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Facilitation Articles


Divorce Mediation: The Healthy Way to Break Up

(4/03/20)Dakota Murphey

There are all sorts of reasons why relationships break up, and when a couple is in crisis it’s easy to turn on the other person and point the finger of blame.

7 Financial Tips for Small Businesses Operating during the COVID Pandemic

(4/03/20)Lidia Staron

As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.

Introducing Clients to Zoom Videoconferencing

(3/31/20)Clare Fowler

This video can be sent to clients who will be meeting online, familiarizing them with the process, and discussing confidentiality concerns.

Building Trust Online: The Realities of Telepresence for Mediators Engaged in Online Dispute Resolution, 

(3/30/20)Susan Nauss Exon, Soomi Lee

Exon and Lee found that trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face.

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.

We Hear What We Want to Hear!

(3/27/20)Joy Rosenthal

"But how did you flunk the test? We studied together! I know you were prepared!”

How COVID-19 is Impacting Court ADR Programs

(3/27/20)Nicole Wilmet

It is without a doubt an understatement to say that the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis is drastically impacting communities worldwide.

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law

(3/27/20)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

This article discusses the facts of divorce as it stands today.

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.

Tools to Use When Peace Comes to Shove

(3/20/20)Christopher Sheesley

The infamous meeting all those months ago teetered on the brink of actual violence.

What, Me Worry?

(3/20/20)Phyllis Pollack

Being involved in a lawsuit or even just in a dispute can be stressful, worrisome if not anxiety ridden.

“Next Week, You Will Teach Your Courses Online”: A Reassuring Introduction to Pandemic Pedagogy

(3/20/20)Noam Ebner

Many ADR teachers around the world have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by closing down campus operations and moving all teaching activity online. This essay aims to provide a helpful and demystifying first read for faculty who have just received online transition orders.

Cope with Conflict During COVID-19

(3/20/20)Arran Heal

Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.

In an Era of Chaos with the Coronavirus; The Solution to Support our Leaders is Online Mediation

(3/20/20)Yvette Durazo

Nowadays, with the Corona-virus taking precedent over our businesses, professional and personal lives, leaders are facing high levels of stress.

Mediation and "VED" Analysis

(3/20/20)Sarathi Susheela

The article explores the application of VED Analysis to mediation and explains the usefulness of the technique to the mediator in streamlining negotiations. By using a case study, the article highlights the risks, challenges and tools for the mediators while using the technique of VED Analysis in mediation.

A Conversation on the Challenges of Mediation Practice

(3/13/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, Larry Watson

To learn more about the challenges of mediation practice and how the practice has evolved, Kimberlee Kovach recently sat down with Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, and Larry Watson to get their perspectives.

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.

Mediation for Insurance Claims – A Gamechanger on the Horizon

(3/13/20)K Kannan, Shantha Chellappa

An insurance contract is a contract wherein the insurer accepts insurance risk from the policyholder, by agreeing to compensate him/her on payment of a specified amount called premium, if a specified uncertain future event that adversely affects the policyholder takes place.

March, A Month to Celebrate California Mediation Week

(3/13/20)Yvette Durazo

In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation).

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(3/06/20)Denise French

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

Mediated Settlements: The Next Realm of Dispute Resolution in India

(2/29/20)Sahil Kanuga

On July 31, 2019, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (popularly referred to as the “Singapore Convention”) by the Republic of India.

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.

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