alia Ismail
Political Behavior Through the Lens of the TKI Conflict Model author.

Political Behavior Through the Lens of the TKI Conflict Model

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
Try a Mediate.com Featured Membership Three Months for the Price of One for New Members! author.

Try a Mediate.com Featured Membership Three Months for the Price of One for New Members!

Mediate.com Featured Membership gets you our complete package of membership benefits.  For starters, your membership places you in the most...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Where Peace Is Lost to Conflict author.

Where Peace Is Lost to Conflict

Where peace is lost to conflict, how can we find it? Drawing inspiration for conflict transformation from science fiction. I often...

By Lorraine Segal
ChatGPT Assisted Mediation Simulations – What We Have Learned So Far (video) author.

ChatGPT Assisted Mediation Simulations – What We Have Learned So Far (video)

Many members from our LinkedIn group 'AI Mediators Network: Learn, Share, Connect' are using ChatGPT-assisted mediation simulations to practice and...

By Giuseppe Leone
Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes  author.

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes 

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels. Personal happiness, strong friendships and relationships,...

By Gregg Relyea
The Hummingbird author.

The Hummingbird

The other day, I opened one of the French doors in our house to let the dog outside where he...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation is Not Always About Settling! author.

Mediation is Not Always About Settling!

A colleague of mine- Jan Frankl Shau, Esq. recently published an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal entitled “ A New...

By Phyllis Pollack
Helping Mediators To Do The Best Mediation They Can author.

Helping Mediators To Do The Best Mediation They Can

Helping You Do the Best Mediation You Can is Part 2 of a two-part series presenting action research about factors affecting...

By John Lande
A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness author.

A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness

During my graduate education in alternative dispute resolution, neurodiversity was explored as a journal prompt asking what a mediation practitioner...

By Monesha Munnerlyn
Unveiling of Hidden Dynamics in Mediation Practice: Lessons from the Marauder’s Map author.

Unveiling of Hidden Dynamics in Mediation Practice: Lessons from the Marauder’s Map

Introduction J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter introduces us to different magical objects, one of which is the “Marauder’s Map”, a document...

By Pitamber Yadav
Three Beneficial Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Domestic Relations Cases in Michigan author.

Three Beneficial Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Domestic Relations Cases in Michigan

Introduction Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has gained significant importance in the realm of domestic relations cases, providing a more collaborative,...

By Phillip Schaedler
Neurodiversity in Mediation  author.

Neurodiversity in Mediation 

This is a brief introduction to neurodiversity and reflection about potential applications. According to the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, neurodiversity is...

By Marco Imperiale, Tommaso Davi
Mediate.com Podcast 40: Better Conversations in Scotland with John Sturrock KC author.

Mediate.com Podcast 40: Better Conversations in Scotland with John Sturrock KC

In this episode, Veronica speaks with John Sturrock KC, founder and senior mediator at Core Solutions.  Listen to this episode to...

By John Sturrock, Veronica Cravener
Naïve Realism? or Surrounded by Idiots? author.

Naïve Realism? or Surrounded by Idiots?

In social psychology, there is a cognitive bias known as “naïve realism” which “is the human tendency to believe that...

By Phyllis Pollack
50 Possible Questions to Open Israeli-Palestinian Dialogues author.

50 Possible Questions to Open Israeli-Palestinian Dialogues

Many political conflicts are taking place on campuses and in communities today over the war in Gaza between Israeli and...

By Kenneth Cloke
New Year – New Beginnings for Mediation in England and Wales? author.

New Year – New Beginnings for Mediation in England and Wales?

As many will know, in England and Wales (E&W) since 2015 we have been digitising our Civil, Family, and Tribunal...

By Tony Guise
Practitioners Tell Why Real Practice System Checklists are so Useful author.

Practitioners Tell Why Real Practice System Checklists are so Useful

Nature and Benefits of the Real Practice System Checklists The Real Practice System Menu of Mediation Checklists received many rave reviews.  People...

By John Lande
The First Question author.

The First Question

 The first mediation meeting primarily revolves around getting to know your clients, and the clients getting to know you. It...

By Laurie Israel
Will AI Replace Mediators? author.

Will AI Replace Mediators?

This issue, which currently preoccupies people, goes back a long way. The evolution of technology, which has been ongoing for...

By Robert Bergman
A Mediator’s Take on AI, Humanity, and Tom Petty author.

A Mediator’s Take on AI, Humanity, and Tom Petty

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic right now and will likely continue to be for some time. Many industries...

By Amy Robertson
Free Speech on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Can Do author.

Free Speech on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Can Do

"Oski Dolls, Pompom Girls,  U.C. all the way! Oh, what fun it is to have Your mind reduced to clay!...

By Kenneth Cloke
Getting Started in Mediation author.

Getting Started in Mediation

Author's Note:  During the times of Covid-19, it is difficult to focus on anything but day-to-day concerns. The author wishes...

By Gregg Relyea
Neutrality Trap: The Danger of Staying Silent author.

Neutrality Trap: The Danger of Staying Silent

In its commitment to serving as an institution dedicated to preventing, de-escalating, managing, resolving, and transforming conflicts into opportunities for...

By Papito Francis Ojok

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