On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.
By paying attention to the early signs of conflict, you become more aware of a potentially slow-growing storm.
Within the church or synagogue setting, mediation can be very useful if individuals or groups are having disputes or differences of opinion.
While typically we discuss the over confidence bias in the context of negotiations, trials and other non-life-threatening events, this bias applies to all situations.
In this article, you will learn two key methods that experienced de-escalators use to maintain control of these high risk, high emotion situations, and guide the agitated person back into a calmer state of mind.
In a wide range of disputes, counsel and their clients have increasingly turned to neutral analysis and evaluation.
Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.
The problem with the Ba Association is a lack of agreed upon understanding of what "its critical public protection functions" entails.
I combined a recent mediation training with the following schedule: Eat, sleep, snorkel, repeat.
This article moves from theory to practice by demonstrating an approach from a real case in Latin America.
It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.
The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.
For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.
Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.
So… is the attorney in the Daniels/Trump case in a no-win situation here?
More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.
The results on how the collaborative approach in resolving conflicts is more successful than the adversarial is proven not only by real data provided by the two companies but also by the increasing number of the clients’ demands to resolve conflicts in an economical, faster, and cheaper ways.
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
One of the issues before the Supreme Court right nowis particularly interesting.
For decades now, small claims courts have been offering a great service to our society. But now that most of us have a smart-phone, they can do an even better job.
Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.
The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.
Many clients and attorneys are confused about what mediation is and is not, and are not sure what they will get if they go to mediation.
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