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Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Career Resources

(4/03/20)David Smith

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis and adjustments that educators, universities, colleges, and employees are making to work and learning, I’ve posted lists of resources that might useful to students, professionals, and educators.

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Setting Up a New Zoom Account for Mediators

(3/29/20)Clare Fowler

This video discusses Zoom settings for mediators, designed to establish rapport and confidentiality.

Mediation in India: An Introduction

(3/27/20)Sahil Kanuga, Payel Chatterjee

The landmark decision of the Singapore Convention signing by India on August 07, 2019 puts the future of mediation and mediated settlements in India on a strong pedestal.

Voluntary Mediator Certification - What does that mean?

(3/27/20)Lynn Johnson

The MC3, a mediation membership organization in Southern California, has begun certifying mediators who meet a published set of qualifications and requirements.

Mediating with Zoom

(3/24/20)Clare Fowler

Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.

Crash Course in Remote Management - Video

(3/20/20)Cate Huston, Nicole Sanchez

This is a video designed to help managers resolve conflicts and support employees while working remotely.

Transformative Community Mediation Centers Thriving

(3/06/20)Dan Simon

A handful of community and municipal mediation centers throughout the world are committed to providing mediation exclusively in the transformative model.

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(3/06/20)Denise French

You really don’t want your day in court! Here’s why.

People are Idiots

(2/28/20)Liz Merrill

People are idiots, marriage is dumb, and you’re all going to end up getting divorced eventually--maybe.

Self Improvement Journey

(2/14/20)Ira Glick

A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".

5 (Perhaps Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Legal Fees When Getting a Divorce

(1/10/20)Carrie Gour

For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.

Mediation in light of the New Technologies. A multi-geographic journey through the origins and present of conflict resolution and technological impact -- Book Review

(12/19/19)Luz Bibiana Clara

This articles reviews Alberto Elisavetsky's new book discussing mediation and new technologies.

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It

(12/12/19)Lisa Taylor

This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.

Conflicts in the 'Family' Work Environment

(12/12/19)Kathleen Kauth

What do you do when work treats you “like family”?

How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence

(12/06/19)Emma Hartman

If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool

(11/08/19)Eric Slepak

Over the past year, RSI has been working on a project researching and exploring whether and how an online tool could improve the frequency and competency with which mediators screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to mediation.

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(9/14/19)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

New Interview with Peter Adler - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(8/14/19)Peter Adler

This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

Cognitive Bias' in the Workplace

(5/09/19)Monica Brown-Coleman

A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

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