Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.
Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.
Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.
Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.
Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.
This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.
Whether loved, despised, or a stranger, conflict causes anxiety, increases tension of blood and causes inconvenience.
In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.
Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?
What I offer in this article is some thoughts and ideas of questions that may be helpful to ask at your initial consultation with your mediator.
This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.
Each of the described four impulses gives rise to tensions in negotiation: the need to compete and claim, the impulse to cooperate and find common ground, the drive for pragmatic and technically competent solutions, and the push for a moral basis in solution-making.
All mediators understand that we’re supposed to be impartial. Our ideas about what that means fall on a continuum.
(10/13/18)F. Peter Phillips
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has announced agreement on a “United Nations Agreement on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.”
The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.
Life imitates art, art imitates life, and both reveal deeper patterns.
There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.
(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole
It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.
Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.
Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.
There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.
Attending a mediation requires making difficult decisions.
Es articulo es un Descripcion de objetivos e identificacion de la institucion.
In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.
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This article directs the special advantages of mediation for resolving disputes. It outlines the specific procedure for mediation that optimizes these advantages over arbitration.