Mediation Ethics Articles


Mediation Ethics Articles


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and ADR

(12/15/17)Shirli Kirschner

This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.

Restoring Autonomy to the Clients – A Mediator’s True Calling?

(12/09/17)John Sturrock

A whole day of mediation without a “joint meeting”.

Getting Woke: How Do We Awaken A Sense Of Injustice?

(12/08/17)Peter T. Coleman

This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.

Embracing ADR

(12/08/17)Kevin McDonnell

In recent years, large companies have embraced arbitration as their preferred method of dispute resolution, particularly in international disputes with suppliers, customers and business partners.

Take Five! – How Adults Can Benefit From A Time Out

(12/01/17)Patricia Porter

The logic behind the time-out method is that if you remove the child from a fun surrounding when they do something wrong, then it will eliminate that behavior.

Compassion: A Route to Realism and to Detecting Impossible Possibilities

(12/01/17)Alia Ismail

Even though some would reasonably argue that compassion could make true reconciliation a possibility, what seems apparent is that compassion could at least reliably function as a detector that filters possible solutions from impossible ones.

Lessons From the ABA's Excellent Report on Mediator Techniques

(11/27/17)John Lande

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques recently released an excellent report really worth reading.

Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(11/20/17)Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and clients needing these services.

Bringing Your Best Self to a Conflict

(11/17/17)Cinnie Noble

How is the best version of yourself different from the second best version of you?

Conciliation

(11/17/17)Shirli Kirschner

What are the origins of conciliation in Australia?

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

(11/17/17)John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

Universities are Underinvesting in Efforts to Improve the Quality of Teaching

(11/17/17)Larry Susskind

Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.

Crying Your Eyes Out

(11/10/17)Cinnie Noble

Recently a conflict management coaching client told me she had “cried her eyes out” about a dispute she is having with a co-worker.

I Apologize For Suggesting It !

(11/10/17)Phyllis Pollack

Mediations and their participants never cease to amaze me.

Addressing Injustice: Why and How Do People Seek Justice?

(11/06/17)Peter T. Coleman

10 big ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch - this is piece 7 which focuses on justice.

What Not to Say After Violence

(10/27/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?

Micro-Inequities

(10/23/17)Phyllis Pollack

One of the unexpected obligations as a lecturer in law at a major university is that I must participate in harassment prevention training. One topic caught my attention although it was barely mentioned: micro-affirmations.

The Kindness of Strangers—Wildfires, Empathy, and Conflict

(10/23/17)Lorraine Segal

Kindness and empathy can defuse conflict at work, or disagreements even in the midst of disasters.

Challenges to Starting an American Middle-Eastern Cross-Border Mediation Center

(10/13/17)Alia Ismail

Starting a cross-borders mediation center between the US and the Middle East requires interacting with professionals on both continents. Despite appearing differences within both cultures, it seems when programmed patterns are utilized, and no longer serve, professionals shift their behaviors to the total opposite.

When in Conflict, Ask Yourself, “What are the unmet needs?”

(10/06/17)Meredith Richardson

When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?

Moving Workplace Conflict from Dysfunctional to Functional

(9/29/17)Meredith Richardson

When I get a call about workplace conflict, I often find that these 4 things are true.

How Does Your Mediator Add Value?

(9/29/17)Bernard Morrow

Most of us don’t go to the symphony to watch the conductor or to a sporting event to see the referees in action, but imagine the chaos without their participation.

Why You Should Avoid Trial and Mediate Instead!

(9/22/17)Phyllis Pollack

We all have cognitive biases.

Your Rules/Their Rules in Conflict Management

(9/22/17)Lorraine Segal

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

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.

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