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Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


A ‘Mediator’s Touchdown’: Tactfully concluding imperfect conferences

(1/25/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.

Preparing for that Dreaded Conversation

(1/24/20)Cinnie Noble

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

(1/24/20)John Lande

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium.

What if You Die? Divorcing and Death

(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.

“Abusing the Mediation Process”

(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips

Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”

The Beauty and Terror of Change

(1/24/20)Keri Morris

In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.

Are the Flow of Interruptions in the Workday Actually Reducing Mental as Well as Work Flow?

(1/24/20)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.

Connecting With Our Values

(1/17/20)Cinnie Noble

“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney

The Intersection and Impact of Personality Type and Conflict Management Style

(1/17/20)Erin Alarcon

By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.

The Effect of Power in Mediation

(1/17/20)Felicia Staub

Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.

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.

Negotiating With My Client

(1/10/20)Varsha Manoj

As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.

Falling Into Mediation

(1/10/20)Margaret Poulter

As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.

Conflict Resolutions for 2020!

(1/04/20)Cinnie Noble

Here are my conflict resolutions for 2020. What are yours?

Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy

(1/03/20)John Lande

The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.

Peter Kaskell, 1924-2019

(1/03/20)F. Peter Phillips

Peter Kaskell died on December 12, 2019. He was a dear friend whom I met at the CPR Institute and who taught me not just the delicate arts of demand-led commercial dispute management, but the even more delicate arts of humility, service and attention to others’ needs.

The Horror of Bullying at France Telecom

(1/03/20)Arran Heal

Between 2008 and 2009, 35 employees of France Télécom committed suicide.

New Study Evaluates the Role of Misconception in Creating Conflict

(1/03/20)Natalie Davis

This new study explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored.

Dispute Resolution and the Catalyst for Change in Cyprus: A Fellow’s Journey

(1/03/20)Eleni Charalambidou

As mediators and dispute resolution promoters, we are people’s people.

My Favorite Resource: A Year in Review

(12/27/19)Nicole Wilmet

I have had such a wonderful time connecting with ADR friends across the country to learn about a wide variety of helpful and informative resources.

Did You Just Relinquish Control?

(12/27/19)Sarah Ater

This article shows how mediation can be used to intervene in early or advanced stages of conflict.

Gossip Feeds Conflict

(12/27/19)Kathleen Kauth

Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.

Recent Research Proposes Walking as Creative Conflict Resolution Practice

(12/27/19)Natalie Davis

This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.

It is All a Matter of Perspective

(12/24/19)Phyllis Pollack

This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.

A Guide To Creative Christmas Plans For Divorced Parents

(12/19/19)Michael Aurit

This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.

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