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Ronald S. Kraybill

Teambuilding Exercises

(10/06/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Isolation and polarization are big threats today.

Phyllis Pollack

Expanding The Benefits of An Apology!

(9/29/17)Phyllis Pollack

On July 13, 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed an Apology Law.

Lorraine Segal

Your Rules/Their Rules in Conflict Management

(9/22/17)Lorraine Segal

This article discusses the Zen at the Gym (part 3).

Maria Simpson

Disagreeing

(9/22/17)Maria Simpson

“Recognize the strengths of the other guy’s argument and the weaknesses of your own. Keep an open mind while listening.” - by Jake Sullivan.

Tammy Lenski

Can Your Beliefs About Someone Alter Their Behavior?

(9/14/17)Tammy Lenski

If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?

Patricia Porter

What Is Wrong With My Good Intentions?

(9/14/17)Patricia Porter

How do I make my intentions to be conflict competent a reality?

Michael A. Zeytoonian

What is Your Goal? Winning or Fixing?

(9/08/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

What do you want? It’s a pretty simple question, really.

Phyllis Pollack

The Power of Silence

(9/01/17)Phyllis Pollack

While I have known that silence can be a powerful tool in my mediation tool box, I never really thought about until I read a recent article posted on the BBC news website called “The subtle power of uncomfortable silences."

Larry Susskind

Big Data, Urban Science and the Search for New Ways of Improving Life in the City

(8/25/17)Larry Susskind

Imagine you had all the data you could possibly want about a city. What might you do with all this information to help improve the quality of life in the city?

Lorraine Segal

Civil Conversations with “the Enemy”—A Tool for Working through Conflict

(8/25/17)Lorraine Segal

How can you have a civil conversation with people you think are absolutely wrong, even evil?

Dan Simon

Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent?

(8/11/17)Dan Simon

“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.

Phyllis Pollack

The Need to Dance; the Fear of Failure

(8/08/17)Phyllis Pollack

The other day, I received a telephone call from an attorney wondering if I could conduct a mediation on very short notice.

Maria Simpson

Soft Skills Are Back in Style

(8/08/17)Maria Simpson

In this digital world, the so-called “soft skills” are suddenly getting a lot of attention and being recognized as a key element of organizational development and improved performance.

Katherine Graham

A Lovely Story That Explains How We Manage Our Feelings …

(7/21/17)Katherine Graham

Once there was a very small person who had feelings.

John Lande

Introduction to the Stone Soup Project Mini-Course

(7/14/17)John Lande

This is the first installment of an online mini-course about social science research methods relevant to the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project.

Joe Markowitz

Ten Duel Commandments

(7/14/17)Joe Markowitz

We may think we have progressed far beyond the barbaric practice of dueling, but based on the way dueling is described in this show, it appears to function in much the same way as as our more modern systems of dispute resolution today.

F. Peter Phillips

How Mediation Works: Theory, Research, and Practice - Book Review

(6/30/17)F. Peter Phillips, Stephen Goldberg

This is a review of Stephen Goldberg's book How Mediation Works: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Beth Graham

When the Empty ADR Chair Is Occupied by a Litigation Funder

(6/30/17)Beth Graham

Discussion about the ethical implications of having a litigation funder support a party in arbitration or mediation.

Lorraine Segal

Divine Listening and Managing Conflict

(6/23/17)Lorraine Segal

Use this perspective to look at the other person in conflict.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce

(6/16/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.

David Zacks

Embrace Failure: Get A Good Result in Mediation

(6/09/17)David Zacks

Instead of going into a mediation like it’s “déjà vu,” try to think about it as “vuja de.” In other words, it won’t be the same as it has been before.

John Sturrock

Sergeant Pepper, Nostalgia, and Missing Socks

(6/02/17)John Sturrock

Nostalgia is defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.” Apparently, the word nostalgia has its origins in a Greek compound, consisting of nóstos, meaning “homecoming”, and álgos, meaning “pain” or “ache”.

Joe Markowitz

Accountability

(6/02/17)Joe Markowitz

This article describes a process. The process the parties engaged in was so expensive and time-consuming that they felt abused by that system.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce

(6/02/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.

Patricia Porter

Mediation, Elder Abuse And Saving The Family: Mediation & Conflict Strategies To Avoid Elder Abuse

(5/26/17)Patricia Porter

As Americans are getting older, more and more issues arise relating to elder abuse in financial and health care settings. Studies show that the majority of abuse occurs within the family. What can be done to resolve these issues? Listen to a respected elder abuse mediator and author, Steve Mehta, and learn how to address these difficult issues.

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