We don’t post a lot of scholarship updates here as there are many better outlets for that, but once and a while something comes out that catches our attention – such as this.
(4/26/22)Lucia Kanter St. Amour, Veronica Cravener
The Mediate.com Podcast, hosted by mediator Veronica Cravener, covers everything in the world of mediation. Episode 18 features Lucia Kanter St. Amour--attorney, author, international negotiation lecturer & mediator, who provides a basic overview of behavioral science principles relevant to mediators and provides takeaways for how mediators can help keep parties on a productive path in mediation.
Values are a set of beliefs we hold onto and fall back on whenever we speak or act. They are – or should be – at the root of every decision we make and the lens through which we see the world.
“When misunderstandings grow cut your ego.” Anonymous
(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.
Even though the Supreme Court ruling was a significant legal step for LGBTQ couples, the date of marriage may still not be legally clear and thousands and thousands in legal fees could be spent only to find there is no definitive legal answer.
While it is true that lawyers are eminently trained in the art of negotiating by virtue of the rigors of their profession, arguably some have suggested that these skill sets and the competence achieved provide them with a sound basis to act as mediators.
Difficult Discussions are labeled difficult because they are filled with emotion and make us uncomfortable. These tips can help you show up as your best self.
(3/18/22)Colin Rule, Brittany Munn, Brian Farkas, Julie Macfarlane, Amy Schmitz, Jody Newman, Nancy Welsh
This video and article look at important NDA questions for dispute resolution professionals to consider.
(3/18/22)Lisa Parkinson, Tatyana Bilyk
This is an article about the war in Ukraine by Tatyana Bilyik and Lisa Parkinson with the Ukrainian Association of Family Mediators.
(3/15/22)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediate.com has launched a revolutionary new Family Dispute Resolution Training. This article discusses the factors that led to the making of this new training, including accelerated practice, acceptance of online learning, advances in technology, supporting ownership, and appreciating diversity.
Most of us like to feel appreciated in the workplace, though we’re not always willing to admit that praise is something we crave.
Teamwork is basically doing what’s best for reaching the team’s goals—the team’s success is greater than any individual’s success.
(2/03/22)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Reflections from clients discussing their divorce mediation experience.
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Yvette Durazo, interviewed by Mike Rozinsky.
Tara West has studied all of the approaches to mediation.
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?
Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation so you can get what you want?
What has the last 21 months taught me?
So, what does it mean to the recalcitrant lawyer when it comes to ODR resistance?
Abby Silverman and Cyrus Dugger offer their thoughts on various topics related to employment mediation, including negotiation strategies, tax considerations and goodwill gestures.
Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills," hosted by Colm Brannigan.
(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.
Divorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation.
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Before I start teaching a course or workshop about conflict management, I always tell my students that I have a modest goal for the class: to change their hearts, minds, and behaviors.